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The Wise Little Hen (1934)

The hen is looking for someone to help her plant her corn. Peter Pig and Donald Duck both feign belly aches to get out of the chore. So, with help from her chicks, she plants it herself. ... See full summary »

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Florence Gill ...
Wise Little Hen (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
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The hen is looking for someone to help her plant her corn. Peter Pig and Donald Duck both feign belly aches to get out of the chore. So, with help from her chicks, she plants it herself. Harvest time comes; again, Peter and Donald claim belly aches. She cooks up a variety of corn dishes, and heads over to Peter and Donald, but before she can open her mouth, they already have their belly aches. Once she asks, they are miraculously "cured" but all she gives them is castor oil, for their belly aches. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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7 June 1934 (USA)  »

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The title/plot is based on the Russian folk tale of "The Little Red Hen". The best known version in the United States is that popularized by Little Golden Books, a series of children's books published for the mass market since the 1940s. See more »

Quotes

Donald Duck: Who me? Oh, no! I've got a belly ache!
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Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Disney Firsts (1997) See more »

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Help Me Plant My Corn
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Larry Morey
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Reminds me favorably of the old story, "The Little Red Hen".
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This is an excellent example of early Disney and the first appearance of Donald Duck. There was also a Peter Pig, who did not fare as well as Donald in his movie career. Donald is, if anything, more obnoxious and disagreeable here than he was later. The animation here is splendid and the short is well worth seeking out. Attempts to locate Peter Pig have been unsuccessful, although there are rumors that he lives in semi-retirement in Encino, having wisely bought stock in Disney and, later, in IBM. Recommended.


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