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The Wise Little Hen (1934)

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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. ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Peter Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Florence Gill ...
Wise Little Hen (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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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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9 June 1934 (USA)  »

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A Galinha Esperta  »

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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 »

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Featured in The Mickey Mouse Club: Episode #1.4 (1955) See more »

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Help Me Plant My Corn
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Larry Morey
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The Wise Little Hen is notable as the debut of Donald Duck
31 December 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched on YouTube this Disney Silly Symphony that's important for one reason and one reason only: It's the debut of Donald Duck and that of his creator, Clarance Nash. In this one, it's the musical version of the moral fable "The Wise Little Hen" with Florence Gil voicing the one who asks Donald and his friend Peter Pig (Pinto Colvig) for help in first planting the corn and then harvesting them. The both fake bellyaches and when it comes time to eat the results...well, watch the short. Both entertaining and educational, The Wise Little Hen is highly recommend for fans of Disney and animation and especially that lovable short tempered duck! And it's all because of Mr. Nash that we owe a heap of thanks so thank you, Clarance, wherever you are!


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