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Donald's Cousin Gus

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : May 19, 1939

Running Time : 7:31

Synopsis

Donald is visited by his cousin Gus Goose, who proceeds to eat him out of house and home.

Characters

Donald Duck
Gus Goose

Credits

Director
Jack King
Animation
Wolfgang Reitherman
Paul Allen
Don Towsley
Lee Morehouse
Seamus Culhane
Johnny Cannon
Berny Wolf
George Rowley
Ken Peterson
Reuben Timmins
Layout
Bill Herwig

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I : Donald
Germany
Mit Mir Nicht
Goofy und Pluto Total Verrückt
Drei Caballeros im Sambafieber
Donald Geht in die Luft
France
Disney Parade 3
Italy
Paperino
Sono Io ... Paperino
Cartoons Disney 6
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I : Paperino

CED

United States
Limited Gold Editions - Donald

Laserdiscs

Japan
I Love Donald
Donald : Limited Gold Edition
Disney Cartoon Festival 3

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Donald
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Italy
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Canada
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Donald
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 21: Goin' to the Birds
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 77
Walt Disney Presents: The Plausible Impossible

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 : Donald Duck gets a visit from his cousin Gus Goose (if Gus is a goose and Donald is a duck, then how can they be cousins?). On the letter Donald reads, it says P.S. HE DON'T EAT MUCH. Well isn't Donald in for a big surprise? The scenes with Gus eating everything on the table was the main form of humor in this short. Another funny part was at the end where Donald opens the refrigerator and Gus is snacking on some chicken and his timer points at "Cold Lunch." This is definitely one of Donald's greatest hits.
From Christian : Another fairly good short. It's a shame they don't make them like they used to.
From Baruch Weiss : While I enjoyed the musical score during the title presentation of this cartoon it really didn't interest me. Gus Goose is off to Donald's house and makes a pig out of himself and doesn't leave any food for Donald. Then of course Donald gets ticked off and kicks Gus out of his house. It's a shame Weight Watchers didn't come along until years after this short was released. Overall, Gus is an extremely rude member of Donald's Family Tree; Donald did have a lot of food just for himself, but still it wasn't right of Gus to just eat up everything!
From Tony E : This one is really funny. It was in fact the first appearance of Donald's cousin Gus Goose. Some years later he appear in the comic books as Donald's grandmother's farmhand. In Europe - and Sweden, where I live - Gus is more famous for the comics than this short story.