Dan W

Software Developer

What is the best Disney animated film that most people haven't seen?

Nov 15, 2011

On Quora someone asked "What is the best Disney animated film that most people haven't seen?". I answered Victory Through Air Power (1943):

It's the most bizarre Disney film I've watched. Made during WWII, it is an adaptation of a book by Alexander P. de Seversky advocating the use of long range aircraft in warfare. The film begins with a humorous animated history of flight before alternating between lecture sequences from Seversky and animated depictions of his warfare plans.

It was understandably not a huge success when released to theatres. Churchill is claimed to have made Roosevelt watch the film, changing Americas approach to the war. After the war the film was rarely shown until released on DVD in 2004. There are occasional screenings at places like the Walt Disney Family Museum.

Probably not the most family friendly or entertaining of Disney animated films, but certainly one most people haven't seen