Poster

The Hockey Champ

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : April 28, 1939

Running Time : 7:31

Synopsis

Donald "The Hockey Champion of Duck Swamp" plays a game of hockey with his nephews.

Characters

Donald Duck
Huey, Dewey and Louie

Credits

Director
Jack King
Asst. Director
Lloyd Richardson
Harry Teitel
Animation
Lee Morehouse
Paul Allen
Eric Larson
Max Gray
George Rowley
Berny Wolf
Don Towsley
Jack Gayek
Edwin Aardal
Seamus Culhane
John McManus
Larry Clemmons
(?) Amatunzio
Layout
Bill Herwig

Cut Scenes

A scene showing Donald hanging by a noose in a well was cut at one time.

Video

Germany
Tick, Trick und Tracks Größte Hits
Goofys Lustige Sportschau
France
Le Meilleur de Riri, Fifi, LouLou
Donald et Dingo allias Goofy Champions Olympiques
Italy
Pippo Olimpionico
I Capolavori di Qui Quo Qua

Laserdiscs

Japan
Donald Duck : A Star is Born

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 5 : Extreme Sports Fun
Germany
Sports Spass Superstars
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Italy
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 5 : Extreme Sports Fun
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 34: Donald's Nephews
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 33

Original Animator's Drafts


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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 RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From Ryan : This short was pretty good. The animation was wonderful and the plot was great. Seeing the trophy pop up as Donald pushed the button was kinda neat.
From Dino Cencia : Another funny Donald vs the nephews short. My favorite part is when the puck hit Donald in the snow and it looked he was an old duck. Another funny part is when one of the nephews grabbed Donald by the scarf and he spun around and hit a tree and icicles came down on Donald and he had devil horns on him and an icicle pitchfork and the nephews said "Uncle Donald is the devil!" Great cartoon of Donald and his nephews. I give this a 90.
From Baruch Weiss : Aside from the title and end presentation of this cartoon I enjoyed the beginning with Donald Ice Skating and imitating Sonja Henie, but aside from that I did not care for it as I am not a hockey fan or a fan of sports in general.
From Richard Sutor, Ph. D : Disney was a master at merchandising his cartoons and characters. As a child I owned several Disney puzzles. When my boys were little, in the 1970's I was surprised to find a "large piece" puzzle of a still from this cartoon on sale in a local store. My boys and I had many hours of fun building it over and over. Little did we suspect that years later someone would invent the DVD player and Disney would create the Disney Treasures sets that allowed us to own this cartoon. The three of us have also gotten a lot of enjoyment out of watching the cartoon and spotting the exact frame which had been used for the puzzle.

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