Dr. Seuss, Chuck Jones, and Mel Blanc's US Army cartoon warning against loose lips (1943)


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/06/dr-seuss-chuck-jones-and-me.html


#2

Didn’t that guy serve under Major Fubar?


#3

Nope, that was the name of Private Snafu’s brother.


#4

There’s a ton of Private Snafu shorts, and they’re all public domain. Which allowed us to use an insane Hitler cuckoo clock in our band’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSUC3jNba4M


#5

Your user icon. I like it.


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#7

I remember seeing this one late at night on the Cartoon Network some 20 years ago.


#8

Wasn’t exclusive to America I assure you. I know of an old Russian man here in Tokyo who was here during the war who made his living at the time taking bit parts as a white devil in propaganda films.


#9

Ray Harryhausen had a hand in some Snafu too. He made sculpted versions of the character and photographed them for an army publication called Yank.


#10

Mel Blanc? Cool. Does he get to say “What’s up, Doctor Seuss?”


#11

That’s not the image I’d expect on the cover of a magazine called Yank.

(But that’s just me)


#12

Thank you! It’s the logo for our band Crashing Into Things, and was designed by our friend Luke Ramsey, whose graphic novel Intelligent Sentient was raved about on these very pages (he even hid the logo in the book- took me forever to find it ha). http://boingboing.net/2015/03/11/intelligent-sentient-psychoa.html


#13

Especially not one with a “men’s military” theme. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVPn14A1msc


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