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Release Date:
10 October 1952 (USA) See more »
After Donald plays a cruel Halloween prank on his nephews, the 3 team-up with a witch and her broom to teach him a lesson about 'tricks and treats.' Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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June Foray ... Hazel the Witch (voice)
Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Jack-o'lantern (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Hannah 
Writing credits
Ralph Wright (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Paul J. Smith  (as Paul Smith)
Visual Effects by
Dan MacManus .... effects animator
Animation Department
Yale Gracey .... background artist
Yale Gracey .... layout artist
Volus Jones .... animator
Bill Justice .... animator
George Kreisl .... animator
Don Lusk .... animator
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

As its animators were working on this cartoon, the Disney studio asked its comic book unit to produce a special Halloween issue that would appear on newsstands as the short reached the big screen. Western Publishing duly sent storyboard stats to its star artist, asking him to draw a feature-length story similar to that of the cartoon. But Carl Barks "soon found that the material wouldn't fill the 32 pages that were then the length of a feature, so I ad-libbed some extra stuff", hammering out extensive additions and revisions. Some of his new material, however (including a spooky graveyard and a six-armed cyclops named Smorgie), were considered so dark, grisly, or bizarre that parts of the comic book had to be redrawn or were censored outright, and when "Trick or Treat" appeared in Donald Duck # 26 (November 1952), it had been shorn to 23 pages.See more »
Hazel the Witch:Ohhh, bless their little black hearts.See more »
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The quintessential Halloween cartoon, 25 February 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

There are a lot of Halloween cartoons I love, "Pluto's Judgement Day" and "Broom-Stick Bunny" being two of a great many but I personally think your Halloween is incomplete without "Trick or Treat". This Silly Symphony-all of which are cute, funny and endearing- is brilliant in every way, from the astounding visual effects to the stunning animation which hasn't dated at all it is a delight to the eyes. Also the music is wonderful it provides just the right amount of chills and thrills, as is the voice acting. Our favourite cantankerous quack is voiced to perfection by the incomparable Clarence "Ducky" Nash, while it is June Foray who steals the show as Witch Hazel. Scary and funny(especially with Donald's treatment of his nephews), this is a must see.

10/10 Bethany Cox

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