Donald's nephews come by for Halloween and Donald plays tricks on them. But Witch Hazel was watching, and offers to help the boys get even. She brews up a potion that animates inanimate objects and sics them on Donald. He initially agrees to treat the boys, until he hears the witch call him a "pushover". She animates his feet to get him to cough up the key to his pantry.
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Donald plays a trick on his nephews, but a witch helps them out.
Did You Know?
As its animators were working on this cartoon, the Disney studio asked its comic book unit to produce a special Halloween issue that would appear on newsstands as the short reached the big screen. Western Publishing duly sent storyboard stats to its star artist, asking him to draw a feature-length story similar to that of the cartoon. But Carl Barks
"soon found that the material wouldn't fill the 32 pages that were then the length of a feature, so I ad-libbed some extra stuff", hammering out extensive additions and revisions. Some of his new material, however (including a spooky graveyard and a six-armed cyclops named Smorgie), were considered so dark, grisly, or bizarre that parts of the comic book had to be redrawn or were censored outright, and when "Trick or Treat" appeared in Donald Duck # 26 (November 1952), it had been shorn to 23 pages. See more
Hazel the Witch
Oh, joy, thou dost believe in witches! Just for that, I'll help thee get thy candy.
The original RKO release credits have an animated segment where a paint brush paints the title on the window. All title cards panned to the right. Later prints use static versions of the titles - minus the RKO credit, and dissolves between each title card. See more
Referenced in Cartoon All-Stars Reanimate
Trick or Treat
Written by Mack David
, Al Hoffman
, and Jerry Livingston
Performed by The Mellowmen Quartet See more