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Russian Rhapsody (1944)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 20 May 1944 (USA)
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 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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Hitler's promise to "bomben that Irish general Tim O'Shenko" is a reference to Soviet general Semyon Timoshenko. See more »

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Termiteski: [after rhythmically eating several sections of an airplane wing, burping at the end of each section] Nyah, I hope you folks will pardon me for say-ink... BURRRRPPP!
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Spoofs A Zoot Suit with a Reet Pleat (1942) See more »

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Song of the Volga Boatman
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Gremlins wrecking havoc on Nazis
9 January 2001 | by (CALIfornia) – See all my reviews

During the early 1940s, It was pretty easy for allied nations to mock Adolph Hitler and his Nazi ways. But shortly after a year when this cartoon first appeared, footage of the concentration camps was released world-wide to stunned individuals. All of a sudden, Hitler and the Nazi party were no laughing matter.

So maybe this was why I never saw this toon air on my television during my youth years. Yet I recently caught it and *shocker* enjoyed it! Mel Blanc did an amusing job imitating Hitler plus the Gremlin theme song is pretty catchy! Along with the energetic directing by Bob Clampet (Nearly all of his toons had some anarchy in them) and the familiar faces of Warner Bros. animators & execs, put on the bodies of the gremlins,make this cartoon memorable.

It's best to watch it with an open mind,forget what Hitler stood for, and enjoy watching the "Gremlins from der Kremlin" .


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