|The Draft Horse|
|Directed by||Charles M. Jones|
|Story by||Tedd Pierce|
|Produced by||Leon Schlesinger|
|Music by||Carl W. Stalling|
|Animation by||Robert Cannon|
|Layouts by||John McGrew|
|Backgrounds by||Gene Fleury|
Leon Schlesinger Productions
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
The Vitaphone Corporation
|May 9, 1942|
The Draft Horse is a Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones. The short was released on May 9, 1942.
The title is a pun on draft horse and the draft (conscription).
A farm horse sees a poster that says the U.S. Army needs horses. The horse goes to the recruiting station and tries to volunteer, but is eventually rejected, labeled "44-F". Leaving the station dejected, he wanders into a wargames situation, and the flying bullets frighten him so much he makes a dash for home. At the end, he is serving the war effort in another way, knitting "V for Victory" sweaters for the boys overseas.
The short uses multiple music cues for several scenes. This includes:
The EU Dubbed Print Uses 1937-1938 MWRA Over Dubbed Ending Card While The USA Dubbed Print Uses 1938-1941 MWRA