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10th Mar '17 7:01:41 PM Schol-R-LEA
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While some wartimes have remained popular as period pieces, [[ValuesDissonance many of these are now considered controversial]] due to the caricatural depictions of Germans and (especially) Japanese (see ThoseWackyNazis and YellowPeril, respectively). Of course, with the UsefulNotes/{{Holocaust}} occurrence now common knowledge, it's interesting how the racial policies of the Nazis were relatively rarely dwelt upon in those cartoons. So imagine the shock of the general public when the FinalSolution death camps were discovered and their realization of what they might have heard, ThoseWackyNazis were actually ''worse'' with them committing acts of villainy that beggared the worst of nightmares.

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While some wartimes have remained popular as period pieces, [[ValuesDissonance many of these are now considered controversial]] due to the caricatural depictions of Germans and (especially) Japanese (see ThoseWackyNazis and YellowPeril, respectively). Of course, with the UsefulNotes/{{Holocaust}} occurrence now common knowledge, it's interesting how the racial policies of the Nazis were relatively rarely dwelt upon in those cartoons. So imagine the shock of the general public when the FinalSolution death camps were discovered and their realization of that, no matter what they awful things the Allied propaganda might have heard, claimed about them up to then, ThoseWackyNazis were actually ''worse'' ''worse'', with them committing acts of villainy that beggared the worst of nightmares.
30th Jan '17 12:21:34 PM jamespolk
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* "The Yankee Doodle Mouse" was the closest ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' ever came to having a World War II-themed short. In it, Tom and Jerry fight a war-style battle in a basement with plenty of WWII references.

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* "The Yankee Doodle Mouse" "WesternAnimation/TheYankeeDoodleMouse" was the closest ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' ever came to having a World War II-themed short. In it, Tom and Jerry fight a war-style battle in a basement with plenty of WWII references. It ends with Jerry saluting the flag (made by a firework that Tom rode into space before it exploded), and sending off a telegram saying "Send More Cats!", a ShoutOut to the "Send More Japs!" telegram sent by the defenders of Wake Island after repelling a Japanese landing attempt.
29th Jan '17 2:01:58 PM KagSwirby
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*** Another short involves the Warners (with Slappy in place of Dot) meeting Saddam and driving him insane, prompting Slappy to stuff dynamite in his pants and launch him into the sky.
29th Jan '17 2:01:30 PM KagSwirby
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*** Another short involves the Warners (with Slappy in place of Dot) meeting Saddam and driving him insane, prompting Slappy to stuff dynamite in his pants and launch him into the sky.
11th Oct '16 5:04:23 PM nombretomado
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* Possibly the ultimate classic example would be [[ClassicDisneyShorts Disney's]] ''[[Disney/DerFuehrersFace Donald Duck in Nutzi Land]]'', in which Donald dreams he's a factory worker in a surreal version of Nazi Germany. This cartoon was the source of the song "Der Fuehrer's Face" (which the short was later renamed after), famously recorded by Spike Jones and his City Slickers:

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* Possibly the ultimate classic example would be [[ClassicDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney's]] ''[[Disney/DerFuehrersFace Donald Duck in Nutzi Land]]'', in which Donald dreams he's a factory worker in a surreal version of Nazi Germany. This cartoon was the source of the song "Der Fuehrer's Face" (which the short was later renamed after), famously recorded by Spike Jones and his City Slickers:
31st Aug '16 4:26:51 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"'SUPERMAN SAYS: '''YOU''' CAN SLAP A JAP' might be the most famous racist comic panel of all time. It's included in nearly every discussion of WWII propaganda and is found on Creator/MelGibson's computer in the folder 'Tattoo Ideas.' [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation But to Superman's credit, he was probably trying to stop that printing press.]] Superman ''never'' talked like that. I mean, you don't call someone racist when he owns a coffin [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superman%27s_Girlfriend,_Lois_Lane_Vol_1_106 that can make his girlfriend black.]]"''

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->''"'SUPERMAN SAYS: '''YOU''' CAN SLAP A JAP' might be the most famous racist comic panel of all time. It's included in nearly every discussion of WWII propaganda and is found on Creator/MelGibson's computer in the folder 'Tattoo Ideas.' [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation But to Superman's credit, he was probably trying to stop that printing press.]] press. Superman ''never'' talked like that. I mean, you don't call someone racist when he owns a coffin [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superman%27s_Girlfriend,_Lois_Lane_Vol_1_106 that can make his girlfriend black.]]"''
31st Aug '16 4:26:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'' series included an alternate version of "Der Fuehrer's Face" directed at the Fleetlord of the alien invasion.

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** Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'' ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series included an alternate version of "Der Fuehrer's Face" directed at the Fleetlord of the alien invasion.
25th Aug '16 3:36:06 AM jamespolk
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* "WesternAnimation/TulipsShallGrow" (1942) has the "Screwballs", actual balls with screws in them but obvious analogues for the Nazis, come rolling into Holland bringing devastation and misery. (The Nazis occupied Holland in 1940.)
1st Aug '16 12:24:41 AM LTR
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*** By 1945, when the outcome looked much more favorable, Avery released ''Jerky Turkey'' which has almost too many war references to count. For starters: The Pilgrim's ship has a fuel ration card ''and'' offensive armament, when they land at Plymouth Rock they are greeted by a billboard asking "Was this trip really necessary?" and the town cryer is a ''literal'' "Crier" who's sobbing because he just got his draft notice....



* Creator/TexAvery was fond of using meat rationing as a theme in otherwise non-war-related cartoons ''Jerky Turkey'', ''Big Heel-Watha'', and ''What's Buzzin', Buzzard?''

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* Creator/TexAvery was fond of using meat rationing as a theme in otherwise non-war-related cartoons ''Jerky Turkey'', such as ''Big Heel-Watha'', and ''What's Buzzin', Buzzard?''
17th Jul '16 7:45:34 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/FreedomForce 2'', being a big tribute to comics of the era, naturally has this in spades.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FreedomForce 2'', ''WesternAnimation/FreedomForce2'', being a big tribute to comics of the era, naturally has this in spades.
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