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This article is about the 1944 Private Snafu short. For the 1951 Looney Tunes short, see Chow Hound.

The Chow Hound is a 1944 Private Snafu short directed by Frank Tashlin.[1]


A bull from the Panhandle Valley is on his honeymoon when the United States joins World War II. He is inspired by an Uncle Sam poster to join the war effort and is processed as canned food. The cans marked with his smiling visage are then transported by truck, ship, and camel overseas to reach the hungry troops.[1]

The cans reach Snafu in the Pacific War zone, as the bull's ghost has determined Snafu must eat, in spite of bomb and shrapnel blast. Snafu in fact waits first in line for the food and demands that food must be piled high on his tray. He then stuffs himself and throws away the leftovers. The ghost attacks the clueless soldier, and laments volunteering as food only to be wasted.[1]



  • Shull, Michael S. & David E. Wilt

(2004), "Private Snafu Cartoons", Doing Their Bit: Wartime American Animated Short Films, 1939-1945, McFarland & Company, ISBN 978-0786481699


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shull, Wilt (2004), p. 195-196