This is another of the banned World War Two Cartoon. Given the sort of thing that they got banned for, it looks like this one got it in the neck for about a three-second clip in which a Japanese soldier appears: short, fat and childish.
I won't go into my usual rant about how we are, as a culture, very forgiving of everyone but our grandparents, with a side discussion on what sort of thing our grandchildren will find absolutely despicable about popular culture today. I'm sure you've got a little list, too.
However, this cartoon, nominally directed by Hanna and Barberra is pretty funny. I write 'nominally' because it doesn't like like H-B's other stuff. in terms of gag construction and base design it looks like something Tex Avery might have done when he was turning out cartoon newsreels for Schlesinger. Is it possible that he actually did direct it and handed off the credit to his fellow directors, because he already had BLITZ WOLF under his belt and they needed something to prove their patriotism?
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