Donald and his nephews are the staff of a fire station. Huey, Dewey, and Louie, annoyed by Donald's snoring, ring the fire alarm. Soon, his bumbling sets the fire station itself on fire. ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Donald takes a kayak trip. When he gets to his campsite, he unloads the kayak, fights with his folding chair, and goes to sleep. Meanwhile, the chipmunks of the forest (precursors of Chip '... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Donald catches his nephews swimming on a school day. He thinks he's made an easy catch, but the boys are much more resourceful than that. When he tries to smoke them out of their clubhouse,... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Donald is washing windows on a high-rise; Pluto is his assistant, hauling the rope for the platform and refilling buckets but mostly sleeping. And when things are finally going well, Donald... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash
Chef Donald (1941)
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Donald is listening to a radio cooking program while mixing up a batch of waffles. But he's distracted and uses rubber cement instead of baking powder.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
The Riveter (1940)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Construction foreman Pegleg Pete has just fired his riveter; Donald comes by and takes the job, despite a lack of experience and an initial fear of heights, and makes a mess of things.

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Donald's sister Dumbella sends her three sons Huey, Dewey, and Louie to visit their uncle Donald. They prove to be quite a handful for Donald, even with help from his book on child rearing.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Donald is golfing, and his nephews are along to "help." Between their noise and their practical jokes, Donald isn't having a lot of fun or success with his game.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Early to Bed (1941)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Donald has to get up early, but everything seems to be working to keep him awake. His loudly ticking alarm clock resists several attempts to quiet it. Donald ultimately swallows it; the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Donald Duck, in a battleship made of ice, goes to war against his three nephews, who fight back from their ice fort.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Schoolboy Donald is torn between his angel and devil sides, though in Donald's case, the devil side isn't hard to resist. But the smoking he's encouraged to do turns him green and gives him... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Thelma Boardman, Don Brodie, Clarence Nash
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A day of boating doesn't end up the way Donald and Pluto had hoped.

Director: Riley Thomson
Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Donald Duck visits a museum of modern inventions; among the inventions he struggles with: a robot butler who keeps taking his hat; a package wrapping machine; a robot nursemaid; an automated barber chair.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Cliff Edwards, Clarence Nash
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Donald and his nephews are the staff of a fire station. Huey, Dewey, and Louie, annoyed by Donald's snoring, ring the fire alarm. Soon, his bumbling sets the fire station itself on fire. They race off at the alarm, not realizing they are already at the destination, and the firefighting efforts go downhill from there. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anders And som brandmand  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Huey, Dewey, & Louie (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Playing With Fire
11 June 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

Donald Duck, the FIRE CHIEF of Hook & Ladder Company 13, manages to start a roaring conflagration in his own engine house.

Donald gets himself into trouble yet again - with able assistance from Huey, Dewey & Louie - in this well-animated little film. There is a good chance that viewers who have suffered a devastating fire will not find this cartoon very amusing. The story was written by the legendary Carl Barks; Clarence Nash provides the voices for the entire Duck clan.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Fire Chief (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?