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A Lecture on Camouflage (1944)

Using Snafu as an example, Techanical Fairy First Class teaches the methods of effective camouflage.

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Chuck Jones (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Private Snafu / Technical Fairy - First Class / German Soldier / German General (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce Robert C. Bruce ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Using Snafu as an example, Techanical Fairy First Class teaches the methods of effective camouflage.

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Animation | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1944 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono
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Trivia

Army-Navy Screen Magazine #25. See more »

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Followed by No Buddy Atoll (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Riding for a Fall
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Played when Snafu's other tracks are swept up
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"Gentlemen, the fig leaf today is not enough."
18 September 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

A fun short cartoon from the Private Snafu series made for use by the U.S. Army during WWII as instructional films for soldiers. The hope was the grunts would learn by watching buffoonish Snafu make mistakes in humorous fashion. In this short, Technical Fairy, First Class uses Private Snafu to illustrate proper camouflage techniques. Typically fine voice work from Mel Blanc. Nice black & white animation with a particularly shocking ending! These shorts weren't made for public viewing so they didn't have to pass the Production Code, which means these cartoons sometimes had risqué subject matter that wouldn't be allowed in a theatrical release. It's an enjoyable short with some funny moments and an ending you won't expect from a 1944 cartoon.


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