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Release Date:
17 July 1943 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
There's a Thrill in the Air!
Plot:
An animated documentary promoting of the soundness of strategic aerial bombing in World War II. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Alexander de Seversky ... Himself (as Major Alexander P. de Seversky)
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Art Baker ... Narrator (voice)
Billy Mitchell ... Himself (archive footage)
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Directed by
James Algar (sequence director: animation)
Clyde Geronimi (sequence director: animation)
Jack Kinney (sequence director: animation)
H.C. Potter (scenes with Major Seversky)
 
Writing credits
Alexander de Seversky (book "Victory Through Air Power") (as Maj. Alexander P. Seversky)

Perce Pearce (story direction)

T. Hee (story adaptation) &
Erdman Penner (story adaptation) &
William Cottrell (story adaptation) &
James Bodrero (story adaptation) (as Jim Bodrero) &
Vernon Stallings (story adaptation) (as George Stallings)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Edward H. Plumb  (as Edward Plumb)
Paul J. Smith 
Oliver Wallace 
 
Cinematography by
Ray Rennahan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Dennis 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Irvine 
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan (interior decoration)
 
Production Management
Daniel Keefe .... production manager (as Dan Keefe)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Bruner .... assistant director (uncredited)
Lou Debney .... assistant director (uncredited)
Lloyd Richardson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tom Codrick .... art direction: animation
Don DaGradi .... art direction: animation (as Donald Da Gradi)
Cliff Devirian .... art direction: animation
Don Griffith .... art direction: animation
Bill Herwig .... art direction: animation
Karl Karpé .... art direction: animation
Charles Philippi .... art direction: animation
Elmer Plummer .... art direction: animation
Herbert Ryman .... art direction: animation
Glenn Scott .... art direction: animation (as Glen Scott)
Marc Davis .... story sketches (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lodge Cunningham .... sound recordist
C.O. Slyfield .... sound recordist
 
Animation Department
Edwin Aardal .... animator (as Ed Aardal)
Dick Anthony .... background artist
Jack Boyd .... animator (as Carleton Boyd)
Nino Carbe .... background artist
Claude Coats .... background artist
Al Dempster .... background artist
Hugh Fraser .... animator
David Hand .... animation supervisor
Ray Huffine .... background artist
Ollie Johnston .... animator (as Oliver M. Johnston Jr.)
Bill Justice .... animator
Ward Kimball .... animator
John Lounsbery .... animator
John McManus .... animator
Joshua Meador .... animator (as Josh Meador)
George Rowley .... animator
John Sibley .... animator
Joe Stahley .... background artist
Norman Tate .... animator (as Norm Tate)
Harvey Toombs .... animator
Bill Tytla .... animator
Marvin Woodward .... animator
Marc Davis .... character designer (uncredited)
Rae McSpadden .... ink and paint artist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sidney Fine .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Frederick Stark .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Clifford Vaughan .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Natalie Kalmus .... color director
Morgan Padelford .... associate color director
 
Thanks
Billy Mitchell .... dedicatee
 

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Runtime:
70 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Sweden:(Banned) (1944) | UK:U (1943)

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Trivia:
Walt Disney was already working on a picture about the history of aviation when production began on this film, so that material was used as a prologue.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The film claims the German's used air power to break through the Maginot line to conquer France. In reality, the German forces avoided directly engaging the Line and instead completely circumvented it.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Billy Mitchell:Today, a war is very different than the last European war was. Now air power is the dominant feature of military operations. Air power can fly directly to the vital centers of an opposing state and neutralize them. It can destroy the cities, it can wreck the aqueducts, it can knock out the lines of communication, it can destroy the food supplies, and make the people helpless to resist.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in A Conversation with John Hench (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Columbia, the Gem of the OceanSee more »

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Wow -- "Victory Through Air Power" on DVD!, 19 May 2004
Author: Greg Lovern from Bellevue, WA

When I was about 13 years old around 1978, our school teacher had our class watch a 16mm print of the first part of Disney's "Victory Through Air Power", which is all in animation and is about the history of aviation. I loved it. In the decades since, I'd always clearly remembered the comical shot of an early WWI fighter plane pilot using a machine gun before the technology to synchronize machine guns with propellers had been developed.

When I became interested in Disney animation several years ago, I hoped to find a copy of that one. But I learned that it had never been released on any videotape or videodisc format, and that my only glimmer of hope of ever seeing it again was to buy a 16mm film projector and find an old 16mm print, and probably pay a lot for it. More than any other, this title had me seriously thinking about doing that.

It's been some time since I've kept up with new DVD releases. I was shopping at Costco today and stumbled across some of Disney's "Treasures Limited Edition" tins. I already had some of those, but I noticed that these were titles I hadn't seen before. I tossed the Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck titles into my cart, passed on one that was about Tomorrow Land, and dug through to make sure I hadn't missed any. I could hardly believe my eyes when I picked up one that said "On the Front Lines" and "The War Years". My first thought was to wonder if it included that aviation history I had seen in 1978. I turned it over and yes, it said it included not only the aviation history part I had seen then, but the entire film!

Somewhat in a daze, I went straight to the checkout line, then straight home, then straight to the DVD player. Even my wife watched it with me, I guess because she could see how excited I was about it.

I loved it in 1978 on 16mm, and I loved it again in 2004 on DVD. It's at once an interesting history, attractive animation, and fun entertainment. I was also interested to see the realism in animation of planes I had learned about over the years.

The live action part was also very interesting and well worth watching, if a little on the tedious side at times, especially for my wife. It's certainly very interesting to consider how this movie may have changed the course of the war, or more precisely, this movie may have brought enough attention to the book that inspired it, and to that book's brilliant and prophetic author, to have changed the course of the war.

It was so interesting, I plan to watch it again soon -- though my wife probably won't.

I'm struggling to articulate how it feels to suddenly stumble across this title on a very well-made DVD, after not seeing it at all for 26 years and having more or less given up any serious hope of ever seeing it again. It's still almost a little hard to believe.

When I looked up this DVD title on the web, I was a little startled to find that I had bought it on the very day it was released! (May 18th, 2004)

It looks like Disney has let the earlier "Treasures Limited Edition" tins go out of print, and undoubtedly they will do the same with "On the Front Lines". If you have any interest at all in aviation history, and/or in WWII, and/or in rare Disney animation gems, then "On the Front Lines" is a must-have, just for Victory Through Air Power. (I haven't even watched most of the shorts on the DVD yet.)

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