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A comically ridiculously altered version of the classic tale, in which Don Quixote is victorious over his imaginary enemies and emits Tarzan-like yells of triumph.


Ub Iwerks (uncredited)


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An institutionalized man reads classic literature in his padded cell. He believes that he is a knight like in the books he reads and attacks a guard checking in on him. After escaping from the asylum, he happens upon a horse and makeshift suit of armor. With the police on his tail, he travels on until he encounters and fights a windmill that he believes to be a giant. Once the windmill is defeated, he moves on to the house of an opera singer whom he mistakes for a screaming damsel in distress. But before he can save the woman, he must battle a backhoe that he believes to be a dragon. When he finally reaches his damsel, he discovers that she is an ugly woman and both he and the guard pursuing him run back to the institution and lock themselves in the cell. Written by Melissa

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Release Date:

26 November 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dom Quixote See more »

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Color (Cinecolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Great Animation Saves Movie
27 June 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Don Quixote (1934)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Don Quixote (looking like John Carradine) is locked up in a padded cell when he begins to read a book about battling knights. His imagination then gets away from him and he pretends to be a knight and goes for some adventures. This Ub Iwerks short is a fairly entertaining one, which once again benefits from some wonderful and creative animation. The animation is certainly the highlight as there are some really great moments done with it including the various "action" in the book that he's reading. The story itself isn't all that special but the lead character is at least interesting. This certainly isn't a masterpiece but it's entertaining.

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