Poster

Old MacDonald Duck

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : September 12, 1941

Synopsis

Farmer Donald goes through his farmer day until a fly causes him to lose control while milking a cow.

Characters

Donald Duck
Cow (unnamed)

Credits

Director
Jack King
Animation
Paul Allen
Ed Love
Story
Carl Barks
Jack Hannah

Video

Germany
Donalds Größte Hits
France
Le Meilleur de Donald
Italy
I Capolavori di Paperino
Video Parade 14

Laserdiscs

Japan
Donald's Greatest Hits
All Star Cartoon Review

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 2 : Starring Donald
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Italy
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 2 : Starring Donald
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1

Television

Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 32
The Mickey Mouse Club : October 8, 1957

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 is definitely a classic Donald short. I love the part where he milks his cow Clementine (who has been up in a tree eating leaves) and a bee keeps bugging them. The animation was also nicely done, especially the drawing of the barn when Donald calls for Clementine. It was a wonderful perspective drawing. I have only seen the black and white version of this short on the "Mickey Mouse Club." I bet the original color version would look a lot better.
From Baruch Weiss : I thought that this short was okay. I enjoyed the scene where Old MacDonald Duck (hence the name of this cartoon) is looking for Clementine who was up in a tree eating leaves. She seemed to have gotten down okay, but how she got up there in the first place is an enigma to me; perhaps she climbed up. After all, in a cartoon anything is possible! I also enjoy the scene where a fly bothers the cow and as she swishes her tale it ends up on Donald's head appearing as if he has a tuft of hair!

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