Let's Stick Together (1952)

June Foray, Clarence Nash, Bill Thompson,
Let's Stick Together is a short starring June Foray, Clarence Nash, and Bill Thompson. Even with his long white beard and aching back, an aging Donald still has to make ends meet by lancing trash in the park. When he happens upon...
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9 / 10

GREAT Way To Remember a Past Friendship!

When I moved on to 7th grade in school, I was feeling really sad because I had a good friend who moved away, and thus I never saw (or probably ever will see) him again. But I felt a lot better on Christmas that same year when my parents gave me a VHS Tape that had about 5 or 6 Donald cartoons on it, including this one. This was my favorite short on the tape because it makes me think of the good times my friend and I had together. I also like how this flashback short, unlike other shorts that use clips from other pre-made cartoons as flashbacks, is COMPLETELY individual! Furthermore, I like how the full cartoon itself ends -I don't want to spoil it, so you'll have to see for yourself. Highly recommended!

7 / 10

No friend like an old friend.

The cartoon begins with an elderly bearded Donald Duck picking up trash in the park. Soon a bee talks to the audience and a flashback begins. Now the bee and Donald are much younger and they were friends and business partners. Apparently, Donald sold balloons and his bee friend was needed to pop everyone's balloons...bringing Donald more profits. More jobs follow and soon their relationship begins to wane...thanks to Donald being (as usual) a bit of a jerk. How and why? See the short for yourself.

This is a cute cartoon...not a great one but still enjoyable. Perhaps too cute at times...I like seeing Donald being a jerk and here he isn't that bad...which might explain why it's just a good but not a great cartoon.

7 / 10

A nice, feel-good Donald Duck cartoon.

This is nice little Disney cartoon featuring the friendship between Donald Duck and a bee. It is set in the day when both characters are elderly, and the bee looks back in the day when the two formed a partnership of doing balloon vending, tattoo artist and embroidery. But, the bee meeting a lady bee in Donald's greenhouse and falling in love created a hitch in the partnership.

It was nice seeing Donald befriend another animal and work together for a change. In other cartoons, Donald always get in quarrels and fights with them. It was also nice seeing the friendship grow and seeing the flashback scene - nostalgic and like reminiscing the good ol' days. A more unique Donald Duck cartoon - not much laughs, but a nice, feel good one.

Grade B-

10 / 10

Memories Of A Little Stinger

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

An elderly bee reminisces about the life he once lead partnered with a certain Duck...

LET'S STICK TOGETHER marked the seventh & final film appearance by Buzz-Buzz the Bee (here called Spike) in a Disney cartoon since 1948 - always as an antagonist to Donald. Like the Bootle Beetle before him, his popularity never seemed to really catch fire and he was forced into early retirement at a hive in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Clarence Nash provides Donald with his unique voice; June Foray does the honors for Spike's frightful wife.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.