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The Ducktators (1942)

Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito are portrayed as ducks taking over a barnyard.

Director:

Norm McCabe (as Norman McCabe)

Writer:

Melvin Millar (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Hitler Duck / Hirohito Duck / Dove of Peace / Jerry Colonna Rabbit / South German Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Michael Maltese Michael Maltese ... Mussolini Duck (voice) (uncredited)
John McLeish John McLeish ... Narrator - Dove of Peace (voice) (uncredited)
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Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito are portrayed as ducks taking over a barnyard.

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los patos dictadores See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Comedians
(uncredited)
from "The Bartered Bride"
Music by Bedrich Smetana
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WWII propaganda piece
10 June 2004 | by TheOtherFoolSee all my reviews

World War II cartoon spoofing Adolf Hitler and his companions. One day, a duck is born in an animal town, and when it comes out of the egg it immediately resembles Hitler, mustache and all. His first words: Sieg Heil!

Also introduced is Mussolini as a gullible goose before the film turns a bit more serious with a peace dove wondering what has happened to his town ('have they forgot it's love that's bright, and not is gained by show of might'). I love it when 'Hitler' uses the shredder on 'sacred pledges'; the 'treaty tearer upper'. It reminds me of Seinfeld language :)

The peace dove can't take it no more in the end and decides to kick some German, Italian and Japanese butt. The ending is somewhat abrupt and the film sometimes a bit lame ('we wish to apologize to the nice ducks and geese in the audience') but overall a pretty good cartoon. Interesting to watch as a time piece: 7/10.


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