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Seven Wise Dwarfs

Seven Wise Dwarfs is an odd cartoon short made during the Second World War when Disney provided a fair bit of propaganda for the war effort; this time for Canada.

It begins with the familiar scenes of the dwarves diamond mining and singing Heigh Ho.  However, when they leave they do not return to their cottage as in the film but to their local Post Office!

Here they discover that they can spend their hard-earned diamonds on War Certificates.  This seems to be a scheme whereby ordinary Canadian citizens could put 'loan' their savings to the war effort to help in funding the building of planes, tanks and the like.  

It is not something I had ever come across before delving into the furthest reaches of the internet as I explore material for this blog and it really stands out as little more than an extended advertisement.  An oddity.

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