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Beach Picnic (1939)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Comedy | 9 June 1939 (USA)
Donald Duck is at the beach and tries to ride a rubber horse. He notices Pluto sleeping at the shore and decides to have some fun with him by sending the rubber horse over to Pluto which ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Lee Millar ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Donald Duck is at the beach and tries to ride a rubber horse. He notices Pluto sleeping at the shore and decides to have some fun with him by sending the rubber horse over to Pluto which completely mesmerizes him. Meanwhile, a tribe of ants abduct Donald's picnic lunch. Donald lays out fly paper to stop the ants. Pluto follows one of the ants and, of course, he and later Donald become enmeshed in the fly paper. Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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Donald Duck: [after trying to catch the flies] Bah! Robbers! Pirates! You dirty crooks! I'll get you for this! You... You... You... Uh-oh! Fly paper! Boy, this'll get 'em! Just let 'em come back now. I'll stick every one of them. On my word.
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Edited into The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show (1968) See more »

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By the Beautiful Sea
Written by Harry Carroll and Harold Atteridge
Performed by Clarence Nash
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Donald & Pluto at the beach
5 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

So-so Donald Duck short has Donald at the beach being his usual charming self picking on Pluto, who just wanted to sleep, by sending an inflatable horse over and messing with the poor dog. He stands there laughing like a jerk while Pluto fights with the horse. Pluto's struggles here are worth a chuckle or two but the start of the short is the weakest part. Then comes the 'picnic' part. Ants, dressing and acting like movie Indians, raid Donald's picnic lunch. Not sure why Donald needed so much food but it actually made me hungry just looking at it. Some really nice animation in this. Anyway, Donald sees the ants making off with his eats and, of course, goes ballistic. After screaming and carrying on, he sets up some sticky fly paper hoping to trap the ants. It doesn't take a psychic to guess that things don't go according to plan. I'm not a huge Donald Duck fan and shorts like this are why. The guy was just an angry jerk most of the time. Sometimes it is funny to see him get his comeuppance but here most of the humor falls flat. The animation is lovely and colorful. The music is very nice. It's worth a peek but not one of my favorites.


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