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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.


Production Notes:

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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