Who produced the propaganda film, 'Der Fuehrer's Face'?
'Der Fuehrer's Face' is a 1943 American animated anti-Nazi propaganda short film produced by Walt Disney Productions, released on January 1st 1943.
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.
'Der Fuehrer's Face' won the 'Oscar for Best Animated Short Film' at the 15th Academy Awards. It was the only 'Donald Duck' film to receive the honor, although eight other films were also 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, Disney kept the film out of general circulation after its original release.
Its first home video release came in 2004 with the release of the third wave of the Walt Disney Treasures DVD sets. Although the film portrays events in Nazi Germany, its release came while the United States also was on total war footing.