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March 1944 (USA) See more »
Snafu learns hard way the consequences of not protecting himself from malaria infection. | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)

Mel Blanc ... Pvt. Snafu / Malaria Mike / Tree (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Malaria Mike (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chuck Jones (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dr. Seuss  uncredited

Produced by
Leon Schlesinger .... producer (uncredited)
Dr. Seuss .... supervising producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Robert Cannon .... animator (uncredited)
Ken Harris .... animator (uncredited)
Phil Monroe .... animator (uncredited)
Maurice Noble .... layout artist (uncredited)
Ben Washam .... animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director (uncredited)

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3 min
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Army-Navy Screen Magazine #23.See more »
[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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Learing about malaria the hard way with Private Snafu, 28 August 2014
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

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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