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Gregor Ziemer (book) and
Joe Grant (adaptation)
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15 January 1943 (USA) See more »
A young German boy is indoctrinated into conforming with the Nazi social mindset Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Art Smith ... Narrator
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Directed by
Clyde Geronimi (uncredited)
Writing credits
Gregor Ziemer (book "Education for Death")

Joe Grant  adaptation

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Oliver Wallace (uncredited)
Animation Department
Milt Kahl .... animator (uncredited)
Ward Kimball .... animator (uncredited)
Herbert Ryman .... layout artist (uncredited)
Frank Thomas .... animator (uncredited)
Bill Tytla .... animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Edward H. Plumb .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Frederick Stark .... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"The Story of One of Hitler's Children as Adapted from: Education for Death - The Making of the Nazi" - USA (complete title)
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10 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | UK:A | USA:Approved (certificate #8732)

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Along with Der Fuehrer's Face (1942) Disney once said that this film will never be released again in any format. However, both films have been released on a DVD set chronicling the studio's WWII films in 2004.See more »
Narrator:Remember the fairy tale of the Sleeping Beauty? Hans was taught that the wicked witch... was Democracy. And Sleeping Beauty, who can she be? Aha, here comes the prince!
[the Prince rides forward on his horse to Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries." The Witch jumps out of a window]
Narrator:The Prince is victorious! Democracy has fled. He breaks the magic spell with a kiss. The Princess... is Germany.
[the Princess is revealed as a buxom Germania in a Valkyrie helmet]
Narrator:And the brave, handsome knight... you know who he is.
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Chilling. And somehow still relevant., 25 July 2004
Author: Shawn Watson ( from The Underverse

In this dark Disney short (directed by the same guy who did Lady and the Tramp and Peter Pan) we see a young German couple take their newborn baby to be registered as one of 'Hitler's Children'. They have to prove their ethnic origin all the way back to their great-grandparents to authenticate the child's pure Aryan blood. One of Hitler's biggest mistakes is the fact that blue eyes/blonde hair is a recessive gene and is 3 out of 4 times dominated by dark eyes/hair.

The parents must choose a name for the child but can only take what is not already chosen from 'the list'. They choose Hans, which ends up being okay. Soon the child is in school and is taught warped versions of typical values. Hans is told of a fox hunting a rabbit. He takes sympathy on the poor rabbit and is ridiculed and tormented by his teacher and classmates. The lesson of 'only the strong survive' is brutally hammered into him.

And when Hans gets sick his parents are warned to cease all 'mollycoddling' and he better get well quickly. Hitler's children do no get sick and those who do are taken away and never heard from again.

More and more evil lesson and hailing the Fuehrer follow. Soon Hans is a grown man, marching in line with all the other soldiers. Neither of them are individuals. They are robots believing what Hitler wants them to believe. Doing what Hitler wants them to do. Saying what Hitler wants them to say. None of them know joy, happiness or laughter.

And soon Hans is dead. Sympathy is felt for the child within who died a long time ago.

It's alarming when you consider that this may feel far-fetched yet in today's society we are still reared and duped by lying world leaders. We still believe nonsense we read in tabloids and fear and xenophobia still overpower common sense.

A very chilling cartoon.

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