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Cold Comfort

A dancing radio stops partying to transmit an announcement on fuel conservation in this WWII cartoon short

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1944 1 mins


Ever wondered what the radio got up to when you left the room? Well, in WWII it apparently took a Fuel Flash - a short public information broadcast - to stop your wireless from grooving away to the latest tracks. Halas & Batchelor was a British animation studio that excelled at anthropomorphising everyday objects to deliver a serious message such as fuel saving in a concise and friendly manner.