Donald's Cousin Gus


Donald's Cousin Gus
Donald's Cousin Gus
Donald Duck series

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jack King
Produced by Walt Disney
Story by Jack Hannah
Carl Barks
Voices by Clarence Nash
Pinto Colvig
Mel Blanc
Animation by Dick Lundy
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) May 3, 1939 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 15 min (one reel)
Language English
Preceded by The Hockey Champ (1939)
Followed by Beach Picnic (1939)

Donald's Cousin Gus is a 1939 Walt Disney cartoon in which Donald Duck is visited by his gluttonous cousin, Gus Goose, who proceeds to eat Donald out of house and home. It was released on May 3, 1939.

This cartoon was also the first ever pre-recorded program (in this case, film) to be televised in the United States, airing as part of NBC's "first night" of sponsored programming on May 3, 1939.[1]

The short was directed by Jack King, and animated by Lee Morehouse, Wolfgang Reitherman, and Don Towsley. The story was created by Jack Hannah and Carl Barks.

Contents

Cast

Video releases

VHS

  • In the United States on Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Editions: Donald
  • In Germany on Donald Duck Geht in die Luft, Drei Caballeros im Sambafieber, Goofy und Pluto Total Verrückt, and Mit Mir Nicht
  • In France on Disney Parade 3
  • In Italy on Paperino, Sono Io ... Paperino, Cartoons Disney 6

Laserdisc and DVD

The short can be found on the Japanese laserdiscs Hello Donald, Donald: Limited Gold Edition, and Disney Cartoon Festival 3. It can also be found on Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald DVD, which was released on May 18, 2004.

Television airings

It was later reaired on television on:

References

  1. ^ Edgerton, Gary R. The Columbia History Of American Television. Columbia University Press. 2007. p. 14-15

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