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Hell-Bent For Election (1944) Theatrical Cartoon Hell-Bent For Election

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UPA, United Auto Workers, Industrial Films Chuck Jones Stephen Bosustow Earl Robinson, E.Y. Harburg, Karen Morley
  • 1944
  • UPA, United Auto Workers, Industrial Films
  • Theatrical Cartoon
  • Cartoon Characters: Diesel Express Train, Steam Train, Joe, Sam, Conspirator.
  • Directed By Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones).
  • Produced By Stephen Bosustow (Executive Producer).
  • Written By Robert Lees.

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  • Production Designer: Zack Schwartz.

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A full-blown re-election piece for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the expense of Republican presidential candidate Thomas Dewey. Roosevelt is depicted as a...  (more)

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The UPA certainly deserve praise for their first, and best, animated short!

Whilst the focus is American politics, the imagery and animation not only do a brilliant job of broadcasting the pro-Roosevelt message of the day, but show that animation in...  (read more)

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I thought the imagery in this cartoon was kind of disturbing, particularly with the protagonist being blond and buff and the antagonist being short and dark haired. The animation itself was not bad. Propaganda is sometimes funny to watch...  (read more)

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