On December 8, 1941, the Disney Studio was taken over by the military as part of the war effort. Making the most of the talent that hadn't shipped out yet, Walt Disney spent the next four years creating and producing training, propaganda, and educational films for the Armed Forces. In addition to these films, this extraordinary volume also includes the full-length feature "Victory Through Air Power." Released theatrically in 1943, this powerful propaganda film has never been reissued until now. You'll also see recently discovered on-the-set footage, and get rare firsthand accounts about the work and culture at the Disney Studio in interviews with Disney Legends Joe Grant, John Hench, and Roy Disney. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin, this is a timeless collection from generations past for generations to come.
Of all the film studios that produced "propaganda" cartoons during WWII, none have been better kept hidden than those made by the Walt Disney studio. Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by Steven A. Bibb
All else having been said about this terrific collection of Disny wartime shorts and educational films, I'd like to bring attention to the included full length feature,... Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Christopher Beckwith
The words 'Masterpiece' and 'Classic' are overused these days especially by the Disney company ('Disney's Classic The Black Cauldron' anyone?). Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by Mark Clegg
Thank you Disney for releasing this series of spectacular videos. It is nothing short of brilliant. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for having the guts to release it in such a... Read morePublished on May 31 2004 by R. Diaz
I have been waiting impatient for this little beauty. Got it last week. Big surprise: When I opened the proberly sealed box from Disney, there was only a empty DVD case... Read more
Disney completists, WW II buffs, animation fans, historians and aviation addicts will be overjoyed with this set. Read morePublished on May 31 2004 by Bruce Aguilar
To be certain, there will be those who attempt to tear apart these shorts based on current cultural standards, but that isn't fair at all. Read morePublished on May 30 2004 by Blake Petit