Victory Through Air Power (movie)

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Victory Through Air Power
Directed byPerce Pearce
Animated Sequences:
James Algar
Clyde Geronimi
Jack Kinney
de Seversky scenes:
H.C. Potter
Written byStory direction:
Perce Pearce
Story adaptation:
T. Hee
Erdman Penner
William Cottrell
James Brodero
George Stallings
Jose Rodriguez
Based onVictory Through Air Power by Maj. Alexander P. Seversky
Produced byWalt Disney
StarringAlexander de Seversky
Narrated byArt Baker
CinematographyRay Rennahan
Edited byJack Dennis
Music byEdward H. Plumb
Paul J. Smith
Oliver Wallace
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
United Artists
Release date
  • July 17, 1943 (1943-07-17)
Running time
70 min.
CountryUnited States
Box office$799,000

Victory Through Air Power is a 1943 Walt Disney Technicolor animated movie. It is based on the 1942 book Victory Through Air Power by Alexander P. de Seversky. De Seversky is in the movie. This was different from the Disney animated movies of the time.[1]

The movie received an Academy Award nomination for Best Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.

On December 8, 1941, Disney studios were changed into a propaganda machine for the United States government. While most World War II movies were made for training, movies such as Victory Through Air Power were made to build public morale among the U.S. and Allied powers.[2] Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt were influenced by the movie.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Markenstein, Don. "Victory Through Air Power.", Don Markenstein's Toonopedia. Retrieved: May 12, 2009.
  2. "Disney goes to war." Archived 2021-04-27 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved: September 16, 2011.
  3. Gooch 1995, p. 16.