Donald's Cousin Gus

Donald's Cousin Gus
Donald Duck series

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jack King
Produced by Walt Disney
Story by Jack Hannah
Carl Barks
Voices by Clarence Nash (Donald Duck)
Pinto Colvig (Barking Hot Dog)
Animation by Dick Lundy
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) May 3, 1939 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes
Language English
Preceded by The Hockey Champ (1939)
Followed by Beach Picnic (1939)

Donald's Cousin Gus is a 1939 Walt Disney cartoon in which Donald Duck is visited by his gluttonous cousin, Gus Goose, who proceeds to eat Donald out of house and home. It was released on May 3, 1939.

This cartoon was also the first ever pre-recorded program (in this case, film) to be televised in the United States, airing as part of NBC's "first night" of sponsored programming on May 3, 1939.[1]

The short was directed by Jack King, and animated by Lee Morehouse, Wolfgang Reitherman, and Don Towsley. The story was created by Jack Hannah and Carl Barks.



Laserdisc and DVD

The short can be found on the Japanese laserdiscs Hello Donald, Donald: Limited Gold Edition, and Disney Cartoon Festival 3. It can also be found on Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald DVD, which was released on May 18, 2004.

Television airings

It was later reaired on television on:


  1. Edgerton, Gary R. The Columbia History Of American Television. Columbia University Press. 2007. p. 14-15

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