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A dark and pretty disturbing short from of all studios, Disney.
Simply put, this is perhaps the most effective political-propaganda short I've seen, particularly since it was made by Disney.
There is some of the good Disney comedy in there (a hilarious retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale, only this time to fit the Nazi teachings; and some *clever* re-paintings of Hitler and others), but overall it's a grim and depressing short. It subtly represents the true cruelty of the Nazi, how they treated their soldiers, and especially how they made the parents raise the children who were to become soldiers. It all comes to the inevitable, and again, frightening ending.
Highly recommended if you're curious about the Wartime shorts, or as an example if you are doing a report of Political Propaganda.
My rating: 10/10.
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