In 1933, Walter Lantz made a cartoon starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit called “Confidence,” where the Depression causes harm to Oswald and his barnyard friends, and so Oswald goes to Franklin Delano Roosevelt to get a lesson — in song! — about the only thing that can cure the Depression.
For some reason, I’ve been thinking about this cartoon a lot.
Here is a link to the cartoon (embedding disabled).
The Depression stuff starts at 2:21, and FDR appears at 5:00. BTW, Tex Avery was one of the animators.
Or if you want a less upbeat take on financial crisis, there’s always Bob and June Wheeler from Night Court.
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