This fascinating DVD is a collection of short animated advertising films made in the 1940's and 1950's. The collection explores a wide variety of areas of life at that time including how electricity is generated and how it is a key to our essential freedoms, how the average person can put the stock market to work for him to generate additional money to buy the finer things in life and several cold war films teaching the average American why capitalism and hard work is better than communism. All in all an excellent collection demonstrating the mood and thinking of the times. The product is in color and runs approximately 1 hour 22 minutes.
The films included in this collection are:
- Freedom and Power 1952 - Animated film that shows how electricity has helped grow America from its roots of independence to a great powerhouse.
- Going Places 1948 - This film shows the glory of profit, working hard, making lots of money and making America stronger by his profit driven work ethic.
- It's Everybody's Business 1954 - This is a cartoon about American consumption and how money works. It shows how money earned goes to making purchases and paying taxes so the government can do all the good things it does to make our life better.
- Make Mine Freedom 1948 - This is a film highlighting the dangers of communism. It shows a salesperson going around selling bottles of Ism to a variety of people promising them that they will have all they desire once the swallow their Ism and give up their freedom to the state as the parent.
- Meet King Joe 1949 - This animation shows America's industrial might and how that might has translated into its citizen's ability to buy all the good things in life.
- Why Play Leap Frog? 1949 - This animation shows how the economy works from taking inexpensive raw materials and turning them into more costly finished products.
Here are some sample clips from the DVD