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Polar Trappers (1938)

Donald and Goofy are trappers in the frozen south (Antarctica) with different approaches. Donald sees a penguin and dresses as one to lure her to the chopping block; Goofy baits a trap with... See full summary »

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Donald and Goofy are trappers in the frozen south (Antarctica) with different approaches. Donald sees a penguin and dresses as one to lure her to the chopping block; Goofy baits a trap with fish (then acts like a walrus to capture one that steals his bait bucket). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The song that Donald plays to lure the penguins to follow him is "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers". See more »

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Walruses (Arctic) and penguins (Antarctic) are shown living on the same island. See more »

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Featured in The Musical Legacy of Paul Smith (2003) See more »

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The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
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Music by Leon Jessel
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Fun with Donald and Goofy
20 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

Disney short with Donald Duck and Goofy as animal trappers in Antarctica ("We don't know why we catch them but we bring them back alive," Goofy sings). This is the first cartoon where Donald and Goofy appear together without Mickey. Most of the cartoon deals with Donald trying to catch a penguin because he's tired of eating beans. Meanwhile Goofy is trying (and failing) to capture a walrus. Lots of funny gags in this one. The "march of the penguins" is the highlight. The animation is wonderful, particularly those gorgeous colors. The music is very lively and cheerful. The voice work from Pinto Colvig and Clarence Nash is flawless. Disney was a cut above anyone else in animation in the 1930s and cartoons like this one are prime examples of why.


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