Der Fuehrer's Face(Movie, 1943)

| 8min | Genre: Animation
Der Fuehrer's FaceRating: 3.5/5 (with 6161 votes)
Der Fuehrer's Face (originally titled Donald Duck in Nutziland or A Nightmare in Nutziland) is an American anti-Nazi propaganda short film produced by Walt Disney Productions, created in 1942 and released on January 1, 1943 by RKO Radio Pictures. The cartoon, which features Donald Duck in a nightmare setting working at a factory in Nazi Germany, was made in an effort to sell war bonds and is an example of American propaganda during World War II. The film was directed by Jack Kinney and written by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer. Spike Jones released a version of Oliver Wallace's theme for the short before the film was released. Der Fuehrer's Face won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 15th Academy Awards. It is the only Donald Duck film to receive the honor, although eight other films have also been nominated. In 1994, it was voted Number 22 of "the 50 Greatest Cartoons" of all time by members of the animation field. However, because of the propagandistic nature of the short and the depiction of Donald Duck as a Nazi (albeit a deeply reluctant one), Disney kept the film out of general circulation after its original release. Its first home release came in 2004 with the release... ()
Movie poster of Der Fuehrer's Face

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Awards & Nominations for Der Fuehrer's Face

Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

About Der Fuehrer's Face

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.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: German (DE), English (EN)
Translated into 8 languages: Danish (DA), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 01/01/1943
Appearing Characters: Donald Duck
Director: Jack Kinney
Producer: Walt Disney
Screenwriter: Dick Huemer, Joe Grant
Composer: Oliver Wallace
Performer: Spike Jones
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"El rostro del Fuhrer"

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1927 All Wet
1941 Timber
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1943 Der Fuehrer's Face
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1945 No Sail
1947 Bongo
1953 Melody

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:15161, Added: 02/19/2018, Last updated: 02/12/2024