How to Have an Accident at Work
Studio: Disney Release Date : September 2, 1959 Series: Donald Duck

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted


A companion piece to the previous years' "How to Have an Accident at Home" follows the same accident-prone Donald to the workplace.


Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)



Charles A. Nichols


Robert Gerald "Jerry" Hatchcock
Fred Kopietz
Harvey Toombs
George Nicholas


Bill Berg
Jack Kinney


Oliver Wallace


Al Dempster


Ernest "Ernie" Nordli

Effects Animation

Jack Buckley

Included in:

Man is His Own Worst Enemy

Inside Jokes

  • When Donald clocks off work and gets trampled by his co-workers the horse race gag makes reference to several Disney artists such as Ward Kimball, Milt Kahl, Harvey Toombs, Roy Williams, Charles A. Nichols, Bill Berg, Jack Kinney, Harry Tytle and Jimi Trout.


United States

The Chronological Donald: Volume 4: 1951-1961

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:52
MPAA No.: 19278
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: CinemaScope
Color Type: Technicolor
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording

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From Sanger Harris :

How to Have an Accident at Work, along with Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom, Melody, and its companion, How to Have an Accident at Home, represents the epitome of stylized Disney cartoons. The backgrounds are very abstract and colorful and the characters (even our hero Donald) are painted with thick black lines. Interestingly, this cartoon is also significant as one of the last theatrical shorts produced by Disney, save those infrequent 15- to 30-minute shorts that popped up about once every ten years (e.i., It's Tough to be a Bird, Vincent, Mickey's Christmas Carol, etc.)

From Graham Hackett :

This short continues on from How to have an accident at work where Donald is welcomed by a lot of catastrophies including a machine somehow eating up his sandwich etc. Which leads to him ending up in the hospital wing.

From J. P. Hope :

Donald Duck is having more accidents to blame on J. J. Fate again! he even especially managed to wreck an entire machine that ate his lunch and the machine goes on a mass hysteria destroying the entire factory in the process! I like the nurse in this short. She is sexy and HOT!