Because of their popularity during the March IDADA First Friday event, these films are coming back to the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in May!
The Private Snafu films – with SNAFU standing for “Situation Normal, All Fouled (or F-d) Up” – were created to teach World War II soldiers what happens if you fail to follow military protocol.
The films were never intended to be seen by the general public. But on May 3, 2013, you can see them in their original format at the Vonnegut Library — along with a special guest who will sing WW II-era patriotic songs.
Local historian Eric Grayson has won acclaim for his digital restorations of Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances from 1925 and the serial King of the Kongo from 1929. He’ll share his Private Snafu films as a tribute to another WW II veteran and humorist, Kurt Vonnegut.
The character was created by Frank Capra and voiced by Mel Blanc, and many episodes were written by Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel.
The free event is 6-9 p.m. Note: These cartoons may not be deemed appropriate for children by some parents. View a sample.