The Ducktators: Looney Tunes Propaganda

Attached below is a Looney Toon’s cartoon, titled “The Ducktators.” It was released in 1942.

Interesting points:

  1. The Italian and Japanese ducks both wear a Nazi armband.
  2. Looney Tunes used racial stereotypes to influence children.
  3. The young, newly hatched duck is representative of Nazi indoctrination of young boys to join the military.
  4. The German duck holds “peace” meetings, to which he does not follow through with.
  5. The final point of the video urges viewers to buy war bonds in order to defeat the Axis powers.

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