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7 June 1934 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Reminds me favorably of the old story, "The Little Red Hen". See more (17 total) »


  (in alphabetical order)
Florence Gill ... Wise Little Hen (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck / Peter Pig (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Wilfred Jackson (uncredited)
Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Leigh Harline (uncredited)
Animation Department
Art Babbitt .... animator (uncredited)
Ugo D'Orsi .... animator (uncredited)
Ugo D'Orsi .... effects animator (uncredited)
Clyde Geronimi .... animator (uncredited)
Dick Huemer .... animator (uncredited)
Albert Hurter .... character designer (uncredited)
Ward Kimball .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Dick Lundy .... animator (uncredited)
Wolfgang Reitherman .... animator (uncredited)
Archie Robin .... animator (uncredited)
Louie Schmitt .... animator (uncredited)
Ben Sharpsteen .... animator (uncredited)
Frenchy de Tremaudan .... animator (uncredited)
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Donald Duck:Who me? Oh, no! I've got a belly ache!See more »
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Referenced in Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (2017) (VG)See more »
Help Me Plant My CornSee more »


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Reminds me favorably of the old story, "The Little Red Hen"., 7 April 2002

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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