A cartoon look at army life.

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Random gags around military life, set on an army base. A bugler uses a jukebox to play reveille. In formation, one private has a great deal of trouble remembering what comes after "3"; after he gets it, he decides not to go for the $32 question. In the mess hall, the machine gunners machine gun their food while the bombers catch falling biscuits. The infantry marches for miles - past a "next time, take the train" billboard. The camouflage troops march by, invisibly. We see training substitutes: wooden guns, cars marked "tank" and, alas, a banner marked "parachute" deployed in mid-jump. More training: aerial games (of tic-tac-toe). The anti-aircraft division has target practice, on an aerial shooting gallery. Finally, in an elaborate process, a general provides firing instructions to a big gun; when it hits his own building, he says, "I'm a baaad general." Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Join the Army
29 March 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Rookie Revue (1941)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Fun natured animated short gives us a look of what life is like in the Army. This includes the morning wake-up call, roll call, mess hall and various other things you will be doing if you join.

This short isn't meant to be taken serious and instead was probably aimed at children to show what their brothers, parents or whoever else was doing in the Army. Everything here is done in a comical way and while nothing is overly funny there's at least a good amount of imagination being used including the mess hall sequence where people eat in a style depending on what their job is in the Army. There's another aerial sequence that is quite good as well. Again, there's nothing ground-breaking here but this is pleasant enough.


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