Disney – "A Cowboy Needs A Horse"

16 Jun

I’m posting this one mostly just for the backgrounds, it’s worth the effort just for the first two shots of the apartment. As for the cartoon, meh. Not much going on in this one. The indian chief’s design is pretty cool, along with the train conductor, but the kids are rather generic.


13 Responses to “Disney – "A Cowboy Needs A Horse"”

  1. Petito Desenhista June 18, 2009 at 12:48 am #

    Hello !
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    Bye !

  2. Thad June 18, 2009 at 11:54 pm #

    Have your kids been bugging you to play this one constantly? I know it's a favorite of tykes.

  3. Kevin Langley June 19, 2009 at 12:31 am #

    Sadly no, this one's all me. They're to hip for this stuff. They prefer Popeye and Bluto beating the shit out of each other. They're like their old man, they like cartoons with moronic “which way did he go, which way did he go” characters. It brings a tear to my eye.

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  5. Emily June 19, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    I love this short, it's one of my favorites, and was when I was a kid too. I have a tendency to like animated shorts that are driven by a good song.

  6. Yowp June 27, 2009 at 11:53 pm #

    Kevin, since you like the backgrounds so much, what do you know about Ralph Hulett and Al Dempster? I've never heard of either but I'm not a Disney fan.

    And what is it with cartoon Indian chiefs wearing top hats? Where does that come from?


  7. ryan July 7, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    holy SHIT that house design is SUPER AWESOME!!!!!!!

  8. chrisallison July 17, 2009 at 3:32 am #

    AWESOEM! designs, color, bg's, animation. this has it all. thanks kevin, i'd never seen this before!

  9. Cathy September 9, 2009 at 2:54 am #

    Disney shows are the best!My little nephews loves watching the dvd movie of Wall-e every night.

  10. Tony W. October 30, 2009 at 2:20 am #

    I totally remember this from when I was a kid. I was one of those tykes asking to see it over and over again. Thanks for the nostalgia trip!

    Unfortunately, though, it was on one of those Disney sing along video cassettes and it just had the song at the beginning and end with all the stuff in the middle cut out (which I know I would have loved) and I can see why. That bandit towards the end was about to stab that little girl!

    But it has a nice use of cartoon logic with the boy becoming part of the rail for the train. It makes perfect sense.

  11. Kammy McKenna March 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    Where did you happen to come across these? Are they printed in a book or did you just take them from a video? I am so in love with this short, but I can’t find anything about it.

    • Kevin Langley March 17, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

      Hi Kammy,

      These are just screen shots. It was released on DVD, Disney Rarities Vol. 1:1920-1960. Probably hard to get these days, at least at a decent price.


      • Nick May 14, 2014 at 2:33 am #

        Just bought a copy on EBay for 30 bucks. I saw more on there from 30 to 40 bucks brand new still in shrink wrap.

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