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Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)

Approved | | Family, Short, War | 1 January 1943 (USA)
Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

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Cast

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Billy Bletcher ...
Nazi (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A marching band of Germans, Italians, and Japanese march through the streets of swastika-motif Nutziland, serenading "Der Fuehrer's Face." Donald Duck, not living in the region by choice, struggles to make do with disgusting Nazi food rations and then with his day of toil at a Nazi artillery factory. After a nervous breakdown, Donald awakens to find that his experience was in fact a nightmare. Written by David Gerstein <96dag@williams.edu>

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The picture from which the song sensation was taken!


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Donald Duck in Nutzi Land  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The phrase "Heil Hitler" was spoken 33 and a half times, the half being interrupted by Donald realizing he was staring at the shadow of the miniature Statue of Liberty. See more »

Quotes

Nazi: Ist we not der super men?
Japanese soldier: Aryan pure super men?
Soldier: Ja, we ist der super men!
Singers: [Prissy voice] Super-duper super men!
Nazi: Ist dis Nazi Land so good? Would you leave it if you could?
Singers: Ja, dis Nazi Land ist good!
Italian soldier: We would leave if we could.
Soldier: We bring the world's new order.
[toots flute]
Japanese soldier: [waves small Japanese flag] Heil Hitler's New World Order.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

A caricature of Hitler is hit by a tomato, which then runs into the words THE END. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Herr Meets Hare (1945) See more »

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Der Fuehrer's Face
By Oliver Wallace
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This is a remarkable piece of work!
10 October 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short won an Academy Award and should have! An exceptionally tough cartoon to see, as it's most difficult to find. Disney, with some understandable reluctance, has not made this available. While understandable, I don't agree with the choice they've made here. This cartoon should be seen, it should be widely available and is a big part of the Golden Age of Disney. Qute probably the best theatrical short Disney ever made (certainly the best that I've seen) and it's unfortunate that DIsney has clearly consigned it to the vaults. I fervently hope they change their minds. My highest recommendation here. Worth the trouble to locate and should be in print!!!


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