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The Spirit of '43 (1943)

Donald Duck deals with income taxes and their benefit to the American war effort in this inspirational documentary short animated film.

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Donald Duck deals with income taxes and their benefit to the American war effort in this inspirational documentary short animated film.

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One of the few Disney animated shorts available in the Public Domain. See more »

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Spender: [to Donald Duck, making "curvaceous woman" sign with his hands] I've got some good dates for us.
Thrifty: [to Donald Duck, pointing to due dates for income tax payments on flip calendar] But laddie, I've got some *better* dates!
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Edited from The New Spirit (1942) See more »

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Excellent for 1943, really dated and dull today
18 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

In 1943, this cartoon was an excellent positive propaganda piece discussing the importance of savings and income tax to help America beat the Axis. It made a dull topic a little more palatable to audiences of the day. However, when seen today, it probably seems very, very heavy-handed and pretty dull, as Donald Duck is not particularly evident above all the propaganda. Yeah, he IS there, but he's so overshadowed by the material, that little kids would absolutely hate the film today,...as would most others. Now from a historical point of view, this IS still worth seeing and it does give us an excellent view of the times.


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