Thursday, January 27, 2011

011 Scrap For Victory

Title: Scrap For Victory
Studio: Terry
Date: 01/22/43
Story b
John Foster
Directed by
Connie Rasinski
Music by
Philip A. Scheib
Series: Gandy Goose
Running time (of viewed version): 6:35
Commercial DVD Availability: -

Synopsis: Cartoon tries to guilt people into wrongheaded recycling for the war effort.

Comments: Effects animation on Victory in the title. A song called You Can Bank on a Yank, which is a lyric in the song during the title, is listed as written in 1943 by Howland, George H., Howland, Robert W. and Zoeller, Lou E. It was mentioned in the September 19, 1942 Billboard as having entered the War Song For America contest.
"Have you got any junk, have you got any scrap" is the lyric in the main song. Gandy and Sourpuss continue to fight in their anachronistic World War I helmets. Sourpuss is a Sergeant; Gandy has no insignia; perhaps he's a civilian contractor. Tubes of toothpaste were metal at the time. And this foolishly tells you to empty them and recycle (not the term used) them. Barely a Gandy cartoon; most of the time is spent on the home front, destroying things people will need there, like installed fire hydrants. Yet another living whistle shows up (third for the month I think). Lots of self serving scrapping in this (rats scrap rat traps, fish scrap hooks of fishermen, etc.).

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