How to Have an Accident at Work

An Educational Cartoon

Release Date : September 2, 1959

Running Time : 6:52


A companion piece to the previous years' "How to Have an Accident at Home" follows the same accident-prone Donald to the workplace.


Donald Duck
J. J. Fate


Charles Nichols
Jerry Hathcock
Fred Kopietz
Harvey Toombs
George Nicholas
Al Dempster
Effects Animation
Jack Buckley
Ernie Nordli
Bill Berg
Jack Kinney
Oliver Wallace


United States
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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


From Sanger Harris : How to Have an Accident at Work, along with Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom, Melody, and its companion, How to Have an Accident at Home, represents the epitome of stylized Disney cartoons. The backgrounds are very abstract and colorful and the characters (even our hero Donald) are painted with thick black lines. Interestingly, this cartoon is also significant as one of the last theatrical shorts produced by Disney, save those infrequent 15- to 30-minute shorts that popped up about once every ten years (e.i., It's Tough to be a Bird, Vincent, Mickey's Christmas Carol, etc.)
From Graham Hackett : This short continues on from How to have an accident at work where Donald is welcomed by a lot of catastrophies including a machine somehow eating up his sandwich etc. Which leads to him ending up in the hospital wing.
From J. P. Hope : Donald Duck is having more accidents to blame on J. J. Fate again! he even especially managed to wreck an entire machine that ate his lunch and the machine goes on a mass hysteria destroying the entire factory in the process! I like the nurse in this short. She is sexy and HOT!

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