A series of animated training films
made by Warner Brothers
for the U.S. Army during World War 2
. They were made by the Warner Brothers
animation department, with the help of Colonel Frank Capra
and, of all people, Theodore Geisel
(you know, Dr. Seuss
!), using the lyrical couplet style that made Geisel's children's stories famous.
The appropriately-named title character, Private Snafu, was a bungling infantry man whose ineptitude adeptly demonstrated to trainees what not to do when dealing with situations such as keeping military secrets from spies.