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Release Date:
26 June 1959 (USA) See more »
Donald the adventurer discovers mirth in math!
Donald's goes on an adventure in which it is explained how mathematics can be useful in real life. Through this journey it is shown how numbers are more than graphs and charts, they are geometry, music and magical living things. | Add synopsis »
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One of Disney's-and Donald's-best. See more (17 total) »


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Paul Frees ... The True Spirit of Adventure / Narrator / Pi creature (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Les Clark (sequence director)
Hamilton Luske (supervising) (as Hamilton S. Luske)
Joshua Meador (sequence director)
Wolfgang Reitherman (sequence director)
Writing credits
Milt Banta (story) &
Bill Berg (story) &
Heinz Haber (story) (as Dr. Heinz Haber)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Buddy Baker 
Cinematography by
Edward Colman 
Film Editing by
Lloyd L. Richardson 
Art Direction by
Stan Jolley 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent McEveety .... assistant director
Art Department
John Hench .... styling
Art Riley .... styling
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound
Visual Effects by
Jack Boyd .... effects animator
Eustace Lycett .... special processes
Animation Department
Collin Campbell .... background artist
Bob Carlson .... animator
Eric Cleworth .... animator
Basil Davidovich .... layout artist
Vance Gerry .... layout artist
Jerry Hathcock .... animator
Bob McCrea .... animator
Cliff Nordberg .... animator
John Sibley .... animator
McLaren Stewart .... layout artist
Richard H. Thomas .... background artist
Harvey Toombs .... animator
Jimi Trout .... background artist
Thelma Witmer .... background artist
Al Zinnen .... layout artist
Frank Thomas .... animator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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27 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

This was the first Disney cartoon ever televised in color, in 1961, as the first episode of "The Wonderful World of Color" (NBC's new title for "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (1954) when it switched from ABC-TV to that network).See more »
Crew or equipment visible: During the "billiards" segment, when Donald makes his first successful shot, the shadow of the actual billiards player who made the shot can clearly be seen on the table behind Donald.See more »
[first lines]
Donald Duck:[entering Mathemagic Land] Mighty strange.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One of Disney's-and Donald's-best., 10 January 2001

This animated documentary was an excellent combination of entertainment and education and is a real feather in Disney's cap. Most people have varying degrees of either disinterest or dislike of mathematics. This renders math comprehensible as well as making it fun and interesting-a combination most of my math instuctors were either unwilling or unable to accomplish. After 41 years plus, this doesn't feel the least bit dated. I'm glad to see it's available. Three cheers for the mouse (and the duck too, though I must confess that, for the most part, Donald leaves me cold. Not here, though.). Most recommended.

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