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Lighthouse Keeping (1946)

Donald is a lighthouse keeper. He shines the light on a sleeping pelican; the angry bird comes into the lighthouse and tries to put out the light. Donald and the bird do battle through the rest of the picture.

Director:

Jack Hannah

Writers:

Harry Reeves (story), Jesse Marsh (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice)
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Storyline

Donald is a lighthouse keeper. He shines the light on a sleeping pelican; the angry bird comes into the lighthouse and tries to put out the light. Donald and the bird do battle through the rest of the picture.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aku majakanvartijana See more »

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Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Donald says "Wise guy, huh?" to the pelican, his beak remains closed. See more »

Quotes

Donald Duck: [trying to throw out the pelican] You doggone buzzard! I'll throw you to the sharks, you hear me?
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The lighthouse, the pelican and Donald...
19 February 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

While not one of my favourites, Lighthouse Keeping is still a very enjoyable Disney short with Donald in the lead. The pelican blowing the light out only for it to be re-lit again by Donald does get repetitive and tiresome after a while. However, the animation is good, some of the lack of fluidity stops it from being great but the lovely colours elevate it. The music is a real highlight, it sounds beautiful and is full of infectious energy. The story is somewhat routine but fun and snappily paced, and the gags are very clever and often hilarious. Even the briefest of gags make an impact, like Donald reading when hooked to the light-turning wheel. But the highlight of Lighthouse Keeping is Donald thinking that the pelican's beak is a box so he hides in it, it is great stuff and the best animation of the short is here. Donald is a great leading character that works wonders within the story, which accommodates his trademark personality nicely. And the pelican is a perfect match for him, even when wanting sleep he is really quite crafty and resourceful. Clarence Nash does a fine job voicing Donald. All in all, lots of fun without being one of the pinnacles of Disney. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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