Talk:Private Snafu

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Episode List[edit]

I think it would nice to see a List of Private Snafu shorts, either as a section or as a WP:SPINOUT article. This would let us relocate a little bit of the episode specific information both in the main body and the trivia section. -Verdatum (talk) 14:39, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

List of films[edit]

A draft with links to [ Internet Archive]

Private Snafu films
Number Year Title Description
01 1943 Coming!! Snafu Introducing the world's worst soldier, Private Snafu.
 ?? 1943 Rumors Private Snafu passes along a latrine-o-gram.
 ?? 1943 The Goldbrick Private Snafu's laziness aids the enemy.
 ?? 1944 Going Home Private Snafu can't keep his stupid trap shut.
 ?? 1944 Target Snafu Private Snafu versus pestilent mosquitos. Malaria Mike Its Murder She Says
 ?? 1944 Censored! Private Snafu worms his way around the postal censor.
 ?? 1944 Outpost Private Snafu is stationed on a remote island.
 ?? 1944 Payday Private Snafu spends all his pay on booze and whores.
 ?? 1944 The Chow Hound Private Snafu learns about good nutrition.
 ?? 1944 A Few Quick Facts: Inflation Private Snafu learns why his pay doesn't go quite as far.
 ?? 1944 Three Brothers We meet the 2 brothers of Private Snafu - a pigeon keeper named Tarfu & a dog trainer named Fubar.
 ?? 1945 Hot Spot In Iran, a Harold Peary-sounding Satan warns Private Snafu about the hazards of working in the heat.
 ?? 1945 A Few Quick Facts: Fear Private Snafu learns about the corporeal effects of fear.
 ?? 1945 Operation Snafu Private Snafu undertakes a clandestine operation in Axis Japan.
 ?? 1946 Private Snafu Presents Seaman Tarfu in the Navy Private Snafu introduces his Seaman brother, Tarfu (things are really fouled up).
 ?? 1943 Gripes Private Snafu learns the hard way about the need for military dicipline and procedures to maintain an effective army.
 ?? 1943 Camouflage Private Snafu and camouflage.
 ?? 1943 Spies Private Snafu has a secret: his ship leaves for Africa at 4:30 Another copy?
 ?? 1944 Booby traps Private Snafu learns about the hazards of enemy booby traps the hard way. Another copy
 ?? 194? Snafuperman Private Snafu mocks his peers who study.
 ?? 1943 Fighting Tools Private Snafu suffers the consequences of not keeping his equipment and weapons properly maintained.
 ?? 1944 Gas Private Snafu needs his gas mask.
 ?? 1945 No Buddy Atoll Private Snafu and a Japanese sailor simultaneously land on a deserted island.
 ?? 1943 The Home Front Private Snafu imagines the good times his family is having back home while he's stationed in the Arctic.
 ?? 1943 The Infantry Blues Private Snafu complains about being assigned to the infantry only to learn that other branches have their own problems.
 ?? 1945 In the Aleutians The Aleutian Islands and their strategic value.

Six Months to Make a Short?[edit]

I know there's a source that says it, but that timetable is nonsense. Any studio that regularly sunk in 6 months on a short would be out of business. The contracts for these shorts were high volume/low price. The Fleischer's Superman series, for example, released 17 shorts in less than two years, and they were some of the most expensive shorts made up to that time. Even Disney couldn't do that at their peak, nevermind in the middle of WWII.

I'd have to look up an online source, but any history of animation book like Barrier's Hollywood Cartoons would confirm it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:07, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Shorts were not always produced serially; normally there are a number of shorts in production simultaneously, in various stages. Warner Brothers easily could have spent 6 months on this one short from conception to completion, while also turning out many other shorts (on which production began earlier) in the interim. This is especially true at major studios, where there's no need (nor point) in waiting for one short to be completed to begin the next. Powers T 15:30, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
Perhaps, but I agree that "six months" is dubious, especially considering the factory-like conditions in the studios at the time, and I think we need better sourcing for this fact than the wartime wire service story provided as a citation. Coretheapple (talk) 16:52, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

DVD promotion[edit]

These are public domain films, all widely available on Youtube and the Internet Archive. So I was wondering why we are promoting commercial DVDs of these government-issued films? I am going to substitute public domain sources for the commercial sources promoted in the article. Coretheapple (talk) 16:59, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Videos to watch online[edit]

I'm not sure if there is any interest about additional version of the videos. But here is a link to the episodes that may have a better quality than the other version and are viewable online. -- (talk) 13:15, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

They are in the public domain, so we should be able to replace our current videos with those in better quality. FunkMonk (talk) 13:17, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
No, the videos on the site all have the logo of the site embedded in them. Since free alternatives are available, utilizing a commercial site would be in the nature of spam. We should not be allowing promotion of a commercial site when these are indeed PD films and free, noncommercial sources are available. Coretheapple (talk) 15:00, 24 April 2015 (UTC)