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* AdolfHitlarious: When caught in a tug of war outside the Idle Hour club (with a swastika-shaped gate), when the narrator asks if Donald is going to spend for the Axis, the zoot-suit wearing Spendthrift is caricatured as the Fuehrer.

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* AdolfHitlarious: When caught in a tug of war outside the Idle Hour club (with a swastika-shaped gate), when the narrator asks if Donald is going to spend for the Axis, the zoot-suit wearing Spendthrift is caricatured as the Fuehrer.Fuehrer, while the smoke from his cigarette forms the shape of a swastika.



* ThoseWackyNazis: Apart from the spentworthy side of Donald, who is revealed to be a comedic caricature of Hitler, wacky Nazis are notably absent in this cartoon. In the second half of the cartoon Nazism is depicted as an evil monster which ought to be defeated.

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* ThoseWackyNazis: Apart from the spentworthy side of Donald, who is revealed to be a comedic caricature of Hitler, wacky Nazis are notably absent in this cartoon. In the second half of the cartoon Nazism is depicted as an evil monster which ought to that must be defeated.


* ThriftyScot: The thrifty side of Donald is represented as a Scot, and appears to be a prototype of one Scrooge McDuck.



* ThriftyScot: The thrifty side of Donald is represented as a Scot.


* {{Leitmotif}}: The opening notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, which were used to signify "V for Victory".



* WarTimeCartoon: A blatant example. The store where Donald wants to spend his money is called "The Idle Hour Club". It also has very unsubtle signs like "Blow your dough" and "Welcome, sucker!" Later the opening gates turns out to be a swastika and the spentworthy duck suddenly sports a Hitler moustache and wears swastika's on his clothing. He even produces swastika smoke rings from his cigarette pipe. When Donald punches the spentworthy duck into the store the swastika gates are destroyed and form the "V" sign.

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* WarTimeCartoon: A blatant example. The store where Donald wants to spend his money is called "The Idle Hour Club". It also has very unsubtle signs like "Blow your dough" and "Welcome, sucker!" Later the opening gates turns out to be a swastika and the spentworthy duck suddenly sports a Hitler moustache and wears swastika's on his clothing. He even produces swastika smoke rings from his cigarette pipe. When Donald punches the spentworthy duck into the store the swastika gates are destroyed and form the "V" sign.sign with the opening notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony playing in the background.

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* AdolfHitlarious: When caught in a tug of war outside the Idle Hour club (with a swastika-shaped gate), when the narrator asks if Donald is going to spend for the Axis, the zoot-suit wearing Spendthrift is caricatured as the Fuehrer.


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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: The narrator asks Donald: "Now what are you going to do? Spend for the Axis... or save for taxes?"



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[[caption-width-right:350:''Spend for the Axis? Or save for taxes?'']]


* HilariousInHindsight: The Nazi war machines in this short look like they were purchased from [[{{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}} Ork]] contractors, especially the inexplicable giant robot that looks like it was built by strapping guns to a random assemblage of scrap metal from other war machines.


* RefrainFromAssuming: The thrifty duck who represents Donald's good conscience looks like Scrooge [=McDuck=], but he predates the character by five years. Creator/CarlBarks created Uncle Scrooge in 1947. [[note]] That being said, Carl Barks did work on ''The Spirit of '43'', so maybe, just ''maybe'' Scrooge was ''inspired'' by the Scot. [[/note]]


'''The Spirit Of '43''' is a 1943 WartimeCartoon and propaganda film made by the Creator/{{Disney}} company. It is the sequel to ''WesternAnimation/TheNewSpirit'' (1942)

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'''The ''The Spirit Of '43''' of '43'' is a 1943 WartimeCartoon and propaganda film made by the Creator/{{Disney}} company. It is the a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/TheNewSpirit'' (1942)
(1942).



Like most war time cartoons the short is never broadcast on television, because it is an UnintentionalPeriodPiece. It is also one of the few Disney cartoons to have fallen into the PublicDomain early.

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Like most war time wartime cartoons the short is never broadcast on television, because it is an UnintentionalPeriodPiece. It is also one of the few Disney cartoons to have fallen into the PublicDomain early.
early.

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* RefrainFromAssuming: The thrifty duck who represents Donald's good conscience looks like a prototype of Scrooge [=McDuck=], but he predates the character by five years. Creator/CarlBarks created Uncle Scrooge in 1947.

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* RefrainFromAssuming: The thrifty duck who represents Donald's good conscience looks like a prototype of Scrooge [=McDuck=], but he predates the character by five years. Creator/CarlBarks created Uncle Scrooge in 1947. [[note]] That being said, Carl Barks did work on ''The Spirit of '43'', so maybe, just ''maybe'' Scrooge was ''inspired'' by the Scot. [[/note]]


* AmericaWinsTheWar: The second half of the cartoon shows how the tax payer's money is used to defeat Japan and Nazi Germany.

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* AmericaWinsTheWar: AmericaWonWorldWarII: The second half of the cartoon shows how the tax payer's money is used to defeat Japan and Nazi Germany.


* HilariousInHindsight: The Nazi war machines in this short look like they were purchased from [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 Ork]] contractors, especially the inexplicable giant robot that looks like it was built by strapping guns to a random assemblage of scrap metal from other war machines.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The Nazi war machines in this short look like they were purchased from [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 [[{{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}} Ork]] contractors, especially the inexplicable giant robot that looks like it was built by strapping guns to a random assemblage of scrap metal from other war machines.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The Nazi war machines in this short look like they were purchased from [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 Ork]] contractors, especially the inexplicable giant robot that looks like it was built by strapping guns to a random assemblage of scrap metal from other war machines.


'''The Spirit Of '43''' is a 1943 WartimeCartoon and propaganda film made by the Creator/{{Disney}}. It is the sequel to ''WesternAnimation/TheNewSpirit'' (1942)

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'''The Spirit Of '43''' is a 1943 WartimeCartoon and propaganda film made by the Creator/{{Disney}}.Creator/{{Disney}} company. It is the sequel to ''WesternAnimation/TheNewSpirit'' (1942)

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'''The Spirit Of '43''' is a 1943 WartimeCartoon and propaganda film made by the Creator/{{Disney}}. It is the sequel to ''WesternAnimation/TheNewSpirit'' (1942)

It stars WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck being tempted to spent money on personal fun or pay taxes to support the war effort. Eventually Donald is convinced to support the war effort and the rest of the cartoon shows the audience how the money is used to defeat the Axis. The cartoon was quite a success and many Americans did indeed pay their taxes more gleefully afterwards.

Like most war time cartoons the short is never broadcast on television, because it is an UnintentionalPeriodPiece. It is also one of the few Disney cartoons to have fallen into the PublicDomain early.

!! "The Spirit of '43" provides examples of...

* AmericaWinsTheWar: The second half of the cartoon shows how the tax payer's money is used to defeat Japan and Nazi Germany.
* AnnualTitle: The year 1943 is mentioned in the title.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: The thrifty side and the spentworthy side are not literally depicted as angels or devils, but they both argue with Donald's conscience on how to use his money.
* LiteralMetaphor: Donald's idle money literally burns a hole in his pocket.
* ManInAKilt: The thrifty Scot wears a kilt.
* NationalStereotypes: The Scot is thrifty, has sideburns, walks around in a kilt, rolls his "r" 's, says "Nah" instead of "No" and is accompanied by bagpipe music on the soundtrack.
* PatrioticFervor: The cartoon plays on the patriotic pride of its American audience.
* PropagandaMachine: This cartoons was made to make the American people understand why they should pay such high taxes in regard to the war effort.
* PublicDomainAnimation: Disney never renewed the copyright for this cartoon.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: "Yankee Doodle Dandy", "The Star Spangled Banner" and "My Country Tis Of Thee That I Sing" are heard on the soundtrack. Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's "5th Symphony" is quoted too, because the opening bars were the signal of the "V for Victory" campaign.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''WesternAnimation/TheNewSpirit''. No sequel was needed in '44, because by then Federal Income Tax Withholding had been introduced.
* StockFootage: The second half of the cartoon, which shows how the taxes will be used to defeat the Axis and the shot of Donald with waving American flags in his eyes are re-used from ''WesternAnimation/TheNewSpirit''.
* RefrainFromAssuming: The thrifty duck who represents Donald's good conscience looks like a prototype of Scrooge [=McDuck=], but he predates the character by five years. Creator/CarlBarks created Uncle Scrooge in 1947.
* ShoutOut: The narrator quotes from UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt's "Four Freedoms" speech during his enthusiastic narration.
* TimeMarchesOn: From the title alone one can see this cartoon is dated. It was solely made as a war time propaganda short for the year 1943. It even names explicit dates (March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15) when everyone should pay his taxes.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Apart from the spentworthy side of Donald, who is revealed to be a comedic caricature of Hitler, wacky Nazis are notably absent in this cartoon. In the second half of the cartoon Nazism is depicted as an evil monster which ought to be defeated.
* TrrrillingRrrs: The thrifty Scot rolls his 'r's.
* ThriftyScot: The thrifty side of Donald is represented as a Scot.
* WarIsGlorious: The war effort will surely lead to victory, according to the narrator.
* WarTimeCartoon: A blatant example. The store where Donald wants to spend his money is called "The Idle Hour Club". It also has very unsubtle signs like "Blow your dough" and "Welcome, sucker!" Later the opening gates turns out to be a swastika and the spentworthy duck suddenly sports a Hitler moustache and wears swastika's on his clothing. He even produces swastika smoke rings from his cigarette pipe. When Donald punches the spentworthy duck into the store the swastika gates are destroyed and form the "V" sign.
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