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The Greener Yard

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : October 14, 1949

Running Time : 7:17

Synopsis

A small beetle decides the grass is greener is the yard next door. Unfortunately, that yard is the property of Donald Duck.

Characters

Donald Duck
Bootle Beetle
Ezra Beetle

Credits

Director
Jack Hannah
Animation
Volus Jones
Bill Justice
Judge Whitaker
Dan MacManus
Backgrounds
Ralph Hullet
Layout
Yale Gracey
Story
Bill Berg
Milt Banta
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

Germany
Goofy Präsentiert
Donald Macht nie Pause
France
Disney Parade 6
Italy
Paperino Pippo Pluto e …
Pippo Superstar

Laserdiscs

Japan
Disney Cartoon Festival 6

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 8: Bugged
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 59

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 : In this short, Bootle Beetle tells his grandson about how he barely made it out of Donald Duck's yard alive. This short was okay, but not one of my favorites. I do enjoy the background art of this short, as well as the animation, quite a bit.
From Isidro : Average. This is not a Donald Duck short; it's a Bootle Beetle short starring Donald for about 2 and a half minutes. In those years the Duck had little screen time compared to the "new rodent of the week" that appeared on "his" shorts. With notable exceptions, of course.
From Baruch Weiss : As mentioned in the comment up above. Donald stars in this cartoon for two and a half minutes. The Bootle beetle gets most of the attention. I enjoy it, but it is not one of my favorites. However, it teaches a good lesson to be content with what one has.