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Snafuperman (1944)

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Pvt. Snafu becomes a superhero, only for him to become the world's dumbest one because he won't study his field manuals.

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Pvt. Snafu / Narrator / Soldier, Technical Ferry - First Class (voice) (uncredited)
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Soldier Studying Enemy Identification Chart (voice) (uncredited)
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Pvt. Snafu becomes a superhero, only for him to become the world's dumbest one because he won't study his field manuals.

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When Snafu is transformed into Snafuperman, the theme to the Fleischer Studios' Superman series is heard. See more »

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[first lines]
[Pvt. Snafu plays his radio loudly in a cramped army barracks]
Soldier Studying Enemy Identification Chart: Pipe down! I'm trying to do some brain work.
Soldier Reading Field Manual: How the hell do you expect a guy to study with all that racket going on?
Pvt. Snafu: Study? Nuts! When I get at them Nazis, I ain't gonna clunk them over the head with no books. What you'll give them dopes is a belly full of lead!
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The Little Brown Jug
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Music by Joseph Winner
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A dull subject (remember to read your field manual) makes for a dull cartoon
9 January 2009 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Friz Freleng's 'Snafuperman' is one of the lesser Private Snafu shorts. A warning of the importance of studying your field manual, 'Snafuperman' makes it point rather clumsily. The story, in which Technical Fairy, First Class makes Snafu into a superhuman in order to help him see the error of his ways, is predictable and unfunny. Freleng's earlier Snafu short 'Rumours' had been bursting with ideas and laughs but here the director is lumbered with a rather boring topic and he struggles to make an entertaining short from it. Even at around three minutes long, 'Snafuperman' seems to drag and, unlike the best cartoons in the series, it feels like an instructional film first and entertainment second. Though they were knocked out more quickly than the usual Warner cartoons, the Snafu shorts largely maintained a surprisingly high standard. 'Snafuperman' is a reflection of the sort of quality you'd more reasonably expect from a less talent bunch of creative minds.


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