When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour in December of 1941 Americans felt a major sense of anger and hatred to the Japanese because they felt they had been cowardly attacked for no reason. The American government, who knew that entering World War Two was now inevitable, needed to solidify support amongst the American public as they would need to engage in a total mobilisation where all parts of American society would be involved in the war effort.
Once film studios got the blessing and encouragement from the American government to go ahead and produce propaganda shorts, all subtlety was thrown to the wind, and some of the most iconic cartoon characters of all time got involved in some of the most insanely racist cartoons you could imagine.
These seven shorts are all eye opening examples of popular characters involved in violent and racist shenanigans and show a side to this family characters many have never seen before... (see more at: http://whatculture.com/)
- Der Fuehrer’s Face – Disney, 1943.
- The Ducktators – Warner Bros, 1942.
- Tokio Jokio – Warner Bros, 1943.
- You’re A Sap, Mr Jap – Paramount, 1942.
- Japoteurs – Paramount, 1942.
- Seein’ Red, White, N’ Blue – Paramount, 1943.
- Bugs Bunny Nips The Nips – Warner Bros, 1944.