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Sea Salts (1949)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 8 April 1949 (USA)
An elderly beetle recalls his long partnership with sea captain Donald, beginning with their time shipwrecked on a desert island.

Director:

Jack Hannah

Writers:

Bill Berg (story), Nick George (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Dink Trout Dink Trout ... 'Mac' Bootle Beetle (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

'Mac' Bootle Beetle tells, referring to the ship's log, how he and captain Donald Duck were sole survivors of a shipwreck. The insect always suspected the duck wasn't quite fair, actually he was constantly cheated out of his rations share and used as angling bait without realizing it, both on the wreckage raft and after they drifted onto a deserted island, but ultimately they were rescued and stayed together for life, although even at their ripe age Donald... Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kapten Anka See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This short was released in theaters along with Disney's 1960 live-action movie, "Swiss Family Robinson". See more »

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A touching Donald Duck cartoon short.
18 February 2016 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

Donald Duck takes on the title of sea captain. He is friends with 'Mac' Bootle Beetle, and he tells of the time he and Donald were shipwrecked and how they spent time coping afterward.

Donald was pretty crafty in this one, always seemingly cheating Bootle out of his rations share, and then using him as bait for fishing. But, Donald does show his true friendship with the beetle when he brings him on board a raft in order to be rescued by a passing ship.

The animation is this short is full of color and splendor and the plot of the story takes us away from the more conventional and cliché Donald Duck shorts. Most importantly, Donald doesn't get the brunt of all the bad luck in the story and he seemingly ended up quite well at the cartoon's climax, aging gracefully and still spending time with Bootle.

It's a different Donald Duck cartoon, especially due to us seeing Donald at an "old age" for the first time I think, but it's a touching cartoon with a Donald free of any bad luck!

Grade A


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