Friday, August 12, 2011


Title: Spies
Studio: WB/War Department
Date: 08/XX/43
Credits: (Chuck Jones)
Series: Snafu
Running time (of viewed version): 3:47
Commercial DVD Availability: Snafu Golden Collection, LTGC Volume 3, Disc 4; also aired as part of the Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons special that aired on Cartoon Network and is on the first volume of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD set

Synopsis: Propaganda short on the dangers of dumbness, drunkenness and dames.

Comments: Is rhyming really a good idea for military cartoons? Zipper lip is unpleasant. Outline brain looks good. Horse looks Seuss-y. In the shot of 5 spies, I'm not sure if each is supposed to be a different nationality or not; I see arguments for a German and an Italian, but everyone else may be Japanese. It might make more sense to make them look like a generic American (like the girl). Seuss moose. Chick with winged hat. Nazi boobs. They get to say hell. Which was a big deal then (apparently). Horse's ass song and image. The magazines include "Sex" and "Snatch". Powerhouse.

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