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Hook, Lion and Sinker (1949)

Donald has to fend off a group of lions who are intent on taking his catch of fish.

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Donald has to fend off a group of lions who are intent on taking his catch of fish.

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The title refers to the three parts of a fishing line that are lowered into the water and can be lost if caught, snagged or if the line is broken pulling in a fish. The idiom that uses the term means that everything has been lost such as with a broken fishing line and is not recoverable. See more »

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Edited into Donald Duck's Summer Magic (1977) See more »

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Smells Like Fish
18 August 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

A mangy Mountain Lion and his cub try to scrounge Donald's good looking catch of fish.

It's great to see the Duck win one for a change, and he sure comes out on top in this funny little film, HOOK, LION AND SINKER. This was one of a handful of cartoons to feature the Mountain Lion; here he has his rapacious little son with him. Clarence Nash provided Donald with his unique voice.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & 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 comic 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 storm of naysayers, 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 childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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