Der Fuehrer’s Face (film) Donald Duck cartoon; released on January 1, 1943. Directed by Jack Kinney. Donald has a nightmare that he is living in Nazi Germany, envisioning bayonet discipline, starvation, hard work on the munitions assembly line, and “heiling Hitler.” He awakens to find himself in the shadow of a Statue of Liberty and glad to be a U.S. citizen. Originally to be titled Donald Duck in Nutziland, but the success of the “Der Fuehrer’s Face” song by Oliver Wallace caused it to be changed. One of the more famous renditions of the song was by Spike Jones. Academy Award winner for Best Cartoon.