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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.'

Director:

Jack Hannah

Writer:

Ralph Wright (story)
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A spooky jack-o'-lantern explains to Goofy the origin of various aspects of Halloween and also warns kids who go trick-or-treating of stranger danger. Very short clips from various Disney shorts are used to illustrate his narration.

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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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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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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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Connections

Featured in DTV Monster Hits (1987) See more »

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Trick or Treat
Performed by The Mellomen
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Donald's Halloween "Witch-Up"
9 March 2009 | by ja_kitty_71See all my reviews

Another good Halloween cartoon from Disney starring Donald Duck. And also reprising the talents of June Foray as another Witch Hazel. Now don't get confuse with Warner Bros' version. Anyway, Hazel helps Huey, Dewy & Louie get their candy from Donald, who doesn't do the treat (in trick-or-treat) but the trick! So Hazel and the boys are going to teach him a lesson, about tricking people on Halloween Night; with a little witchcraft of course.

I love it when Hazel casts a magic spell on Donald's feet and he starts dancing around; also making him kick out the pantry key he swallowed. I also love the title song too. So anyway, it's another Halloween classic.


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