Morris, the Midget Moose
Studio: Disney Release Date : November 24, 1950
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Synopsis

Morris is a small moose with tremendous antlers who is ostracized from the group until he meets his match; an oversized moose with small antlers.

Credits

Director

Charles A. Nichols

Animator

George Nicholas
Jerry Hathcock
George Kreisl
Jack Boyd

Story

Eric Gurney
Bill de la Torre

Music

Oliver Wallace

Backgrounds

Ray Huffine

Layout

Karl Karpe

Television

Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 56)

Video Information

VHS Video

United States

The Reluctant Dragon

Germany

Micky und Company
The Reluctant Dragon

France

Mickey et Compagnie
Si Disney m'etait Conte

Italy

The Reluctant Dragon
Pippo Pluto Paperino Supershow

Laserdisc

United States

Mickey and the Beanstalk / The Reluctant Dragon

Japan

Mickey and Company
Disney's Cartoon Jubilee

DVD

United States

Disney Rarities
Timeless Tales Volume 3

Technical Specifications

Running time: 8:00
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Type: Spherical
Original Language: English

Reviews and Comments

From Tracey C. Grover :

My brother and I would watch this over and over when we were younger. We'd always do his little "ah-moo" and laugh forever. I'm at college now and thinking about those days we used to spend together makes me really love him. I just wanted to share this memory with everyone. And I love this movie!

From Robert Keck :

Morris... is a great film short that not only holds the kid's attention but teachers important qualities of friendship and character.

From Ryan :

This short was okay, but it really isn't one of my favorites. I didn't care much for the typical plotline where a character has to overcome a disability. It gets rather tiring for me. I do, however, enjoy the part where Morris and Balsam are trapped in an old tree stump and scare off Thunderbolt.

From Carolyn Pantilieris :

I give this short a 10. I taught nursery school for 18 years and showed this movie over and over again. My co-teacher and I still talk about it and it remains our favorite of all time.

From Marcus Garza :

Especially with the nonsense coming out of present-day's cartoons, how can you not appreciate and enjoy this Disney Classic Short? It's not for us adults to like or dislike, but rather appreciate the "team" concept which many children are straying away from these days. What a wonderful, humorous, clean classic cartoon short for all ages!

From Stefanie Coester :

Morris the Midget Moose is a sheer old fashioned delight. It has been our family's favorite Disney short feature for decades and gets quoted all the time. I was so happy to find a version of The Reluctant Dragon on DVD and then so disappointed when Morris was not with him. I hope I will find him again someday so our youngest ones can continue to enjoy the tale and pass it on.

From Lippy Lion :

Ahh, Morris the Midget Moose, this was shuffled with The Mail Dog as far as reissues were concerned, and both cartoons got their credits mixed up in reissue, but anyway the open and end bits seem to have been recycled from Bootle Beetle, which gives this a dead giveaway that this was directed by Jack Hannah, as a matter of fact, the climax with Thunderclap is actually quite genius, Paul Smith did a nice job at it too, but yeah the story isn't really that special or fantastic, let alone perfect, it's sort of pedestrian in a way, and i sure don't get the ending with Bootle Beetle playing on the Two Heads better than One saying, it's just drives me to bewilderment, and it's kind of WTF in a way, Sure not that great of a cartoon, but not bad either, for the record this makes it mediocre by definition at least for me.

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History

11/23/2011

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8/23/2012

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8/24/2012

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4/12/2013

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8/2/2013

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12/12/2014

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2/4/2015

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4/27/2015

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Charles A. Nichols: Director
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George Nicholas: Animator
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Jerry Hathcock: Animator
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George Kreisl: Animator
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Jack Boyd: Animator
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Eric Gurney: Story
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Bill de la Torre: Story
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Oliver Wallace: Music
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Karl Karpe: Layout
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Ray Huffine: Backgrounds
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