Introducing Private Snafu, the nation's worst soldier and his various versions in different branches of the armed forces.

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A homesick Pvt. Snafu learns that his family are almost as commited to the war efforts as himself.

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Directors: George Gordon, Hugh Harman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce
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Introducing Private Snafu, the nation's worst soldier and his various versions in different branches of the armed forces.

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First appearance of Private Snafu. See more »

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Followed by Private Snafu Presents Seaman Tarfu in the Navy (1946) See more »

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Strip Polka
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Enjoyable but way too short
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. The dirty jokes, sexual innuendos and language is relatively tame today but never would have been allowed in the regular theaters due to the Production Code. But, such off-color remarks went over very well with the enlisted men and helped to illustrate important information in a humorous and memorable fashion.

This is the very first Snafu cartoon and it is very short--almost like a teaser film. It introduces the character, gives the audience a few jokes AND explains what S.N.A.F.U. stands for--though the word "fouled" is substituted for the actual F-word! As I said above, this is definitely an adult cartoon compared to the standard films made by Warner Brothers. If there was any problem with COMING!! SNAFU is that it's just too short, though it definitely gets the viewer interested in seeing more.


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