The film was directed by Jack Kinney and written by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer from the original music by Oliver Wallace.The film is well known for Wallace’s original song “Der Fuehrer’s Face”, which was actually released earlier by Spike Jones.
Der Fuehrer’s Face won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 15th Academy Awards. It was the only Donald Duck film to receive the honor. In 1994, it was voted Number 22 of “the 50 Greatest Cartoons” of all time by members of the animation field.
Its first home video release came in 2004 with the release of the third wave of the Walt Disney Treasures DVD sets.