Wide Open Spaces (1947 film)

Wide Open Spaces
Donald Duck series
Directed by Jack King
Produced by Walt Disney
Story by MacDonald MacPherson
Jack Huber
Voices by Clarence Nash (uncred.),
Billy Bletcher (uncredited)
Music by Oliver Wallace
Animation by Don Towsley
Paul Allen
Emery Hawkins
Sandy Strother
Layouts by Don Griffith
Backgrounds by Howard Dunn
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s)
  • September 12, 1947 (1947-09-12)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6 minutes (one reel)
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Bootle Beetle (1947)
Followed by Chip an' Dale (1947)

Wide Open Spaces is a 1947 Donald Duck short cartoon, produced by Walt Disney and directed by Jack King for Walt Disney Productions and RKO Radio Pictures.


A weary Donald pulls his car up to a motel in the wilderness. After finding that only the cot on the porch is available, and costs $16, he drives away to find a spot to set up his noisy air mattress. As typical, Donald does not have an easy night sleep as he desperately tries to pump up the mattress and get some sleep. He then inadvertently causes a rockslide that crushes his car and rolls into a river sleeping with a fish in the bottom. Finally Donald gets some sleep but unknowingly a springy tree's branch strongly inflates the mattress with the pump and when it deflates propelling all the way back right into the motel's cot, Donald is charged the $16, but only spends a matter of seconds before being kicked off the cot and falling in the arms of a cactus, but still sleeping.


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