The Dark Past of BANNED World War 2 Cartoons

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  • I literally just realized that I uploaded this video on Hitler's birthday, I swear to god that was a coincidence lmao

    SabersparkSaberspark22 napja
    • Crap

      Filip FilipFilip Filip21 napja
    • Now you can't

      Filip FilipFilip Filip21 napja
    • Wait you can

      Filip FilipFilip Filip21 napja
    • .

      Filip FilipFilip Filip21 napja
    • You can't reply now :)

      Filip FilipFilip Filip21 napja
  • I didn't know 4/20 was Hitler's birthday until a family guy joke of all things.

    Sadge GoweySadge Gowey22 órája
  • 420

    Paul HaidoPaul Haido23 órája
  • Now these cartoon are banned beacuse they are racist right?

    Pedro gabriel DuartePedro gabriel Duarte23 órája
  • I want to see more videos of saber in real life and watch him eat things

    dark.PoioisionedWolfdark.PoioisionedWolf2 napja
  • Hitler liked Disney. Bro imagine he could’ve become an animator of some sorts. Well now he has animations of him on Disney IG? LMAO

    ItsAmyItsAmy3 napja
  • interesting

    adolph hitleradolph hitler3 napja
  • Review Max and Mary

    Sa RahSa Rah3 napja
  • I think the caricatures of the Japanese being so much worse is resultant from multiple elements. For starters being that America was a majority white nation and its media was definitely white oriented, the ridicule of other white nations on an ethnic level is never going to be as severe. The more different a people, the more emboldened the propaganda is going to be depicting exaggerated physical stereotypes. Another element that's often looked over is just how terrible the Japanese were during the war. Their crimes against humanity are generally agreed to have been far worse in both severity and scale compared to even Nazi Germany and you also have to consider Japan invading China predated Italy's invasions of Africa and Germany moving into Poland. I think there is definitely an element of generalized racial hatred for asian people and wouldn't say that wasn't at play. But considering just how severe the war was and likewise how extreme the Axis hatred of their enemies was, the caricatures can be considered a petty insult at worst. These were nations fighting for dominance of the globe, that cannot be understated.

    Ini SIni S3 napja
  • It would be seriously fucking funny when people start to make propaganda against the Chinese government when a future war breaks out in the Pacific.

    Dylan BuckDylan Buck4 napja
  • I have the Disney Treasures box set called At The Front which contains Der Furher’s Face and other war effort shorts. It came out ~15-20 years ago and Leonard Maltin explains the cultural impact Vs the current views.

    B. ThayerB. Thayer4 napja
  • I can't believe what I'm doing but through multiple amounts of reasercher that was not how they lived in Germany

    Seabasstiengaming101Seabasstiengaming1014 napja
  • Adolf hitler more like adolf duck

    Tomcsika OrgovanTomcsika Orgovan4 napja

    DSCuberDSCuber5 napja
  • I almost thumbs down this video since you didn’t add milk. But I stopped the urge and liked instead.

    Jiggs MiguelJiggs Miguel5 napja
  • 5:57 the method in which he is aged reminds me of the story of urashima taro

    a completely normal humana completely normal human5 napja
  • I don't think I would call these cartoons racist considering the circumstances when they were made. The people who worked on them literally lost loved ones because of the countries they portray as the bad guys. They hated what the countries were doing which is completely understandable. I can see not putting them on current Disney+, but this shows exactly how Germany and Japan made us feel in that time which isn't trivial, and honestly those feelings were warranted.

    StephsaguudefanStephsaguudefan5 napja
  • can you review Freddie As FRO7 and Blinky Bill 1992?

    LemonFace numbyLemonFace numby5 napja
  • My college has a small temporary exhibit set up full of world war II propaganda, and the Donald Duck cartoon is playing on loop in there.

    CatsNNavyBlueCapsCatsNNavyBlueCaps5 napja
  • Question what's with the teeth.

    Gaufridus of the fireGaufridus of the fire5 napja
  • I just realized that I think I saw one. I watch an episode of something (probably Looney Tunes) where Daffy Duck was hooking up with a girl and he realized that she was a Nazi

    Neptune_enthusiastNeptune_enthusiast5 napja
  • Did I just see hitler Donald Duck in a thumbnail about ww2 banned cartoons?

    Star StudioStar Studio5 napja
  • 8:17 Dude, there is absolutely NOTHING racist about that song. It's all in good spirit.

    OldClassicGamerOldClassicGamer6 napja
  • I realized why Disney did the changes that they made and are still making today. 1. They want to create a distraction for kids from a lot of crazy stuff that happened in the past. 2. Yes, I like that they made disclaimers for some movies about the racial and offensive stuff put in their movies, unlike Song of the South. That was made to recreate an actual series of stories that was told during the Civil War and in the time of slavery. 3. They have a tendency to sugar coat everything that happened in history by twisting it and making it inaccurate, like the change in the Pirates of the Caribbean tide where they’re auctioning off treasures. The fact that pirates sold off wenches that they kidnapped is accurate because it’s what they did. All in all, Disney tries to admit to their mistakes, but they actually kept making mistake after mistake.

    MunsterGalMunsterGal6 napja
  • Wow, a sane person on the internet who doesn't ignore the past because it makes them uncomfortable. Great video man!

    Christian ShellyChristian Shelly6 napja
  • They probably went so hard on the Japanese because everyone knew about the warcrimes they were committing in China

    Dyslexic BatnamDyslexic Batnam6 napja
    • @Christopher Anderson Nah literally everyone knew about the war crimes they were commiting. The Japanese themselves were writing about mass executions in their newspapers like they were sports

      Dyslexic BatnamDyslexic BatnamNapja
    • Well they did bomb Pearl Harbor which is why the United States went to war with them. I doubt many people knew about the war crimes in China until after the war. A sneak attack on the Pacific Fleet that killed US soldiers and sank several of our ships is the reason the US went so hard on the Japanese.

      Christopher AndersonChristopher AndersonNapja
  • war is war, propaganda will exist that will make fun of the enemy you friggen' softie

    The Prussian RobloxianThe Prussian Robloxian7 napja
  • What he said about his Roth in the begging is my philosophy on that topic.

    Doomsoul909Doomsoul9097 napja
  • I wanna be Japanese but i don't wanna talk about the war-

    Cursed memesCursed memes7 napja
  • Ww2 cartoons: *banned* Me: NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN

    Alexis Lloyd D AlinanAlexis Lloyd D Alinan7 napja
  • Why didn't you include Japoteures from Superman?

    Brian FlanaganBrian Flanagan7 napja
  • I’m glad saber didn’t say talk about the Italian G slur. I’m Italian and would take great offense to it, despite it not being anywhere near as bad as something I.e the n word.

    ACNH GamerACNH Gamer7 napja
  • I can just see enemy propaganda if the United States goes to war with someone. Soldier: "There's American's hiding in this forest... but we don't know where. Their technology is advanced enough to make them completely invisible!" Soldier 2: "Don't worry.. watch this. Ahem..." *Pulls Up Megaphone* "...There Are Only Two Genders!" *Silence* *Suddenly a bush starts to rattle and there's screaming coming from it* "NOW LISTEN HERE YOU BIGOT!" Solder 1 and 2: *Proceeds to fire on the bush*

    GrimnoGrimno7 napja
  • I actually have a looney toons cds labeled vol.1 and 2 and one of them has the Daffy duck animation on it but my little 5 year old brain did know that it was a proganda cartoon

    Animal_ LordAnimal_ Lord8 napja
  • Your editor makes the best clips with stuff like the edited Atlantis WB and Disney scene, it really emphasizes the point perfectly

    kandeekorn daFangorlkandeekorn daFangorl8 napja
  • Hey just wanted to let you know I went through your link for Magic Spoon and got their Birthday Cake flavor package! Omg this cereal is so delicious 😆! Don't know how long they will keep the birthday cake flavor available, but if it's still there by the time I finish these boxes I will definitely get some more 😁!

    TheMeloettafulTheMeloettaful8 napja
  • I don't understand why these cartoons are considered problematic. They were cartoons about war. These nations wanted to enslave everyone. Why should we feel sorry for their depictions?

  • Walt prefered Stalin to Adolf. Henry Ford on the other hand was one of the only Americans to win a pretty hateful award from Adolf, and he displayed it proudly for the rest of his life. On another note, anti Asian sentiments never really went away. To this day there is a shocking amount of hatred for Asian cultures, and attempts to censor their cultures in the west. Colonialism against Asian culture is a serious problem that is rarely discussed. And the same goes for the ever present attacks against them.

    The SpiderThe Spider8 napja
  • Saber, you look likeRob Reiner... and he does quality work.

    Justin LangfordJustin Langford8 napja
  • Speaking of remembering things, Japan needs to remember the comfort women and how they destroyed the lives of a whole generation of asian women

    Zac BartonZac Barton8 napja
  • Hold up, Disney caused WW2 to prevent their bankruptcy?

    Zac BartonZac Barton8 napja
  • Lol Americans hate black people

    I'm a chicken LOLI'm a chicken LOL8 napja
  • Did Donald Duck actually have flashbacks to that cartoon in Duck Tales?

    Frenchfry WaffleFrenchfry Waffle9 napja
  • Saber please review Gnomeo and Juliet

    Anneliese WeismanAnneliese Weisman9 napja
  • This is kind of long so you can scroll past if you want. I grew up in a jewish home and my mom was always VERY adamant about me growing up knowing the history of WWII, like to the point where I was having nightmares about hiding when I was 8 (fucked up.) But she was so adamant that I couldn’t go and listen to another speaker with her, read another book, or see another movie. It took me being in my teens (I’m in my 20’s now) trying to find some old Betty Boop cartoons I used to have on dvd to fall down this HUGE rabbit hole of WWII cartoons. It was an intense and insane experience but it really did bring a lot of things to light I either didn’t pay attention to or just glossed over. This was a really great video and I’m REALLY happy you talked about this subject. There’s an uncomfortable amount of people who are TOO comfortable with saying that the war didn’t even happen. Thank you so much for this 💕

    Addie BAddie B9 napja

    Johnny GJohnny G9 napja
  • I like it

    Marlon Parral-PrudenteMarlon Parral-Prudente9 napja
  • Are we not gonna talk about how Walt Disney was practically a Nazi. A lot of his movies featured anti-Semitic images and made fun of Jewish people

    Maggie •Maggie •9 napja
  • The thing I love most about Der Fuehrer's Face is that one moment when someone yells "Heil Hitler" as if they were having a heart attack.

    Dr. Harold Pontiff CoomerDr. Harold Pontiff Coomer9 napja
  • Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it

    FatLeon93FatLeon939 napja

    Father StalinFather Stalin9 napja
  • A bootleg of snow white from the 80s we got from a friend who was in with disney, had a banned ww2 cartoon called coal black. The4e were war elements

    pika23pika239 napja
  • der fuhrers face is cheaply available on dvd in the Disney treasures on the front lines collection from the early 2000's (in the from the vault section of disc one where especially culturally insensitive or problematic shorts are put out of the main play list) for around $25 on amazon used. it seemed odd you used Disney treasures footage of Maltin while misrepresenting availability.

    saf317saf3179 napja
  • We shouldn't hide this, we should show it and educate people, not block it

    Gozu velascoGozu velasco9 napja
  • Damn this video said a lot about our past.

    ó_òó_ò9 napja
  • Ono

    Oscar ResendizOscar Resendiz10 napja
  • 5:10 “well let’s find out” *ad plays* “This is my home and I’m not giving it up”

    •—*HannahStar*—••—*HannahStar*—•10 napja
  • When I was watching this video there was a add for a game based on World War Two

    Anime The bestAnime The best10 napja
  • The caricatures of hitler are hilarious. Theres nothing to apologize for.

    VinnyMartelloVinnyMartello10 napja
  • It's interesting to compare how these propaganda cartoons handled the Japanese and Germans. Generally, Germans were depicted like people stuck with awful leaders (such as Der Fuhur's Face). The Japanese, though, are just thoroughly dehumanized.

    Xeno426Xeno42610 napja
  • 20 minutes of history class

    MudwaterMudwater10 napja
  • Racist people are bad. Doesn’t matter if your black white or blue your skin color doesn’t matter your amazing

    Intelligent RockIntelligent Rock10 napja
  • Thanks to HUworld not only did I get to see the actual pictures from that time themselves, but also this brilliant critical analysis of them

    João António JacintoJoão António Jacinto10 napja
  • 5:50 cup head was based off of that guy

    Hi hi hi hi hiHi hi hi hi hi10 napja
  • Don’t let Twitter users find about this

    FettuccineFettuccine10 napja
  • Honestly I like it when military instructional videos had a cartoon G.I. character demonstrating bad and good practices.

    hermanni1989hermanni198910 napja
  • Why is it ok to do exaggerated racial depictions of Germans and Italians but not Japanese? Sounds like a double standard to me.

    The Lost ConcertsThe Lost Concerts10 napja
  • Review Atlantis the lost empire

    Wolf WizardWolf Wizard10 napja
  • The fact this was uploaded on (S)Hitler's birthday, lol

    Mrloekie RBLXMrloekie RBLX10 napja
  • Don’t forget characters made specifically made for propaganda like SNAFU

    AmmiAmmi10 napja
  • I own that Donald Duck cartoon actually. Disney released all their cartoons in these tin cases. There are 4 Donald volumes but I genuinely can't remember which one it's on. I know people are still trying to sell these but they're SUPER expensive now.

    Faith GloverFaith Glover10 napja
  • I suddenly have an itch to watch those propaganda cartoons, not for some history lesson but more like I wanna watch cartoons from an era where offensive things arent censored because of the sensitive public

    Fegor AcediaFegor Acedia10 napja
  • Not gonna lie I really like to watch That movie

    Ahmad QairyAhmad Qairy10 napja
  • I seen some of these...

    David LewisDavid Lewis10 napja
  • Doo doo ru ru roodududuuu DAAAAAAA

    Khay ClayKhay Clay10 napja
  • Racist animation: yes Making fun of ultra fascist losers from ww2: sure why not

    Dalton WadeDalton Wade10 napja
  • I’m reminded of that one Hey Arnold where they talked about Phil’s involvement in WW2.

    Skyrogue19Skyrogue1910 napja
  • War... war never changes.

    Nathan RandomizedNathan Randomized10 napja
  • You know, Something I'm sad that you completely forgot and , I'm hoping you left this out to talk about it in a future video was Education for death because, learning about this from my college history teacher, Part of the entire message of Education for death was to teach americans that Germany was NOT THE PROBLEM in WW2. That, In fact, Germany were as much victims to the evils of facism as anyone they were fighting against because of it's absolutely brutal philosophies. And for the love of god, I think there's a lot of americans that could learn about how facism is a FUCKING Problem.

    The Insane MentalistThe Insane Mentalist11 napja
  • 11-12 and the social

    Amanda MAmanda M11 napja
  • Plot twist: Disney remove those cartoon, because they still support the Nazis

    Francesco BoselliFrancesco Boselli11 napja
  • The man wanted to be buried with his Mickey Mouse watch on so he' beiNG BURIED WITH HIS MICKEY MOUSE WATCH ON GODAMNIT-

    ace orcaace orca11 napja
  • 7:35 - * Insert joke about what's different about that and America now here *

    TopremToprem11 napja
  • This is fascinating. Can you recommend a documentary that goes further into this?

    Stephanie ZaraStephanie Zara11 napja
  • You don’t have to apologize. The past is the past

    AztecelotlAztecelotl11 napja
  • That usage of the Atlantis bit is the best use I've seen ahshshdhduua

    Grim R.Grim R.11 napja
  • Those cereals are very expensive but they look so tasty! For reference, the ones I have are 2€ and it has 500g. Oh well...Maybe some other time :D

    Maksim VatroxMaksim Vatrox11 napja
  • Most of these movies are banned in germany... I'm not german but I know that they are

    Ducks are ur lordsDucks are ur lords11 napja
  • Btw I think there's a collection of these on Amazon Prime video I might still be there

    Caleb SCaleb S11 napja
  • The two War-time shorts that stand out to me the most are Famous' Superman shorts, 'The Eleventh Hour' and 'Secret Agent.' While this was my introduction to America's involvement in the War, I thought it strange that the Symbol of Hope, Peace, Truth and Justice was destroying Japanese ships and naval equipment; something he would NEVER dream of doing today. Meanwhile, the way 'Secret Agent' ends with him saluting the American flag is kind of cheesy, but a reminder that he always fought for the American Way, a true American Hero. Also, I'm pretty sure there was comic cover from the time where he clocks a Hitler lookalike; National/DC and the whole Industry were geared towards winning the War, while today, Superman would try to prevent war from happening at all.

    QJ89QJ8911 napja
  • "Erasing our past hurts our future." Fully agreed. If we get rid of these things entirely, we can't remember how awful they really were and we might repeat those mistakes. Might hurt to see them now, but they're a reminder.

    ThePickledAuthorThePickledAuthor11 napja
  • 5:13 This transition being a cut to black is jarring. It’s in almost every video, and I always think something happened to my phone when I see it.

    Urchin ShrubUrchin Shrub11 napja
  • Hetalia is honestly pretty propagandist; just in a really subtle way towards its audience of impressionable teens of a generation rather detached from WWII I liked it as a teen myself honestly, and looking back now, it's the most blatant and ridiculous foghorn of wartime Japan propaganda, designed to make the axis powers out as sympathetic, likeable and as charismatic as possible How did they do this? They made them cute anime guys. The allies get the anime-fying treatment as well, but the show is centered on japan, Italy and Germany, and they're supposed to be likeable and funny There's no mention of warcrimes, or much fighting at all. Its slice of life anime of the fucking axis powers if they were cute anime guys. I cant believe that was even such an unironically beloved show. Nazi Germany was a fan favourite. He was portrayed as being a perfectionist/neat freak, highly closeted and emotionally constipated on top of being strong, disciplined and capable military-wise, but a total klutz when it comes to making friends and understanding social cues The show constantly yaoi-baited him with Italy who was an incompetent twink, carefree, dumb and easily excitable, and also oblivious to all the romantic and sexual frustration Nazi germany had for him, and I cant believe I just said that sentence Japan was most certainly placed in the most dignified and flattering light, where he was quiet and reserved and would "say many things without saying much at all" He was noticeably absent from most conflict with the allies, and it was mostly Italy failing to succeed in any military endeavor, and having Germany constantly bail him out and practically take on the allies singlehandedly I won't lie: there are some moments I found genuinely hilarious and still do. If it were a show just about large than life stereotypes of the countries, completely independent of the war, it'd be far less offensive as a series You do learn some things about each country and culture, and the way its presented at times can be enjoyable, and I think that'd be fine on it's own But it's a smokescreen for image propaganda of the axis during WWII. Its purpose is to change perception under the guise of just having fun seeing all the countries interact with each other, and seeing all the cultures clash and influence I don't think anyone denies America was spot on, though. Austria and Germany were in what was practically a very unhappy marriage, with Austria stuck living at Germany's house, spending all day nagging him and playing the piano The arguments around who gets to claim which historical famous composers belonged to who were also pretty accurate There were random cat episodes sometimes, where all the countries were suddenly cats nowl. Italy is obsessed with pasta and has a tendency to sneak into Germany's bed with him at night France rapes England at one point.

    Alex BenavidezAlex Benavidez11 napja
    • @I'm Todd Howard and I made Skyrim fridge edition It's a video on WWII propagandist cartoons ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      Alex BenavidezAlex Benavidez11 napja
    • Very interesting sir but this is a Wendy's

      I'm Todd Howard and I made Skyrim fridge editionI'm Todd Howard and I made Skyrim fridge edition11 napja
  • I’ve heard that they’ve decided to erase history and only teach kids the most recent history and nothing before then. So I think what you said is well said. You cannot erase history. It must be taught so we as a society can learn from the past

    RoyalRoseWolfRoyalRoseWolf11 napja
  • Funny! That cuphead looking guy from the first one, was an inspiration for Cuphead's actual design!

    Zytrux 1Zytrux 111 napja
  • I think one of my high school teachers pulled Der Fuehrer's Face up to watch as an example of WWII cartoons and propaganda.

    Sarah LevineSarah Levine11 napja
  • Who tf eats a bowl of cereal without milk?? 😅

    Tyler TurnerTyler Turner11 napja
  • With Peter Pan I do not consider the redman song as racist.(this is coming from a Native American)

    DH ClassicDH Classic11 napja
  • Germans: why were they ban? USA:am glad it’s banned :D

    That_Ded_GuyThat_Ded_Guy12 napja
  • Everyone should see Education for Death at least once.

    living cancerliving cancer12 napja