Grand Canyonscope
Studio: Disney Release Date : November 23, 1954 Series: Donald Duck Cartoon
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating:       (2 ratings submitted)

Synopsis

The Ranger takes a tour group on a guided tour of the Grand Canyon. However, Donald is in the group and gets into a tussle with Louie to environmentally disastrous results.

Characters

Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)
Ranger J. Audubon Woodloore
(Voice: Bill Thompson)

Credits

Director

Charles A. Nichols

Animator

John Sibley
Julius Svendsen

Story

Milt Schaffer
Nick George

Music

Oliver Wallace

Backgrounds

Eyvind Earle

Layout

Lance Nolley

Effects Animation

Dan MacManus

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Trivia

Submitted to the Academy in 1954 for consideration for the award for "Best Animated Short ". However, the short was screened but not nominated.
Made simultaneously in CinemaScope and the Academy ratio. For the latter version, the line "This is CinemaScope" was changed to "It's a big canyon."

Television

Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 61)

Video Information

VHS

Germany

Donald Duck Geht Nach Wildwest

France

Mickey, Donald, Pluto et Dingo en Vacances

Italy

Paperino nel Far West

Laserdisc (CLV)

Japan

More Silly Symphonies

DVD

United States

The Chronological Donald: Volume 4: 1951-1961
20,00 Leagues Under the Sea

Technical Specifications

Running time: 6:47
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 2.55 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: CinemaScope
Original Language: English
Original Countrie: United States

Reviews and Comments

From E. Penrose :

The real genius of Disney animation, and the difference between them and, say, Warner Brothers, is in the time and effort allotted for characterization. Donald isn't just Woodlore's problem: he's the complete Ugly American as he bothers a sandpainting Indian who isn't in the final conflict. He even inadvertently dazes the harmless donkey who bears him. Bugs Bunny, vivid as he is, shows only one aspect of his personality at a time.

His personality shows itself mainly through dialogue, and through the motions as he bothers the villain of the piece. Donald's "life" goes beyond what he is doing at the moment.


From Ryan :

This, I believe, is the only short that features Ranger Woodlore and not Humphrey. Instead of working as a ranger in Brownstone National Park, he is a ranger in the Grand Canyon National Park. I enjoy the background art of this short quite a bit. I also like how the ranger tells the tourists to spread out, explaining that this is Cinemascope, which is the process in which this cartoon was filmed. Definitely one of my favorite Disney cartoons of the 1950's.

From Eric Hernandez :

I really liked this short a lot. I laughed when Donald saw an Indian costume when he was browsing past the gift shop and ends up doing a little rain dance. Basically, Donald plays the lone dumb tourist visiting the Grand Canyon, with Ranger Audubon impatiently trying to keep Donald from straying. I really dug the clothes Donald wore in this short, too. They made him look too cool. A very nice short.

From Baruch Weiss :

This is the only cartoon where Ranger Woodlore is not working at Brownstone National Park. Instead he is working as a tour guide at the Grand Canyon while Donald rudely interrupts him at regular intervals. Donald sure got what he deserved after interrupting the ranger, especially when he asks him to take a picture of the burro while he is busy talking.

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Screenshots

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History

8/6/2012

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9/12/2012

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8/2/2013

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9/9/2013

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9/3/2014

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  • Aspect ratio added by eutychus
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3/10/2017

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5/30/2017

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5/31/2017

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6/14/2017

  • Credits added by kintutoons32

4/28/2018

    Sources

    Charles A. Nichols: Director
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    John Sibley: Animator
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    Julius Svendsen: Animator
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    Eyvind Earle: Backgrounds
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    Dan MacManus: Effects Animation
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    Milt Schaffer: Story
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    Nick George: Story
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    Lance Nolley: Layout
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    Oliver Wallace: Music
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    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)