The Allied and Axis powers made extensive use of propaganda during World War II. The major belligerents even set up dedicated offices to create propaganda to raise the morale of their citizens and troops. At the same time, it was meant to demoralize their enemies.
The US and UK named their propaganda arms the Office of War Information and the Ministry of Information, respectively, to conceal their real purposes. Their primary rival, Germany, was less subtle in its approach and called its propaganda arm the Ministry of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment. Cartoons formed a crucial part of this so-called public enlightenment.
In the United States, Walt Disney created several pro–Allied Forces and anti-Nazi cartoons for the Allies. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment oversaw the creation of propaganda cartoons for the Nazi regime.