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Tea for Two Hundred (1948)

Donald is preparing a little picnic when he sees some ants passing by. He decides to tease one, ultimately by piling lots of food onto it. The ant eventually stumbles, but realizes Donald ... See full summary »

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Donald is preparing a little picnic when he sees some ants passing by. He decides to tease one, ultimately by piling lots of food onto it. The ant eventually stumbles, but realizes Donald is sitting on a veritable gold mine. He rallies his fellow ants, and while Donald is napping, they cart him to a cliff and drop him into the river. When he returns to the raid in progress, he finds himself powerless to stop it. He dynamites the ant hill, but that only separates the ledge he's standing on, and he finds himself in the river again as the ants finish off a cupcake. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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24 December 1948 (USA)  »

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Aku Ankka ja muurahaiset  »

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The title is based on the song "Tea for Two" from the 1925 musical "No, No, Nanette" with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Irving Caesar. See more »

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The ants in this short are shown with two "arms" and two "legs" when in fact ants have six legs. See more »

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Donald Duck: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, hot stuff, hot stuff. Yep, this is the day.
[Donald Duck comes out of his tent and sits down at his picnic to eat food]
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Donald enjoys outdoor picnic until the bees show up...
30 March 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

A better than usual DONALD DUCK short, TEA FOR TWO HUNDRED was nominated for a Best Short Subject Oscar back in '48, and it's full of clever plot ideas and good animation.

An army of bees resides near Donald's picnic tent and are soon in evidence when he spots them marching along toward their hives. He decides to play a prank on them and the battle of the bees begins.

They not only invade his picnic basket, but an army of them manage to carry him while he naps and toss him off a high ledge to the water below. He awakens, anxious to get his revenge.

Clever and fast moving, the bees are ingenious and Donald only gets more and more vexation from having to deal with them. His final decision to use dynamite on one of the hives only backfires with him landing in the water again.

Typical Donald cartoon makes clever use of images and Oliver Wallace's native music for the bees is an original touch.


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