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Christopher R. Joyce,
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A Walt Disney wartime propaganda look into the mind of Hans, a boy born into a German family. Watch as his attitude about the value of human life degrades as he is exposed to Hitler Youth and other Nazi organizations and attitudes. Written by
Brent Thomas <Bcthomas@io-online.com>
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One day, Hans became sick. His mother is praying that her son get well. She knows that the unfit are taken away by the state... and are never heard of again.
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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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