The New Neighbor
Studio: Disney Release Date : August 1, 1953 Series: Donald Duck

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Donald moves into a new house and tries to get along with new next-door neighbor, Pete. If good fences make good neighbors, then Pete and Donald must be the best neighbors of all!


(Voice: Billy Bletcher)
Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)



Jack Hannah


Edwin "Ed" Aardal
Al Coe
George Kreisl
Volus Jones


Nick George
Milt Schaffer


Edward "Ed" Plumb


Thelma Witmer


Yale Gracey

Effects Animation

Dan MacManus


Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Music Sources

Morey, Larry and Frank Churchill : "Whistle While You Work "


RKO Radio Pictures

Included in:

The Mad Hermit of Chimney Butte

Inside Jokes

  • During a few of the opening scenes, Pete can be heard singing the tune from the previously released short "Lambert, the Sheepish Lion."


Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 47)
Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 50)


United States



Alle Enten Fertig ... Los!


Donald Se Fache!

CED Disc

United States


Laserdisc (CAV)



Laserdisc (CLV)


Mickey's Family Album
Goin' Quackers


United States

The Chronological Donald: Volume 4: 1951-1961

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 7:10
MPAA No.: 16362
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Technicolor
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording

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From Ryan :

This cartoon focuses on two neighbors: Donald, the new neighbor and Pete, Donald's next door neighbor. Pete is willing to take advantage of the new neighbor by using any of his things, whether they be food or his garden tools. I enjoy the climax of this cartoon, the battle between neighbors. This ending, which, I will not give away, has somewhat of a twist to it.

From Ashley :

Seeing Donald take on Pete is always a hoot, and I'm sure anyone who has had an obnoxious neighbor across the way shares our favorite duck's feelings on the matter. He really illustrates what we'd like to do... but can't in mixed company.

To see them go at it at the fence... well, let's just say you won't be able to stop laughing. The ending just makes it better, but I'm not telling! You'll have to see it for yourself.

From Jennifer :

I always loved this one - well I loved all of them - back when the Disney Channel actually used to show the older cartoons. In fact, I named my cocker spaniel that I had as a child, Muncey - after Pete's dog in this cartoon!

From Baruch Weiss :

Says the narrarator at the beginning of this short "It has always been man's constant labor to live in peace with his next door neighbor and on the newcomer falls the chore in getting along with the man next door." Such is not the case in this cartoon however as Fat Pete takes advantage of his "New Neighbor". In 8/1/53 there was such a thing as grocery and hardware stores so why didn't Pete just go there?

From Alexander Komar :

The scene where the mother bluebird flies home and sits on her nest was reused in "The Rescuers" (1977)