Political Stereotypes Used In Walt Disney And The Three Little Pigs

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Nations around the world today see The Nazi Regime as an elite power that gained control over the people of Germany through political tactics and propaganda to defeat the Allies. The Ally Nations fail to realize their own propaganda techniques that also influenced a generation to help fund their war. Now, they are being uncovered and exposed for what they are. Audiences now see many posters, flyers, and advertisements with World War II propaganda on them. In 1941, the Canadian government came to Walt Disney and asked for a short timed cartoon to raise war bonds sales, so Walt Disney recreated his classic, “The Three Little Pigs” into, “The Thrifty Pig”. The film was released November 19, 1941 by Walt Disney Productions. Disney used this recreation to promote the people of Canada to conserve their money so more war bonds could be bought by their parents so the “Wolf” will not get them (The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts). The beginning of the film shows how unwatchful the other European countries are to Hitler 's takeover. The two dancing pigs in the beginning are teasing the third pig for working all day. The two pigs claim that…show more content…
Disney chose the wolf to represent Hitler. During Hitler 's early career he went by, Herr Wolf to be kept from recognition. He was also called Wolf by intimate government officials like his advisors and such. Hitler even named some of his headquarters after his nickname like his headquarters in Eastern Prussia, Wolfsschanze, (meaning wolf’s lair) Wolfsschlucht (meaning wolf canyon) I and II in Belgium, and Werewolf (werewolf in German) in Ukraine. He was even reported to have whistled the Disney song, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” Hitler also renamed his sister to “Frau Wolf,” and named the Volkswagen factory, “Wolfsburg” (Skal, 212). Disney gave him this name on purpose it seems and Hitler was very fond of the name he was given it
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