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Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike (1944)

 -  Animation | Short  -  March 1944 (USA)
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Snafu learns hard way the consequences of not protecting himself from malaria infection.


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Pvt. Snafu / Malaria Mike / Tree (voice) (uncredited)
Malaria Mike (voice) (uncredited)


Snafu learns hard way the consequences of not protecting himself from malaria infection.

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[first lines]
[Malaria Mike the mosquito admires his wanted poster]
Malaria Mike: Not bad, but it doesn't do justice to me nose.
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Follows Coming!! Snafu (1943) See more »


This is Worth Fighting For
Music by Sam H. Stept
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Learing about malaria the hard way with Private Snafu
28 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another thoroughly entertaining cartoon in the very interesting Private Snafu series, and one of the better ones too. Maybe it could have been a touch longer(the Private Snafu are very short and some of them feel it) but there is very little actually to complain about Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike. The animation is smooth and clean with the black and white still having a lot of warmth and the characters are well drawn. Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike is vibrantly scored and does a great enhancing each action, expression and gesture, and has some very funny writing, most of it coming from Malaria Mike though Snafu's last lines are just as priceless. The visual gags are even better, yes with as usual showing the consequences of Snafu's ineptness even over simple things, they are well-timed and raise a good laugh, again mostly revolving around Snafu's ineptness. Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike is one of the more accessible Private Snafu cartoons and not as daring for its time than others in the series(which was in a way is part of the series' charm) but there is nothing to be offended by here. The cartoon is also very educational and makes its point without preaching, whether you've heard of malaria or not. Snafu is very endearing and Malaria Mike the mosquito is a riot, you cannot go wrong with the terrific vocal talents of Mel Blanc and Billy Bletcher, two of the best and prolific voice actors of their day. To conclude, thoroughly entertaining with something to learn too and deserving of a higher rating. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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