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Good Scouts (1938)

Approved | | Family, Comedy, Animation | 8 July 1938 (USA)
Donald Duck is Scoutmaster of his nephews on a camping trip at Yellowstone National Park, but his lack of leadership skills results in the Scouts having to help the Scoutmaster out of one predicament after another.

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Jack King
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Credited cast:
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice)
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Storyline

Donald is leading a scout troop consisting of his nephews on a hike in the woods. Donald isn't nearly the expert on the woods that he thinks he is, much to the amusement of the boys. In a bid for sympathy, he douses himself in catsup and fakes injury; the boys bandage him so thoroughly he can't see, and he stumbles into a pot of honey, and is soon getting all too much attention from a bear. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

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Language:

English

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8 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buenos exploradores 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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Trivia

The title is a parody of the international movement of Boy Scouts started by Lord Robert Baden-Powell in 1908, a few months after the first scout encampment at Brownsea Island Scout camp in 1907. See more »

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When Huey, Dewey, Louie pushes the round boulder over a cliff to block the geyser, the geyser erupts even bigger sending the rock up to Donald Duck and the Bear jumps on the rock and chases him even when night comes. Both Donald and the grizzly bear would've got tired very quickly due to being covered in fur and feathers and they would've likely fallen off the round boulder rock even before night came. See more »

Quotes

Huey: Goodnight...
Dewey: ...Unca...
Louie: ...Donald.
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Connections

Edited into The Magical World of Disney: Kids Is Kids (1961) See more »

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Into The Woods With Mr. Duck
7 June 2003 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

Huey, Dewey & Louie are all GOOD SCOUTS, but their Uncle Donald is about to reveal the full range of his incompetence as Scoutmaster while leading them on a camping trip.

Donald's Nephews made their second cartoon appearance in this very humorous, finely animated little film. The Disney artists were beginning to see definite possibilities with the little fowls - their mischievous behavior being a good catalyst for Donald's volatility. The story was written by the legendary Carl Barks; Clarence Nash provides the voices for the entire Duck clan.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials anMouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovatordWhen a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey , his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. 's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work will always pay off.


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