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Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Family | 26 June 1959 (USA)
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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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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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first Disney cartoon ever televised in color, in 1961, as the first episode of "The Wonderful World of Color" (NBC's new title for The Magical World of Disney (1954) when it switched from ABC-TV to that network). See more »

Goofs

During the "imagination" segment towards the end, the Spirit says to put a triangle in a perfect circle, and then turn the triangle. The image that results is a straight line that reaches both the top and bottom of the circle. There is no possible orientation that the original triangle could have to reproduce this visual effect in real life. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Donald Duck: [entering Mathemagic Land] Mighty strange.
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Connections

Spoofs Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »

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Fantastic, and teaches kids to play pool!
6 July 2000 | by shakaboom2000See all my reviews

In Grade 11 Trig class, we made our teacher rent this as a going away present for the Seniors who were graduating early. This is a great example of the teaching power of film. In straightforward fashion, Donald overcomes his fear of numbers through illustrative examples. Plus, it teaches kids to play pool! Learn to use the diamonds on the table, and you too can improve your game with geometry and simple arithmetic. Recommended!


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