Any Bonds Today?
Any Bonds Today? is a song written by Irving Berlin, featured in a 1942 animated propaganda film starring Bugs Bunny. Both were used to sell war bonds during World War II. The information presented here is only the cartoon.
The cartoon[edit | edit source]
The 90-second cartoon, commissioned by the Treasury and now in the public domain, was designed to encourage movie theater audiences to buy defense bonds and stamps. Its title card identifies it as Leon Schlesinger Presents Bugs Bunny, but it is more widely known as Any Bonds Today?.
Bob Clampett directed the film, which started production in late November 1941 and was completed eight days after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In it, Bugs Bunny sings a portion of Berlin's song against a patriotic backdrop, at one point going into a blackface parody of Al Jolson. For the song's last refrain, he is joined by Porky Pig, in Navy uniform, and Elmer Fudd, in Army garb.
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