BoxOffice, January 23, 1943
It's messy, I know,
NCOME TAX BUREAU
— and fasti"
(From Your National Screen Exchange)
A SWELL REEL GRATIS FOR A
Duck's "The Spirit of '43"
tax-payers as well as old ones for their duty
in the gay
— Because of celluloid quotas there a limited supply of prints. 4 — Bookings must begin at once to cover theatres by March — Write or wire today to your National Screen Branch.
Committee, 1501 Broadway, N. Y. C.
"and exploitation campaigns Walt Disney's Donald Duck, resplendent in Techni. . ."
again contribute his bit to the Treasury Department's thankless job of collecting income taxes. Disney has been commissioned by Secretary Henry Morgenthau to produce "The Spirit of 1943," as a sequel to "The New Spirit." in which briefie of a year ago Donald attempted to make painless the paying of income
""America Speaks." and a Walt Disney short "The Spirit of '43" produced for the treasury and starring Donald Duck, will be released in February, according to the
Committee. The Disney short be released February 4. The other
"National Screen exchanges will distribute 677 Technicolor prints on the Disney short. The subject has been endorsed by the theatres
chairman. This is the second time Donald has aided Mr. Morgenthau's department in sugar-coating the tax message. This year he will be doing an additional
job for the millions who are filing returns for the first time. The duck plays a triple
"The newsreel continues its recital in North Africa and one of Walt Lantr/s color "Swing Symphony," Introduces a new note into the comic i*ects of war production, to add further zest to a program that is ctically as dynamic as dynamite.
p43?: "cartoons" appears
"Snapping the above exclusive photo, the alert Boxoffice photographer caught James Finney, Walt Disney sales executive (left) and Walter Brandivisional sales manager, at the Chicago train station just as they were ready to board the Commodore Vanderbilt for New York. Since both of the boys are gin-rummy sharks, it looked like a lot of "blitzing" was in the offing. son,"
"during the week was James Finey. Walt Disney representative At Republic, Lavone Morroio of SpenVisitor"
"Screen will distribute for the treasury department a special gratis six-minute Walt Disney Technicolor reel, "The Spirit of "43," which
has to do with early payment of income
Excellent example of ad
IWITED ARTISTS tANDOlPH OEARBORh
United Artists Theatre, Chicago, ran this little eye-catcher at foot of feature
T'JWS -WlltKt F«d •e's-Wnt:
were playing "Der Fuehrer's Face" as a
special extra attraction."
WALT LANTZ Cartunes Studio has purchased the song "Pass the Biscuits Miranda" for the final Swing Symphony cartune of the 1942-43 series. The tune, written by Del Porter and Carl Hoelle, will be sung by Porter in the film."
"Back from six weeks of New York and Washington conferences came Leon Schlesinger, who prepared to begin immediately on short subjects for the treasury department as well as his Warner cartoons."