Morris the Midget Moose
Directed by Charles Nichols
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by
Screenplay by
Story by Eric Gurney
Bill de la Torre
Based on Frank Owen
Starring Clarence Nash (uncredited)
Dink Trout (uncredited)
Music by Oliver Wallace
Editing by
Production company(s) Walt Disney Productions
Distributor RKO Radio Pictures (original)
Buena Vista Distribution (re-release)
Release date(s) November 24, 1950
Running time 8:02
Language English
Gross revenue
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Morris the Midget Moose is a Disney animated short film that was released in 1950.


Morris is a small Moose with tremendous antlers who is ostracized from the group until he meets his match; an oversized Moose with small antlers.


This cartoon is a two heads is better than one parable. The bootle beetle (from Donald Duck cartoons, such as Bootle Beetle, The Greener Yard and Sea Salts) tells two younger beetles, who are fighting to reach a piece of fruit that is out of their reach, the story of Morris, a four-year-old moose, who has not grown beyond the stages of a child and is the laughing stock among the other moose. Morris is a small moose with large antlers, and meets up one day with Balsam, a large moose with embarrassingly small antlers. Morris and Balsam became good friends. Thunderclap the strongest bull moose is constantly challenging and defending his title as head moose. The two defeat Thunderclap with Morris standing on Balsam's back. The combined strength of Morris and Balsam becomes too much for Thunderclap. In the end the sum of the two was greater than the parts & the beetles learn the lesson by standing on each other's shoulders to reach the far hanging fruit.

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