The US joining World War II with the subsequent reorientation of the huge American economy for military needs led to the fact that the giant sector of the entertainment industry began to work for the army, including animator artists. Military propaganda received a whole lot of high-quality propaganda products, and almost every institution and department of the country got its own recognizable style of propaganda posters.
In 1942, the Office for Emergency Management (OEM) under the US Presidential Administration, together with the Office of War Information (OWI) and one of the country's largest aircraft manufacturing companies, Douglas, launched a large-scale campaign for the optimization of the production on its enterprises. It was focused on labor discipline and saving of tools and materials. The central figure in the campaign was Tokio Kid, created by artist Jack Campbell.
It was not hard to recognize the Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo in this cartoonish character giving out bad advice – moustache, glasses, jacket with boots and a service cap. Over the next three years, Douglas workshops were decorated with many different caricatures with ludicrous Japanese.