The Flying Squirrel
Studio: Disney Release Date : November 12, 1954 Series: Donald Duck
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

Donald enlists the help of a flying squirrel to hang a sign in a nearby tree for his peanut stand, but the squirrel has to take revenge when Donald renegs on his half of the deal.

Characters

Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)

Credits

Director

Jack Hannah

Animator

William "Bill" Justice
Volus Jones
Al Coe
Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.

Story

Nick George
Roy Williams

Music

Oliver Wallace

Backgrounds

Ray Huffine

Layout

Yale Gracey

Effects Animation

Dan MacManus

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Cut Scenes

  • A scene where Donald pours gasoline into his popcorn machine and uses it as a machine gun was cut out.

Television

Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 46)
Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 18)

Video Information

VHS

Germany

Donald Total Verliebt
Happy Birthday, Donald!

France

Disney Festival

Italy

Winny Puh a Tu Per Tu
Paperino 60 Anni in Allegria

Laserdisc (CLV)

Japan

Disney Cartoon Festival 1
Disney Cartoon Festival 7
Donald's Birthday Bash

DVD

United States

The Chronological Donald: Volume 4: 1951-1961

Technical Specifications

Running time: 6:33
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 Kevin M. :

I was stunned to read Ryan's comment above suggesting that this short (among others) were produced "cheaply". Nothing could be further from the truth. The Disney brand has been synonymous with high quality for decades. In Leonard Maltin's intros on the Chronological Donald, he clearly states that costs rose with a quality that Disney insisted on maintaining. You might have also heard Maltin say that Disney didn't do anything that wasn't "first class". Whether you like these shorts or not is entirely subjective, what's not is that their as high quality as any other short in Donald's filmography.

From Graham Hackett :

This is another really neat short. In this short Donald is strolling through the park as a peanut seller.(of course this was during the days where not much people new about peanut allergies). He see's a flying squirrel nearby and since it can fly he enlists the help of it to hang up and advertisement banner. The squirrel refuses. Donald picks a peanut out of the peanut cooker and seeing the peanut, the flying squirrel then decides to help. The squirrel opens the peanut to eat it but the inside of it turns out to be a piece of coal. Feeling ripped off, the squirrel complains to Donald about the undercooked peanut. Donald just says "Sorry! the complaint department is closed!" then laughs. Deciding to get even, the squirrel finds a box of "Quacker Jacks" pulls out the prizes which are two pistols and a Cowboy hat and gets an Idea and the war begins.

From Ryan :

Donald is a peanut vendor working in the city park. A flying squirrel, who wants a peanut, agrees to help Donald hang a banner from one tree to another in exchange for a peanut. The peanut that the squirrel gets has nothing but an old peanut that turns to dust inside the shell and war pursues. I do not care for this cartoon at all for two reasons:

1. It is another one of those hero vs. cute animal shorts

2. The animation and background art was done very cheaply. I guess by this time, Disney was shutting down their shorts department and did not have the money to produce high-quality animation.


From Baruch Weiss :

This short got old when the peanut the squirrel got was rotten and fights with Donald throughout the rest of the cartoon so I can't say this is my favorite Donald Duck cartoon. However, the squirrel was cute and I enjoy cute, but other than that I didn't like it, gets an F.

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History

8/7/2012

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9/12/2012

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8/1/2013

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8/2/2013

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11/19/2015

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6/14/2017

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4/28/2018

    Sources

    Jack Hannah: Director
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    William "Bill" Justice: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Volus Jones: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Al Coe: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Dan MacManus: Effects Animation
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Nick George: Story
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Roy Williams: Story
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Yale Gracey: Layout
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Ray Huffine: Backgrounds
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Oliver Wallace: Music
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)