ARTBEAT: Adolf Hitler loved Walt Disney cartoon art … that’s why he copied them!

TWO OF A KIND: PINOCCHIO BY WALT DISNEY. PINOCCHIO BY THE ARTIST, ADOLF HITLER.

POINT OF VIEW: HITLER SAID THAT SNOW WHITE WAS ONE OF THE BEST FILMS EVER MADE. Below: BASHFUL … HE WAS ALWAYS SHY.

Adapted by FRANK MORRIS

Doc, a Walt Disney character from the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was sketched by Adolf Hitler during part of World War Two.

William Hakvaag, director of a war museum in northern Norway, said there was no independent confirmation that the drawing was the work of the Nazi leader, who tried to make a living as an artist before going into politics.

Hakvaag is on record as saying that there had been a series of drawings hidden in a painting signed “A.Hitler” that he brought at German auction for about $300.

He found three coloured cartoons of dwarfs from the 1937 Walt Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, signed A.H. There was an unsigned sketch of Pinocchio, another Disney character, he said.

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He said he had done tests on the paintings and suggested they date from 1940. Hakvaag told Reuters that he was “100 percent sure that these are drawings by Hitler. If one wanted to make a forgery, one would never hide it in the back of a picture where it might never be discovered”.

The initials on the sketches, and the signature on the painting, matched other copies of Hitler’s handwriting, he said.
“Hitler had a copy of Snow White,” Hakvaag said. “He thought this was one of the best movies ever made,” Hakvaag said about the animated classic, which was an adaptation of a German fairy tale.

Said to be by Hitler, nineteen watercolours and two sketches were sold in Britain a few years ago for a total of $59,000.

Yes, Hitler allegedly loved Disney animated movies. In particular, Snow White and the seven Dwarfs and often Nazis reportedly sourced Disney animated movies for the dictator to watch.

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COMING: More on ARTBEAT. Ike Eisenhower – the paintings he loved the most.


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Australia gets its first newspaper! In 1803, George Howe started The Gazette and New Wales Advertiser. It’s 16 years since l commented on this new arrival, now 216 years young. At the Museum of Sydney, it began with a Breakfast Briefing and a panel of well-known speakers who spoke many of things related to Howe, including the monopoly on Australian journalism … Pearl Turton: she was Queen of the waves … Dog horoscopes: Here is part of dog’s “star” that lets you know how to treat it … Pearl S. Buck, winner of a Noble Prize for literature, lived 40 years in China and 40 years in America. “I came as a stranger to my country, having lived in China. Coming in March.


FLYING PASSENGER: Drones are ready to take off!

THE STUFF OF SCIENCE FICTION IS CLOSE TO BECOMING REALITY. KARL WILSON REPORTS.

Adapted by FRANK MORRIS

TAKE OFF: THE EHANG 184, ELECTRICALLY POWERED PASSENGER DRONE, IN DUBAI. Below: THE ‘TAXI’ -- READY, SET, GO!

In February, the drone manufacturer Ehang, put out a video of the world’s first passenger drone, the Ehang 184. It showed the drone being put through its paces with and without a passenger. Many analysts watched the demonstration in amazement. The future was suddenly upon us.

The electric drone can carry one passenger, weighing up to 100kg, and travels at up to 100 km an hour. The Ehang 184, has been described as the “world’s first all-electric, consumer-facing autonomous passenger drone. In short, it is a “flying car”.

Two and half years ago, Ehang was virtually unknown in the technology world.

It strutted its stuff at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2016. And it made a bold claim: that it would build a completely autonomous, passenger-carrying quadcopter, a multirotor helicopter that is lifted by four rotors that it said would revolutionise mobility.

Now, no-one is laughing. Quadcopters, flying cars or taxis are a reality.

Ehang is not the only Chinese company involved in the research and development of flying cars.

THE SYSTEMS TAKE OVER

Flying cars are set to disrupt the personal mobility space of the future. There’re at least 10 early entrants expected to launch various versions by 2022.

With the newly developed Ehang 184, it seems that all passengers need to do is climb into the small cabin, fasten their seat belts, and the automated flight system does takes over. The drone has been tested more than 1000 times and is designed to withstand gales with wind speeds of up 50 km/h, the company said.

Analysts believe that flying cars and air taxis that ferry people … will be commonplace within in the next decades.

<< The China Post, 2018.

Frank Morris comments: The next frontier in technology is to take human workers out of dangerous subterranean situations, says The Australian’s The Art of The Deal magazine. Hovermap, is an Australian invention, developed inside Data61 … flying autonomous missions inside underground environments, such as mine shafts, collecting high-quality data for 3D mapping. Another being tested in the UK since 2016 is an autonomous drone delivery. Some envision a future where this kind of food delivery will make fridges obsolete.                                                                                      


Time magazine: How did plastic straws become so popular

CHEAPER: PLASTIC BECOMES MORE POPULAR.

The plastic straw version, says Time magazine, jumped in popularity during the post-World War 2 years, as plastics became cheaper. Today, while it’s difficult to count, some say the US alone uses 500 million of disposable straws daily.

Posted in: Grand Years with Frank Morris at 15 February 19

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