Although the United States Army gave Walt Disney the first crack at creating the cartoons, Leon Schlesinger of the Warner Bros. animation studio underbid Disney by two-thirds and won the contract. Disney had also demanded exclusive ownership of the character, and merchandising rights.
- Culbert, David H. "Walt Disney's Private Snafu: The Use of Humor in World War II Army Film," Prospects: An Annual Journal of American Culture (1976) vol. 1 pp. 81–96 doi:10.1017/S0361233300004300
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