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The Dognapper (1934)

Approved | | Family, Comedy, Animation | 1935 (Sweden)
Mickey and an early version of Donald Duck are police officers chasing dognapper Pegleg Pete. Despite their bumbling, they manage to repeatedly get the drop on Pete at his sawmill hideout, ... See full summary »

Director:

David Hand (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Pete (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Mickey Mouse / Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Mickey and an early version of Donald Duck are police officers chasing dognapper Pegleg Pete. Despite their bumbling, they manage to repeatedly get the drop on Pete at his sawmill hideout, though they ultimately make a shambles of the place. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1935 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Buzz Saw Battle See more »

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Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In this short, this was the first time that Mickey was voiced by Clarence Nash. Walt Disney was traveling in Europe at the time and was unavailable to record his lines for Mickey for this short. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some gun scenes in this short have been censored. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Mickey Mouse Club: Episode #1.22 (1955) See more »

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Up there as one of my favourite Disney shorts...
4 November 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

That's how good The Dognapper is. The animation is great, the black and white colours are very crisp, the backgrounds never feel too sparse, the characters are well-drawn(even if I am familiar with and prefer their features later on) and it all looks very crisp. The music as I've said many times has always been a large part of why the Disney shorts on the most part are so good to me. The Dognapper is no exception to this, the orchestration is beautiful and lively and it is full of non-stop energy. I just love the characters. Mickey is a likable hero, which contrasts wonderfully with Donald's temperamental coward, while Pete is as antagonistic as ever. The story has never a dull moment and what was also really good was how it jumped straight into things instead of having lots of filler to begin with. And The Dognapper is non-stop action and gags. These gags are ones that are laugh-a-minute as well, and all of them are spot-on, right from Pete knocking out the bridge and Mickey and Donald stretching their motorcycle to ride the rails to the silhouette images of the characters in the hole to the sawmill chasing them. In conclusion, not my favourite Disney short but up there with the best of them. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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