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Crazy Over Daisy

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : March 24, 1950

Running Time : 6:26

Synopsis

Donald's quiet bicycle ride to see Daisy is interrupted by Chip 'n' Dale.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Goofy
Donald Duck
Daisy Duck
Chip 'n' Dale

Credits

Director
Jack Hannah
Animation
Bob Cannon

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I : Daisy
Germany
Happy Birthday, Donald!
Italy
Pippo Pluto Paperino Supershow
Pippo Pluto Paperino Supershow
Cartoon Festival 2
Cartoons Disney 2

CED

United States
Limited Gold Editions - Daisy

Laserdiscs

Japan
Donald's Birthday Bash
Disney's Cartoon Jubilee
Daisy : Limited Gold Edition

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 10 : Best Pals : Donald and Daisy
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 11 : Best Pals : Donald and Daisy

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 40: Crazy Over Daisy
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 1

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 Jefferson Blackburn : I love this cartoon! And it's probably one of the few Donald Duck films where he isn't the one that starts the trouble. Donald Duck was just minding his own business, and Chip 'n Dale just had to poke fun at him! Anyway, the main reason I enjoy this film is because I love the song written by Oliver Wallace exclusively for the film.
From Ryan : There are parts of this short that I like and parts of this short that I don't like. I enjoy some of the gags such as where Donald makes Chip and Dale power his homemade bicycle by running in the wheels after they had destroyed his first one. This makes them look like typical pet rodents running in their exercise wheel. I dislike the fact that Donald is blamed by Daisy for hurting Chip and Dale when in fact, he didn't do anything to them. He was just minding his own business when the two chipmunks began harassing him. It seems rather odd that Daisy would believe two chipmunks whom she's never met rather than her own boyfriend whom she's known for years. This does remind me of the earlier Mickey Mouse short The Nifty Nineties as this short takes place in the gay nineties as well. I also enjoy the song that Oliver Wallace wrote. In fact, on an episode of "Walt Disney Presents," they show Oliver composing the song.
From Candy : I liked this cartoon because it was set in the nostalgic 1890s, which was Walt Disney's favorite time period. He was very taken with that particular time because he had grown up around that time and was very nostalgic about it. A lot of Disney feature films are set in that time period - Pollyanna, Summer Magic, Mary Poppins, The Three Lives of Thomasina, The Aristocats, Pete's Dragon, and on and on. Like the other people who have commented on this cartoon, I liked the song "Crazy Over Daisy." I bet it was inspired by the old song that goes "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do...something, something...on a bicycle built for two..." I can't think of the words or the title. It's an old song from that period.

I liked this cartoon because it portrays Chip and Dale as the instigators of the fight with Donald. Chip and Dale weren't quite as innocent as they appeared to be. They could take care of themselves in a fight with Donald. I also liked the scene with Daisy in a dress of the period, with a tight corset, rustling when she walked. It made her look very feminine and Victorian. I believe that Walt Disney had a very old-fashioned, Victorian view of women. So for Daisy to appear in a Victorian dress was totally in keeping with the Disney mindset.


From Dino Cencia : Another great Donald Duck cartoon! Also, I loved the Crazy over Daisy song. Donald Duck is Chip and Dale's nemesis. But at Disneyland, I still think that Chip and Dale are very nice cause I took a picture with them at Disneyland. Chip and Dale always like to fight and bother Donald when he's doing his own business, taking the chipmunks' acorns, and also Chip and Dale taking his pancakes and popcorn. In this cartoon, Donald is going to Daisy's house again for a date and hang out with her, but Chip and Dale are back at him again by bothering him by making fun of him, by throwing apples and by grabbing his hat and choking him. Also, they destroy his bicycle with a cannon ball. So Donald grabs the chipmunks and makes a new bicycle and putting them in the wheels rolling really fast. When Donald gets to Daisy's house, Daisy sees Chip and Dale and asks to them about "Was Donald mean to you"? So they say yes and pretend that Donald abused them. So Daisy's mad at Donald and there's no date for the two of them. So Donald's mad too and says "Aw nuts." Poor Donald. So he goes home angry. My favorite Donald cartoon that I really love and really enjoy too. 604 out of 604.
From Baruch Weiss : I enjoyed the song that's played at the beginning and end of this short. It's also one of the few times where Donald isn't the one who starts the trouble; other cartoons like this are All In a Nutshell and Trailer Horn." I also agree with Ryan, it's odd that Daisy believes two characters who she's never co-starred with rather than her own boyfriend.
From Mike : I do like this cartoon. It is funny and original at the same time. Chip 'n' Dale's antics are very funny. I kinda thought it was pretty interesting that Daisy would believe Chip 'n' Dale over Donald. The end scene with Dale grabbing the candy and telling Donald thank you was funny.

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