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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)

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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 "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

Edited from The Magical World of Disney: Our Friend the Atom (1957) See more »

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Magically educational.
12 July 2014 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is a magically educational cartoon short starring Donald Duck where he delves into an adventure of numbers, points and charts in showing us how mathematics works in real life and how math can sometimes be magical.

I have seen this short a number of times in elementary and middle schools, particularly during the time when math is taught. Though it is not the typical funny cartoon where we see Donald and his misadventures, this short is actually pretty neat and engaging, showing us how shapes, charts, numbers and math gadgets work in a clever way, utilizing that special Disney touch.

The animation is vibrant and brilliantly done and it is fun seeing Donald take on a more unique role in getting kids to learn, while retaining his lovably frustrated personality.

Overall, a pretty good cartoon that can both be fun and educational.

Grade B


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