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Food Will Win the War (1942)

A morale booster film stressing the abudance of American agricultural output.

Director:

Hamilton Luske

Star:

Fred Shields
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The animated character Careless Charlie and his family learn the importance of good nutrition. This film shows the effects of a bad diet and how eating the right foods can restore health to family's lives.

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Fred Shields ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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A morale booster film stressing the abudance of American agricultural output.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1942 (USA) See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)
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Another "We're All in this Together" propaganda short.
5 March 2014 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This half-reel cartoon was produced by the Walt Disney organization to tout the importance of farming in the war effort -- if we don't eat, we can't fight very well -- and to offer us some unlikely images to underline how prolific American farms were: enough corn to stretch from London to Istanbul, enough milk to make a cheese about the tenth the size of the moon, and other fanciful images, sure to amuse as well as inform.

The animation involved is minimal. It looks fairly obvious that this was produced at high speed and minimal expense. There's a war on, you know! Now, go raise some wheat.


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