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Out of the Frying Pan Into the Firing Line (1942)

Documentary short film demonstrating the process by which waste fats from the kitchens of American homes can be transformed into the raw materials for explosives for the war effort.

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Minnie is about to pour her bacon grease over Pluto's dinner bowl as a treat, but a radio announcement reminds them that the glycerine which can be extracted from cooking fats is important to production of war munitions. Pluto decides that he would rather his treat be used to help Mickey and the other troops at the front, and he helps to collect grease to deliver to the local collection station - getting a better treat as compensation after all. Written by scgary66

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The only film in which Mickey Mouse is shown in uniform, he is seen in a photo on the wall as a soldier. See more »

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Blam! Blam! Shoot me with grease bullets!
25 July 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Well, I had no idea bacon fat could be so deadly. And I'm sure the housewives of America at the time didn't know that common kitchen grease could be made into torpedoes that would sink Nazi U-boats or 1 billion steel tipped bullets to blow away the advancing army.

And hey, you know what? If you save a pound of fat and take it to your local butcher (if he is an official fat collecting station) he will give you cash-money for it. How about making a tidy little profit out of war eh?

This very, very short cartoon will probably never be shown again, even on TV unless another war breaks out and the Army needs your bacon fat. An interesting look at wartime propaganda nonetheless.


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