Poster

Canvas Back Duck

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : December 25, 1953

Running Time : 7:06

Synopsis

Donald is lured into the boxing ring after proving his prowess at various circus games. He might have had second thoughts if he had known his opponent was going to be Pegleg Pete.

Characters

Pete
Donald Duck
Huey, Dewey and Louie
Chauncey
Referee

Credits

Director
Jack Hannah
Animation
George Kreisl
Volus Jones
Bob Carlson
Al Coe
Backgrounds
Ray Huffine
Effects Animation
Dan MacManus
Layout
Yale Gracey
Story
Jack Kinney
Bill Berg
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

Germany
Tick, Trick und Tracks Größte Hits
Donald Geht in die Luft
France
Le Meilleur de Riri, Fifi, LouLou
Italy
I Capolavori di Qui Quo Qua

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 8 : The Chronological Donald Volume 4
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Donald
Canada
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Donald

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 11: The Many Lives of Pegleg Pete
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 68
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 13

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

Comments

From Ryan : This is definitely one of my favorite Donald Duck shorts. It shows that Donald, even though being wimpy compared to Pee Wee Pete, can triumph over him. All he needed to do was discover his pressure point-- that being his chin.
From Baruch Weiss : This is the only Disney cartoon where Jack Kinney did the story. It was usually his brother, Dick, who did the stories for the shorts. I enjoyed this cartoon, but it isn't one of my favorites. However, it's the only one where Donald's nephews are on his side and Donald gets the upper hand which is good. I myself enjoy seeing Donald win once in a while.
From Bryan Hensley : This 1953 short started off Volume 2 of Disney's Funny Factory collection on Disney DVD. (Which starred Donald). Just when you think Donald is a champ at any circus or fair game he got his hands and feet on, he thought twice about Pee-wee Pete being tiny. He was pretty tall and plump! It's amazing Huey, Dewey, and Louie fought by their uncle's side for a change, instead of giving him heck! It turns out Pete's weak spot was his chin, which broke his "glass jaw"! Donald ended up with a black eye when the fighting ended, but that didn't stop him from being and feeling victorious! (After winning $500 at the end!)After Donald fed some popcorn to some birds, he punched the bag and it hurt him! He must've been badly bruised after Pete fell into the canvas! Sometimes, things aren't always as they appear. The nephews thought the "sissy boy" was a sissy, until they found out about him being a smoking dog and Pee-wee Pete being a powerhouse of destruction! I hope you enjoy this boxing match that no one could possibly live through in real life!