Lion Around
Studio: Disney Release Date : January 20, 1950 Series: Donald Duck
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating:
(1 rating submitted)

Synopsis

Donald's nephews disguise themselves as a mountain lion to scare Donald, when a real mountain lion comes wandering along.

Characters

Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)
Huey
Dewey
Louie

Credits

Director

Jack Hannah

Animator

Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.
William "Bill" Justice
Judge Whitaker
Volus Jones

Story

Bill Berg
Nick George

Music

Oliver Wallace

Backgrounds

Thelma Witmer

Layout

Yale Gracey

Effects Animation

George Rowley

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Television

Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 53)

Video Information

VHS

United States

The Unsinkable Donald Duck with Huey, Dewey and Louie

Germany

Vorsicht Löwe!

France

Si Disney m'etait Conte

Italy

Pippo Pluto Paperino Supershow

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Cartoon Classics : Pluto
A Tale of Two Chipmunks /The Unsinkable Donald Duck

Japan

Disney's Cartoon Jubilee

DVD

United States

The Chronological Donald: Volume 3: 1947-1950
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Huey, Dewey and Louie

Germany

Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3

Canada

Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Huey, Dewey and Louie

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 13088
Running time: 6:56
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

Reviews and Comments

From Ryan :

This short is similar to the earlier short Donald Duck and the Gorilla only with a lion. Do nald's nephews want a pie that Donald has just baked so they disguise themselves as a lion in order to get it. Donald is not fooled for long and chases them away. Eventually, a real mountain lion comes by and Donald thinks it's his nephews again. This is one of my favorite shorts and I recommend it to all Disney fans.

From Baruch Weiss :

This short was ok but it wasn't one of my favorites. If Donald's nephews wanted a pie, they should of just asked their uncle if they could have some. Speaking of nephews I wonder if they have a dad at all?

From Mike :

A very funny Donald cartoon. The chase scene with Donald and the lion was absolutely hilarious. The ending with Donald giving the lions all those pies was funny.

From Bryan Hensley :

This short seemed to start off a revolutionary decade in history (the 50's), as well as a part of volume 4 of Disney's Funny Factory collection (which starred Huey, Dewey, and Louie). Two of the nephews disguised themselves as a lion while the last one goes for the pie Donald made. It's not good at all to spank a mountain lion with his tail; Donald was asking for it when a real lion appeared. This seems to be a remake of Donald Duck and the Gorilla from 1944, but it's still a hoot! I really enjoyed the part where Donald wore a rhino head to scare off the lion away from his trophy room (Surely they weren't his own hunting trophies, were they?), then the lion came back with a warthog head and scared the rhino head away and it turned white! At least when worse came to worse, the nephews helped Donald feed the lion with a big supply of pies! The lion's name is Louie and he also appeared in a bunch of Goofy shorts. It seems he was redesigned from the tiger from Tiger Trouble in 1945, if you look closely. I hope you enjoy this classic remake that's pretty different in comparison from Three Stooges shorts from the post-Shemp era, or MGM's Cinemascope remakes of a few Droopy and Tom and Jerry shorts! (As well as an old short Peace on Earth from 1939.)

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History

11/7/2011

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8/23/2012

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8/24/2012

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9/12/2012

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8/2/2013

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6/14/2017

  • Credits added by kintutoons32

4/28/2018

    Sources

    Jack Hannah: Director
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    Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.: Animator
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    William "Bill" Justice: Animator
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    Judge Whitaker: Animator
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    Volus Jones: Animator
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    George Rowley: Effects Animation
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    Bill Berg: Story
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    Nick George: Story
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    Yale Gracey: Layout
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    Thelma Witmer: Backgrounds
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    Oliver Wallace: Music
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    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
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