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Snafu inadvertantly starts a panic on his base when he begins a mistaken rumour that the base is about to be bombed.

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Snafu inadvertantly starts a panic on his base when he begins a mistaken rumour that the base is about to be bombed.

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Spreading Rumors
7 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Rumors (1943)

*** (out of 4)

Fun entry in the series has Private Snafu hearing a brief comment regarding a bombing so his over-active brain thinks that something must be about to happen. He tells one soldiers about the bombing and soon rumors are spreading all over the place. This War Department short is another good entry in the series as once again we're treated to some excellent animation and there's Mel Blanc's once again terrific vocal work. Fans of Daffy Duck will also notice the same voice being done during one sequence here. For the most part this here is one of the most entertaining in the series because the spreading of the rumor was done in a very fun and creative way. Director Friz Freleng certainly knows how to "spread" the rumor and there are some nice laughs throughout.


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