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The Flying Squirrel (1954)

Donald is pushing his peanut cart through the park when a flying squirrel drops in. Donald gets him to help tie his sign to a tree by promising a peanut, but when it turns out to be a bad ... See full summary »

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Donald is pushing his peanut cart through the park when a flying squirrel drops in. Donald gets him to help tie his sign to a tree by promising a peanut, but when it turns out to be a bad nut, Donald won't make good, and the battle with the squirrel is on. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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12 November 1954 (USA)  »

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Trivia

While real flying squirrels are really just gliding squirrels, the one in this short seems to be able to fly like a bird, even hovering and changing direction in midair. Five years later, the world would be introduced to another animated squirrel, Rocky, who could fly in this way. Possibly Jay Ward, creator of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, was inspired by this short. See more »

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All that for a peanut?
27 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Donald Duck is selling peanuts and other snacks in the park, and he is spotted by a flying squirrel. He asked the squirrel to help him put up a banner in exchange for one peanut. However, the peanut Donald gave the squirrel was a dud, and he didn't want to give it a new one. So, as usual, it's the back and forth fight between Donald and the animal again - nothing new and nothing too funny.

Donald really had it coming when he wouldn't let the squirrel have one extra peanut, instead, goes to an all-out war with the rodent. All this quarreling really has gotten old and all the bad luck Donald Duck endures is really repeated stuff. Even the flying squirrel was annoying

  • reminded me too much of the pesky Chip N' Dale.


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