Poster

Wide Open Spaces

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : September 12, 1947

Running Time : 6:36

Synopsis

Donald, not wanting to pay for a hotel room, decides to sleep outdoors. In doing so, he tangles with an air mattress, a boulder, and other elements of the great outdoors.

Characters

Donald Duck

Credits

Director
Jack King
Animation
Don Towsley
Paul Allen
Emery Hawkins
Sandy Strother
Backgrounds
Howard Dunn
Layout
Don Griffith
Story
MacDonald MacPherson
Jack Huber
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

United States
Here's Donald
Germany
Donald Duck Geht Nach Wildwest
Italy
Video Parade 13

Laserdiscs

United States
Here's Donald / Here's Goofy
Japan
Celebrate with Mickey
Donald Duck Goes West

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 43: On Vacation
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 37

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 : I first saw this cartoon on a video that I had received for my 7th birthday. I really loved it and still do today. One of my favorite parts is at the end where Donald, who has been having trouble sleeping all night, ends up floating on his mattress over to the motel and lands on the cot. The manager comes out and tells Donald to pay him for his stay. Donald, who is half asleep, hands the manager $16, but the manager tells Donald that his time is up. He tips Donald off the cot and onto a cactus, where Donald sleeps like a baby.
From David : This has to be the funniest episode of Donald Duck I've ever seen. I am 14 years old and have seen many Donald Duck episodes, but this is the funniest. I showed it to some of my friends and now it's famous, because of the "There's nothing left sir, but the cot on the porch. Thank you sir, thank you sir. That'll be $16. $16!!!" part. The way he says $16. And then, the boulder part. This is a very funny episode.
From Deanna : I am 22 years old and I remember watching this episode when I was a little girl. It took me 3 hours to find this episode online and I am so happy that I did. Now if I can just remember some other episodes I have seen. "Wide Open Spaces" was definitely one that stuck out in my memory.
From Baruch Weiss : This short is okay, but it is not one of my favorites as the plot gets tiresome. However, the ending was a good one where Donald finally got some sleep.

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