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Donald Duck and the Gorilla (1944)

Ajax the killer gorilla has escaped from the zoo. Donald scares his nephews with a pair of gorilla-hand gloves then they dress up as a gorilla to retaliate, but soon Donald encounters the ... See full summary »

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Ajax the killer gorilla has escaped from the zoo. Donald scares his nephews with a pair of gorilla-hand gloves then they dress up as a gorilla to retaliate, but soon Donald encounters the real gorilla, and they chase each other. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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31 March 1944 (USA)  »

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Aku Ankka ja gorilla  »

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This cartoon was inspired by The Gorilla Mystery, an early 1930 Disney short film. See more »

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Radio Announcer: [closing statement] That is all. Breckenridge.
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A good one for a funny scare.
2 January 2016 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this cartoon in the Disney special video program, Halloween Treat, and it was a good one for a funny scare. Here, Donald and his nephews hear on the radio that a gorilla has escaped from the zoo and, as a result, they all scare each other with gorilla hands and costumes. This goes on until they all encounter the real gorilla, who has broken into their home.

This cartoon has its creepy moments but it is mostly funny with plenty of gags and laugh-out-loud moments; I especially like the part where after the nephews accidentally burn Donald's tail and he turns around with an angry look - his face turning into a boiling pot kettle.

The cat and mouse chase between the gorilla and Donald in his seemingly humongous house is entertaining from start to finish, with the nephews trying desperately to stop the mad animal.

Overall, it's one of the best cartoon shorts featuring Donald and his nephews.

Grade A


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