Directed By: Friz Freleng (uncredited)
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Dr. Seuss
Released: February 1944 (Army-Navy Screen Magazine issue 21)
Series: Private Snafu
Story: Abe Liss
Dr. Seuss
Animation: Richard Bickenbach
Ken Champin
Gerry Chiniquy
Manuel Perez
Virgil Ross
Backgrounds: Lenard Kester
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Private Snafu
Preceded By: Booby Traps
Succeeded By: Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike
LOONEY TOONS Snafuperman (Private Snafu) (1943) (Remastered) (HD 1080p)

LOONEY TOONS Snafuperman (Private Snafu) (1943) (Remastered) (HD 1080p)


Fairy godmother Turning Into Snafuperman (Perhaps It's Not Cinderella)

Snafuperman is a 1944 Private Snafu short directed by Friz Freleng.


Technical Fairy, First Class — a miniature, shirtless, gravel-voiced G.I. with wings, who appears in nine of the shorts — grants Private Snafu the powers of Superman in order to fight the Nazis. But Snafu is still Snafu. Even with his new powers, he screws things up by refusing to read his training manuals.


The "Private Snafu" cartoons have fallen into the public domain and are widely available in free downloads and on unofficial VHS and DVD releases. Many have also been released officially. Snafuperman is a bonus feature on Warner Home Video's Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3 and Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition. (Coincidentally, Warner Bros. and Superman's publishers, DC Comics, merged in 1969, which made the cartoon's inclusion in the latter set possible.)


This is one of the first Warner Bros. cartoons to parody Superman. The first was "Super-Rabbit". Others include "Stupor Duck", "Superbabs" and "Just-Us League of Supertoons" (both from Tiny Toon Adventures).


Leonard Maltin, Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, NY, 1987, p. 254

External links

  • "Snafuperman" at the Internet Movie Database
  • "Snafuperman" available for free download at the Internet Archive