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The Greener Yard (1949)

An old beetle (though he looks more like Jiminy Cricket) living next door to Donald Duck explains to his young charge why Donald's garden isn't the paradise it appears to be, by recounting ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Hannah

Writers:

Bill Berg (story), Milt Banta (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Florence Gill Florence Gill ... Hens (voice)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice)
Dink Trout Dink Trout ... Bootle Beetle (voice)
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An old beetle (though he looks more like Jiminy Cricket) living next door to Donald Duck explains to his young charge why Donald's garden isn't the paradise it appears to be, by recounting his battles with Donald when he first discovered the garden, and his narrow escape assisted by a couple of birds. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Farmand Bille fortæller See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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More Bootle Beetle than Donald Duck but nicely done all the same
30 March 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I've always loved Disney, and the Bootle Beetle/Donald Duck collaborations are entertaining in their own right without being among the best Disney ever made. The Greener Yard is nice and solid, but the feeling that Disney has done better is there and doesn't shake off. Looking at a full list of Donald Duck's shorts I naturally assumed that he would get top billing. This was however misleading, as Donald here gets only two and a half minutes of screen time, which I'd say is about a third of the short. Bootle Beetle, in elderly form, is actually the primary character here, and he is engaging enough and the chemistry between him and his grandson is sweet but for me Bootle works better pitted against a stronger character(ie. Donald). The story is cute and likable, though a little routine and nothing out of the ordinary happens. There are also moments that are amusing but the material never quite reaches hilarious. The animation is lovely though, beautifully coloured and very fluid. The music is wistful and full of character, and the short overall is very sweet, as with a lot of stories with reminisicising. It also has a good important message, of always being content with what you have, that is delivered simply but never heavy-handedly. Donald may not be in The Greener Yard much and it is not an appearance that plays to his personality as much as other shorts of his but he is still memorable just by being the charismatic and funny character he always has been. The voice work is well-expressed and dynamic. All in all, nicely done though not what you expect. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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