Lion Around

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : January 20, 1950

Running Time : 6:56

Synopsis

Donald's nephews disguise themselves as a mountain lion to scare Donald, when a real mountain lion comes wandering along.

Characters

Donald Duck
Huey, Dewey and Louie
Louie, the Mountain Lion

Credits

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

Video

United States
The Unsinkable Donald Duck with Huey, Dewey and Louie
Germany
Vorsicht Löwe!
France
Si Disney m'etait Conte
Italy
Pippo Pluto Paperino Supershow
Pippo Pluto Paperino Supershow

Laserdiscs

United States
A Tale of Two Chipmunks /The Unsinkable Donald Duck
Japan
Disney's Cartoon Jubilee

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Huey, Dewey and Louie
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3
Canada
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Huey, Dewey and Louie

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 51: Triple Trouble
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 53

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 : This short is similar to the earlier short Donald Duck and the Gorilla only with a lion. Do nald's nephews want a pie that Donald has just baked so they disguise themselves as a lion in order to get it. Donald is not fooled for long and chases them away. Eventually, a real mountain lion comes by and Donald thinks it's his nephews again. This is one of my favorite shorts and I recommend it to all Disney fans.
From Baruch Weiss : This short was ok but it wasn't one of my favorites. If Donald's nephews wanted a pie, they should of just asked their uncle if they could have some. Speaking of nephews I wonder if they have a dad at all?
From Mike : A very funny Donald cartoon. The chase scene with Donald and the lion was absolutely hilarious. The ending with Donald giving the lions all those pies was funny.
From Bryan Hensley : This short seemed to start off a revolutionary decade in history (the 50's), as well as a part of volume 4 of Disney's Funny Factory collection (which starred Huey, Dewey, and Louie). Two of the nephews disguised themselves as a lion while the last one goes for the pie Donald made. It's not good at all to spank a mountain lion with his tail; Donald was asking for it when a real lion appeared. This seems to be a remake of Donald Duck and the Gorilla from 1944, but it's still a hoot! I really enjoyed the part where Donald wore a rhino head to scare off the lion away from his trophy room (Surely they weren't his own hunting trophies, were they?), then the lion came back with a warthog head and scared the rhino head away and it turned white! At least when worse came to worse, the nephews helped Donald feed the lion with a big supply of pies! The lion's name is Louie and he also appeared in a bunch of Goofy shorts. It seems he was redesigned from the tiger from Tiger Trouble in 1945, if you look closely. I hope you enjoy this classic remake that's pretty different in comparison from Three Stooges shorts from the post-Shemp era, or MGM's Cinemascope remakes of a few Droopy and Tom and Jerry shorts! (As well as an old short Peace on Earth from 1939.)