We had to watch it in 6th grade. I was in 6th grade in 1968 I think. Even then we knew it was propaganda. Our teacher presented it to us as a warning about propaganda. In fact, after the movie, we discussed propaganda, and our assignment was to read 1984. I did my book report on that. That was creepy.
Back then, I thought the pony was stupid. At our parties, we did the swim, and, the go-go.