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Disney During World War II: Propaganda Posters

“Disney artist Hank Porter created all of the art found on the six Aircraft Warning Service posters in this [post]. One of the posters in the series features a [racist] caricature of a Japanese soldier. This type of illustration [was] rare from the Disney Studio. While other Hollywood cartoon studios often portrayed enemy stereotypes in their cartoons, Disney rarely did. And for the amount of war-related combat insignia and home front items produced using Disney-created art, the number of ‘enemy’ stereotypes depicted is an exceptionally small number.”

Text and pics via David Lesjak. For lots more info about what Disney was doing during WWII, check out John Baxter’s brilliant book, Disney During World War II: How the Walt Disney Studio Contributed to Victory in the War.