Orphan's Picnic

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : February 15, 1936

Running Time : 7:57

Synopsis

Donald is supervising the ill-behaved orphans at Mickey's picnic and sticks to his task, even when the brats steal the food and give the duck a bee sandwich.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Orphans
Donald Duck

Credits

Director
Ben Sharpsteen
Animation
Les Clark
Seamus Culhane
Dick Lundy
Al Eugster
Paul Allen

Video

United States
The Spirit of Mickey
France
Les Aventures de Mickey et Minnie

Laserdiscs

United States
The Spirit of Mickey

DVD

Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 1 : Starring Mickey
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Germany
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
France
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Italy
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 1 : Starring Mickey
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 14: Early Donald
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 37
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 9
The Mickey Mouse Club : November 6, 1956

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
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 United Artists Pictures

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : I find little interesting in a bunch of kids being bratty. Just a continuation of the 1934 Orphan's Benefit.
From Ryan : This short was kind of funny, but it did get a bit out of hand when the orphans kept giving Donald a hard time. How come they didn't do any of that stuff to Mickey? They were so sweet and gentle with Mickey, yet were bratty little creeps with Donald.
From Baruch Weiss : This isn't one of my favorite Mickey cartoons but I like watching it from time to time. The music is nicely done though. Like Orphans Benefit it says in the opening titles "A Walt Disney Mickey Mouse" but the film focuses on Donald while Mickey is hardly in it. There is a scene where Mickey bumps into a tree causing all the orphans to fall on him. After that Mickey does not appear in the rest of the short; the cartoon focuses on Donald and the orphans.
From Dino Cencia : This short is really funny! My favorite part is when the bees were chasing Donald into a log and one orphan pushed a big rock to the end of the log to trap Donald and the bees and Donald is getting stung in the log. It would be funny if Huey, Dewey and Louie were in this short with the orphans, and then they be playing more tricks with Donald. I give this a 80.
From Covey Sands : I love this one! My favorite part has to be the bee sandwich part. The mean orphans place a bee in a sandwich that they give to Donald. When he eats the sandwich, his tummy bounces up and down and flies around. The orphans laugh hard and embarrasses poor Donald. The food stealing and bee chasing was funny too!

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