An older beetle of a rare variety advises a young passerby against crossing a stream, where he is likely to get trapped by bug collector Donald, as he himself almost was when he was young.

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Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice)
Dink Trout ...
Bootle Beetle (voice)
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An old Bootle beetle, a rare bread crazed by entomologists, tells to a youngster how he started his adventure as a youth leaving the forest across the river. Suddenly he faced a towering monster: Donald Duck, who smelled money for such a rare insect specimen and caught him in a jar, but curiously took a look and thus allowed the beetle to escape; the greedy duck ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Aku ja kovakuoriainen  »

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[last lines]
Bootle Beetle: [chuckles, to his grandson] Oh, I was just thinking. For all I know, that monster may be looking for me yet.
[Suddenly, they hear crashing noises on the other side of the stream, Donald as an old man has destroyed the whole forest still looking for Bootle Beetle after all these years]
Donald Duck: [weakly] I'll get that beetle if it's the last thing I do!
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Funny work by my Dad
31 December 2003 | by (Pinon Hills, CA) – See all my reviews

Bootle Beetle:

My Dad used to show this cartoon to us,(along with every Disney cartoon short, feature, and live film ever made over the years) on our old 16 mm projector. The neighborhood kids in Burbank, and the friends who would come up to "The Cabin" in Pinon Hills, all loved the 1,2,& 3 reel films he'd always bring home on Friday's from "The Studio" (Disney Studios in Burbank). This one he actually worked on about 10 years before I was born. But he worked at Disney Studios from the animation of "Snow White" to about the completion of the 1st animated version of Jungle Book, so his career spanned about 1937 to 1971. He's still alive and kicking at age 92 (as of 12/31/03), living in Pinon Hills near my wife and I.

I fondly remember this cartoon as one of my favorite "Donald's."


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