Mickey Mouse flies in with a squadron of mouse-headed pterodactyls to attack an island populated with cute Japanese animals, including a surreal Felix the Cat with sausage-link arms. Link (Via Pink Tentacle)
[I]n the aftermath of the Mukden (Manchurian) Incident and Japan’s announced withdrawal from the League of Nations after the League concluded they were the aggressor, right wing elements in the country started an opinion campaign that once the Five Power naval limitation treaty ran out in 1936, America was planning to attack Japanese possessions, so Japan needed to expand its military… just in case.. Apparently, this cartoon was an attempt to stir the pot."'
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