The ABC of Hand Tools is a 1946 Disney animated short film sponsored by General Motors.
Disney is always good, but I take special delight in its upbeat, “of COURSE we can build the future” opening montage. I miss that optimistic attitude in America. Some days it really feels like Obama beat it out of us with his insidious health care law.
[The ABC of Hand Tools] (Viewer #38,026)
This is an educational film in two parts. Part one covers metal shop, and part two covers wood shop. Primitive Pete does everything wrong in both environments. He uses the tools incorrectly, allowing the narrator to correct him. It also features his female counterpart, who is constantly distracting him.
I actually remember being show this one in my shop class, so I’ll count this one as effective propaganda.