Monday, December 3, 2007

Sutherland Productions - Why Play Leap Frog?


A Harding College Cold war-era cartoon aimed at convincing workers that increased productivity brings about greater purchasing power.

Joe works at the Dilly-Doll factory as a face painter, and is upset because nearly every one of his raises is offset by an increase in the cost of goods. But the narrator explains that labor costs are to blame and Joe quickly learns to use the system to his own benefit. It is a Freedom Foundation award-winner shot in Technicolor.

About John Sutherland

John Sutherland worked as a assistant director for Disney before opening John Sutherland Productions in 1944 with the encouragement of Walt Disney. They specialized in writing and producing animation/live-action films and supportive print material during the remainder of the war years.

Soon thereafter, Sutherland began turning out animated industrial and propaganda films and was a place many animators went during periods of inactivity at the other animation studios during the 40s and 50s.

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