What the HELL is Private Snafu? (A Propaganda Cartoon Secret)

  • Published on May 18, 2018
  • Private Snafu is a WWII cartoon series that was specifically made to train American soldiers and was not available to the public. It is absolutely wild and one of the most unique cartoon series ever made
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  • Saberspark
    Saberspark  10 months ago +1775

    This video has been a passion project of mine for the last few months. I am a huge fan of history and it was great to be able to combine that with animation. Private Snafu is truly one of the most unique cartoon series I have ever seen and I hope you all enjoy it!
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  • Dogey Pup
    Dogey Pup 17 hours ago

    It’s snuff

  • A Dog In a Cowboy Hat

    This is why I love American propaganda, it’s funny as hell!

  • Golden_Wrench
    Golden_Wrench 10 days ago

    things like this...this is why i watch your channel man!

  • Abinadab Orozco
    Abinadab Orozco 11 days ago

    I see the cartoon ww2 propaganda me i really love it and i learn about ww2 history and my dad but this cartoon is not that bad. private snafu is my favorite cartoon in Looney tunes

  • applechino insert random numbers

    "Were working like hell in the old home town"
    Made me laugh out loud

  • WillieManga
    WillieManga 15 days ago +1

    "These men can't read, so how are we gonna teach them about military protocol. Hmm... Oh! I know! Let's make cartoon! They like Looney Tunes, so let's make a cartoon that's like Looney Tunes on steroids!" That is a pretty cool idea in hindsight.

  • Tia D.
    Tia D. 15 days ago +1

    I've seen several Snafu cartoons, and a few of the other patriotic WW2 films that were put out, like Donald as a nazi. Interesting stuff, and still enjoyable now even though that racism is fucked up- but funny.

  • zachire
    zachire 20 days ago

    6:17 that's how anime is born

  • Elgins Stuff
    Elgins Stuff 24 days ago

    1920s? Yeaaah that's hot

  • Parker Green
    Parker Green 24 days ago

    Well said

  • itsyourboy jade
    itsyourboy jade 25 days ago

    6:27 this is the funniest thing I've ever heard. Yeah I know its rasict but its hilarious XD

  • ZorotheGallade
    ZorotheGallade 26 days ago

    Dr.Seuss wrote an episode with Nazi boob tape recorders and Hitler Satan.

  • just a guy who likes kasumi

    Disney did a bad thing , daddy !

  • dildonius
    dildonius Month ago

    Private SNAFU is hardly a "secret"

  • Francis Paulin
    Francis Paulin Month ago +1

    The all fffff all fouled up thing was hilarious XD

  • the commenter
    the commenter Month ago

    Wait, did they censored her belly button at 1:15???


    The character designs of the Beetle Baley comics kind of remembers the ones of Snafu

  • Leon Serbelis
    Leon Serbelis Month ago

    6.06: my litle sauerkraut


    I have always loved word war cartoons

  • Kegan Mahon
    Kegan Mahon Month ago

    Private Snafu is awesomeness in animated form, that's what the hell Private Snafu is. If you love World War II propaganda, or vintage animation, especially from Warner Brothers, you owe it to yourself to buy this disc release.
    You can buy these cartoons remastered on DVD or Blu-ray from Thunderbean Animation, online with a search, or on Amazon. I believe all of them have also been uploaded to TVclip, albeit with watermarks or in varying degrees of quality. You can't go wrong with the TA release. They have a lot of vintage and obscure cartoons on disc for the home consumer.
    Great video! :-)

  • Scott Cook
    Scott Cook Month ago

    Was expecting memes and got WWII history. Pretty cool

  • Nate Wainwright
    Nate Wainwright Month ago

    Don’t forget about popeye

  • Isabella Gacha!
    Isabella Gacha! Month ago

    all... allfouledup.

  • AsterPetals
    AsterPetals Month ago

    Y e s

  • Shadow Werewolf6
    Shadow Werewolf6 Month ago +2

    Private Snafu. I saw some stuff about that at a museum. But also, Wow Private Snafu don't waste food.

    MR JOHN Month ago

    0:44 what is this from, I’m curious?


    Elmer Fudd's horny grandfather

  • Rowan Weaver
    Rowan Weaver 2 months ago

    Wait wait wait *reads again* DELAYED ACTION BOMBS- dab, sorry, this is why I have no friends

  • Nina's Edits
    Nina's Edits 2 months ago

    wow know that i know what doctor zues did he come's as an amazing man to me he wrote my favorite books as a kid i have no words

  • burnum
    burnum 2 months ago

    So, thinking about women makes you that? Now that's messed up thinking naming people that.

  • Dillon Crowe
    Dillon Crowe 2 months ago

    Wonder if my tanker great granddad ever watched any of these before he was sent to Italy.

  • That One Canadian
    That One Canadian 2 months ago

    wheres magulicuty

  • Peyton Cook
    Peyton Cook 2 months ago

    I can't hear the name Snafu without thinking of the Pacific

  • Matthew Chester
    Matthew Chester 2 months ago

    haha booby

  • skullpull 101
    skullpull 101 3 months ago

    Oh God, this could never exist today. A whole segment would be devoted to how Islam is peace and how Isis aren't real Muslims.

  • Narcissa Faith
    Narcissa Faith 3 months ago

    What the fuck is 0:44 XD

  • EzioAuditore117 Ridiculousness

    Wait why is snafu worried for his "gal" being out with some guy when he is LITERALLY THINKING ABOUT OTHER GIRLS AND HITTING ON THEM?!?

  • Luis Mendoza
    Luis Mendoza 3 months ago


  • Leonard Spong
    Leonard Spong 3 months ago +2

    what's up cock????

  • The folafal Waffle
    The folafal Waffle 3 months ago

    Disney would have gone under?
    That's means no rian and kathleen Kennedy doesnt sound to bad

  • Lana Nahapetian
    Lana Nahapetian 3 months ago +3

    "What was that I heard you say *my little sauerkraut* ..."
    The humour in this cartoon is actually really good XD

  • Peka Silk
    Peka Silk 3 months ago

    War fucking sucks.

  • Deathstar9009
    Deathstar9009 3 months ago

    i love old cartoons
    rip fleischer studios

  • princessnu15
    princessnu15 3 months ago +1

    Oh man! I remember when they aired this on Cartoon Network along with other “adult” shorts. I believe it was the one where Snafu had to keep a secret.

  • Quese Drum
    Quese Drum 3 months ago

    Today’s the 77th anniversary of the US joining WW2. I forgot about this cartoon.

  • FreakyPlanet
    FreakyPlanet 3 months ago

    I can’t believe that warner bros made a x rated black and white cartoon.

  • Robert Fernandez
    Robert Fernandez 3 months ago +1

    Then this is probably the worst kept secret. Ever.

  • Meja Soulfruit
    Meja Soulfruit 3 months ago

    belly buttons are illegal

  • L Ryuzaki
    L Ryuzaki 3 months ago

    Concerning the video on Disney remakes and the retarded comment a lot of idiot adults think that cartoons are for CHILDREN, I want to add: People used cartoons to draw and simulate PORN and EROTICA long before it became associated with being "just for kids."
    Private SNAFU is a GREAT example. So is the Wolf from Red Hot Riding Hood.

  • L Ryuzaki
    L Ryuzaki 3 months ago

    SNAFU Jon Kricfalusi's inspiration for Jimmy the idiot boy?

  • yoshimickster
    yoshimickster 3 months ago +1

    Yo Saberspark, long time watcher and while I can see many of your vids being informative, y'alls GOTTA spice it up man, sling some more jokes here and there!

  • Sydney Weir
    Sydney Weir 3 months ago

    I solute to those who lost their lives on all sides of every war. Thank you all.

  • Matt Bowen
    Matt Bowen 3 months ago +2

    Wow the women in these cartoons are straight up objectified

  • Abigail Howard
    Abigail Howard 3 months ago

    I love Mr Smith go to Washington

  • Rede Atlântica
    Rede Atlântica 3 months ago +1

    I would like to see a series of Private Snafu but for the general public, that would be cool.

  • Remy Lebeau
    Remy Lebeau 3 months ago

    This would never happen these days.

  • Something Disgusting
    Something Disgusting 3 months ago +1

    4:19 first evidence of Japanese interests in traps...

  • ambush bob
    ambush bob 3 months ago

    Eh...the Japanese and germans dehumanized there enemies too "but were supposed to be better than that" judging history by our standards is stupied.

  • Nasakid
    Nasakid 3 months ago

    This is hella patriotic

  • Valkuri
    Valkuri 3 months ago

    did these clips make anyone else wanna watch snafu? XDDDDDDDDD

  • Mr Pizzapi
    Mr Pizzapi 3 months ago

    Brings a tear of freedom to my eye

  • Joshe
    Joshe 3 months ago

    I wonder if my Great-Grandfather watched this (he served in ww2)

  • Cherry Peppermint tea
    Cherry Peppermint tea 3 months ago

    Guess it's not private snafu any more since we know about it now

  • Rachel Michaud
    Rachel Michaud 3 months ago

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    N normal🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    A all 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    F fuck 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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  • Ynothan Iruz
    Ynothan Iruz 3 months ago

    American anime

  • Ultra Eric
    Ultra Eric 3 months ago

    Why does it remind me of fallout?

  • Koya The Koala
    Koya The Koala 3 months ago

    I would enjoy these if it wasn’t for the horrible racism. It really gets to me because racism against asians is a big problem in my part of Texas

  • Screaming Sushi
    Screaming Sushi 4 months ago

    Can I just say, did anyone get the fact that the fairy looking character was male, and gay? Cause fairy is a slang for gay???? Get it?????

  • mark uwu
    mark uwu 4 months ago

    You should have uploaded this on Veterans Day

  • SKR Rowland
    SKR Rowland 4 months ago

    review little lion King!

  • Ronald Emmanuel
    Ronald Emmanuel 4 months ago

    we need another war, people has grown weak and what everyone does now days is shield themselves behind a screen and insult each other in the internet, this is one hell of a generation.

    • Vadi Fadoms
      Vadi Fadoms 4 months ago

      A bunch of people need to die, that'll totally whip the world into shape

  • Artyom Alexandrov
    Artyom Alexandrov 4 months ago

    One of the cases where your essay writing style really shines through

  • Olivia Laudermilch
    Olivia Laudermilch 4 months ago

    I pretty much went on a snafu marathon after watching this video. I loved that they were educational but not blatant about it, they balanced comedy and informative stuff really well (which many educational shows struggle with) but o o f those japanese scenes

  • FuzzyThoughts
    FuzzyThoughts 4 months ago

    Hey Saberspark
    The ads in your videos are timed quite badly, you should look into it as I'm sure, somehow you can designate when the ads come. Put one or two break points in the video and set those as ad breaks, it looks a lot more professional and isn't as jarring, this hurts the enjoyability of your content.
    otherwise, love your stuff, especially Over the Garden Wall, I watched it and gahd dayum that is a great series.

  • Mr Toaster
    Mr Toaster 4 months ago

    "Snafu, Situation Normal all...all *FOULED* up"

  • Dan Archer
    Dan Archer 4 months ago

    Fascinating video, thank you.

  • Owen Bridgers
    Owen Bridgers 4 months ago

    Private SNAFU for Smash Ultimate when?

  • Danny vs ViDEO GAMES
    Danny vs ViDEO GAMES 4 months ago

    Let’s never talk about this again

  • - LightSwitch -
    - LightSwitch - 4 months ago +1

    WW3: Private SNAFU plays Fortnite.

  • Kevin Eontrainer
    Kevin Eontrainer 4 months ago

    I've been bingewatching Private Snafu cartoons and they're surprisingly good and informative

  • Cruz Rosario
    Cruz Rosario 4 months ago

    Poor Hitler in 0:48

  • angel wolf
    angel wolf 5 months ago +1

    So fucking racist

  • Olmo C
    Olmo C 5 months ago +1

    420K views (͠≖ ͜ʖ͠≖)

  • Bruther
    Bruther 5 months ago

    I was at my local military museum and saw something about him! I was shookth

  • Gabriel Leones
    Gabriel Leones 5 months ago

    Put Private Snafu in Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2.

  • ShieGie
    ShieGie 5 months ago

    This kinda started as a creepypasta vid

  • Ginger Dog
    Ginger Dog 5 months ago +1

    Is that the "WABBIT" guy?

  • YeetZmeN GD
    YeetZmeN GD 5 months ago +1

    Clean name: Situation Normal; All Messed Up.
    TVclip Clean Name: Situation Normal; All Fricked Up.

  • Hannah Britton
    Hannah Britton 5 months ago

    My great grandfather watched these when he was in the war he would always tell me and my cousins about his time during the war when we were little.

  • Actinium Anarchy
    Actinium Anarchy 5 months ago

    Sabre you should review Private Dilbert

  • Coach Renaldo
    Coach Renaldo 5 months ago

    As intriguing it is to watching these old cartoons, there’s also a sense of tragedy, as these cartoons were probably the last thing some soldiers would see before their heads would get blown off by some high caliber rifle, get obliterated by an explosive, or have their bodies shredded by a machine gun turret.

  • Master Shake
    Master Shake 5 months ago

    If only there was a cartoon warning about nations building their economies around perpetual war

  • Sunny
    Sunny 5 months ago

    Soldiers been wackin off to cartoon boobies since pearl harbor

  • Gamer's Blood
    Gamer's Blood 5 months ago

    The graphics makes me wanna die

  • Evan Benway
    Evan Benway 5 months ago

    Fallout cartoons before Fallout.. ah..

  • Exploding Monkey Head
    Exploding Monkey Head 5 months ago

    Vault boy is just nuclear Snafu

  • E. Wyckoff
    E. Wyckoff 5 months ago

    To be honest: I watched an episode of Private Snafu on TVclip just to peer into the depths of World War 2.

  • Grayson AND Kevin
    Grayson AND Kevin 5 months ago

    *FBI open up*

  • Wickermind
    Wickermind 5 months ago +1

    this video is the best post-birthday gift I could get!