8. Momotaro No Umiwashi (Momotaro’s Sea Eagles) 1942
Momotaro’s Sea Eagles is a Japanese short created in 1942 but released in 1943. It is based on the 1941 Pearl Harbor bombing and even contains live footage of the attack. The short features Japanese folklore character, Momotaro, who leads a group of Japanese animal soldiers, airplanes, and ships to attack Pearl Harbor, which they refer to as “Devil’s Island.”
On the side of the United States is Olive Oyl, Popeye’s girlfriend, and Bluto, Popeye’s antagonist, who is depicted as a drunk US Navy sailor. The cartoon was a collaboration between the Japanese Navy and the Japanese Ministry of Education.