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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 was Disney's first cartoon in CinemaScope. It was produced to accompany Disney's first CinemaScope feature 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). See more »

Quotes

Ranger Woodlore: Well, I hope your satisfied. You two have, in a matter of minutes, messed up what it took Mother Nature millions of years to create. The National Park Rule Book states, and I quote, "When a natural object is marred or defaced, it must be restored to its original state." So, start digging!
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References Pueblo Pluto (1949) See more »

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White-washing history?
27 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This 6 minute and 51 second cartoon starring Donald Duck can be found on the first disc of the 2-dvd set of "20,000 Leaques under the Sea". As the first Disney animated short shot in Cinemascope to compliment their first movie to be shot the same way, this has Donald Duck being a pain in the backside to a hapless grand canyon tour guide. And for what it is, is pretty good. Although I think that it might have been edited to make it more P.C. which would be a shame as changing scenes only taints the heritage that we could gain in seeing the original version. As such, I can't give this a great score.

My Grade: C+


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