The cartoons contain irreverent humor about Nazis getting blown to bits and what happens to people if they don’t take their malaria medicine. The cartoons were created to teach World War II soldiers what would happen to them if they failed to follow military protocol.
The films were never intended to be seen by the public and, in fact, were not until released on DVD in 2006, more than 60 years after being created.
The Private Snafu character was created by Frank Capra and voiced by Mel Blanc. Many episodes were written by Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel.
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