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Tea for Two Hundred

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : December 24, 1948

Running Time : 6:44

Synopsis

Donald is picnicking outdoors when he decides to have some fun with a line of ants. Big mistake as the ants decide to take revenge and go after his picnic.

Characters

Donald Duck

Credits

Director
Jack Hannah
Animation
Judge Whitaker
Bob Carlson
Volus Jones
Bill Justice
Backgrounds
Thelma Witmer
Layout
Yale Gracey
Story
Nick George
Bill Berg
Music
Oliver Wallace

Awards

Nominated for an Academy Award (Short Subjects - Cartoons)

Cut Scenes

A stereotypical black ant has been edited out of this short.

Video

United States
Happy Summer Days
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : Donald's Bee Pictures
Germany
Winnie Puuh und Donald auf Heißer Fährte
Italy
Video Parade 4
Troppo Vento Per Winnie Puh
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : Paperino e le Api

Laserdiscs

United States
The Goofy World of Sports / Fun on the Job / Happy Summer Days
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : Donald's Bee Pictures
Japan
Mickey's Jungle Trouble

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3
Donalds Spassfabrik
France
Walt Disney's Rigolons avec Donald
United Kingdom
Walt Disney's Laugh Factory with Donald

Television

Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 18
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 62
Walt Disney Presents: The Donald Duck Story

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 Michelle I. : Not my absolute favorite Donald cartoon, but an undeniably good one: you've got to love how the ants speak and move the duck's picnic supplies, especially when he stacks up tons of them on the one poor ant. At last, though, they all carry the sleeping duck off.
From Justin : Tea for Two Hundred is about Donald on a camping trip. Just as he's about to eat, he notices an army of ants marching by him. He notices one of them carrying a bean or seed, and decides to test the ant's strength by adding more than what he's carrying. The ant collapses with his pride hurt, but goes back to his colony knowing that the duck has some tasty treats for him and his colleagues! So they get revenge after what Donald did to that one ant and throw him off a cliff!

This is definitely one of Donald Duck's best cartoons. There's a good story, funny jokes, good voice acting (Clarence Nash did Donald and Pinto Colvig did the ants.), and the best part of all-the ants! I noticed that each ant in that cartoon seems to have its own unique movement while marching and their native tongue is really a lot of fun to listen to.


From Dino Cencia : My favorite part is when the ants threw Donald into the lake and does his angry quacking. lol! And it's funny like when the ants and Donald are football and blocking the other side to get to their home with the food. Also another funny part is when Donald tried to grab his food out of the ants home and the ants pulled off Donald's sailor suit and he's naked! And he puts on a barrel for clothes. I loved this Donald short. I give it 200 out of 200 because of the name of the short. Get it? It's a joke!

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