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Donald's Snow Fight

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : April 10, 1942

Running Time : 7:14

Synopsis

After getting Donald's dander up in a sledding "accident", it's all out snow-war between Donald and his nephews.

Characters

Donald Duck
Huey, Dewey and Louie

Credits

Director
Jack King
Animation
Jack Hannah
Ed Love
Jim Armstrong
Walt Clinton
Jack Gayek
Effects Animation
Andy Engman
Story
Carl Barks
Inbetweener
Lee J. Ames

Video

United States
A Walt Disney Christmas
Germany
Weihnachtpass mit Micky und Donald
Donald Duck in die Größte Show der Welt
France
Donald Superstar
Italy
Da Tutti Noi a Tutti Voi
Buon Compleanno Paperino

Laserdiscs

United States
A Walt Disney Christmas
Japan
Cartoon Carousel
Donald's Golden Jubilee

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 5 : The Chronological Donald Volume 2
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 5 : The Chronological Donald Volume 2
Weihnachtspass mit Micky and Donald
Micky's Lustiger Adventskalender Verschworung der Superschurken
Italy
3 … 2 … 1 … E Natale
United Kingdom
Countdown to Christmas

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 34: Donald's Nephews
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 43

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 Greg Honycut : Did anyone else besides me notice that when Donald had that piece of snow on his head and then it fell off, it looked just like Goofy's head?
From Rocky Johnson : This is a cute cartoon with Donald's nephews beating him at his own game.
From Ryan : I remember first seeing this cartoon on either NBC or CBS (it was being aired before Mickey's Christmas Carol). My favorite part was the snow fight scene on the frozen lake. Well the nephews end up winning (seems obvious since Donald was outnumbered 3-1) and Donald falls into the frigid water, freezing into a "ducksicle."
From Josh Boehme : My favorite Disney Short. I can't wait until it's released again on DVD. The snow fight towards the end is absolutely innovative and hilarious.
From Baruch Weiss : This cartoon has been featured on an Xmas video even though it has nothing to do with the holiday. Its just a winter themed cartoon where Donald starts the trouble and destroys his nephew's snowman so the nephews get back at him and have a snowball fight with Donald as the loser (obvious, as Ryan has said, since Donald was outnumbered 3-1).
From Julie Arsenault : This short is one of my favorite Donald Duck cartoons and perfect for the Christmas Holidays.

I love it when the boys Huey, Dewey & Louie sang "For he's a Jolly Good Fellow" while building a snowman but it was kind of mean when Donald wrecked it; another scene I like is the whole snow fight scene; it's very, very, funny when Donald's icy bombshell, split the boys' flag pole into threes, and the parts started spanking them.


From Dino Cencia : Another great Christmas short for the holidays! Donald and his nephews are outside playing in the snow but then they start a snow fight after Donald destroyed the nephews snowman. My favorite part is when the nephews shot a stick of fire and it went into Donald's frozen ship and it starts melting and it turned into frozen water and Donald fell into the frozen water and he's up freezed up like a totem pole. In the beginning of the cartoon, Donald sees snow outside and opens the door and it's cold outside and his bill turns blue. I guess Jack Frost was nipping at Donald's nose like "The Christmas Song". Great cartoon! I give it a 950.
From Billy Joe : I have watched this short online. This is my favorite Donald Duck cartoon. I just loved the rivalry of Donald and his three nephews in this short. It's hilarious and highly recommended!
From Mike : I have seen this cartoon dozens of times. To me it is Donald's best cartoon. The snow battle is very entertaining all around. Absolutely hilarious.

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