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Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)

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

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Jack Kinney (uncredited)
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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!


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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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Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally called "Donald Duck in Nutzi Land," the title was changed after the success of the song "Der Fuehrer's Face" by Spike Jones and His City Slickers. The song, composed by Oliver Wallace, is a parody of the Nazi anthem, "Horst-Wessel-Lied." See more »

Quotes

Donald Duck: [being forced to make bombs at a ridiculously fast pace] I can't stand it! I can't stand it! I'm going nuts! Stop! Stop! Stop!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Der Fuehrer's Face
By Oliver Wallace
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This is a remarkable piece of work!
10 October 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short won an Academy Award and should have! An exceptionally tough cartoon to see, as it's most difficult to find. Disney, with some understandable reluctance, has not made this available. While understandable, I don't agree with the choice they've made here. This cartoon should be seen, it should be widely available and is a big part of the Golden Age of Disney. Qute probably the best theatrical short Disney ever made (certainly the best that I've seen) and it's unfortunate that DIsney has clearly consigned it to the vaults. I fervently hope they change their minds. My highest recommendation here. Worth the trouble to locate and should be in print!!!


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