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The Wise Little Hen is a Silly Symphonies cartoon based on the fairy tale The Little Red Hen. It marks the debut of Donald Duck.


The Wise Little Hen is looking for someone to help her plant her corn. Peter Pig and Donald Duck would rather play than work, so they both feign bellyaches. With help from her chicks, the hen plants it herself. When it's time to harvest, Peter and Donald again claim bellyaches, but when they congratulate each other for their cleverness, boards fall off their clubhouse and the hen sees them. She cooks up a variety of corn dishes, and goes to ask Peter and Donald to help her eat them, but before she can open her mouth, they are already faking their bellyaches again. Once she asks, they are miraculously "cured," but all she gives them is castor oil to teach them a lesson. As the hen and her chicks eat the corn themselves, Peter and Donald take turns kicking each other in the rear.