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    Did Hitler draw Disney characters?

    LinkThe director of a Norwegian museum claimed yesterday to have discovered cartoons drawn by Adolf Hitler during the Second World War.

    William Hakvaag, the director of a war museum in northern Norway, said he found the drawings hidden in a painting signed "A. Hitler" that he bought at an auction in Germany.

    He found coloured cartoons of the characters Bashful and Doc from the 1937 Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which were signed A.H., and an unsigned sketch of Pinocchio as he appeared in the 1940 Disney film.

    Hitler tried to make a living as an artist before his rise to power. While there was no independent confirmation yesterday that the drawings were the work of the Nazi leader, Hitler is known to have owned a copy of Snow White, the classic animated adaptation of a German fairy tale, and to have viewed it in his private cinema.

    Mr Hakvaag, who said he had performed tests on the paintings which suggested that they dated from 1940, said: "I am 100 per cent sure that these are drawings by Hitler. If one wanted to make a forgery, one would never hide it in the back of a picture, where it might never be discovered."

    The initials on the sketches, and the signature on the painting, matched other copies of Hitler's handwriting, he claimed.

    "Hitler had a copy of Snow White," he said. "He thought this was one of the best movies ever made."

    Discoveries of Nazi-era memorabilia have repeatedly turned out to be mistaken or the result of a hoax. However, art attributed to Hitler continues to sell at auction, even if its provenance is far from complete.

    Nineteen watercolours and two sketches said to be by Hitler were sold in Britain two years ago for a total of £118,000.

    The auction firm Jefferys said the seller did everything possible to authenticate the works.

    The pictures of cottages and rural scenes were found in a farmhouse in Belgium and were believed to have been painted while Hitler was a young soldier in the country during the First World War.

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    Pinocchio came out in 1940. I can really imagine Hitler sitting down to sketch Disney characters in between ordering the invasion of Western Europe and managing the Battle of Britain. But hey, stranger things have happened etc...

    Much of Hitler artwork on the markets these days is likely to be the work of Konrad Kujau, who forged loads in the 1970's '80's and also faked the Hitler diaries.
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    Yes, I believe you have to have a twisted mind to draw cartoons.
    It's kinda like wanting to be a clown....it's creepy.
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    Does anyone else think this is the most Ironic thing EVER?! Ok a mass murdering madman painting serene landscapes is one thing but disney characters? haha wow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSeRider View Post
    Yes, I believe you have to have a twisted mind to draw cartoons.
    It's kinda like wanting to be a clown....it's creepy.

    Oh come on. What the hell is that suppose to mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Chimp View Post
    Oh come on. What the hell is that suppose to mean?
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    hahaha yeah yeah. I just dont like the clown comparison. They freak me out.
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    just because Hitler was a genocidal dictator whose to say he didn't have a sense of humour or like Disney cartoons....

    I hear Stalin liked to play with sock puppets.
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    Just based on past hoaxes involving Hitler and hoaxes involving surprising discoveries of dead artists, I have to say this feels very much like a combination of both.
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    So the whole Nazi thing is just Hitler's way to get Disney to make a cartoon about him ?

    Stalin playing sock puppets sounds cool.
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    Actually Hitler and his boy toys watched reams of Hollywood flicks. Particularly as the allies closed in on Berlin. (Any research into Hitler's ministry of propaganda will reveal he knew quite well the propaganda value of the medium...)

    Although, on the hoax possibility... there is a kind of insane hatred for Disney among some of its more feral detractors. Especially overseas. Like in France for instance.

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