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9 December 1939 (USA) See more »
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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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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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More than sixty years old, but still packs a punch 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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Both this short and its remake Good Will to Men (1955) were nominated for the Best Short Subjects Oscar.See more »
Quotes:
Grandpa Squirrel:Good will to men, yes, good will to men.
Baby Squirrel 1:What are men, Grandpa?
Baby Squirrel 2:Yeah, Grandpa, what are men?
Grandpa Squirrel:Huh? What's that?... Well there ain't no men in the world no more, sonnys... nope, no more men. But as I remember the critters, well they was like monsters. They wore great big iron pots on their heads. They walked on their hind legs, and they carried terrible-looking shootin' irons with knives on the end of them. And their eyes flashed, and they had these tremendous big snoots, like this, that curled down and fastened onto their stomachs.
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Tom and Jerry Christmas Special (1987) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silent Night, Holy NightSee more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
More than sixty years old, but still packs a punch, 26 February 2001

This cartoon is one of the finest produced by MGM and hasn't really lost it's impact even after sixty years. Given that the shadows of WWII lurked during its preparation, the thoughts of those involved in its preparation are fairly obvious. Although I understand why The Ugly Duckling won the Oscar (it's a beautifully crafted short and deserved recognition), I wish that this one had won or at least tied. MGM did a reprise on this one in the 1950s called, "Good Will To Men" that was good and well worth seeing, but this one is better. The Cartoon Network runs this one and it's also in print. Well worth your time. Early use of roto-scoping (live footage fimed and then animated) is excellent. Profoundly recommended. Anyone who argues animation isn't an art-form should see this!

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