"The Spirit of '43"

Title

"The Spirit of '43"

Subject

Federal Income Tax

Description

The Spirit of ’43 is a animated short produced by the Walt Disney Company in 1943. The film was commissioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to build popular support for the new “mass income tax” created by the Revenue Act of 1943. The short features Donald Duck and his Uncle and challenges all Americans to “pay their taxes to beat the Axis.” It was the sequel to a 1942 short, The New Spirit.

Creator

Jack King; Walt Disney Studios

Publisher

Walt Disney Studios

Date

January 7, 1943

Contributor

Molly Michelmore

Format

FIlm

Language

English

Type

Film Short

Files

Citation

Jack King; Walt Disney Studios, “"The Spirit of '43",” The American Century, accessed May 25, 2017, http://americancentury.omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/32.