[[caption-width-right:300:So ve "Heil! Heil!" right in Der Fuehrer's Face!]]

'''Der Fuehrer's Face''' is a [[UsefulNotes/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 UsefulNotes/NaziGermany 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 UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Animated Short Film, and was the only Donald Duck cartoon to win an Oscar.

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* AdolfHitlarious: Hitler is mocked throughout the cartoon, concluding with his face getting pelted with an overripe tomato.
* AllJustADream: When it looks like "Nutzi Land" just can't get any worse, Donald wakes up and finds himself in his American home, much to his relief.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: Donald's bread being so stale he has to cut it with with a handsaw is PlayedForLaughs, but due to wartime rationing in World War II, sawdust actually was put into bread to save on flour, due to limited resources.
* AssemblyLineFastForward: Donald works on an assembly line screwing the tops onto bombs, which gets progressively harder and faster. To make matters worse, photos of Hitler randomly appear on the line, which Donald must salute. He is eventually driven to madness when the line increases to double-time.
* BeyondTheImpossible: One of the biggest indicators that "Nutzi Land" isn't even real is the 48-hour workday ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer yes, you heard them crazy Nutzies right]]) imposed on munitions personnel.
* 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.
* BodyHorror: A rare PlayedForLaughs version: Donald's tail becoming a hand that salutes Hitler.
* CampGay: Just watch the Hermann-Göring-clone swing his hips when he sings about Nazi "super-''duper'' Supermen!" (And those eyelashes...)
** Along with him getting repeatedly poked in the ass with a trombone slide.
* 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-- [[SoundEffectBleep *CLANG!*]] (Donald bumps into a much bigger bomb)/Ve 'Heil! Heil!' And vouldn't that be svell?"
** When Donald [[AllJustADream wakes up]] and sees the raised arm of [[spoiler:the Statue of Liberty]], he reflexively starts to yell "Heil Hit--!" before realizing what he was saying.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: To the values of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. Also, to the values of America at the time - seeing that an American icon, Donald Duck, is working for Der Fuehrer in Nazi Germany.
* 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 in 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: Just as offensive than the Nazi imagery (but garnering far less attention these days) is the briefly-seen caricature of the then-Japanese Emperor, Hirohito. This was standard in wartime cartoons, of course, and other cartoons from the same era contained even more of this sort of thing.
* FascistButInefficient: Nutzi Land. The random portraits of Hitler (which must be saluted individually) and constant changing of the line does not make for a work environment in which much actually gets done.
* ForeignCussWord: One Nazi calls Donald a "Schweinehund"[[note]]incorrectly spoken as "schweinhund"[[/note]], what many Americans seem to think is the German equivalent of "son of a bitch", but actually a much milder (and more rarely employed) swearword that means "Pig-dog" when translated literally.
* 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. If you look closely, the bread has nerves, like wood planks.
* ImprovisedClothes: Donald's Nazi uniform is made of ''paper''.
* LiteralAssKicking: Donald gets his rear end kicked several times by various Nazi jackboots.
* NaziProtagonist: Donald. Thankfully, it turns out to be a dream.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Axis oompah band features Joseph Goebbels, Herman Göring, Emperor Hirohito, and UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini.
* NoSwastikas: Inverted. EVERYTHING in this cartoon has a swastika on it, including a fire hydrant, a telephone pole, and [[GoofyPrintUnderwear one soldier's underwear.]]
** Hell, even the ''clouds and trees'' 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''.
* PatrioticFervor: Presented as a bad thing for Nutzi land and a good thing for {{Eagleland}}.
* 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 "TheEnd."
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The opening credits quote Music/RichardWagner's "Meistersinger Overture," no doubt satirically as [[HitlerAteSugar the Nazis admired Wagner's music]].
* RingRingCrunch: Donald is woken by his alarm clock, which he angrily smashes.
* SigilSpam: Swastikas are everywhere in Nutzi Land.
* SoundEffectBleep: "When the Fuehrer yells, 'I gotta have more shells!' We [[BlowingARaspberry Heil! Heil!]] For him we make more shells!\\
If one little shell, should blow him right to-- [[LampshadeHanging *CLANG!*]]
* 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: The title "Der Fuehrer's Face" alludes to the omnipresence of Hitler portraits in Nutzi land, but also evokes "into your face!"
* TheEnd: Spelled out by the drippings of a [[ProducePelting ripe tomato]] thrown at Hitler's face.
* ThoseWackyNazis: The butt of most of the humor, making the point that it sucks to be them.
* UserOperationProhibitFlag: In an attempt to nip misunderstandings in the bud, The Creator/{{Disney}} WartimeCartoon UsefulNotes/{{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, with stills of Donald wearing a swastika and giving the Nazi salute being offered as evidence.
* VillainSong: All together now: "Ve heil! Heil! Right in [[TitleDrop Der Fuehrer's Face]]!" The initial number featuring the Axis oompah band with Herman Göring, Joseph Goebbels, Emperor Hirohito, and UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini is a straight-up VillainSong, but the subsequent verses are a TheVillainSucksSong, as is the Music/SpikeJones version.
* WartimeCartoon: An UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning example.
* YellowPeril: The focus is on the Nazis, but Emperor Hirohito gets a brief cameo. He looks exactly as you'd expect in a cartoon like this.