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Evidence Suggests That Violating Disney Copyrights Leads to Genocide

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The Telegraph reports:

The director of a Norwegian museum claimed yesterday to have discovered cartoons drawn by Adolf Hitler during the Second World War.

William Hakvaag, the director of a war museum in northern Norway, said he found the drawings hidden in a painting signed "A. Hitler" that he bought at an auction in Germany.

He found coloured cartoons of the characters Bashful and Doc from the 1937 Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which were signed A.H., and an unsigned sketch of Pinocchio as he appeared in the 1940 Disney film.

Hitler tried to make a living as an artist before his rise to power. While there was no independent confirmation yesterday that the drawings were the work of the Nazi leader, Hitler is known to have owned a copy of Snow White, the classic animated adaptation of a German fairy tale, and to have viewed it in his private cinema.

I'm extremely skeptical, but what the hell: Here are the drawings attributed to the Fuehrer:

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Note that there are no sketches of Mickey Mouse. In 1931, a Nazi organ declared, "Youth, where is your self-esteem? Mickey Mouse is the most shabby, miserable ideal ever conceived….Healthy feeling by itself should actually tell every decent girl and every honest boy that the dirty and filth-covered vermin, the greatest bacteria carrier in the animal kingdom, cannot be the ideal type of animal. Don't we have anything better to do, than to decorate our dress with the filthy animal, because American business Jews want to profit?…Throw out the vermin! Down with Mickey Mouse, wear the Swastika cross!"

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  1. Fuck Mickey Mouse! Fuck him in the asshole with a big, rubber dick! Then break it off and beat him with the rest of it. I hope Mickey dies.

    – George Carlin

  2. What’s with the dwarf in the middle with the come-hither look?

    Is this gay dwarf porn? again?

    Hitler Gay Dwarf Porn.

  3. Doesn’t seem fully verified.

    But a good segue into some tasteless jokes.

    -“The Sudetenland represents my last territorial demand in Europe – achtung, mein schnozz keeps growink!”

    -“Oh, Valt Disney says I’ve violated his precicous copyright, does he? Vell, vat is he goink to do about it – declare var on me?”

  4. A Hamas TV show for children which was condemned last year for a Mickey Mouse lookalike character who encouraged terror attacks against Israelis has produced a new outrage – a Bugs Bunny lookalike who declares “I will eat the Jews”. The show is produced in Gaza by the Hamas-controlled Al-Aqsa TV station.

  5. Oh, and someone should make a clever joke comparing the Disney empire with the Third Reich, and comparing its ambition to control its intellectual property with Hitler . . . blah blah.

  6. I think Bugs was going to eat the Nips and the Krauts, at least in 1943.

  7. “I will eat the Jews”

    If Hamas wants to be a respectable terrorist organization again, maybe they should stop offering oral sex to Israelis.

  8. That’s harsh, Fish.

    Never was a Mickey fan myself. I’ll take Bugs, Daffy, and the Warner Bros stable of cartoon characters any day. Hands down.

    Course, the newer incarnations lack the vibrancy of the older, original stuff and you can take that idiotic Bugs Bunny When They Were in Grade School stuff and beat it over the head with what’s left of Carlin’s rubber……

  9. There’s also controversy over the song in the Hamas Children’s Hour (TM)

    B-L-O-W M-Y-S-E-L-F U-P, blow myself up!

  10. Guys, the lesson here is don’t fuck with Disney. It doesn’t matter how powerful you are, how many divisions you have, disney will get you in the end, even if they have to turn your country into a smoking pile of rubble.

  11. Maybe Walt Disney and Adolf Hitler we really…the same person!

    OH SHI-

  12. offering oral sex to Israelis.

    I think they may have been thinking about these Jews

    BTW, Sugar, I think that’s a thread winner.

  13. Interesting historical note here. During WWII, the Disney characters were actually used as thinly veiled propaganda tools for the allies. I’m not sure if its up on youtube but I recall seeing some of it in a college class.

  14. I’m guessing they’re not drawn by Hitler. If memory serves he was never very good at drawing people, just buildings and trees and such.

    Unless the “A. Hitler” in question is Andy Hitler. Then maybe they’re genuine.

  15. Alex, I remember seeing one old cartoon in which Donald Duck is used to push the slogan “Taxes to bury the Axis.” It was all about paying your taxes on time, and how patriotic that is.

  16. TWC,

    Those girls? Maybe Hamas has a point.

  17. Bugs Bunny and friends were also used as propaganda tools, but were not veiled at all. (unless you count the times Bugs dressed as a girl and wore one)

  18. Your right Kolohe, it wasn’t thinly veiled… well atleast the Donald Duck one. Here’s a clip.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnuBDkWJ8JQ

  19. Sugar, the Rachel Papo photos of Israeli chick soldiers are classic. I suppose they are especially engaging because they’re, well, girls, and they’re serious soldiers.

  20. If these are authentic, we could start a Disney/Nazi global conspiracy right here. Maybe even a religion. [Maniacal, yet thoughtful, laughter.]

  21. Man, I almost think this is too dumb not to be true.

    The Final Solution guy sketching Snow White in his spare time is so bizarre it almost has to be true.

  22. I went to a showing of a whole collection of Looney Tunes WW2 propaganda at the Kennedy Center once. There was quite a bit of it around at that time.

  23. Only Bugs has proven loyal. Bet Stalin and Mao drew Disney characters as well.

  24. Off Topic:

    Not only did Feministing pick up the “Demographic Winter” post from yesterday, they have a comment thread that contains such gems as:

    Unfortunately, the libertarian market-worshipping contingent also supports coercive hierarchies based on who has the most culturally valued “accomplishments” and unrestrained capitalism that screws over just about everybody but rich white western men while the labor-loving left is full of fair and rational human beings. I like it when feminism allies itself with fair and rational human beings.

    A hierarchy based on accomplishment? I had no idea we were so slavering-at-the-mouth insane.

    And, there’s that “fair” word again.

  25. Gee, maybe if `Dolph stayed on that track, we would have had some great Feric Jaggar shorts.

    Kevin

  26. These drawings are sure to offend someone.

  27. TWC,

    I think my comment was ambiguous, maybe. I heartily approve of the women in the link.

    Really, girl + guns is often a hot combo, especially if you start with this as raw material.

  28. Reinmoose,

    The offended parties are a bit hard to figure out. All I get is a bunch of kids at Disneyland beating on a Hitler pinata until Charles Lindburgh-flavored candy comes pouring out.

  29. (Previous post in reference to girls/guns combo.)

  30. SugarFree had it right in that second comment. Bashful is looking WAY too sultry. We definitely need some “Hitler liked Blushing Dwarves” meme ’round here.

  31. Reinmoose,

    I predict a lot of Nazis will be writing very nasty letters to the editor over this issue.

  32. Haven’t visited in a while, but superdickery.com used to have a collection of comic book covers in which superheros were battling the Axis during WWII.

  33. Metherschmidths!

    A whole meth of Metherschmidths!

  34. BTW, off topic, but Wm F Buckley died last night.

  35. TWC,

    Odd choice of a thread to post an obit in…

    Was that a comment on WmF’s life?

    😉

  36. TheDumbFish,

    WTF? Seriously.

  37. Wow, those women of the Israeli army are forcing me to reconsider my opposition to the draft.

  38. Wow, those women of the Israeli army are forcing me to reconsider my support of the 3rd Amendment.

  39. Jefferson | February 27, 2008, 12:03pm | #
    Wow, those women of the Israeli army are forcing me to reconsider my support of the 3rd Amendment.

    Win! Also, yes. You can quarter THOSE troops in my domicile any day!

  40. Also in the collection, the heretofore unrevealed Dwarf Number Eight (center) “Blomey.”

  41. TheDumbFish,

    WTF? Seriously.

    No. It’s a George Carlin quote from this bit. Walker’s 1931 Nazi quote reminded me of it.

  42. Odd choice of a thread to post an obit in…

    Was that a comment on WmF’s life?

    NM, no, I just happened to be reading this thread when Mrs TWC walked by and said……..so this is where I put it. Noticed several other people have done similar posts on other threads.

    For the most part, I like WFB. Overall, he has been a positive force in the struggle. Espc considering that when he started National Review the intelligentsia had decreed that anyone to the right of Stalin was a Cro-Magnon Reactionary fascist.

  43. Wow, those women of the Israeli army are forcing me to reconsider my support of the 3rd Amendment.

    nicely done, we may have a tie there, Sugar.

  44. And, NM, I did a short eulogy with a link to the MSNBC story. The photo they ran makes WFB look like Donald Trump without the botox.

  45. TWC,

    Fine. Side with the guy who wants to shred the Constitution.

  46. Too bad he didn’t sketch Mohammed too. Would be kind of confusing for the Iranians.

  47. Wow, those women of the Israeli army are forcing me to reconsider my support of the 3rd Amendment.

    Watch out. Those girls can beat you up.

  48. Throw out the vermin! Down with Mickey Mouse, wear the Swastika cross!

    Don’t be dumb, be a smarty.
    Come and join ze Nazi Party!

  49. Watch out. Those girls can beat you up.

    So…is that an hourly rate for that?

  50. Was Hitler a fan of Disney movies? If so, which ones? Were they found in his bunker? Did Hitler actually get rejected for an animator job with Disney?

  51. Jefferson | February 27, 2008, 12:03pm | #
    Wow, those women of the Israeli army are forcing me to reconsider my support of the 3rd Amendment.

    I gotta shake your hand, Jefferson. (You’re welcome, for setting you up for the thread win.)

  52. For a second I thought that this was an excerpt from the Ron Paul Newsletter.

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