A Cowboy Needs a Horse is an animated Disney short that was originally released to theaters on November 6, 1956. It was directed by Bill Justice, written by Dick Kinney and Roy Williams, and animated by Cliff Nordberg, Al Coe, Jack Parr, and Fred Hellmich.


A young boy named Johnny dreams of life as a cowboy, mending fences, fighting off Indians, and "riding ... riding along." The story starts in a split level ranch house, ultra-modern, and then goes to a west that is likewise rendered in the most modernistic, flat-art style.



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