Rumors (film)

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Directed by I.Freleng
Produced by Leon Schlesinger (producer)
Dr. Seuss (supervising producer)
Written by Dr. Seuss
Phil Eastman
Starring Mel Blanc
Frank Graham
Tedd Pierce
Michael Maltese
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
December 13, 1943
Running time
3 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Rumors is part of the Private Snafu series of animated shorts produced by Warner Bros. during World War II. Released in 1943, the cartoon was directed by Friz Freleng.


The film

Private Snafu and his buddies begin talking about a recent bombing, but the story grows more exaggerated with each passing turn. Eventually, a panic breaks out on his base that a bombing is imminent. In the end, nothing happens, but the base is quarantined and Snafu is locked up.


  • Friedwald, Will and Jerry Beck. "The Warner Brothers Cartoons." Scarecrow Press Inc., Metuchen, N.J., 1981. ISBN 0-8108-1396-3.

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