The New Neighbor

The New Neighbor is a 1953 American animated short film directed by Jack Hannah and produced by Walt Disney, featuring Donald Duck. In the short film, Donald moves to a new place and gets along with his new next-door neighbor, Pete. If good fences make good neighbors, then Pete and Donald must be the best neighbors of all!


Donald has moved into a new neighborhood to live in peace and greets his new neighbor, Pete, and his dog, Muncey. Unfortunately, it did not turn out to be a good meeting at all. Pete accidentally dumped his garbage and Muncey buried his bone into Donald's garden which makes it messed up, much to Donald's disappointment. Then, Pete went to Donald's house and asks Donald to borrow some ice cubes, but instead, he cleans up the refrigerator by taking all his food after Donald opens the door. Pete leaves while thanking him for his appreciation. Later, Muncey asked Donald by sending a note for a favor, to borrow Donald's dishes. Donald bursted angry that it wasn't helpful until Pete arrives again, showing the green porridge. Donald takes a spoonful of it and told Pete that he firstly liked it, but he suddenly coughs it out upon knowing that it was dog food (after Pete has told Muncey that he eats it). While they're walking along together, Pete told Muncey that Donald is too awkward.