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

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Synopsis

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!

Characters

Pete
Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)

Credits

Director

Jack Hannah

Animator

Edwin "Ed" Aardal
Al Coe
George Kreisl
Volus Jones

Story

Nick George
Milt Schaffer

Music

Edward "Ed" Plumb

Backgrounds

Thelma Witmer

Layout

Yale Gracey

Effects Animation

Dan MacManus

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

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."

Television

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

Video Information

VHS

United States

Donald

Germany

Alle Enten Fertig ... Los!

France

Donald Se Fache!

CED Disc

United States

Donald

Laserdisc (CAV)

Japan

Donald

Laserdisc (CLV)

Japan

Mickey's Family Album
Goin' Quackers

DVD

United States

The Chronological Donald: Volume 4: 1951-1961

Technical Specifications

Running time: 7:10
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

Reviews and Comments

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)

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History

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    Sources

    Jack Hannah: Director
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    Edwin "Ed" Aardal: Animator
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    Al Coe: Animator
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    George Kreisl: Animator
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    Volus Jones: Animator
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    Dan MacManus: Effects Animation
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    Nick George: Story
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    Milt Schaffer: Story
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    Yale Gracey: Layout
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    Thelma Witmer: Backgrounds
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    Edward "Ed" Plumb: Music
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    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
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