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Grand Canyonscope (1954)

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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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canyon | lion | echo | grand canyon | tourist | See more »


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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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(Technicolor)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

This short is available as a bonus on the Disney 2 disc DVD edition of 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). See more »

Quotes

Ranger Woodlore: Spread out a little, folks. This is CinemaScope
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References The Legend of Coyote Rock (1945) See more »

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A Woodlore and Donald short without Humphrey and in Cinemascope
10 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Donald Duck and Disney are always entertaining, and while Grand Canyonscope is not as grand as it could've been(my view of course) it is entertaining at least. The middle of the short does drag for my tastes with the pace sagging and the gags fewer and not as funny, and while Donald is still a charismatic character with some amusing moments his personality isn't really played to its strengths, mainly because the story is quite routine and thin on the ground. I also agree that Grand Canyonscope has the kind of humour that is more suited to Goofy. However Grand Canyonscope is not bad, far from it. The animation is bright and colourful and the Cinemascope excellent. The music is jaunty and beautifully orchestrated, merging wonderfully also with every expression and gag. The gags are well timed generally and funny, the beginning and end working better than the middle. Woodlore is a dynamic and fun character, I did like that he had more of a focus, I just wished that Donald was used stronger. Grand Canyonscope is interesting for that it is a Woodlore and Donald short that doesn't feature Humphrey, which people will consider either a blessing or like a cake missing an ingredient. The mountain lion is a good replacement and works well with the other two. Clarence Nash and Bill Thompson are both great, not much of a surprise they always are. In conclusion, interesting short if not quite one of my favourites. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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