It's 19th century France and Brain is mistaken for Napoleon. He outlaws anyone beyond 4 inches tall from entering, but to his surprise, the real Napoleon still is allowed.
Did You Know?
Just before the prisoners are captured, we see a carriage with French soldiers driving through the uncompleted Arc de Triomphe, which still has wooden scaffolding on it. As the Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806 after he had defeated Austria and Russia at Austerlitz, this would indicate that the cartoon is set just after the War of the Fifth Coalition, when Napoleon next invaded Austria, in 1809. See more
Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?
Well, I think so Brain, but first you'd have to take that whole bridge apart, wouldn't you?