Put-Put Troubles

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : July 19, 1940

Running Time : 7:26


Donald and Pluto go boating; but while Donald tries to get the outboard motor started, Pluto has his own problems with a spring coil.


Donald Duck


Riley Thompson
Asst. Director
Ralph Chadwick
Nick de Tolly
Ed Parks
Jack Gayek
Judge Whitaker
Jim Armstrong
George Goepper
Jack Harbaugh
Ken Muse
Murray Griffen
Grant Simmons
Art Fitzpatrick
Lee Morehouse
Volus Jones
Emery Hawkins
Jack Huber
Reuben Timmins
Johnny Cannon
Andy Engman
Miles Pike
Al Stetter
Frank Follmer
Jack Boyd
George Kreisl
Claude Smith
Bill Tracy


Pluto Präsentiert
Donald Ich bin der Größte
Donald Vedette de Television
La Storia de Paperino


This is Your Life Donald Duck


United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1


Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 38
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 34
The Mickey Mouse Club : November 8, 1956

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.


From Ryan : This short was good in the sense of Donald's trouble with the motor, but seeing Pluto continuously getting caught up in the spring gets boring for me.
From Trae Robinson : There is a scene I found funny where the boat backfires and the smoke goes on Donald making him look like a convict is goofy.
From Baruch Weiss : I will start off by saying that there is a wonderful musical score during the title presentation of this cartoon as has been the case with many of the various Disney short subjects that I have commented on and that goes for the music throughout the cartoon. Anyway back to the short. I enjoyed several gags in this cartoon such as when the coil turns into an African neckpiece for Pluto, the scene where Pluto gets tangled in the coil some more and does a Russian folk dance then a Scottish one and the finale where Pluto is dragged surf board style and in the end, ends up wearing Donald's Hat and Donald ends up wearing the motor.
From Ross : This is a wonderful Disney cartoon from 1940, featuring Donald Duck and Pluto. There's not much I can tell you about this short, but the gags are definitely silly, such as Donald trying to start the outboard motor, and Pluto getting caught in the spring coil. The end results of Donald looking like a jail convict, and Pluto dancing a Russian kicking dance and a Scottish jig are also very funny as well. Two other end results are quite funny, but very racist, and I'm surprised these scenes weren't cut on TV. They are the scenes when the spring coil wraps around Pluto's neck, making him look like an duck-lipped African Zulu native wearing an African neckpiece, and when Pluto surfs through some bulrushes, the water reeds all around him make him look like an American Indian chief, with Indian tribal music to match the joke.