About the film
sex education soldier educational war propaganda woman director sexually transmitted disease military hospital short film
6 Little Jungle Boys
Release Date: November 15, 1945
|Genres||:||War, Animation, Comedy|
|Production Companies||:||Army Kinematograph Corporation, The War Office, Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films|
|Director||:||John Halas, Joy Batchelor|
In commissioning Halas & Batchelor, the War Office recognised the potential of cartoons as an unobtrusive and entertaining medium by which official messages could be conveyed - in this case some rather unsavoury warnings pertaining to foot rot, dysentery and VD. Aimed at soldiers serving in the Far East, the antics of six sprightly soldiers stationed in the jungle illustrate with humour and clarity the potential pitfalls of poor personal hygiene.