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Morris, the Midget Moose

A Special Cartoon

Release Date : November 24, 1950

Running Time : 8:00

Synopsis

Morris is a small moose with tremendous antlers who is ostracized from the group until he meets his match; an oversized moose with small antlers.

Characters

Morris the Midget Moose
Thunderclap

Credits

Director
Charles Nichols
Animation
George Nicholas
Jerry Hathcock
George Kreisl
Jack Boyd
Backgrounds
Ray Huffine
Layout
Karl Karpe
Story
Eric Gurney
Bill de la Torre
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

United States
Walt Disney Mini Classics : The Reluctant Dragon
Germany
The Reluctant Dragon
Micky und Company
France
Si Disney m'etait Conte
Mickey et Compagnie
Italy
Pippo Pluto Paperino Supershow
The Reluctant Dragon
Pippo Pluto Paperino Supershow

Laserdiscs

United States
Mickey and the Beanstalk / The Reluctant Dragon
Japan
Disney's Cartoon Jubilee
Mickey and Company

DVD

United States
Timeless Tales Volume 3

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 57: From Zero to Hero
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 56

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 Tracey C. Grover : My brother and I would watch this over and over when we were younger. We'd always do his little "ah-moo" and laugh forever. I'm at college now and thinking about those days we used to spend together makes me really love him. I just wanted to share this memory with everyone. And I love this movie!
From Robert Keck : Morris... is a great film short that not only holds the kid's attention but teachers important qualities of friendship and character.
From Ryan : This short was okay, but it really isn't one of my favorites. I didn't care much for the typical plotline where a character has to overcome a disability. It gets rather tiring for me. I do, however, enjoy the part where Morris and Balsam are trapped in an old tree stump and scare off Thunderbolt.
From Carolyn Pantilieris : I give this short a 10. I taught nursery school for 18 years and showed this movie over and over again. My co-teacher and I still talk about it and it remains our favorite of all time.
From Marcus Garza : Especially with the nonsense coming out of present-day's cartoons, how can you not appreciate and enjoy this Disney Classic Short? It's not for us adults to like or dislike, but rather appreciate the "team" concept which many children are straying away from these days. What a wonderful, humorous, clean classic cartoon short for all ages!
From Stefanie Coester : Morris the Midget Moose is a sheer old fashioned delight. It has been our family's favorite Disney short feature for decades and gets quoted all the time. I was so happy to find a version of The Reluctant Dragon on DVD and then so disappointed when Morris was not with him. I hope I will find him again someday so our youngest ones can continue to enjoy the tale and pass it on.
From Lippy Lion : Ahh, Morris the Midget Moose, this was shuffled with The Mail Dog as far as reissues were concerned, and both cartoons got their credits mixed up in reissue, but anyway the open and end bits seem to have been recycled from Bootle Beetle, which gives this a dead giveaway that this was directed by Jack Hannah, as a matter of fact, the climax with Thunderclap is actually quite genius, Paul Smith did a nice job at it too, but yeah the story isn't really that special or fantastic, let alone perfect, it's sort of pedestrian in a way, and i sure don't get the ending with Bootle Beetle playing on the Two Heads better than One saying, it's just drives me to bewilderment, and it's kind of WTF in a way, Sure not that great of a cartoon, but not bad either, for the record this makes it mediocre by definition at least for me.

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