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Ray Patin (story) &
Payne Thebaut (story)
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20 June 1947 (USA) See more »
In the African jungle, the narrator introduces us to the various birds living there and to wildlife... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice)

Pinto Colvig ... Aracuan Bird (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Hannah 
Writing credits
Ray Patin (story) &
Payne Thebaut (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Oliver Wallace 
Animation Department
Andy Engman .... animator
Yale Gracey .... layout artist
Volus Jones .... animator
Bill Justice .... animator
Hal King .... animator
Thelma Witmer .... background artist
Crew believed to be complete

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

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A Duck Tale With Looney Bird, 30 November 2002
Author: Ron Oliver ( from Forest Ranch, CA

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

While on a photographic expedition, Donald is driven crazy by the CLOWN OF THE JUNGLE, the zany Aracuan bird.

This incredibly silly little film features the second of three animated appearances by the Aracuan bird. With his debut in THE THREE CABALLEROS (1945), his mercifully brief film career would come to a culmination in MELODY TIME (1948). Clarence "Ducky" Nash supplies Donald's unique 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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