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Modern Inventions(Movie, 1937)

| 9min | Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Modern InventionsRating: 3.3/5 (with 2121 votes)
Modern Inventions is a 1937 American comic science fiction animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by United Artists. The cartoon follows Donald Duck as he tours the fictional Museum of Modern Marvels. It was directed by Jack King, his Directional debut at Disney, and features original music by Oliver Wallace. The voice cast includes Clarence Nash as Donald, Billy Bletcher as the Robot Butler, Adriana Caselotti as the Robot Baby Carriage and Cliff Edwards (in one of his first Disney roles) as the Robot Barber. Modern Inventions pokes fun at modern conveniences. The scene of Donald in the barber's chair was submitted by Carl Barks as his first story contribution at Disney. It is also the final Disney short to be released by United Artists. ()
Movie poster of Modern Inventions

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About Modern Inventions

Donald Duck goes to a museum of modern inventions. After getting in without paying, he meets a robot butler who takes Donald's hat every time he sees him. Donald is very annoyed by this and magically fixes himself a new hat every time this happens and strolls on. Ignoring the sign not to touch it, Donald starts playing with a wrapping machine and ends up being wrapped himself. He also encounters and tries out a robot nursemaid and a fully automatic barber chair. They both don't do him much good.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES)
Translated into 8 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/29/1937
Appearing Characters: Donald Duck
Director: Jack King
Producer: Walt Disney
Screenwriter: Carl Barks
Composer: Oliver Wallace
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Die Wunder der Technik"
"Inventos modernos"
"Metkojen keksintöjen museossa"
"Inventions modernes"
"Invenzioni Moderne"

451 movies in the Disney Animated Shorts Collection

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1937 Modern Inventions
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1942 Pedro
1945 No Sail
1947 Bongo
1953 Melody

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:67409, Added: 03/15/2018, Last updated: 06/30/2022