It’s not like I wasn’t watching cartoons as a kid. Heck, I set my wind-up Baby Ben alarm clock on Saturday mornings for 5:00am so as not to miss any of ’em. And now I am blessed with two little boys, both of whom are connoisseurs of everything from Looney Tunes and Jonny Quest, to Teen Titans and Ben 10.
That said: I have never, ever seen this.
It’s a short cartoon called “Make Mine Freedom” and according to Internet Movie Data Base is from 1948. Made during the advent of the Cold War, it warns of the dangers of Fascism, Communism and Socialism. However, it does NOT come off as dated. Far from it.
It is scarily applicable to our world today to such an extent one of the reviewers on IMDB suspected it had been recently made to LOOK old, since the “dialogue also seems to have been crafted to meet the needs of the current political crisis“.
If it’s relevent enough to inspire its very own conspiracy theory, you may rest assured: it’s plenty darn relevent.