I stumbled across this DVD set while surfing the web. I have an interest in the history of airpower, so the Disney Seversky film about air power was something I have wanted to see for some time, but it has been unavailable virtually since world war II.
That movie forms the main part of this package, and it was highly interesting from an air power history perspective but I was very pleasantly surprised by the remainder, which consists of a variety of other material produced by the Disney studio during the war. Training films, such as those on the Boys AT Rifle, for example (produced for the Canadian Defence Department), or how to eradicate malaria-carrying mosquitos, are very interesting. There are also pure propaganda films, like "In The Fuhrer's face", which demonstrate the emotional reaction to the Axis threat. Finally, a number of cartoons use the stock Disney characters, Donald, Pluto and so forth, to support the war effort in a number of ways. My favourite invovles the two chipmunks (whose name escapes me, I'm sorry) who use the large cannon guarded by Pluto as a nutcracker.
I say pleasantly surprised because, while I have liked and appreciated Disney's movie features, I have never been a huge fan of the cartoon characters like Goofy, Donald, etc. I'm more of a Warner Brothers fan. But this set was thoroughly enjoyable, entertaining and very interesting into the bargain. Plus, I now know how to dissassemble a Boys AT Rifle:)
What a great set, and well worth the price of admission if you have any interest in animation history, or in the world war II home front.