|This article needs additional citations for verification. (October 2011)|
|Donald Duck series|
"Grab your shooting' iron, son! We're goin' huntin'!"
|Directed by||Jack Hannah|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Story by||Bill Berg
|Voices by||Jack Hannah
|Music by||Oliver Wallace|
|Animation by||Dan MacManus (effects)
|Layouts by||Robert Givens
|Backgrounds by||Ray Huffine|
|Studio||Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Running time||6 minutes 10 seconds|
|Preceded by||Grand Canyonscope|
|Followed by||Bearly Asleep|
No Hunting is a 1955 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The cartoon features Donald Duck participating in an overly-dramatic hunting trip after being inspired by his pioneer ancestor. The film was directed by Jack Hannah and features original music by Oliver Wallace. It was produced in widescreen CinemaScope.
No Hunting was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1956, but lost to the Merrie Melodies film Speedy Gonzales. It was the ninth and final such nomination received by the Donald Duck film series.
Donald Duck is enjoying a luxurious meal under a large portrait of his pioneering grandfather. The narrator notes that Donald's life is significantly easier than that of his ancestor who had to hunt in order to survive. Donald then sees that hunting season begins the next day and, possessed by the spirit of his grandfather, decides to participate.
When Donald arrives at the hunting grounds that evening, he finds it extremely overcrowded. Local residents go into hiding as vendors set up shop; the deer in the forest, represented by a cameo of Bambi and his mother, leave the area after seeing loads of litter wash downstream.
The precise opening of hunting season that night unfolds in dramatic fashion. The scenes evoke stereotypical war films, depicting trench and tank warfare, amphibious landing craft, and hunters parachuting into the forest. At the end of the day, the discouraged hunters trudge home across a war-torn landscape. Yet the narrator notes that the day was "not without game", as Donald's grandfather presents a cow, taken from a local farm, which had the word "cow" painted on it so the hunters would not confuse it for a deer.
- Narrator: Uncredited
- Donald Duck: Clarence Nash
- Donald's ancestor: Bill Thompson
- Moose: Jack Hannah
- Radio operator: Bill Thompson
- Ranger Jenkins: Bill Thompson
Director Jack Hannah recorded several voice overs for the cartoon according to one interview. These included a moose who says "Hmm, you're a cute one." According to Hannah, animator John Sibley who worked on the scene enjoyed the way Hannah spoke the line, and Hannah decided to record it himself. It is not known specifically which other voices Hannah recorded, yet several minor roles are uncredited.
The film's satirical presentation of recreational hunting was inspired by director Jack Hannah's own experiences as a child. He once said "I used to go hunting with my dad when I was a kid and this short was a great takeoff on these hunters and fishermen. They really are this way. They are as dangerous to themselves as to the game they’re hunting. I’ve heard there are more hunters shot on opening day than deer.
- No Hunting at the Internet Movie Database
- "Grab You're Shootin' Iron, Son! "We're Goin' Huntin'!" at 2719 Hyperion; January 6, 2009.