Donald Duck and the Gorilla (1944)

  |  Animation, Short, Comedy

Donald Duck and the Gorilla (1944) Poster

Ajax the killer gorilla had escaped from the zoo, As a prank, Donald and three nephews scared each other, But suddenly, the real Ajax appeared, So how can they subdue him?


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Jack King

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

19 April 2017 | lee_eisenberg
| Gorillas are NOT predators!
Yes, I know that it's easy to view gorillas as big, scary things. But that's a grossly inaccurate representation! Gorillas mostly eat plants, and when they resort to eating animals, it's mostly insects. To my knowledge, there's never been any record of a gorilla trying to eat a human. Quite the opposite: due to hunting and habitat loss, many species of gorilla are critically endangered. Dian Fossey (played by Sigourney Weaver in "Gorillas in the Mist") made it her life's work to show that gorillas are harmless creatures. Indeed, they share 95-99% of their DNA with humans.

The compilation movie "It Came from Hollywood" pokes fun at old B movies. Early in the movie, Gilda Radner's character hears of a gorilla on the radio and freaks out. It then shows scenes from old movies that depicted gorillas attacking humans. "Donald Duck and the Gorilla" is basically that sort of movie. I don't care if this short is supposed to be silly entertainment, it still misrepresents these gentle apes. NOT a good cartoon.

I did like the umbrella gag, though.


Release Date:

31 March 1944



Country of Origin


Contribute to this page

The Rise of Will Smith

As Will Smith joins the cast of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" for a reunion on HBO Max, we take a look at his rise to fame.

Watch the video

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on