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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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Ben Sharpsteen, Jack King (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Thelma Boardman Thelma Boardman ... Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
Art Gilmore ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
James MacDonald James MacDonald ... Butcher (uncredited)
Jeanette Tonner Jeanette Tonner ... Minnie Mouse (uncredited)
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Storyline

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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Animation | Short | Family | War

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Trivia

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 »

Connections

References Fantasia (1940) See more »

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Good documentary by Mr. Disney
30 June 2000 | by Coolguy-7See all my reviews

During WWII, Walt Disney began to concentrate mostly on the war. He would produce several cartoons promoting people to buy war bonds. This one promoted people to conserve bacon grease and other fats in the home so that it could be made into nitro glycerin and we've got Minnie Mouse and Pluto demonstrating for us. There really wasn't much comedy to this short, but I liked the part where Pluto goes down to the meat market to deliver the bacon grease and instead of being paid in cash, he wants wieners.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De la Poêle au Front See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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