Between 1942 and 1945, during World War II
, Walt Disney
was involved in the production of propaganda
for the US government. The widespread familiarity of Walt Disney's productions benefited the US government in producing pro-American war propaganda in an effort to increase support for the war.
During World War II, Disney made films for every branch of the US military and government. The government looked to Walt Disney more than any other studio chief as a builder of public morale providing instruction and training to the sailors and soldiers." This was accomplished through the use of animated graphics by means of expediting the intelligent mobilization of servicemen and civilians for the cause of the war. Over 90% of Disney employees were devoted to the production of training and propaganda
films for the government.
In 1942, Disney was approached with requests from the US services. The Navy was the first, and other branches of the government, including, the Army, the Air Force, the Department of Agriculture, and the Treasury Department, rapidly... Read More