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Donald's Ostrich (1937)

Donald is the baggagemaster at a remote railway station. Part of the latest cargo shipment is Hortense the Ostrich, who is a bit too friendly with Donald, and who eats everything in sight, ... See full summary »

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Jack King (uncredited)
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Uncredited cast:
Elvia Allman ... Lady Chef on Radio (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Bass Singer / Villain on Radio (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Donald is the baggagemaster at a remote railway station. Part of the latest cargo shipment is Hortense the Ostrich, who is a bit too friendly with Donald, and who eats everything in sight, whether it's food or not (mostly not): a concertina, an alarm clock, some balloons, all of which start reacting when Hortense gets the hiccups. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Trivia

This was the third film in the Donald Duck series of short films, although billed at the time as a Mickey Mouse cartoon. See more »

Goofs

Hortense is clearly a female ostrich and should therefore have light brown feathers. However, her color scheme is black and white like that of a male. See more »

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Edited into Down and Out with Donald Duck (1987) See more »

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Lesser Donald Short
25 May 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Donald's Ostrich (1937)

** (out of 4)

Donald is at work when a package suddenly springs open and it's an ostrich. There's a note attached to it saying that the ostrich will eat anything and for the next several minutes that's exactly what he does.

DONALD'S OSTRICH is a pretty bland short, which is shocking considering this was Disney after all. It's not that Disney never made a bad film but this one here is really lacking any laughs and I'd argue that it's really not all that creative either. The entire running time basically has the ostrich eating various items and reacting to what it has eaten. This just isn't all that funny and the one-note gag gets rather old quickly.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Avestruz do Donald See more »

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Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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