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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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An excellent MGM Christmas cartoon See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Mel Blanc ... Grandpa Squirrel (voice) (uncredited)
The Hollywood Choir Boys ... Vocalists (voice) (uncredited)
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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:
Both this short and its remake Good Will to Men (1955) were nominated for the Best Short Subjects Oscar.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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An excellent MGM Christmas cartoon, 10 November 2009
Author: Julia Arsenault (ja_kitty_71) from Canada

An excellent Christmas cartoon (another favorite holiday), and also a great way of showing what nuclear war can do mankind; I absolutely hated war, and I hope nuclear war never happens. There is a 1955 remake called "Good Will to Men" but I love this one. I think remember watching this short a LONG time ago, but it kind of slip my mind; that is until I have watched it on T.C.M's "Cartoon Alley" last December, they were showing Christmas cartoons at the time. When I have first watched this short, I know it certainly lives up to the old saying : "Peace on Earth, and Good will towards Men."

And if I had to choose which is better : this short or the other one; it would be this short.

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