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12 June 1942 (USA) See more »
Donald has to work hard to save his garden and price-winning melons from a hungry Gopher. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Dick Lundy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ralph Wright 

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Oliver Wallace 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Baker .... assistant director
Norman Wright .... assistant director
Visual Effects by
Jack Boyd .... effects animator
Andy Engman .... effects animator
Reuben Timmins .... effects animator
Animation Department
Ted Bonnicksen .... animator
Bob Carlson .... animator
Walt Clinton .... animator
Jack Hannah .... animator
Volus Jones .... animator
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Don Patterson .... animator
Thor Putnam .... layout artist

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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Pamona's Pride & Joy, 10 October 2002
Author: Ron Oliver ( from Forest Ranch, CA

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

The gopher who decides to eat the produce in DONALD'S GARDEN must first deal with the furious duck.

This unremarkable little film is cute, but routine. Whenever any of the Disney Gang must match wits with a small, cuddly creature - you already know which one is going to win. Clarence "Ducky" Nash supplies Donald's voice.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by 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 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 simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.

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