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''"[[http://youtu.be/uMTLMPcyprg Der Fuehrer's Face]]"'' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1943]] animated cartoon by the Creator/WaltDisney Studios, starring DonaldDuck. It was directed by Jack Kinney and released on January 1, 1943, as an anti-Nazi propaganda movie for the American war effort. Originally called "Donald Duck in Nutzi Land," it was retitled when the theme song by Oliver Wallace became a hit as performed by Music/SpikeJones.

The short depicts Donald as an oppressed citizen of "Nutzi Land", TheThemeParkVersion of war-time Germany where almost everything is shaped like a swastika or an allusion to Hitler. He soon finds himself forced to work 48 hours every day to produce shells for the Fuehrer's war effort. Eventually he goes mad from stress, only to wake up home in America, relieved that his previous experience was AllJustADream.

The film won the 1943 AcademyAward for Animated Short Film, and was the only Donald Duck cartoon to win an Oscar. In 1994, it was voted #22 of "The50GreatestCartoons" of all time by members of the animation field.

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!!! '''Tropes:'''

* AdolfHitlarious
* AllJustADream
* BlackMarketProduce: As a citizen of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, DonaldDuck's breakfast consists of wooden bread, aroma of bacon and eggs, and coffee from a single bean he keeps locked in a safe.
* BlowingARaspberry: Does this after each "HEIL!"
** The BBC banned British artists from performing "Der Fuehrer's Face" live because [[ValuesDissonance they considered raspberry blowing obscene]]. The solution: kazoos.
* CampGay: Just watch the Hermann-Göring-clone swing his hips when he sings about Nazi "super-''duper'' Supermen!" (And those eyelashes...)
* CurseCutShort: Part of the song goes, "Ven der Fuehrer yells, 'I gotta have more shells!'/Ve 'Heil! Heil!' For him, ve make more shells./If one leetle shell should blow him right to-- *CLANG!* (Donald bumps into a much bigger bomb)/Ve 'Heil! Heil!' And vouldn't that be svell?"
* DisneyAcidSequence: When Donald is driven to madness, he has one of these toward the end of the short.
* DrivenToMadness: Donald, toward the end due to working overtime, which leads to the Disney Acid Sequence.
* {{Eagleland}}: When Donald [[AllJustADream wakes up]], he is wearing pajamas with stars and stripes, his room is decorated red, white, and blue, and he even has a small Statue of Liberty in the window. Donald kisses the statue in relief to realize that he lives in the USA. Definitely Flavor 1, though justified since of course this was a wartime propaganda cartoon.
* FacialProfiling: Far more offensive than the Nazi imagery (but garnering far less attention these days) is the incredibly racist caricature of the then-Japanese Emperor, Hirohito. This was standard in wartime cartoons, of course, and Warner Brothers was doing far nastier stuff at the time.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At one point, an exasperated Donald Duck says, "Hell" instead of "Heil" (though, with the way Donald talks, you wouldn't know it from hearing).
* HailToTheThief: The title song pays extremely mocking "respect" to [[AdolfHitlarious Hitler]].
* HypocriticalHumor: When the Japanese sousaphone player clarifies the question, "Is ve not the Supermen?" with an "[[AsianSpeekeeEngrish Ahryan, pure-a Supamen?]]" This is a joke on how in RealLife, Hitler had styled the Japanese 'honorary Aryans'.
* IAteWhat: Germany's so poor that instead of bacon, eggs and toast for breakfast, Donald has to sustain himself with a perfume ''scented'' like bacon & eggs, and cutting a slice of bread - so stale it requires a saw - to chew on. On the other side of the spectrum, he has a ''single coffee bean'' to flavor his water with, but he doesn't get a chance to drink it in the cartoon.
** Donald having to saw the bread is actually a reference to the fact that, in those days, sawdust was put into the bread to save on using flour.
* ImprovisedClothes: Donald's Nazi uniform is made of ''paper''.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Though it's been released on DVD through the Walt Disney Treasures collection, it was banned for a long time before that, never run on DisneyChannel or released on VHS.
* NaziProtagonist: Donald. Thankfully, it turns out to be a dream.
* NoSwastikas: Inverted. EVERYTHING in this cartoon has a swastika on it, including a fire hydrant, a telephone pole, and one soldier's underwear.
** Hell, even the ''clouds, trees and telephone poles'' are shaped like swastikas.
** Donald's house is shaped ''exactly'' like [[VisualPun Hitler's face]].
** When Donald is given a "vacation", he is forced to do aerobics ''in the shape of the swastika''.
* PoirotSpeak: "Into the clothes get!"
* ProducePelting: The film concludes, fittingly, with a caricature of Hitler's face being pelted by a ripe tomato. Its dripping remains spell out "The End."
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The opening credits quote Creator/RichardWagner's "Meistersinger Overture," no doubt satirically as [[HitlerAteSugar the Nazis admired Wagner's music]].
* RingRingCrunch
* SigilSpam: Swastikas are everywhere in Nutzi Land. See the No Swastikas entry.
* StealthParody: Was actually reverse parodied many, many years later in "The Simpsons," when an episode talked about the history of Itchy & Scratchy and its creator, Roger Myers Sr. The concept falls into OlderThanTheyThink for many younger viewers. [[spoiler: The episode reveals that Myers Sr. created a pro-Nazi Itchy & Scratchy cartoon that was quickly shelved into CanonDiscontinuity.]]
* [[TakeThat Take That, Hitler!]] [[TitleDrop In your face!]]
* ThoseWackyNazis
* TokenMinority: Hirohito
* UserOperationProhibitFlag: In an attempt to nip misunderstandings in the bud, The {{Disney}} WartimeCartoon {{DVD}} features non-skippable, non-fast-forwardable commentaries by Leonard Maltin, who explains the satirical nature of the cartoon. Given that any reasonable person would have a takeaway of "ThoseWackyNazis suck" from the film, this also probably counts as ViewersAreMorons, but it's probably better to be safe when it comes to Nazi stuff, especially if you're the Disney Corporation and your original creator (Walt Disney) has been hounded with allegations that he was a Nazi sympathizer at worst and an anti-Semite at best.
* TheVillainSucksSong
* WartimeCartoon

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