DISNEY’S ABC’S OF HAND TOOLS

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In 1946, long before it owned the ABC Television Network or created alphabet spelling books for children, Disney made an industrial film for General Motors called ABC’S of Hand Tools. Bill Roberts directed this educational short, aimed at adults, which demonstrates the proper use of common tools. The interesting thing is that the film (and accompanying booklet) re-uses the character “Emotion” (an uncouth caveman, and caricature of Ward Kimball, from the 1943 wartime cartoon Reason And Emotion – also directed by Roberts), here with a new name, “Primitive Pete”. Bob Sokol posted a pdf of the entire booklet here. J.J. Sedelmaier sent us large scans (below) of several pages of his copy.

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