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Russian Rhapsody (1944)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  20 May 1944 (USA)
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As Adolf Hitler personally flies a bomber on a mission to the Soviet Union, the gremlins from the Kremlin set about to stop him.

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Adolf Hitler / Gremlin from the Kremlin (voice) (uncredited)
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Adolf Hitler sends his greatest pilot to bomb Moscow: himself. But his mission is sabotaged by gremlins, little creatures who attack not only his plane, but Der Fuhrer's person. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Many of the gremlins are caricatures of Warner Brothers cartoon studios staff, including Leon Schlesinger, Mel Blanc, Michael Maltese, Rod Scribner, and Friz Freleng. See more »

Quotes

Adolf Hitler: [ala Lew Lehr] Nazis is the cwaziest peoples.
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Follows Falling Hare (1943) See more »

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Ach, Du Lieber Augustine
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for once, the Russians are unequivocally the good guys
17 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Throughout the Cold War, it was customary to portray Russians as drunk at best, evil at worst. Even today in movies, Russians tend to get relegated to the roles of mobsters and corrupt oligarchs. Apparently, we've forgotten that the Soviet Union was our staunch ally in World War II. "Russian Rhapsody" sticks with that. It portrays Hitler -ranting like in "The Great Dictator" - concerned about German planes going missing over Russia, so he decides to fly there personally (he's the best pilot). During the flight, Gremlins from the Kremlin start dancing all over his plane and dismantling it.

I should say that this isn't the best Looney Tunes cartoon. Far from it. But I just like that there was one cartoon that portrayed Russians positively.


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