Saturday, April 4, 2009

Did Hitler Draw Disney Characters?

From the London Telegraph.

"The director of a Norwegian museum claimed yesterday to have discovered cartoons drawn by Adolf Hitler during the Second World War. William Hakvaag, the director of a war museum in northern Norway, said he found the drawings hidden in a painting signed "A. Hitler" that he bought at an auction in Germany. He found coloured cartoons of the characters Bashful and Doc from the 1937 Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which were signed A.H., and an unsigned sketch of Pinocchio as he appeared in the 1940 Disney film." Read the rest HERE.

Much is made of Hitler's early life as an artist. He is constantly referred to as a "failed artist" in some sort of strange attempt to show that because he failed at his true calling, he was forced to become a despotic ruler. I'm still trying to figure out what that's REALLY all about...

2 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure an art carrier would not have prevented him from getting involved in politics.
    Just the impression I get.

    "Failed artist" is just a popular way to explain it, by poeple who don't really know the details about him getting interested in politics.

    This was interesting, the theory that Hitler would have drawn these was previously unfamiliar to me :)
    /Agnes

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  2. Just in case you want to translate THE LOVE OF OFFENSIVE THINGS into German correctly, it would be "Die Liebe unangenehmer Dinge".

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