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Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959)

Donald's goes on an adventure in which it is explained how mathematics can be useful in real life. Through this journey it is shown how numbers are more than graphs and charts, they are geometry, music and magical living things.

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Milt Banta (story), Bill Berg (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Paul Frees ... The True Spirit of Adventure / Narrator / Pi creature (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Donald's goes on an adventure in which it is explained how mathematics can be useful in real life. Through this journey it is shown how numbers are more than graphs and charts, they are geometry, music and magical living things.

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Donald the adventurer discovers mirth in math!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aku Ankka matematiikan valtakunnassa See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally released on a bill with Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959). See more »

Goofs

During the "billiards" segment, when Donald makes his first successful shot, the shadow of the actual billiards player who made the shot can clearly be seen on the table behind Donald. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Donald Duck: [entering Mathemagic Land] Mighty strange.
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One of Disney's-and Donald's-best.
10 January 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This animated documentary was an excellent combination of entertainment and education and is a real feather in Disney's cap. Most people have varying degrees of either disinterest or dislike of mathematics. This renders math comprehensible as well as making it fun and interesting-a combination most of my math instuctors were either unwilling or unable to accomplish. After 41 years plus, this doesn't feel the least bit dated. I'm glad to see it's available. Three cheers for the mouse (and the duck too, though I must confess that, for the most part, Donald leaves me cold. Not here, though.). Most recommended.


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