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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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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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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:
Several of the animators who worked on this anti-war cartoon were veterans of World War One, and had experienced combat similar to that depicted in the film. In a darkly ironic note, they would be working on wartime propaganda cartoons two years later.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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Would Like to Purchase This, 14 October 2006
Author: Pureout from United States

I watched this movie last December and was enthralled with it. I vowed I would purchase a copy of it for each of my three siblings and their families for the next Christmas, and that's right around the corner now. Not sure where to purchase this, however. It was so "right on" and amazing how it shows us how the little animals are much smarter than the big animals that currently are trying to run the government of the United States. If you get a chance, watch this cool little Christmas cartoon because it will surely put a smile on your face while engaging your brain and heart at the same time, but don't let it depress you too much because you will see that it's amazing how the innocent animals know how to keep themselves secure in the face of major threats.

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