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Trick or Treat (1952)

After Donald plays a cruel Halloween prank on his nephews, the 3 team-up with a witch and her broom to teach him a lesson about 'tricks and treats.'

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Jack Hannah

Writer:

Ralph Wright (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
June Foray ... Hazel the Witch (voice)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bus eller godis See more »

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Walt Disney Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Hazel the Witch: Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble. Eye of needle, tongue of shoe, hand of clock that points at two... This is the real thing, you know, right out of Shakespeare.
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Referenced in Cartoon All-Stars Reanimate (2019) See more »

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Trick or Treat
Performed by The Mellomen
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A nice addition to an otherwise lousy animated feature.
25 June 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film was included as a special feature on the DVD for "The Black Cauldron". And, I must say that this Donald Duck short was a lot more entertaining than the feature!

The film begins with a cute witch flying down to get a look of the trick or treaters. She is shocked when she sees Huey, Dewey and Louie tormented by cruel Uncle Donald and she decides to help them. While not one of the best or most amazing shorts (the animation is fair to average), it's enjoyable and had some nice songs.

By the way, the voice for the witch is June Foray--who ALSO did the voice of the Warner Brothers witch--also named Hazel! Beelzebub nice song


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