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War Dogs is a 1943 WWII short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Release date: October 9, 1943


  • Despite the fact that the short isn't a Tom and Jerry short, Spike Bulldog does make a cameo.
  • A poster with Adolf Hitler can be seen, the dog tears it to pieces.
  • This is 1 of only 3 cartoons produced by Hanna and Barbera which mentioned WW2, this one portraying the Germans, The Yankee Doodle Mouse is one portraying the Japanese, and another on The Lonesome Mouse as a reference to Hitler by Jerry drawing the Toothbrush Mustache (Hitlers mustache) on a picture of Tom, eventually spitting on it. There were more WWII shorts produced by Tex Avery, however.
    • Despite most Hanna-Barbera shorts didn't reference WWII, most original end titles at the time had a promotion encouraging people to buy War Bonds, every payday, like most other American films at the time.