Poster

Donald's Camera

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : October 24, 1941

Synopsis

Donald finds a new hobby; photography, which he takes into the wilderness to photograph the wildlife.

Characters

Donald Duck

Credits

Director
Dick Lundy
Animation
Ted Bonnicksen
Bob Carlson
Walt Clinton
John Elliotte

Cut Scenes

The final scene showing Donald buying a machine gun and going on a shooting spree in the woods has been cut from this short.

Video

Germany
Hier ist Donald
France
La Joyeuse Menagerie
Italy
Paperino un Disastro di Eroe
Sono Io ... Paperino
Cartoons Disney 5

Laserdiscs

Japan
Hello! Donald
Disney Cartoon Festival 2

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Italy
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
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 62
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 59
The Mickey Mouse Club : November 22, 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 RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From Ryan : At the beginning, Donald sees a sign that reads: SHOOT NATURE WITH A CAMERA INSTEAD OF A GUN. He then sees a few stuffed animals in a shop. I enjoyed the part where Donald has trouble getting the woodpecker to cooperate. One part that I don't understand is when Donald sprinkles salt on the woodpecker's tail, the tail falls off of the woodpecker's body. When the woodpecker pecks a tree that flatten's Donald's camera, Donald decides to go buy a gun. In the original version of this short, he goes off on a shooting spree. Like most of these Disney shorts, I have never seen the uncensored version of it thanks to some *#@##$ do-gooders who don't have anything better to do with their lives. Pretty fun short if I do say so myself.
From Benke Cloudberry : I liked this short, I´m a fan of Donald´s and don´t like him to be a bad sport and in this short I think he is doin' the best of the situation. He is trying to get a good photo and the woodpecker is obstructing. I think I would have done the same thing - buying my self a shotgun, a revolver and a cannon and make it even with the bird. As you can understand I´ve seen the uncensored cartoon which is sent on the Nordic Disney Channel. I didn´t notice any machine guns as is described in the "Cut Scenes."
From Dino Cencia : I remember that I watched the final scene on TV when Donald gets really mad and goes to the gun shop and buys a gun and he goes back into the woods to find the woodpecker who destroyed his camera on the Disney Channel. I talked with my parents about why Disney Channel has to have to cut scenes. And my parents said because when little kids watch those cuts parts on TV, parents don't want their kids to be doing doing something bad with guns, grenades, cigars and stuff. So I understand about it and I know not to do it when I watch The Chronological Donald Volume 1 with Leonard Maltin about when he's talking about gunplay and other stuff on the DVD. Leonard Maltin is the best hosting the Walt Disney Treasures! I'm his biggest fan on the DVD.
From Baruch Weiss : This short was okay, but it was not one of my favorites. I felt sorry for Donald as not one single animal would cooperate with him and pose for a picture. It was mainly the woodpecker whom he was having trouble with. The woodpecker ends up destroying Donald's Camera, Donald gets thrown in a rage and heads off to the store and gets weapons to destroy the bird and might I add he sure had a lot of weapons for just one little bird. So much for Donald's new hobby. I recall, two months ago, I was in Deerfield and I saw a deer there and I tried to take a picture of it, but it ran away.