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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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(uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
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

Released on the "Disney Treasures On The Front Lines" DVD for the first time since 1942. See more »

Quotes

Singers: Ven Der Fuehrer yells "I gotta have more shells!", ve heil! Heil! For him ve make more shells! If one little shell should blow him right to...
[clang]
Singers: Ve heil! Heil! And wouldn't that be swell!
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A caricature of Hitler is hit by a tomato, which then runs into the words THE END. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944) See more »

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Der Fuehrer's Face
By Oliver Wallace
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An interesting and funny propaganda Disney short.
2 January 2006 | by (Orange County, California) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw screen caps of this short cartoon, I didn't know what to think. Then I saw it, and realized how clever those guys at Disney are.

I won't really give anything away (it's about Donald Duck working for the Nazis, and in true Disney style, comes to a cute ending), but you should just see it yourself. It's a superb example of how bad the Nazi soldiers were treated and overworked mixed with comedy. About finding it, you can download it off a few internet joke sites (someone of an IMDb thread for this movie posted a link from steak and cheese DOT COM), and it was recently released as part of a Disney box set of War-time shorts commemorating the WWII era. It's also available in a lot of college libraries, in a 16mm print.

My rating: 10/10 (a pretty good cartoon poking fun at the WWII political state).


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