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The Infantry Blues (1943)

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Pvt. Snafu complains about being assigned to the infantry only to learn that other branches have their own problems.

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Pvt. Snafu / Technical Fairy - First Class (voice) (uncredited)
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Private Snafu complains about being stuck as an infantryman until his magic sidekick shows him that other military branches have their own problems. Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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Pvt. Snafu: Oh, the Air Force gets the glory and the Navy gets the cheers, but all the dogface ever gets is mud behind the ears.
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"Oh, the Air Force gets the glory and the Navy gets the cheers, but all the dogface ever gets is mud behind the ears"
10 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Private Snafu cartoons, while somewhat formulaic, are always entertaining and Infantry Blues is among the best of them(Spies and Booby Traps are my personal favourites of the series). The black and white animation looks so crisp and smooth, the story gets its point across effectively without being heavy handed and is also very snappily paced and the humour is often hilarious(though there are more daring cartoons in the series), so effective the visual humour is here that even the weakest gag is still very amusing. Snafu is funny and endearing, for the worst soldier in the army he is a likable and never annoying one. Technical Fairy is a wonderfully deadpan support character. Mel Blanc's vocals for both characters are superb and instantly recognisable, each character having their own defined personality and vastly different from one another. The best things though about Infantry Blues are the music and especially the dialogue. Carl Stalling's music is very characterful and enhances every line and sound effect, the pre-existing music brilliantly utilised and appropriate. The dialogue is deliciously witty and the rhyming style has Dr Seuss all over it. In conclusion, a great Private Snafu cartoon. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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