Since we’re still in a pandemic, and you may be at home with a child who is trying to understand what’s going on, you can’t find a better film to explain how the immune system fights the coronavirus than this film.
Like Mary Poppins and Song of the South, it is a visual mixture of both animation and live action.
When I first saw this film at the Disney Studio in the 1990s, I was blown away. It’s top notch entertainment, directed by Jack King, who also directed a lot of Donald Duck shorts.
Unlike the Disney educational film I posted two weeks ago about transmitting disease, which was rather dry in technique, this education film is all “Disney” in its story technique.
Since it was made in the middle of WW2, the story draws a parallel between fighting a war and fighting disease. It has a lot of gags, and since I love gags, we’ll go over some of my favorites.
It’s a great little film, and truly relevant to our current pandemic.
I’ve uploaded the film and you can see it here: