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Grand Canyonscope (1954)

Ranger Woodlore is interpreting Grand Canyon for the tourists; Donald is of course making more trouble than everyone else put together.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ...
Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Donald is visiting the Grand Canyon as Ranger Woodlore narrates its various attractions. Donald tends to be a thorn in the ranger's side, bothering Native sand painters, borrowing a rain dance outfit heralding the inevitable raincloud, and getting into an argument with his own echo in Echo Canyon. Eventually, Donald loses track of his burro and his search for the lost animal disturbs an irate mountain lion who chases Donald and Woodlore around the landmark ultimately reducing the attraction to a pile of rubble. The ranger, unamused by this, insists that Donald and the lion return the landmark to its original state! Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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23 December 1954 (USA)  »

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Donald visite le Grand Canyon  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

This has sometimes been incorrectly identified as a parody of Disney's CinemaScope musical short Grand Canyon (1958). This cartoon preceded that short by four years. See more »

Quotes

Ranger Woodlore: I should have stayed in the postal service.
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Connections

Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Woodlore & Humphrey (1997) See more »

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Dixie
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Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
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Donald Duck, Walking Disaster?
1 January 2008 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

Donald Duck is a tourist visiting the Grand Canyon who gives the tour's guide fits due to his continuous shenanigans including an encounter with an ill-tempered old lion.

This cartoon short is diverting enough in its goofy slapstick fashion only really I wonder if it really needed Donald Duck as its lead at all. In fact, this one seems better suited to Goofy himself to me as really there's no point here where we see Donald Duck's temper rise, which is usually said character's most entertaining aspect. Honestly most any character could have probably fit into the role which makes one wonder if they just didn't pick a popular character's name out of an hat to use for this one.


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