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Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)

Approved | | Family, Short, War | 1 January 1943 (USA)
Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

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... Nazi (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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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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Donald Duck in Nutzi Land  »

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Trivia

Released on the "Disney Treasures On The Front Lines" DVD for the first time since 1942. See more »

Quotes

Donald Duck: Am I glad to be a citizen of the United States of America.
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A caricature of Hitler is hit by a tomato, which then runs into the words THE END. See more »

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Featured in DVD-R Hell: Heil Honey, I'm Home (2011) See more »

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Der Fuehrer's Face
By Oliver Wallace
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Effective and Caustic Propaganda in Times of War
9 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

In World War II, a marching band playing "Der Fuehrer's Face" passes by Donald Duck's house. He awakes, has a poor breakfast with stale bread. Then he goes to an army factory where he works in the production of ammunition brainwashed by the Nazi propaganda. Donald Duck has a nervous breakdown with the stressed situation but when he awakes, he finds that he had a nightmare and he actually lives in United States of America.

The historical cartoon "Der Fuehrer's Face" is an effective and caustic propaganda in times of war. Despite being dated in 2009, the despair of Donald Duck is still a hilarious fun against the Nazism and tyranny of Hitler. My vote is six.

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