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Blitz Wolf (1942) Theatrical Cartoon Blitz Wolf

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  • MGM
  • Animated Characters: Three Pigs, Adolf Wolf.
  • Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1943.
  • Originally Released in 1942.
  • Production Number: 4210.
    MPAA: 08261
  • Running Time: 9:52 minutes.
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Fred 'Tex' Avery's first MGM cartoon. Director Tex Avery mocks the war's often absurd technology, aided by some uncannily phallic weapons.

A "Foreword" to the cartoon reads: "The Wolf in this picture is NOT fictitious. Any similarity between this Wolf and that (*!!*~~~~~%) jerk Hitler is purely intentional."

This cartoon is notable for its unique opening title sequence. Unlike the typical opening with a single roar of the MGM lion, it includes four roars, sped up. Leo the Lion roars in sync with Scott Bradley's rendition of "Hold That Tiger." This was accomplished via use of an optical printer that re-ran, backwards and forwards, the same few frames of Leo cocking his head to one side as he roars.

The British Film Institute warns that "the film's unfortunate, premonitory bombing of Japan makes for some uncomfortable viewing."

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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You can add my review to the list of accolades here. Some snoots say Avery's talent was "too good" to spend on a propagandistic wartime film; I say he did it with the best of them--Tashlin, Freleng & McCabe, in...  (read more)

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This cartoon has to be one of the funniest takes on Adolf Hitler. Especially the fact that Adolf Wolf had sent the first two pigs a proclomation that he would not harm them or their country in any way. (Yeah, RIGHT!) Hitler promised the same thing to...  (read more)

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This is the cartoon that lead the cartoon world into war with Nazis.

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