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Spare the Rod (1954)

Donald's nephews are always playing instead of doing their chores. Donald is going to punish them, but the "voice of child psychology" convinces him to play along instead. This works well ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Hannah

Writers:

Roy Williams (story), Nick George (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Pygmy Cannibals (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ... Narrator / Child Psychology (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Donald's nephews are always playing instead of doing their chores. Donald is going to punish them, but the "voice of child psychology" convinces him to play along instead. This works well when they chop the wood to burn him at the stake. Meanwhile, however, a trio of Pygmy cannibals that escaped from the circus are out to do the very same thing to Donald with a cauldron of water... Written by mharrington <mharrington@surewest.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anders And og kannibalerne 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

This is the only Donald Duck cartoon where Donald Duck accidentally used profanity and used the word "Bitch" once. However in the Walt Disney Treasures Donald Duck Volume 4, the English subtitles use the word "Brat". It's unknown how it got past the Hays Code censorship going on during the censorship era. See more »

Quotes

Pygmy Cannibals: Light the fire!
[the 3 Cannibals lights the fire under the pot and shoves an apple in Donald's beak and ties it up with the rope]
Pygmy Cannibals: Mmm yum yum!
[the Cannibal shakes salt on Donald's foot and bites it]
Donald Duck: Ouch! You little bitch! I'll murder you!
[Donald jumps out of the pot and grabs the 3 Cannibals to the shed and beats them up and they run away]
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Donald held his own!
20 May 2017 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

Donald Duck is in his backyard painting the house while his nephews were supposed to be chopping firewood for winter storage. However, they're playing Indian instead of doing their chores. This led to them facing consequences with Donald, but a "voice of child psychology" convinces Donald to play along with his nephews in hopes that will inadvertently end up doing the chores . Meanwhile, a trio of Pygmy cannibals escapes from a circus train and are are out get Donald, resulting in some funny escape action.

A unique cartoon with chapter cards and a narration. Less of Donald vs. Nephews chaos and more of a run-for-your-life cartoon - fun and interesting. Donald held his own as well!

Grade B


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