A Lecture on Camouflage (1944)
Article 5907 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Chuck Jones
Featuring the voices of Mel Blanc and Robert C. Bruce
What it is: Private Snafu short
Technical Fairy First Class illustrates camouflage techniques using Private Snafu as an example.
The only reason most of the Private Snafu cartoons get included in this series is the presence of mystical character Technical Fairy First Class, who here takes place front and center to illustrate the theme. However, I was tempted to pass this one by because, outside of a couple of minor moments, he doesn’t really use his powers much. However, since the short ends with him consorting with mermaids, I gave in and reviewed it. There’s not really a whole lot to review here; all in all, it’s not one of the more interesting Snafu cartoons, with the best moment being one in which Snafu has to contend with a tree that keeps moving its shadow. This is a minor entry in the series.