Alternate Title: The Hat: Is This War Necessary?The Hat (The Hat: Is This War Necessary?) (1963) Theatrical Cartoon
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- Theatrical ShortShort
- Traditional Animation
- Storyboard Films
- Cartoon Characters: Two Soldiers.
- Voice Actors: Dizzy Gillespie, Dudley Moore.
- Directed By John Hubley.
- Produced By Faith Hubley, John Hubley.
- Animated By Shamus Culhane.
- Written By Faith Hubley, John Hubley.
- Awards: First Prize, Best Cartoon, Venice Film Festival, 1964, First Prize, Best Cartoon, Tours Film Festival, 1964; more Awards ...
- Music: Dizzy Gillespie, Dudley Mooer.
- Editor: Faith Hubley.
- Originally Released in December of 1963 (Estimate).
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 18 minutes.
In an improvised dialogue, two soldiers patrol the border between their countries. While one accidentally drops his helmet over the line, the other refuses to give it back, setting the scene for a witty exploration of world peace and... (more)
Cartoon Production Information:
Widely credited in filmographies as British comedian Dudley Moore's first film. However, Moore appears in another cartoon, "The Ever-Changing Motor Car," released the previous year.
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