The Duck Hunt

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : January 28, 1932

Running Time : 7:10

Synopsis

Mickey and Pluto go duck hunting, stopping to jam to "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean." The ducks get their own back, carrying the hunters through the air and dropping them on a clothesline.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Pluto

Credits

Director
Bert Gillett
Animation
Johnny Cannon
Norm Ferguson
Dave Hand
Jack King
Ben Sharpsteen
Charles Couch
Charles Hutchinson
Harry Reeves
Dick Lundy
Rodolfo "Rudy" Zamora
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi

Cut Scenes

Scenes of Pluto's fleas were cut in the 80's.

Laserdiscs

United States
Mickey Mouse in Black and White: Volume 1
Japan
Mickey Mouse : The Black and White Years

DVD

United States
Mickey Mouse in Black and White
Germany
Mickey Mouse in Black and White

Television

Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 46
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 27
The Mickey Mouse Club : November 29, 1955

Original Animator's Drafts


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Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by Columbia Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : Mickey and Pluto find duck hunting not what it's quacked up to be when they are turned upon by a group of angry ducks. Discovering that the "female" duck is a decoy worn over Pluto's head, the ducks angrily grab Pluto by the ears and start flying off with him, with Mickey holding onto Pluto's tail. Mickey and Pluto are dropped into long underwear on a clothes line. One fun gag is Pluto's fleas parachuting off Pluto when the ducks have him in the air, landing back on Pluto when he reaches the ground.
From Ryan : This was a pretty funny short. I saw the colorized version of it (and taped it) off the "Its Gotta Be the Shorts" marathon. I especially liked the part where Mickey and Pluto are marching to various songs and Pluto's fleas jump off of him and start marching single file behind him. Another fun scene with the fleas was where Pluto and Mickey are being carried by the ducks and his fleas jump off of him with parachutes.
From Bill I. : Mickey and Pluto go duck hunting. Standard story, but this short had lots of action and sight gags. Also, the scene with Mickey and Pluto walking past the water with their reflections in it and the scene with Pluto in the water also showing his shadow shows how the animation becomes more sophisticated as the Mickey shorts continue. I liked when Pluto, wearing the decoy, was sniffing the ground using the decoy's head. There was lots of action with poor Mickey taking a beating while being flown along with Pluto by the ducks. Pretty enjoyable short.