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Honey Harvester (1948)

When Donald is out collecting honey one little bee won't accept that his hard work will end up on top of Donald's pancakes.

Director:

Jack Hannah

Writers:

Nick George (story), Bill Berg (story)
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Uncredited cast:
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Donald is working in his greenhouse when he notices a bee harvesting nectar (well, actually, it appears to already be honey). Donald tries various approaches to find the hive, which despite the bee's best efforts to throw him off, he eventually discovers in the radiator of an old car. He drains the honey and starts to leave when the bee spots him and mounts an attack. The bee adds a cactus needle to extend his stinger. Donald relents and returns the honey all but one jar, until the bee spots him. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Not much new, but still one of the better Donald vs. Buzz-Buzz shorts
25 March 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The Donald Duck shorts partnered with Buzz-Buzz the bee are routine and somewhat unexceptional story-wise, but they are still very enjoyable, well-animated and the two characters generally work nicely together. I found Honey Harvester one of their better outings. The story is not much to write home about, it is well paced and plays well to Donald's personality but there also isn't anything that is original or new and the outcome is not all that surprising. Again though, as well as having that, there are still the many strengths that make Donald/Buzz-Buzz's collaborations worth the while. The animation is very well done, both the characters are very well-drawn especially Donald, the colours are vibrant and pretty to watch and the backgrounds are simple yet detailed. The music does a great job at adding much to Honey Harvester's action and fun, and not only that but it is very energetic and orchestrated endearingly. The gags again are not the most original(nor did I expect them to, come to think of it I don't think any of the gags are that original in Donald/Buzz-Buzz's collaborations together), but they are funny and appropriately timed, they didn't fall into the trap of being too repetitive to me. Donald is still the timeless character we know and love, he has a magnetic presence and is hilarious without even trying. It also helps that he has an adversary and situation that doesn't undermine his trademark personality in any way at all. Buzz-Buzz is both cute and antagonistic. Overall, colourful, entertaining and most of all fun. Unoriginal it may be but when it comes to ranking Donald and Buzz-Buzz's work together Honey Harvester is up there among the stronger ones. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1948 (USA) See more »

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Anders And og bien See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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