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Janet Lansburgh (screenplay)
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21 December 1960 (USA) See more »
A palimino cow pony, through a series of owners and adventures becomes a champion mount for one of the US equestrian team. | Add synopsis »
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OLYMPIC stuff true - the rest pure Disney See more (8 total) »


George Fenneman ... Narrator (voice)
Nautical the Horse ... Injun Joe

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother ... Herself
Dorian Williams ... English Commentator

Slim Pickens ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Lansburgh 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Janet Lansburgh  screenplay

Produced by
Larry Lansburgh .... producer
Walt Disney .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
William Lava 
Cinematography by
Robert Carmet 
Werner Kurz 
Larry Lansburgh 
Hannes Staudinger 
Sydney Zucker 
Film Editing by
Warren Adams 
Art Department
Jean Bowman .... artist: title painting
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound
Music Department
Tom Downing .... music editor
Charles Maxwell .... orchestrator
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter

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48 min
Color (Technicolor)

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Nautical died six years later, in 1966. He was approximately 23 years old.See more »


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OLYMPIC stuff true - the rest pure Disney, 20 December 2006
Author: smarrujo from United States

While I absolutely agree that this is a fun movie and should be re-released, people should be aware that the 'abused cowpony' portion of the movie is pure Disney poetic license. Nautical ("The Horse with the Flying Tail") was bred to be a jumper. He was by the QH stallion (palomino) Muchacho de Oro out of an Army Remount (mostly TB mare). His registered name was "Peter de Oro." His prior to the Olympic Team history was of being a temperamental jumper who was inclined to "stop" at water and ditch jumps. Hugh Wiley acquired him, and with the help of USET Coach Bert de Nemethy, trained him to be the Olympic level jumper he became. The Olympic team stuff is true, but he cowpony stuff, not so.

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