Disney Shorts: 1940ies
 
COMPLETE
(February 23, 2008)

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Short 300

The Riveter

March 15, 1940

Donald is a riveter who has trouble with the riveting gun, heights, and the foreman, Pete. Pete chases him throughout the construction site, causing the building to collapse. Donald runs away while Pete is trapped in cement, holding a water hose in the pose of a statue.

min. Directed by Dick Lundy. Donald Duck #20

Short 301

Donald’s Dog Laundry

April 05, 1940

With his squeaker toy cat, Donald attempts to entice Pluto to try his mechanical dog washer, but is unexpectedly caught himself, scrubbed, and hung on the line to dry.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #21

Short 302

Tugboat Mickey

April 26, 1940

Captain Mickey issues orders to shipmates Donald and Goofy to respond to an SOS. But in getting the ship underway, it explodes. Later, they find out the cry for help was only a radio show.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Mickey Mouse #103

Short 303

Bill Posters

May 17, 1940

Donald and Goofy’s plans to post bills fall apart when Goofy gets into trouble with a windmill and Donald meets his nemesis in an ornery goat.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Donald Duck #22

Short 304

Mr. Duck Steps Out

June 07, 1940

Donald’s frustration level is stretched to the limit when he attempts to court Daisy without the interference of his nephews.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #23.

Short 305

Bone Trouble

June 28, 1940

Pluto steals Butch’s bone and gets chased into a carnival hall of mirrors, but though he is frightened by the distortions, he uses them to his advantage in his escape from the bulldog.

The first cartoon directed by Jack Kinney. 

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Pluto #02

Short 306

Put-Put Troubles

July 19, 1940

Pluto tangles with a spring coil on land while Donald has trouble starting the outboard motor on his boat. In the finale, the motor clamps onto Donald’s tail and drags Pluto, surfboard fashion.

min. Directed by Riley Thomson. Donald Duck #24

Short 307

Donald’s Vacation

August 09, 1940

Donald sets up camp in the great outdoors to find peace and relaxation, only to tangle with his folding equipment, chipmunks who steal his food, and a hungry bear.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #25

Short 308

Pluto’s Dream House

August 30, 1940

Mickey wishes on a magic lamp to build an ideal doghouse and to bathe Pluto, but his plans go awry when garbled radio announcements interfere with the lamp’s instructions.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Mickey Mouse #104

Short 309

The Volunteer Worker

September 01, 1940

Donald has a hard time collecting for charity, when he meets a kindly ditch digger.

A Community Chest trailer.

min.

Short 310

Window Cleaners

September 20, 1940

Donald is having enough trouble with his helper, Pluto, in washing the windows of a tall building when a bee, goaded by Donald, enters the scene and causes total disaster.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #26

Short 311

Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip

November 01, 1940

 

Mickey must do some quick thinking and don a few disguises to foil Pete, the train conductor, who wants him off the train for concealing Pluto.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Mickey Mouse #105

Short 312

Goofy’s Glider

November 22, 1940

Goofy tries to demonstrate glider flying, but is unsuccessful in trying to launch himself whether using foot power, a bicycle, a slingshot, or skates. Finally, a cannon does the job, shooting him into orbit.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #02

Short 313

Fire Chief

December 13, 1940

Fire Chief Donald accidentally sets fire to his own station house. By not listening to his nephews, he attaches the water hose to the gasoline supply, and totally incinerates the fire house, fire truck, and even his fire helmet.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #27

Short 314

Pantry Pirate

December 27, 1940

Pluto has conflicts with the cook when he tries to steal a roast, encountering a troublesome ironing board and soap flakes.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Pluto #03

Short 315

Timber

January 10, 1941

In payment for stealing food, Donald is forced by Pierre, alias Pete, to chop down trees, and he gets involved in close encounters with axes and saws, and a furious chase on railroad handcars.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #28

Short 316

Pluto’s Playmate

January 24, 1941

Pluto thinks he has an enemy when a baby seal steals his ball on the beach, but when the seal rescues him from a squid, they soon become fast friends.

min. Directed by Norman Ferguson. Pluto #04

Short 317

The Little Whirlwind

February 14, 1941

Mickey gives chase to a baby whirlwind when it frustrates him as he tries to clean up Minnie’s yard. Mama Whirlwind shows up to save her youngster and proceeds to destroy the yard and the countryside. Minnie is not at all pleased with Mickey’s work.

min. Directed by Riley Thomson. Mickey Mouse #106

Short 318

Golden Eggs

March 07, 1941

Donald Duck unsuccessfully disguises himself as a chicken to recover a basket of eggs protected by a rooster.

min. Directed by Wilfred Jackson. Donald Duck #29.

Short 319

A Gentlemen’s Gentleman

March 28, 1941

Pluto, sent for the Sunday paper by Mickey, loses the dime in a grate, but recovers it with gum on his tail and despite other tribulations finally presents the paper to Mickey all covered with mud.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Pluto #05.

Short 320

Baggage Buster

April 18, 1941

In his efforts to load a magician’s trunk, baggage-man Goofy has a series of encounters with its contents, including rabbits, a bull, skeleton, and elephant.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #03

Short 321

A Good Time for a Dime

May 09, 1941

Donald has problems in a penny arcade, being frustrated in his efforts to win money from a claw machine and in his encounter with a wild mechanical airplane.

min. Directed by Dick Lundy. Donald Duck #30

Short 322

Canine Caddy

May 30, 1941

Pluto gets into trouble with a gopher while caddying for Mickey, and the tunnels they, make during the chase wreck the golf course.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Pluto #06

Short 323

The Nifty Nineties

June 20, 1941

Turn-of-the-century Mickey and Minnie attend a vaudeville show and later ride in a  new “horse car” that ends in a wreck when a cow interferes.

min. Directed by Riley Thomson. Mickey Mouse #107

Short 324

Early to Bed

July 11, 1941

Donald spends the night unable to sleep because of a ticking alarm clock and a fold-away bed that keeps trapping him when it folds up.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #31

Short 325

Truant Officer Donald

August 01, 1941

Donald, as a truant officer, battles with his nephews to force them to go to school. When Donald finally wins and they reach the schoolhouse, he is embarrassed that it is closed for summer vacation.

Nominated for an Academy Award.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #32

Short 326

Orphans’ Benefit (Remake)

August 22, 1941

Donald, Goofy, Mickey, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow try to put on a show for orphans. But the mischievous children take delight in taunting the performers, including eggs that fall on Donald as he tries to recite “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.

min. Directed by Riley Thomson. Mickey Mouse #108

Short 327

Old MacDonald Duck

September 12, 1941

Donald, to the accompaniment of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”, does chores, and feeds the chickens and pigs. When he attempts to milk a cow, a fly bothers him, and his attempts to combat it causes the pail to be upset and Donald to be kicked by the cow.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #33

Short 328

Lend a Paw

October 03, 1941

Pluto jealousy over a new kitten almost causes it to be drowned, but Pluto’s angel self wins out and the kitten is rescued.

Academy Award: #16*: Cartoon Short Subject, 1941.

Remake of Mickey’s Pal Pluto (1933) and dedicated to “The Tailwagger Foundation”.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Pluto #07

Short 329

Donald’s Camera

October 24, 1941

Donald considers gun hunting to be wrong and hunts wildlife only with the camera. But, when a woodpecker becomes a pest and smashes Donald’s camera, he goes after it with an arsenal of weapons.

min. Directed by Dick Lundy. Donald Duck #34

Short 330

The Art of Skiing

November 14, 1941

In his typical clumsy fashion, Goofy demonstrates various skiing techniques with the aid of off-screen narration.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #04

Short 331

The Thrifty Pig

November 19, 1941

The film shows the advisability and necessity of purchasing Canadian war bonds. Footage from Three Little Pigs was reanimated, with the wolf as a Nazi and the pigs’ house being made of bricks made from Canadian War Saving Certificates, with revamped lyrics to “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf”.

A commercial short made for the National Film Board of Canada.

min.

Short 332

Chef Donald

December 05, 1941

Donald is inspired by a radio program to make waffles but accidentally adds rubber cement to the batter resulting in so much havoc that he charges off to the radio station to give them a piece of his mind.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #35

Short 333

Seven Wise Dwarfs

December 12, 1941

The film shows the advisability and necessity of purchasing Canadian war bonds. The Dwarfs wisely invest in war bonds with their diamonds, with revamped lyrics to “Heigh Ho”.

A commercial short made for the National Film Board of Canada.

min.

Short 334

The Art of Self-Defense

December 26, 1941

Goofy demonstrates, in his inimitable fashion, the arts of defense from the Stone Age to modern times, with the assistance of a narrator.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #05.

Short 335

Stop that Tank

1942

Adolf Hitler’s tanks retreat and the Fuehrer himself is shoot right into hell, when they strike against Canadian soldiers with Anti-tank rifles.

Humorous cartoon segment included in the wartime training film Boys Anti-tank Rifle (1942), made for the National Film Board of Canada.

min.

Short 336

Donald’s Decision

January 11, 1942

Shows the advisability and necessity of purchasing Canadian war bonds. Donald wrestles with his good self and bad self to make up his mind about buying war bonds.

The film reused animation from Donald’s Better Self (1938) and Self Control (1938).

A commercial short made for the National Film Board of Canada.

min.

Short 337

All Together

January 13, 1942

Shows the advisability and necessity of purchasing Canadian war bonds. Mickey and the gang, including Pinocchio and Geppetto, lead a parade to help sell the war bonds.

A commercial short made for the National Film Board of Canada.

min.

Short 338

The Village Smithy

January 16, 1942

Donald’s pride in his trade is put to the test when he attempts to work with a cartwheel and to shoe Jenny the donkey.

min. Directed by Dick Lundy. Donald Duck #36

Short 339

The New Spirit

January 23, 1942

Donald Suck is persuaded to willingly and promptlypay his income tax in order to help the war effort in this cartoon.

Made for the Treasury Department and distributed by the War Activities Committee of the Motion Picture Industry.

Nominated for an Academy Award.

min. Directed by Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen.

Short 340

Clair de Lune

February, 1942

 

UNRELEASED

A story about flying cranes in an ethereal swamp.

The Claude Debussy piece was originally planned to be part of Fantasia (1940), and animation was filmed, but when the film proved too long, the segment was shelved. In 1942, inking, painting and Technicolor photography were completed for a short subject, but it was nor released.

Years later, a place for it was found in Make Mine Music (1946), but that film featured more contemporary music, so the song “Blue Bayou” was substituted for “Clair de Lune”, and the film was edited and reshaped.

7 min. Directed by Sam Armstrong.

Short 341

Mickey’s Birthday Party

February 07, 1942

The gang gives Mickey a surprise party that turns into a jam session with everyone playing instruments while Goofy has problems baking the cake.

min. Directed by Riley Thomson. Mickey Mouse #109

Short 342

Pluto Junior

February 28, 1942

Pluto’s rest is continually disturbed by scrapes an energetic puppy gets into, including the puppy’s troubles with a worm and a goofy bird.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Pluto #08

Short 343

Symphony Hour

March 20, 1942

Mickey’s radio orchestra is to present an interpretation of the “Light Cavalry Overture” when Goofy smashes the instruments in an elevator. Sponsor Pete’s fury subsides when the rendition is a success due to Mickey’s improvisation.

min. Directed by Riley Thomson. Mickey Mouse #110

Short 344

Donald’s Snow Fight

April 10, 1942

When Donald destroys his nephews’ snowman, the snow fight escalates with Donald’s snow ship attacking the nephews’ snow fort. The nephews win the fight and do a victory dance above a frozen geyser holding Donald after they’ve melted his ship with hot coals shot by arrows.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #37

Short 345

Donald Gets Drafted

May 01, 1942

Donald learns to rue his Army induction order when his sadistic sergeant, Pete, drills him and teaches him discipline.

The first Disney war-themed cartoon released during World War II.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #38

Short 346

The Army Mascot

May 22, 1942

Pluto yearns to be an Army mascot because of the good food they get, and he outwits a goat mascot to earn the job.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Pluto #09

Short 347

Donald’s Garden

June 12, 1942

Donald has all sorts of troubles in his garden with the watering can and pump, and a gopher that eats his prize watermelons.

min. Directed by Dick Lundy. Donald Duck #39

Short 348

The Sleepwalker

July 03, 1942

Walking in his sleep, Pluto presents a female dachshund with a bone but wants it back when he awakens, until he realizes the dog and her family of puppies need it more than he does.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Pluto #10

Short 349

Four Methods of Flush Riveting

July 14, 1942

The film describes the various methods of flush riveting in the aircraft production.

Produced for Lockheed Aircraft Corp. and then distributed by the National Film Board of Canada.

This was Walt’s “pilot” film to show how animation could be used effectively in training films.

min. Training film.

Short 350

Food Will Win the War

July 21, 1942

Amazing and interesting comparisons regarding the vast food resources of the United States are detailed in animation.

Made for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

min. Educational film.

Short 351

Donald’s Gold Mine

July 24, 1942

Gold miner Donald’s conflicts with his donkey result in a gold strike, but Donald gets tangles in his own gold mining equipment and ends up looking like one of the bars of gold.

min. Directed by Dick Lundy. Donald Duck #40

Short 352

Out of the Frying Pan Into the Firing Line

July 30, 1942

Made during World War II, the film, starring Minnie Mouse and Pluto, shows the importance of housewives saving waste fats for the purpose of making shells and explosives.

Made for the U.S. government.

min. Directed by Ben Sharpsteen.

Short 353

T-Bone For Two

August 14, 1942

 

When Pluto steals a bone from Butch, the bulldog, he has a difficult time keeping hold of it.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Pluto #11

Short 354

How to Play Baseball

September 04, 1942

Goofy demonstrates the game by playing all the positions on both teams and displaying the different types of pitching, with an off-screen narrator.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #06

Short 355

The Vanishing Private

September 25, 1942

After Donald camouflages a cannon with invisible paint, Pete tries to catch him, so he makes himself invisible. The general sees Pete chasing nothing and puts him in a straitjacket, with Donald guarding him.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #41

Short 356

The Olympic Champ

October 09, 1942

Goofy traces the history of the Olympic Games by demonstrating various events – walking, running, hurdles, pole vaulting, discus, and javelin throwing.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #07

Short 357

How to Swim

October 23, 1942

In his attempt to demonstrate swimming, Goofy first has trouble undressing in the small locker room but then manages to showcase diving and swimming techniques.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #08

Short 358

Sky Trooper

November 06, 1942

In his desire to be an Army pilot, Donald is tricked into being a paratrooper by Pete. In Donald’s battle with Pete to avoid jumping, they dislodge a bomb from under the plane that destroys the General’s headquarters. As a result, both end up doing KP duty.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #42

Short 359

Pluto at the Zoo

November 20, 1942

Pluto is disgusted with his small bone when he sees a huge one in a lion’s cage. He manages to get it away from the lion, but has conflicts with other zoo animals in an exhausting attempt to keep the bone. Finally he props the lion’s jaw open with the bone and leaves the zoo happy with his small bone.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Pluto #12

Short 360

South of the Border with Disney

November 23, 1942

Documentary featurette about the visit of a group of the Disney artists to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile. The artists react to the beauty of the Latin American countries through their sketches. The film emphasizes local customs and ends with the group returning with souvenirs.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, to help promote unity between the United States and South America

min. Directed by Norm Ferguson.

Short 361

How to Fish

December 04, 1942

Goofy’s demonstration of fishing is fouled up by his clumsy casting and fly fishing, and problems with his boat.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #09

Short 362

Bellboy Donald

December 18, 1942

Soon after the hotel manager warns bellboy Donald about impoliteness to guests, Donald is taunted continually by Junior, Senator Pete’s bratty son. Eventually, Donald ends up spanking Junior, after he has lost both his temper and his job.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #43

Short 363

Der Fuehrer’s Face

January 01, 1943

Donald has a nightmare that he is living in Nazi Germany, envisioning bayonet discipline, starvation, hard work on the munitions assembly line and “heiling Hitler”. He awakens to find himself in the shadow of a Statue of Liberty and is glad to be a U.S. citizen.

Academy Award: #19*: Best Cartoon Short Subject, 1942-43.

Originally to be titled Donald Duck in Nutziland, but the success of the song “Der Fuehrer’s Face” by Oliver Wallace caused it to be changed.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Donald Duck #44

Short 364

The Grain That Built a Hemisphere

January 04, 1943

The film tells the story of corn, including its genealogy and discovery by the Native Americans, how it has been developed in modern usage, and how its culture has spread over the earth and influenced the economic structure of the world.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affaires.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

min. Directed by Bill Roberts. Educational film.

Short 365

The Spirit of ‘43

January 07, 1943

Donald stars to teach the general public to be careful with their money and save it for increased income taxes needed to fight World War II.

A sequel to The New Spirit, made by the U.S. Treasury Department.

min. Directed by Jack King.

Short 366

The Winged Scourge

January 15, 1943

To protect themselves from the mosquito, a malaria-carrying parasite, the Seven Dwarfs show effective methods of mosquito control.

The first and most elaborate of the health films produced for the CIAA.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

Directed by Bill Roberts.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #01

Short 367

Education for Death

January 15, 1943

Off-screen narration tells the story of little Hans, a German child being taught Nazi principles of hate and cruelty in school, who grows up to become a soldier. The picture fades out with soldiers’ swords and helmets resembling grave markers, showing their education for death is complete.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi.

Short 368

Donald’s Tire Trouble

January 29, 1943

Donald, driving in the country, is frustrated in his attempts to fix a flat tire. The jack breaks, the radiator explodes, and then the remaining three tires go flat. Donald gives up in disgust and drives on with the flats.

min. Directed by Dick Lundy. Donald Duck #45

Short 369

Pluto and the Armadillo

February 19, 1943

 

Mickey and Pluto are in South America, where they meet a playful friend for Pluto – an armadillo. When Pluto plays too rough, it hides, but finally returns to join Pluto and Mickey on the plane back home.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Pluto #13

Short 370

Flying Jalopy

March 12, 1943

Donald buys a rattletrap plane from Ben Buzzard, who makes Donald’s insurance out to himself and then proceeds to try to wreck the plane.

min. Directed by Dick Lundy. Donald Duck #46

Short 371

Private Pluto

April 02, 1943

Pluto gets mixed up in his drilling by Sergeant Pete and is ordered to guard a pillbox that two pesky chipmunks are using for acorn storage.

First appearance of Chip and Dale.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Pluto #14

Short 372

Fall In – Fall Out

April 23, 1943

Donald experiences the trials and tribulations of Army life: marching through summer sun and rain day after day and setting camp in the evening, which takes Donald so long it is sunrise before he is finished.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #47

Short 373

Water, Friend or Enemy

May 01, 1943

The film shows the benefits derived from water, cautions against polluting drinking water, and teaches how to avoid cholera, typhoid, and dysentery.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #02

Short 374

Victory Vehicles

July 30, 1943

Goofy demonstrates, with off-screen narration, various devices used to replace the automobile during wartime, finally ending up with a pogo stick.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #10

Short 375

Defense Against Invasion

August 11, 1943

The film shows the human body’s ability to counteract germs through vaccination. The human body is compared to a city, and the film shows how the body would react should it be invaded by germs. The city or body could die if it does not avail itself of the protection that science can provide.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

Directed by Jack King.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #03

Short 376

Reason and Emotion

August 27, 1943

A morale-building wartime film, presenting an explanation and demonstration of how reason combats emotion within your minds. Illustrations show how the two could work together in winning the war against the Axis.

Nominated for an Academy Award.

min. Directed by Bill Roberts.

Short 377

Figaro and Cleo

October 15, 1943

Figaro, the cat, tries various methods to catch Cleo, the goldfish, but is scolded for his efforts. When Cleo’s bowl accidentally falls on Figaro’s head, his owner momentarily thinks he has drowned, and pampers him. Figaro and Cleo eventually become friends.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Figaro #01

Short 378

The Old Army Game

November 05, 1943

Though Donald is in the Army, he enjoys his evening out by fooling Sgt. Pete, leaving a snoring record in the barracks. But one evening he is caught, escaping in one of three boxes, which turns into the famous shell game. A chase ensues.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #48

Short 379

Home Defense

November 26, 1943

Donald falls asleep at his wartime post of aircraft spotter, and his nephews take advantage by frightening him with their toy plane and parachutists.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #49

Short 380

Chicken Little

December 17, 1943

Foxey Loxey cons the farmyard chickens and dim-witted Chicken Little into believing his cave is the only save place when the sky is falling. Once they enter, the chickens are devoured.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi.

Short 381

The Pelican and the Snipe

January 07, 1944

Vidi, the snipe, tries to stop his pelican friend, Monte, from sleepwalking, which puts him in danger of being killed. But Monte ends up rescuing Vidi in a bombing raid.

The film was originally meant to be part of The Three Caballeros.

min. Directed by Hamilton Luske.

Short 382

How to Be a Sailor

January 28, 1944

Goofy demonstrates methods of navigation of the sea from early vessels to modern ships, and engages in a victorious battle with the Japanese fleet and the Rising Sun symbol.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #11

Short 383

Trombone Trouble

February 18, 1944

The gods Vulcan and Jupiter are disturbed by Pet’s sour trombone playing, so they give Donald the power to stop him. After Donald wins, he picks up the trombone and starts playing it himself.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #50

Short 384

How to Play Golf

March 10, 1944

Aided by a diagrammatical figure, Goofy demonstrates golf techniques until an angry bull chases them and wrecks the course.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #12

Short 385

Donald Duck and the Gorilla

March 31, 1944

Donald and his nephews try to scare each other when they hear on the radio that a gorilla has escaped from the zoo, but when the gorilla, Ajax, shows up, they unite to defeat the creature with a tear gas bomb.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #51

Short 386

Contrary Condor

April 21, 1944

Donald, an egg collector, climbing in the Andes, is almost too successful when he pretends to be a baby condor when caught trying to steal an egg by the mother condor. Donald’s attempts to escape with the egg are complicated by a baby condor and the mother’s flying lessons. He loses in the end, still tucked under the mother’s wing, along with the egg and the baby condor.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #52

Short 387

The Amazon Awakens

May 29, 1944

Travelogue on the history and geography of the Amazon Basin, with information on the Ford Plantation at Fordlandia and the ambitious rubber program there.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

min.

Short 388

Commando Duck

June 02, 1944

Donald helps battle the Japanese during World War II. With the aid of a rubber raft, he manages to carry out his instructions to wipe out an enemy airfield by causing a flood to wash it away.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #53

Short 389

Springtime for Pluto

June 23, 1944

Pluto is awakened by the Spirit of Spring, which causes him to dance about, getting mixed up with angry bees and poison ivy. Out for revenge, he goes after the spirit.

The first cartoon directed by Charles Nichols.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #15

Short 390

The Plastics Inventor

September 01, 1944

Donald bakes a plastic airplane from radio instructions and proudly goes to try it out. But it melts in a storm, coming down on a flock of blackbirds like a pie.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #54

Short 391

How to Play Football

September 15, 1944

Taking all the places on both teams Goofy demonstrates the game of football with varying results, having problems with the coach and the goal post.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #13

Short 392

First Aiders

September 22, 1944

Minnie practices first aid on Pluto, but, being heckled by a kitten, he gives chase which results in both falling downstairs. Minnie rushes to their aid and encourages Pluto and the kitten to make up.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #16

Short 393

Donald’s Day Off

December 08, 1944

Donald is not able to go out for Sunday golf when his nephews and a book he has been reading convince him that he is not well. When he realizes the joke, he attempts to go out again but a steady downpour sends him back inside.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #55

Short 394

Tiger Trouble

January 05, 1945

Goofy and his elephant get into all sorts of trouble when they attempt to catch a tiger while on safari.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #14

Short 395

The Clock Watcher

January 26, 1945

Donald works as a department store gift wrapper, but his job is threatened because of his tardiness, laziness, and playing with the merchandise.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #56

Short 396

The Right Spark Plug In The Right Place

February 12, 1945

The film stresses the need to keep spark plugs in good order to keep in harmony with the ignition system.

Training film made for the Electric Auto-Lite Company.

min.

Short 397

A Historia de José [a.k.a. Portugese Reading Film #1]

March 14, 1945

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Reading film produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

min.

Short 398

José Come Bien [a.k.a. Portugese Reading Film #2]

March 14, 1945

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Reading film produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

min.

Short 399

Dog Watch

March 16, 1945

Pluto is a Navy dog, guarding a ship. He ends up in the brig after being blamed when a wharf rat steals the captain’s food. He gets some revenge when he shakes the rope the rat is on, causing the rat and the food to fall into the water.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #17

Short 400

The Eyes Have It

March 30, 1945

Donald experiments with his power of hypnotism to change Pluto into a mouse, turtle, chicken, and finally a lion, which chases Donald about until a fall regains Pluto’s senses.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #57

Short 401

Prevention and Control Distortion in Arc Welding

April 12, 1945

Using educational film techniques perfected during WWII, Disney animators show the methods of proper welding.

Training film made for the Lincoln Electric Co.

min.

Short 402

African Diary

April 20, 1945

Goofy bungles his way on safari in deepest Africa, The safari ends abruptly when a rhino chases Goofy and his safari all the way back to their ship on the Ivory Coast.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #15

Short 403

The Dawn of Better Living

May 28, 1945

About the development of home lighting from log cabin to present day, and with each change a better lighting system.

Educational film made for Westinghouse Electric Co.

min.

Short 404

Something You Didn’t Eat

June 11, 1945

The film depicts the dangers of an unbalanced diet.

Made for the Cereal Institute, O.W.I., War Food Administration.

min. Educational film.

Short 405

Donald’s Crime

June 29, 1945

Donald, broke, steals from his nephews’ piggy bank for a date with Daisy, but his conscience gets the best of him and he gets a job to pay them back.

Nominated for an Academy Award.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #58

Short 406

Cleanliness Brings Health

June 30, 1945

Story of the difference between two families: the “clean” family that cares for their food and home and remains happy, and the “careless” family that lives in filth and are unhealthy.

Produced under the auspices of the coordinator of inter-American affairs.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #04

Short 407

Hookworm

June 30, 1945

Careless Charlie and his family are infected with hookworm, and they learn about the proper medications and safe living conditions from a local clinic.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #05

Short 408

Insects as Carriers of Disease

June 30, 1945

Careless Charlie learns to his horror how household pests such as flies, mosquitoes, and lice carry dangerous diseases, and that cleanliness of food, body, and living conditions can prevent them.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #06

Short 409

Californy ‘er Bust

July 13, 1945

A covered wagon train populated with Goofy look-alikes is attacked by Indians, but an opportune cyclone appears to carry them over the Rockies.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #16

Short 410

Canine Casanova

July 27, 1945

Pluto falls in love with a female dachshund whom he must rescue from the pound, only to find a family of puppies at her home.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #18

Short 411

Infant Care

July 31, 1945

Stresses the importance of proper pre-natal care, nursing, and weaning.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #07

Short 412

Hold Your Horsepower

August 08, 1945

The film shows the development of farm machinery, illustrating farmers’ ability to produce more crops and lighten their labor, and how to care for the machinery.

Made for the Texas Company.

min. Educational film.

Short 413

Duck Pimples

August 10, 1945

The character of the murder mystery Donald is reading comes to life and it is only the intervention of the author, who proves the cop is the thief, that Donald’s life is saved and the character can return to the book.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Donald Duck #59

Short 414

How Disease Travels

August 13, 1945

The animation shows how latrines can be built to prevent the spread of disease.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #08

Short 415

The Human Body

August 13, 1945

Animation tells the function of muscles, bones, food digestion, blood vessels, heart, and brain, and how they react properly to make healthy bodies with proper food and fresh air.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #09

Short 416

Tuberculosis

August 13, 1945

The film describes tuberculosis as man’s deadliest enemy and tells how it can be cured. It stresses prevention and communication.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #10

Short 417

What Is Disease? [a.k.a. The Unseen Enemy]

August 13, 1945

The film explains that disease is caused by microbes, and shows how to take the necessary precautions to keep one’s body free from them.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #11

Short 418

The Legend of the Coyote Rock

August 24, 1945

Pluto is charged with guarding lambs, but a coyote lures him far away in the desert. While Pluto is gone, the coyote captures all of the lambs in a cave, except for a little black lamb who manages to escape. Pluto returns to the scene and chases the coyote, who falls off a cliff, knocking over rock formations, and the tumbling rocks settle in his likeness to become Coyote Rock.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #19

Short 419

No Sail

September 07, 1945

Donald and Goofy are sailing in a rented boat that runs on nickels. When they run out of coins, they are marooned for days until Donald’s beak gets caught in the coin slot, starting the boat, and they sail off toward the horizon.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #60

Short 420

Hockey Homicide

September 21, 1945

Goofy plays all the parts in a hockey game until the crowd, in their excitement, comes out on the ice and the players can relax in the bleachers.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #17

Short 421

Cured Duck

October 26, 1945

Daisy disgusted with Donald’s temper, forces him to take a course to cure it with the aid of an “insult” machine. He is cured and returns to Daisy, but he laughs at hr hat, which causes her to go into a rage, ending in a fight.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #61

Short 422

Light Is What You Make It

December 03, 1945

Comparing the human eye to a camera, showing the effect of poor lighting and how eyes can be helped by correcting lighting faults.

Educational film for the National Better Light Better Sight Bureau.

min.

Short 423

Canine Patrol

December 07, 1945

While patrolling the beach, Pluto runs into a baby turtle who he will not allow to go into the water because of a “No Swimming” sign. But, when Pluto inadvertently falls in quicksand, the turtle saves him and the two become friends.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #20

Short 424

Old Sequoia

December 21, 1945

Forest ranger Donald is charged with guarding a sequoia tree, but he must deal with some troublesome beavers who, despite Donald’s pleading and promises, manage to fell the tree. Donald is fired.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #62

Short 425

The ABCs of Hand Tools

February 5, 1946

The film shows the proper use and care of common hand tools, as well as the type of work performed by each tool.

Training film made for General Motors Corporation.

min. Directed by Bill Roberts.

Short 426

The Building of the Tire

February 14, 1946

The film shows the cross section of a tire and demonstrates the manufacture of various parts, beginning at a rubber plantation and continuing to the finished tire.

Educational film made for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.

min. Directed by Lou Debney.

Short 427

A Knight for a Day

March 08, 1946

In a jousting tournament, a squire accidentally is put in a knight’s place and beats all the contestants, winning the hand of Princess Esmerelda. Goofy plays all the parts.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Goofy #18

Short 428

Bathing Time For Baby

March 19, 1946

A stork teaches the proper method for baby bathing.

Educational film made for Johnson & Johnson.

min.

Short 429

Planning for Good Eating

April 03, 1946

Careless Charlie is utilized to teach a family all about good dietary habits.

Produced under the auspices of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #12

Short 430

Environmental Sanitation

April 03, 1946

About the growth of a city and the need to build proper water and sanitation systems for a growing populace.

Produced under the auspices of the coordinator of Inter-American affairs.

min. Educational film. Health for the Americas #13

Short 431

Jet Propulsion

April 09, 1946

Showing the development of airplanes, from early models to the planes of today, demonstrating the aerodynamics of jet propulsion, and breaking down of the various parts of a jet. A jet plane’s characteristics are compared with those of conventional aircraft.

Educational film made for General Electric Company.

min.

Short 432

Pluto’s Kid Brother

April 12, 1946

Pluto and his kid brother have many adventures together trying to keep some stolen wieners, including eluding a bulldog and the dogcatcher.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #21

Short 433

In Dutch

May 10, 1946

Pluto and Dinah fool the villagers with a false flood alarm in Holland, but when the dike does begin to leak, it is up to Pluto to get help while Dinah plugs the leak with her paw. Because of “crying wolf”, he has a difficult time.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #22

Short 434

Squatter’s Rights

June 07, 1946

Chip and Dale battle Mickey and Pluto to keep an old stove as their home in a cabin Mickey is using for vacation. The chipmunks trick Mickey and Pluto into thinking Pluto has accidentally been shot.

Nominated for an Academy Award.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Pluto #23

Short 435

Donald’s Double Trouble

June 28, 1946

Donald meets his double and decides to use him to try to win back Daisy’s love. But the trick backfires when the double, with a Ronald Colman voice, falls in love with Daisy himself.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #63

Short 436

The Purloined Pup

July 19, 1946

Pluto is a rookie policeman who saves a cuddly pup named Ronnie from Butch, a kidnapper. Together the pair send Butch to jail.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #24

Short 437

A Feather In His Collar

August 07, 1946

Pluto is awarded a Red Feather for giving his life savings of bones to a Community Chest campaign.

Commercial made for the Community Chests of America.

min.

Short 438

Wet Paint

August 09, 1946

A bird, Susie, ruins Donald’s new paint job on his car, damages his upholstery, and unravels his hat while gathering nest material. He is about to get her with an ax when he sees Susie’s babies and gives up.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #64

Short 439

Dumbbell of the Yukon

August 30, 1946

Arctic trapper Donald kidnaps a cub from a sleeping mother bear to get a fur coat for Daisy. Just as the mother bear is about to attack Donald, a jar of honey falls on his head. Both bears end up licking the honey off Donald.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #65

Short 440

Lighthouse Keeping

September 20, 1946

Donald is the keeper of a lighthouse who must deal with Marblehead, the pelican, who tries to douse the lighthouse lamp over and over again.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #66

Short 441

Treasure from the Sea

September 30, 1946

The film demonstrates the benefits of magnesium, which, because of its lightness, can save energy.

Educational film made for Dow Chemical Co.

min.

Short 442

Bath Day

October 11, 1946

To his displeasure, Figaro is bathed and perfumed by Minnie. An alley cat, Lucifer, and his gang chase Figaro for being so prissy. The gang is fooled into thinking that Figaro has beaten up Lucifer in an alley, hidden from their view. Figaro returns home victorious, but the victory is short-lived when Minnie decides he needs another unwanted bath.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Figaro #02

Short 443

The Story of Menstruation

October 18, 1946

Through animation and diagrams, the film discusses the female reproductive organs and functions and follows development from babyhood to motherhood.

Made for International Cellucotton Co.

A popular Disney film for girls in school for several decades.

min. Educational film.

Short 444

Frank Duck Brings ‘em Back Alive

November 01, 1946

Donald loses his sanity in trying to capture “wild man of the jungle” Goofy.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #67

Short 445

Double Dribble

December 20, 1946

A basketball game of Goofy look-alikes (P.U. vs. U.U.) in which the players play furiously, often breaking the rules of the game. All of the players are named after Disney artists.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Goofy #19

Short 446

Pluto’s Housewarming

February 21, 1947

Pluto moves into his new house, only to find Butch the bulldog and a turtle have also taken up residence there. With the help of the turtle, they get rid of Butch and live happily together.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #25

Short 447

Rescue Dog

March 21, 1947

Pluto loses his brandy keg to a baby seal and gives chase. But when Pluto falls through the ice and must be rescued by the seal, they become friends.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #26

Short 448

Straight Shooters

April 18, 1947

Donald is a barker in a shooting gallery, where he has troubles with his nephews who retaliate for being cheated by him by dressing up first as a female duck and then a mummy to get the candy prizes

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #68

Short 449

Sleepy Time Donald

May 09, 1947

Donald is a sleepwalker. When he sleepwalks to Daisy’s house, she humors him and gets him home only to have him wake up and accuse her of sleepwalking.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #69

Short 450

Figaro and Frankie

May 30, 1947

Though Frankie, the canary, becomes quite an annoyance with his singing and birdseed shooting, Figaro must save him from the jaws of Butch, the bulldog.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Figaro #03

Short 451

Clown of the Jungle

June 20, 1947

Photographer Donald is harassed and driven half-mad by a crazy Aracuan bird who keeps sabotaging his photography of the jungle and its animals.

The Aracuan starred earlier in The Three Caballeros and Melody Time.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #70

Short 452

Donald’s Dilemma

July 11, 1947

Daisy panics when a flowerpot, falling on Donald’s head, gives him a magnificent singing voice and takes away his memory of her. A helpful psychiatrist tells her to drop another flowerpot on him for a cure, and it works.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #71

Short 453

Crazy with the Heat

August 01, 1947

Donald and Goofy, wandering helplessly in the desert when their car runs out of gas, begin to see mirages.

min. Directed by Bob Carlson. Donald Duck #72

Short 454

Bootle Beetle

August 22, 1947

An elderly beetle scolds a young one for running away by telling him of the hazards of meeting up with bug collector Donald. Donald, now elderly himself, still searches for the beetle.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #73

Short 455

Wide Open Spaces

September 12, 1947

Donald tries to get accommodations at a motel, and is told he can sleep on the porch for $16. When he complains, he is kicked out. He tries an air mattress, which flies through the air and onto the porch, where he again confronts the manager and ends up in a cactus bed.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #74

Short 456

Mickey’s Delayed Date

October 03, 1947

Minnie phones Mickey from a party to hurry up, and with the aid of Pluto, he gets all dressed up in his tux. But on the way to the party, he and Pluto tangle with a trash can. Minnie sees Mickey with his torn clothes, and to Mickey’s amazement, is not mad, for the party is a “hard times” party. She compliments him on his costume.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Mickey Mouse #111

Short 457

Foul Hunting

October 31, 1947

Goofy’s duck hunting is not going well when he encounters a duck that imitates the decoy and gets his gun soaked. He ends up eating the decoy.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Goofy #20

Short 458

Mail Dog

November 14, 1947

When a pilot has to turn back due to a severe storm, he drops the mal at a remote outpost where it can be delivered by dogsled. The falling mail pouch lands on Pluto, and he sets out to deliver it. He is continually delayed by a rabbit along the way, but, in the end, the rabbit helps Pluto deliver the mail pouch.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #27

Short 459

Chip ‘n’ Dale

November 28, 1947

When Donald attempts to chop some firewood, he destroys the home of the chipmunks, who try everything in their power to save it from being burned, and succeed.

Nominated for an Academy Award.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #75

Short 460

Pluto’s Blue Note

December 26, 1947

When Pluto’s singing annoys everyone, he entices female dogs by miming to a record.

The records song is “You Belong to My Heart”, from The Three Caballeros.

Nominated for an Academy Award.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #28

Short 461

They’re Off

January 23, 1948

At a horse race, the expert bets on the favorite, Snapshot, and the novice bets on the long shot, Old Moe. After a series of racing misadventures, Old Moe wins by a nose when Snapshot turns his head to pose for the camera.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Goofy #21

Short 462

The Big Wash

February 06, 1948

Goofy tries to give a circus elephant, Dolores, a bath, but she proves elusive and ends up blowing him into a mud puddle.

min. Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Goofy #22

Short 463

Drip Dippy Donald

March 05, 1948

In his effort to sleep, Donald is disturbed first by a window shade and then by a dripping faucet. After fighting all night with the leak, Donald goes cuckoo when the water company calls saying they are shutting off his water because he hasn’t paid his water bill.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #76

Short 464

Mickey Down Under

March 19, 1948

Mickey, in the Australian bush, throws a boomerang that gets caught in Pluto’s mouth. Mickey then discovers an egg of an emu. Unfortunately, the parent chases him, but Pluto and the boomerang zoom into his path, leaving the emu all tangled.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Mickey Mouse #112

Short 465

Daddy Duck

April 16, 1948

When he adopts Joey, a young kangaroo, Donald finds out the hard way how difficult it is to be a parent. After a difficult bath time, Donald pretends that a bear rug has swallowed him. Joey rushes in and beats up the “bear” severely, so that by nap time, Donald needs a nap far worse than Joey does.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #77

Short 466

Bone Bandit

April 30, 1948

Pluto’s efforts to dig up a bone are frustrated by his allergy to goldenrod, and by a gopher who is using the bone to prop up his tunnel. Pluto and the gopher battle over the bone, ending up with the gopher also developing and allergy to goldenrod.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #29

Short 467

Donald’s Dream Voice

May 21, 1948

Donald, discouraged as a salesman because of his voice, buys miraculous voice pills that improve his vocal range, but he quickly loses the pills, and despite a long search, accidentally drops the last in the mouth of a cow.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #78

Short 468

Pluto’s Purchase

July 09, 1948

Pluto is in for a surprise when Mickey sends him to buy a salami at the butcher shop, and he has to fight to keep Butch the bulldog from stealing it. When Pluto gets home with the salami, Mickey presents it to Butch as a birthday gift.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #30

Short 469

The Trial of Donald Duck

July 30, 1948

Donald refuses to pay his $35 lunch bill at a swanky restaurant and is sentenced in court to washing dishes, which he smashes in revenge.

min. Directed by Jack King. Donald Duck #79

Short 470

Cat Nap Pluto

August 13, 1948

Pluto, tired and sleepy from being out all night, tries to sleep despite Figaro’s attempts to keep him awake. Pluto’s sandman enlists the help of Figaro’s sandman so both Pluto and Figaro can sleep.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #31

Short 471

Inferior Decorator

August 27, 1948

Don is hanging flowered wallpaper which fools a bee. The bee gets so irritated with Donald and the fake flowers that he must call in his swarm of bees to attack.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #80

Short 472

Pluto’s Fledgling

September 10, 1948

Pluto tries to teach Orville, a baby bird, how to fly with some tricks of his own.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #32

Short 473

Soup’s On

October 15, 1948

Donald is soon chasing after his nephews when they steal his prepared supper. But when he falls over a cliff and is knocked out, the nephews trick him into believing that he is an angel. They soon regret their ruse.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #81

Short 474

Three for Breakfast

November 05, 1948

In their attempt to steal Donald’s pancakes, Chip and Dale are fooled into taking rubber ones until they realize their mistake and trick Donald out of his meal.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #82

Short 475

Mickey and the Seal

December 03, 1948

Pluto finds a baby seal in Mickey’s basket when he returns from a visit to the zoo, but doesn’t get a chance to tell him until the seal is in the bathtub with Mickey. They return it to the zoo, only to return home and find the bathroom full of seal.

Nominated for an Academy Award.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Mickey Mouse #113

Short 476

Seal Island

December 21, 1948

The fur seals arrive on the fogbound islands known as the Pribilofs to mate and bear pups. The young “bachelors” challenge the older bulls for their harems of females, which results in a terrific fight. In the fall, the herd sets out on a long migration into the Pacific Ocean to spend the winter.

Academy Award: #23*: Two-Reel Short Subject, 1948.

General Release on May 04, 1949.

Alfred and Elma Milotte shot the fascinating footage that formed the beginning of True-Life Adventure series.

27 min. Directed by James Algar. True-Life Adventure # 01

Short 477

Tea for Two Hundred

December 24, 1948

Donald is at war with an army of ants who are after his picnic food, but it is a losing battle from the start and soon the ants have even take his clothes

Nominated for an Academy Award.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #83

Short 478

Pueblo Pluto

January 14, 1949

Pluto and Ronnie the pup fight and chase each other for possession of a bone until they end up in a cactus bed and Ronnie must lead Pluto out, ending the argument and restoring peace.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #33

Short 479

Donald’s Happy Birthday

February 11, 1949

The nephews earn money to buy cigars for Donald’s birthday, but Donald thinks they bought the cigars for themselves and forces them to smoke them all. He then discovers the birthday card in the bottom of the box.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #84

Short 480

Pluto’s Surprise Package

March 04, 1949

Pluto has quite a time getting Mickey’s mail into the house, what with the wind blowing the letters about and a turtle emerging from one package.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #34

Short 481

Sea Salts

April 08, 1949

Bootle Beetle reminisces about his relationship with Donald through the years, including the time they were shipwrecked and the time the Duck cheated him out of a soda.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #85

Short 482

Pluto’s Sweater

April 29, 1949

Minnie knits a sweater that he hates, and he tries everything in his power to get it off. When it gets wet and shrinks to a tiny size, Minnie gives it a disgusted Figaro instead.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #35

Short 483

Winter Storage

June 3, 1949

When Chip and Dale can find no more acorns, they go after the supply Donald is using to reseed the area. Though he manages to trap them, they escape and take revenge on Donald.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #86

Short 484

Bubble Bee

June 24, 1949

After Pluto pounces on a “ball”, which turns out to be a bubble gum machine, Pluto and a bee fight over the gum balls. After the bee stores the gum balls in its hive, Pluto destroys it, then uses the gum bubbles to keep the bee at bay until the bee wins by using the gum against Pluto.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #36

Short 485

Honey Harvester

August 05, 1949

A bee, taking honey from flowers in Donald’s greenhouse and depositing it in the duck’s car radiator, attempts to stop Donald from stealing the honey by attacking with the addition of a cactus spine to his stinger.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #87

Short 486

Tennis Racquet

August 26, 1949

Goofy’s game of tennis confounds the sports announcer and the crowd, but one player does indeed win the gigantic trophy.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #23

Short 487

All in a Nutshell

September 02, 1949

Donald steals Chip and Dale’s nuts for his nut-butter shop, which is shaped like a giant walnut. The chipmunks think the shop is a real nut. After they crack open the roof, they steal the nut butter, with Donald chasing after them. When Donald runs into a tree and knocks himself silly, Chip and Dale load him into a log like a cannonball and drop a hornets’ nest into the log to “shoot” Donald into a nearby lake.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #88

Short 488

Goofy Gymnastics

September 23, 1949

Goofy gives a muscle-building course a try but is soon entangles with the various apparatus that results in crashing out a window and having the body of a strong man from a chart superimposed over his.

min. Directed by Jack Kinney. Goofy #24

Short 489

The Greener Yard

October 14, 1949

When his son is unhappy with only beans to eat, Bootle Beetle tells him a story about the trouble he had with next-door neighbor Donald Duck trying to get better food. When his son agrees that beans aren’t so bad after all, Bootle Beetle risks going next door to bring back some watermelon for dessert.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #89

Short 490

Sheep Dog

November 04, 1949

Bent-Tail, the coyote, tries to teach his son to steal sheep from Pluto’s flock, but when the two attempt it, Bent-Tail runs away with a sheep, which turns out to be his son in disguise.

min. Directed by Charles Nichols. Pluto #37

Short 491

Slide, Donald, Slide

November 25, 1949

A fight between Donald and a bee over which radio program to listen to – Donald wants a baseball game and the bee want a classical music concert – ends up with Donald locked in the shower, stung, and the bee happily listening to his favorite program.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #90

Short 492

Toy Tinkers

December 16, 1949

Chip and Dale invade Donald’s home for his Christmas goodies. This turns into an all-out war, with the chipmunks victorious, leaving with a convoy of nuts and candies.

Nominated for an Academy Award.

Later also released under the title Christmas Capers.

min. Directed by Jack Hannah. Donald Duck #91

 

 
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