Nothing says “Peace on Earth” like a War Bond… I think, or maybe not, I’m not quite sure how I feel about War Bonds for my Christmas gift giving. Hmmm.
I do have a copy of the Walt Disney animated short, that still image comes from though. If I remember correctly it has “Silent Night” playing in the soundtrack. I’ll have to dig it out and give it another viewing.
Carl, you perfectly capture my ambivalence over the ad. I understand that at that moment the way to peace was winning the war … and yet …
Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 16, 2013 @ 2:17 pm
I think the still is from the closing movement of “Fantasia” (1940): “Ave Maria”.
Comment by Coffinberry — December 16, 2013 @ 3:06 pm
Coffinberry is absolutely correct. Disney recycled that section of the movie for a Christmas Sing-along Songs video in the late 80’s where a choir sings Silent Night, instead of the “Ava Maria” soundtrack. Unfortunately that is what stuck with me after having my kids watch it a million times when they were young.