The Greener Yard
Studio: Disney Release Date : October 14, 1949 Series: Donald Duck
Cumulative rating:
(2 ratings submitted)

Synopsis

A small beetle decides the grass is greener is the yard next door. Unfortunately, that yard is the property of Donald Duck.
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Characters

Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)

Credits

Director

Jack Hannah

Animator

Volus Jones
William "Bill" Justice
Judge Whitaker
Dan MacManus

Story

Bill Berg
Milt Banta

Music

Oliver Wallace

Backgrounds

Ralph Hulett

Layout

Yale Gracey

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney


Television

Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 59)

VHS

Germany

Donald Macht nie Pause
Goofy Präsentiert

France

Disney Parade 6

Italy

Pippo Superstar
Paperino Pippo Pluto e …

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : Life With Mickey

Japan

Disney Cartoon Festival 6

DVD

United States

The Chronological Donald: Volume 3: 1947-1950

Germany

Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 7:17
MPAA No.: 12839
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

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From Ryan :

In this short, Bootle Beetle tells his grandson about how he barely made it out of Donald Duck's yard alive. This short was okay, but not one of my favorites. I do enjoy the background art of this short, as well as the animation, quite a bit.

From Isidro :

Average. This is not a Donald Duck short; it's a Bootle Beetle short starring Donald for about 2 and a half minutes. In those years the Duck had little screen time compared to the "new rodent of the week" that appeared on "his" shorts. With notable exceptions, of course.

From Baruch Weiss :

As mentioned in the comment up above. Donald stars in this cartoon for two and a half minutes. The Bootle beetle gets most of the attention. I enjoy it, but it is not one of my favorites. However, it teaches a good lesson to be content with what one has.