Fall Out-Fall In

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : April 23, 1943

Running Time : 7:23


Donald experiences one of the joys of army life; the extended march with an overnight respite in an uncooperative pup tent.


Donald Duck


Jack King


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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 Jerry Edwards : Donald suffers through the drudgery of the life of the soldier, including ridiculously long marches through all types of bad weather. A sequence where Donald wrestles with his tent while trying to pitch it is hilarious. When Donald finally falls asleep, he is continually awakened by other soldiers' noises - bugle, machine gun, and cannon snores. When dawn arrives with little sleep and he must get ready to march once again, Donald sleepily wraps his pack strap around a nearby tree as well as his pack, and stumbles along on the march - carrying along the tree.

Donald is rarely a sympathetic character in his cartoons, but you can't help but feel sorry for him in this one. The various gags are wonderfully done, and I'm sure the servicemen of that time got a special kick out of the cartoon.

From Ryan : This is one of my favorite Donald Duck shorts. This is similar to the short Donald's Tire Trouble in the fact that he has trouble with an inanimate object that doesn't seem to cooperate with him. Instead of dealing with a tire as he did in the other short, he's dealing with an uncooperating pup tent. I find this situation quite hilarious. The only problem is, poor Donald doesn't get any sleep.
From Baruch Weiss : I enjoyed the music in this cartoon, but it can make one feel sorry for poor Donald who has to keep marching through summer and winter, pitch his tent first before he can have supper (which he does not get, might I add, as his tent would not cooperate with him) and last, but not least, he does not get enough sleep!
From Jimmy Kielbasa : My favorite scene is sleeping with too much noises. The bugler kept trumpeting, the drummer's feet thumped on his drum, the soldier shot the machine gun, and the soldier blasted the cannon when they snored.

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