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The Chow Hound (1944)

 |  Animation, Short  |  June 1944 (USA)
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Snafu learns of the folly of hoarding and wasting military food supplies.


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Uncredited cast:
Pvt. Snafu / Bull / Army Chef (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham ...
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Snafu learns of the folly of hoarding and wasting military food supplies.

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Kinda creepy
14 May 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The Private Snafu films were clearly made to be seen by soldiers and not by the general public. Their point was to illustrate important messages to the troops in a humorous manner. In this case, the film is about the importance of not wasting food--though the film didn't turn out to that funny and was actually pretty creepy.

The film begins with a couple of cows falling in love. However, the war arrives and the male cow decides to sacrifice himself for the war effort. So, the cute cow is made into canned meat for the soldiers! However, Snafu is his usual idiotic self and he wastes the food--not appreciating that food is precious.

As I said, this seemed creepy. The idea of the cow's ghost standing there and proudly waiting to see his flesh get eaten must have seemed clever in 1944, but now it seems more like a recruiting film for PETA! Not among the best in the series, that's for sure.

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