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Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)

Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

Directors:

Jack Kinney (uncredited), Ben Sharpsteen (uncredited)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Nazi (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A marching band of Germans, Italians, and Japanese march through the streets of swastika-motif Nutziland, serenading "Der Fuehrer's Face." Donald Duck, not living in the region by choice, struggles to make do with disgusting Nazi food rations and then with his day of toil at a Nazi artillery factory. After a nervous breakdown, Donald awakens to find that his experience was in fact a nightmare. Written by David Gerstein <96dag@williams.edu>

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The picture from which the song sensation was taken!


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Der Fuehrer's Face was also the first of two animated short films to be set during the War to win an Oscar, the other being Tom and Jerry's short film, The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943). See more »

Quotes

Donald Duck: [sees the shadow of someone saluting] Heil Hit...
[sees the shadow is a miniature Statue of Liberty]
Donald Duck: Oh boy!
[kisses it]
Donald Duck: Am I glad to be a citizen of the United States of America.
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Crazy Credits

A caricature of Hitler is hit by a tomato, which then runs into the words THE END. See more »

Connections

Featured in Secret Lives: Walt Disney (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Der Fuehrer's Face
By Oliver Wallace
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User Reviews

 
Extremely effective
26 May 2004 | by TheOtherFoolSee all my reviews

This is such a great propaganda piece! Donald Duck is a worker (well, slave really) in Nutzi land, which basically is nazi Germany. There's a fantastic piece when Donald is working in a factory in a way that reminds us of Chaplin in Modern Times. Throughout the film a really catchy song is playing that is making fun of Hitler.

In the end it turns to be all a dream and Donald is waking up in the USA. He turns patriotic while stating he's so glad to be a citizen in the United States. Oh well, it's propaganda, people!

Propaganda so well made, it should be hailed (no pun intended) for it, as the movie makes fun of Hitler and his gang in an effective, but also hilarious way. 8/10!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

1 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Donald Duck in Nutzi Land See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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