Ah, a propaganda film from WW2 era Disney. I hadn't ever seen this cartoon before, but my parents did have a CD with Spike Jonze "The fuhrer's face" recording on it. We actually have a home movie of my 2 year old brother singing it in the bath tub. It's pretty cute.
As a kid it kind of bothered me how light -hearted and silly the song was, what with the whole holocaust thing and all. But I guess during WW2, everything was pretty terrifying, and making fun of the Nazi's was like the only emotional outlet Americans had.
Skip ahead to 1:24 to get right to the cartoon.
1. The depiction of Hirohito is TERRIBLE.
2. I love that everything in the background (starting at 2:00) is shaped like a swastika.
3. It is really, really bizarre to hear Donald Duck saluting hitler in his Nazi uniform
4. I also like that 95% of German oppression is based in making people say "Heil Hitler"
5. I also also love how Donald decorates his post-fantasy apartment. USA! USA!
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