Crazy with the Heat

A Donald and Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : August 1, 1947

Running Time : 6:00


Donald and Goofy are driving through the desert when their car breaks down. Eventually, thirst and the blinding heat begin to get to them.


Donald Duck


Bob Carlson
Edwin Aardal
Fred Kopietz
Don Towsley
Fred Jones
Ray Huffine
Phillip Barber
Ralph Wright
Bill Berg
Oliver Wallace

Cut Scenes

A sequence showing Donald and Goofy being attacked by a sword wielding Arab was cut out.


United States
Here's Donald
Hier ist Donald
Donald Macht nie Pause
Disney Parade 6
Disney Adventures
Le Radici di Pippo


United States
Here's Donald / Here's Goofy
Hello! Donald
Disney Cartoon Festival 6


United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3
It's a Small World of Fun Volume 2
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3


Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 31
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 51
The Mickey Mouse Club : November 12, 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.


From Ryan : This is one of my favorite Donald Duck/Goofy cartoons. I like the scenes where they see different mirages. One part about this short that I dislike is the fact that a small scene where the Arab punches Donald in the face is deleted so the scene just goes from the Arab cutting off Goofy's hat to a close-up with a black-eyed Donald.
From Benke Cloudberry : I don't like this short - nothing new - an artwork without heart. The only reason for my commenting it is the fact that there are no cuts in the versions there are being sent on the Nordic Disney Channel - but in this case I wouldn't object if they had cut it all.
From Grace : This is one of my favorite Donald and Goofy cartoons. By watching the cartoon I really felt sorry for Donald because he's dehydrated and needed a lot of water, their car is broken down and has to walk lets just say 9 or 6 miles or something, Goofy gets tricked by some genie with the soda fountain scene, and Donald gets punched on on the face. Well fortunately they're saved by riding a camel.
From Jacob : I like the Goofy holler can be heard in the end of short. It's nice.
From Baruch Weiss : I also loved the Goofy Holler as well. This short was okay, but I guess it is not one of my favorites. Goofy did not pay his bill, he should have so he would not have had to carry all those dishes (where the heck are ya gonna find a sink in the desert?!) However, I can see why it was Donald who got punched in the face. He should have watched where he was going. Speaking of Donald, I also noticed that his hat looks similar to the one he wore in the other 1947 classic Clown of the Jungle.
From Al Galen : I saw this short in "The Roots of Goofy" on the Disney Channel during the early 1990s. Gary Owens was its host. This is one of classic Disney's rare Goofy cartoons to also feature Donald Duck. This short is set either in the Middle East or northern Africa. I recommend it to fans of classic Disney animation.