* AcceptableTargets: The cartoon insults Nazis generally, Hitler specifically. Could a target be any more acceptable? The racist caricature of Hirohito is arguably an exception, although certainly not at the time the cartoon was made.
* {{Anvilicious}}: it's a WartimeCartoon so it is to be expected
* EarWorm: The title song.
* HarsherInHindsight[=/=]FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** The entire damn thing.
** Special mention goes to the racist Japanese stereotyping.
** And the third chorus mentioning people "working into their graves". Two years later, the world finds that hundreds of thousands, if not a million Jews, prisoners of war, and other 'undesirables' were used as slave laborers, many suffering that very fate, to say nothing of the millions [[FinalSolution simply killed outright]].
* HilariousInHindsight: Donald's nightmare has [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros bullet shells with faces and arms]].
** One of the lines in the song is "Ist ve not the supermen." {{Superman}} later on fights the Nazis.
*** Especially funny if you remember that Millenium in ''{{Manga/Hellsing}}'' were Nazi vampires (i.e. "supermen").
** While Donald is assembling the small bullet-like shells, we hear this line in the song: "If one little shell should blow him (Hitler) right to [[CurseCutShort *CLANG!*]]" Two years later: he commits suicide by shooting himself.
* MemeticMutation: The image of DonaldDuck performing the Nazi salute with a swastika armband was very popular on ImageBoards due to the sheer "what."-ness that it induced if you are unfamiliar with the cartoon.
* [[NightmareFuel/{{Disney}} Nightmare Fuel]]: The aforementioned DisneyAcidSequence.
* OvershadowedByControversy: Thanks to the internet, a lot of people have heard that there's a Disney cartoon where Donald Duck is a Nazi. Very few of them, apparently, know that it's a scathing satire of Nazi Germany and instead assume that it's pro-Nazi propaganda. Hence, the cartoon is often accompanied with a NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The Nazis are bad, the USA is good. Thank your lucky stars and stripes you're an American.
* ValuesDissonance: The racist Japanese stereotyping, and Goering being portrayed as {{Camp}}, possibly CampGay.
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