Trombone Trouble

Trombone Trouble
Donald Duck series
Directed by Jack King
Produced by Walt Disney
Story by Jack Hannah
Carl Barks
Voices by Clarence Nash
Billy Bletcher
John McLeish
Animation by Ed Love
Paul Allen
Ray Patterson
Andy Engman
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) 18 February 1944 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:03 minutes
Language English
Preceded by Home Defense (1943)
Followed by Donald Duck and the Gorilla (1944)

Trombone Trouble is a Walt Disney cartoon that was released on February 18, 1944. It is the only Donald Duck cartoon where Roman/Greek gods play a role.


Pete is cacophonically playing his trombone through the night. The gods Jupiter and Vulcan (who are ducks like Donald) are woken by Pete's noise and decide to think of some way to stop this. Donald has a similar issue. He can't sleep with Pete's noise. He goes to Pete's house, and Pete responds by blowing through the trombone as hard as he can right in Donald's face, sending Donald back into his house into a wall. Jupiter and Vulcan notice Donald wanting to stop the noise, so Jupiter decides to give him some of his power so he can get rid of Pete. Donald fires lightning bolts from his hands, makes his hands electric, and develops godlike strength and succeeds in getting rid of Pete. Jupiter and Vulcan think that their troubles are now over, and go back to sleep on their cloud. Donald notices Pete's trombone and decides to play it. Jupiter and Vulcan awake to see that the one whom they helped get rid of Pete is now playing the trombone himself and they collapse from exasperation.

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