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Donald Duck and the Gorilla (1944)

Ajax the killer gorilla had escaped from the zoo, As a prank, Donald and three nephews scared each other, But suddenly, the real Ajax appeared, So how can they subdue him?

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Jack King (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
James MacDonald James MacDonald ... Ajax the Gorilla (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Ajax the killer gorilla has escaped from the zoo. Donald scares his nephews with a pair of gorilla-hand gloves then they dress up as a gorilla to retaliate, but soon Donald encounters the real gorilla, and they chase each other. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aku Ankka ja gorilla See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The voice actor for the radio announcer in the cartoon was never revealed in Disney, even in the whole Disney history. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Radio Announcer: [closing statement] That is all. Breckenridge.
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Connections

Referenced in Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2008) See more »

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Does for Donald Duck what Pluto's Judgement Day did for Pluto
2 July 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

If I had to sum up Donald Duck and the Gorilla in one word, I have to say classic. It is a delightful Halloween cartoon, and one of my personal favourite Donald Duck cartoons. One that is both scary and funny.

The animation for back then is of true beauty and the music really adds to the atmosphere. The story moves very fast and is well structured, while the dialogue and sight gags are delightful. In terms of characters, it is Donald's show all the way, voiced by the brilliant Clarence Nash who IS Donald Duck in my opinion, but he is almost upstaged by Ajax the Gorilla.

Overall, a Halloween classic and a must see for fans of the cantankerous duck. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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