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Peace On Earth (1939) Theatrical Cartoon Peace On Earth

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  • MGM
  • Animated Characters: Squirrel Children, Grandpa Squirrel.
  • Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1940.
    Parents Magazine Medal, 1940.
    Nominee, Nobel Peace Prize, 1940
  • Originally Released in 1939.
  • Production Number: 3913..
    MPAA: 05730
  • Running Time: 8:46 minutes.
  • Technicolor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Remade in 1955 as Good Will to Men.

The first MGM cartoon to be nominated for an Academy Award.

The first short subject to receive a Parents Magazine Medal.

The only cartoon ever nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Recognizing its value, MGM gave the cartoon special promotional treatment.

In a 1973 interview, director Hugh Harman commented: "They tried to stop me from making it- it was too serious. We shouldn't have made it as a one-reeler, we should have made it about three to five reels."

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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Of course I'll give this cartoon the highest rating. My dad wrote for Warner Brothers, Disney, Hanna & Barbara, and MGM. It was a child's best world... cartoons and comic...  (read more)

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I saw this cartoon yesterday,Christmas Eve,for the first time and was moved beyond words. And I still am :)

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THE greates Christmas cartoon ever made.....proof positive that Hugh Harman's a sadly-underrated director.
The elimination of any mention of the Nativity in the opening rendition of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is redeemed by the...  (read more)

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