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Release Date:
9 December 1939 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Two baby squirrels ask grandpa to explain what "men" are when he comes in singing "peace on earth, goodwill to men". Grandpa tells the story of man's last war. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Nobel Peace See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Mel Blanc ... Grandpa Squirrel (voice) (uncredited)
The Hollywood Choir Boys ... Vocalists (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Hugh Harman (uncredited)
 
Produced by
Hugh Harman .... producer
Fred Quimby .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Scott Bradley (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
9 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #5738) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
The first short subject to receive a Parents Magazine Medal.See more »
Quotes:
Grandpa Squirrel:It was awful. It was terrible. Why, they fought and they fought and they fought, until... until there was only two of them left.
[each soldier shoots the other and goes down]
Grandpa Squirrel:And that was the end of the last man on Earth.
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Tom and Jerry Christmas Special (1987) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hark! the Herald Angels SingSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Nobel Peace, 7 December 2012
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

A squirrel grandad visits his boy/girl twins on a snowy Xmas eve to tell them the story of 'Man' - violent, terrible creatures who killed each other off in a never-ending series of wars. As the last man on earth dies the animals take it back and build a happy utopia on the charred rubble. Naturally, cute, furry animals won't be using flame-throwers on each other any time soon. Though I'm not really sure if the animals taking cues from an old bible negates the point.

It's a very important cartoon and was nominated for an Academy Award (losing to Disney's much less significant The Ugly Duckling) as well as a Nobel Peace prize - the only cartoon ever to do so. Of all the Xmas cartoons and specials, this is probably the most poignant.

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