Wallace, Oliver, 1887-1963

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Birth 1887-08-06
Death 1963-09-15
Britons

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Oliver Wallace (1887-1963) was a British composer who specialized in composing music for film. He worked extensively with Walt Disney Studios. 1

The film der Fuehrer's Face won the academy award for best animated short film in 1943. It was created to promote American patriotism on the home front and encourage the purchase of war bonds. In the film, Donald Duck is in a nightmare world where he is a Nazi and is forced to work producing artillery shells. At the end of the film he wakes from his dream thankful that he is in America. 2

Footnotes 1 "Oliver Wallace" Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Wallace 2 “Der Fuehrer's Face” Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Fuehrer's_Face

From the guide to the Der Fuehrer's Face Musical Score, 1942, (American Jewish Historical Society)

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