Old Sequoia

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : December 21, 1945

Running Time : 6:45


Park Ranger Donald (Agent # 13) is in charge of making sure a tree "Old Sequoia" doesn't get gnawed down by beavers.


Donald Duck


Jack King
Bill Justice
Don Towsley
Paul Allen
John Meador
Merle T. Cox
Ernie Nordli
Homer Brightman
Oliver Wallace

Cut Scenes

A scene showing Donald pointing his gun at the beavers has been snipped out.


United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 11 : The Continuing Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale
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I 50 Anni Folli di Paperino


United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 1


Donald Duck's 50 Crazy Years


United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 5 : The Chronological Donald Volume 2
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 7 : Extreme Adventure Fun
Disney Treasures : Wave 5 : The Chronological Donald Volume 2
Abenteur Spass Superstars
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 7 : Extreme Adventure Fun


Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 34
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 37
The Mickey Mouse Club : November 12, 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.


From Ryan : In this short, Donald portrays a forest ranger who has to keep an eye on the oldest redwood in the park, Old Sequoia. There are two beavers in this short who are quite similar to Chip and Dale only not as obnoxious. I enjoy the part at the end where Donald falls into the water after trying to save Old Sequoia. Donald gets a call from his boss while underwater and is fired. He then starts throwing his typical tantrum. I love this short and recommend it to all Disney fans.
From Dino Cencia : This Donald Duck cartoon is funny! I love Old Sequoia! One day, Donald is sleeping when the phone rings and it's his boss on the phone. (His boss sounds just like Pete.) His boss tells Donald that he's losing too many trees in his district. But, he tells him if Old Sequoia goes, you go! So Donald sees two beavers cutting down the last next to the Old Sequoia. (I did notice the beavers looked like and sounded like Chip and Dale.) So Donald gets his gun and is trying to catch the beavers from cutting down Old Sequoia. The funny part is when Donald put all the sawdust back into the tree and it exploded and it was about to Timber! So Donald fixed the tree by stacking with wood and putting the "Old Sequoia" sign back on the tree. "You're okay now, Old Sequoia!" Donald says. Then the phone is ringing and it's his boss calling saying "How's Old Sequoia coming?" Donald: "She's coming fine." Then Old Sequoia is falling down taking Donald's house and falling into the water! (splash!) Then Donald gets a call from his boss while underwater and he says "You're fired!" And Donald's mad and makes bubbles come out his mouth when he's quacks mad. Maybe I'll go and see Old Sequoia in California and look at the tree and see how it looks in sunny California. I give this cartoon a 100.
From Baruch Weiss : Poor Donald. There's always something to screw up his life!
From Bryan Hensley : I'm sure beavers make good "timber pirates" as Donald put them, but they sounded an awful lot like Chip 'n' Dale. Their first short with Donald wouldn't be until 1947. It sure was an "inside job" by the beavers chewing down Old Sequoia, and Donald tried desperately to get all the wood chips back inside of her. Once Donald's machine puts all the wood chips back in, BOOM! She hung on by a thread, quite literally. So much for Old Sequoia being okay, she fell down and took Donald and his station with him! His boss was sure giving Donald a hard time! Once inside the river, the phone gurgled "You're fired!" and Donald was angry. Talk about "damming the river!" (With Old Sequoia and Donald's temper in it, that is!) This short made its DVD debut in volume 7 of Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites collection (titled Extreme Adventure Fun). I hope lots of folks still enjoy this one!

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