Test Pilot Donald
Studio: Disney Release Date : June 8, 1951 Series: Donald Duck
Cumulative rating:
(1 rating submitted)

Synopsis

Dale dreams of flying and finds a perfect opportunity when Donald's remote control airplane gets stuck in their tree.

Characters

Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)
Chip
Dale

Credits

Director

Jack Hannah

Animator

William "Bill" Justice
Volus Jones
Hal King
Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.

Story

Bill Berg
Nick George

Music

Paul Smith (I)

Backgrounds

Ralph Hulett

Layout

Yale Gracey

Effects Animation

Jack Boyd

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney


Distributor(s)

RKO Radio Pictures

Television

Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 20)

VHS

United States

Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 11 : The Continuing Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale

Germany

Donald Geht in die Luft

France

La Collection en Or des Studios Disney Volume 1

Laserdisc (CAV)

Japan

Mickey and the Gang

DVD

United States

The Chronological Donald: Volume 4: 1951-1961

Germany

Donalds Spassfabrik

France

Walt Disney's Rigolons avec Donald

United Kingdom

Walt Disney's Laugh Factory with Donald

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 7:11
MPAA No.: 14531
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From Baruch Weiss :

This short would have been better being titled "The Chipmunk Who Could Fly" since Dale is shown imitating an airplane and getting behind the wheel! Chip however, would much rather collect nuts instead of going off and tormenting Donald. I enjoyed the final scene where Donald is shown spinning on his airplane and Dale is fascinated this. However, Chip isn't and looks at the audience in disgust!

From Christian :

I really enjoy the part from this short where Donald says, "My plane! It's busted!" It's one of my favorite quotes from Donald.