Private SNAFU

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Kitty
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Private SNAFU

Post by Kitty » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:23 pm

Private SNAFU was a series of 26 cartoons created for the troops to boost morale with a message attached. They're kind of racy.
Mel Blanc was the voice of SNAFU. My first thought was "Hey, he has Bugs Bunny's voice!" :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFdf2t3H-so
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Re: Private SNAFU

Post by donnie » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:45 pm

It's amazing how a lot of these ideas made their way into the later Bugs Bunny cartoons, like the "Annnnnnnhh, could be" and the booby-trapped piano key with the character missing the note. I think I remember reading that Dr. Seuss was in on the creation of these, too.

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Re: Private SNAFU

Post by dachshundonstilts » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:58 pm

Yes, Dr. Seuss was one of the writers. I can't remember how many of the Looney Tunes directors were involved, but definitely Chuck Jones and probably Bob Clampett. There was a Snafu about mosquitoes which had some animation colored and reused later in an Elmer Fudd cartoon.
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