The end of a rough year for Paramount’s animated cartoon studio. A year of change for them – and the whole world. Here’s the view from these long unseen promotional panels in Paramount Sales News, the house organ for the Paramount “salesman, booker and exhibitor” (as noted in the 12/23 panel).
We’re at the peak of anti-Japanese sentiment in the Famous Studios product with these advertisements for Scrap the Japs and Eleventh Hour. We’ll still have plenty of war-related panels in the coming weeks, of course, with several appropriate appearances by Der Fuehrer.
I’m not going to make any wild guesses on artist IDs in this batch, but if some of our more inclined readers have an educated guess, we’d love to hear.
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Scrap The Japs (released November 20th 1942)
Eleventh Hour (released November 20th 1942)