6.9/10
269
5 user 1 critic

Reason and Emotion (1943)

A film about the need for emotional control for the war effort.

Director:

(uncredited)

Star:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

It's a peaceful day at the local poultry farm until Foxy Loxy happens along intent on a chicken dinner. He takes the advice of a book on psychology by striking "the least intelligent" first... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Florence Gill, Frank Graham, Clarence Nash
Commando Duck (1944)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Donald Duck is ordered to wipe out a Japanese airfield. After parachuting out of an airplane, he lands in a Japanese forest. He uses an inflated canoe to cross the river, but as soon as it ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Little Ferdinand would much rather smell the flowers than butt heads with the other cows. When the men come to choose the bull for the fight, Ferdinand accidentally sits on a bumblebee. The... See full summary »

Director: Dick Rickard
Stars: Don Wilson, Milt Kahl
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Documentary short film demonstrating the process by which waste fats from the kitchens of American homes can be transformed into the raw materials for explosives for the war effort.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Thelma Boardman
The Old Mill (1937)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs, crickets, and fireflies making their music in an adjacent pond. Then a storm comes, ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Jean MacMurray, Louise Myers, Marta Nielsen
Family | Short | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A delivery stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a lion cub, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back, so Lambert is raised as a sheep, but he just doesn't fit in. He ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Sterling Holloway, Candy Candido, June Foray
Paul Bunyan (1958)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The life, career, and challenges of the legendary giant lumberjack.

Director: Les Clark
Stars: Bill Lee, The Mellomen, Thurl Ravenscroft
Private Pluto (1943)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Pluto is a guard dog on a military base. He's told there are saboteurs, and is assigned to guard a pill-box (gun emplacement). Before long, the "saboteurs" reveal themselves: Chip and Dale,... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Pluto sees the great chow the mascots at the army base are getting and decides he wants some of that. He sneaks in and disguises himself as Gunther Goat, but the "food" is just a bunch of ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Pinto Colvig
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Donald Fauntleroy Duck gets his draft notice and goes in, past all the amazingly enticing recruiting posters, to sign up. First he has to pass the physical. Despite his flat feet, he makes ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Billy Bletcher, John McLeish, Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Private Donald is caught going AWOL and Sgt. Pete is waiting in his barraks for him.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Frank Graham ...
Narrator / Reason (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

A look inside the brain, where we see Emotion (a caveman) ruling the infant, with Reason in the driver's seat for adults most of the time. We're shown the consequences when emotion takes over, and then we see how Hitler has manipulated his populace so that Emotion has put Reason in a concentration camp. Finally, we're exhorted to keep emotion in check to help us win the war, by not paying attention to rumors and getting discouraged with minor setbacks (but still having emotional pride in our country). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 August 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La razón y la emoción  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The male Emotion character is a caricature of animator Ward Kimball. See more »

Goofs

When talking about German pride over all others, Hitler says, speaking German, "Germany uber alles!" when the actual German word for "Germany" is "Deutschland". However, this is only a caricature of Hitler, and this 'error' is most likely deliberate. See more »

Connections

Featured in A Conversation with Joe Grant (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Oh, what to do.
25 July 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

If there is anyone out there who read the comic book 'Beezer' as a kid then you will be familiar with 'The Knumbskulls'. A strip about a guy with little dudes living in him that control what he does. This short uses the same device to make an important, kind of subtle, point to us.

Some guy, starting out as a baby, sometimes follows his emotions and at other times sense. Just like everyone else. He sees a woman he likes on the street and follows his emotions. It ends up a slap in the face, but her common sense reacted, not her emotions, which said 'yes'.

The point of this is that Hitler used emotions to keep the Nazi's brainwashed. None of them used common sense to figure out that he was a lunatic.

But perhaps today we should still use our common sense to not believe rubbish published in tabloids or biased news stations. The logic applies to many things, not just Hitler's Nazi regime.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Fred and Wilma Flintstone Prof_Lostiswitz
Discuss Reason and Emotion (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?