Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald, Volume One (1934-1941)

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1.
The Wise Little Hen (1934 Short Film)
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The hen is looking for someone to help her plant her corn. Peter Pig and Donald Duck both feign belly aches to get out of the chore... (8 mins.)
 
2.
Donald and Pluto (1936 Short Film)
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Plumber Donald is using a large magnet in his work. When he drops it, it causes trouble for Pluto, especially after Pluto swallows it. Things begin clinging to him, especially his metal dog dish. (8 mins.)
 
3.
Don Donald (1937 Short Film)
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Donald is courting Daisy (called Donna, here in her first appearance) Duck in Mexico. He arrives on a burro... (8 mins.)
 
4.
Modern Inventions (1937 Short Film)
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Donald Duck visits a museum of modern inventions; among the inventions he struggles with: a robot butler who keeps taking his hat; a package wrapping machine; a robot nursemaid; an automated barber chair. (9 mins.)
Director: Jack King
 
5.
Donald's Ostrich (1937 Short Film)
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Donald is the baggagemaster at a remote railway station. Part of the latest cargo shipment is Hortense the Ostrich... (9 mins.)
 
6.
Self Control (1938 Short Film)
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Donald hears a radio philosopher advise to laugh and count ten when he gets angry. He tries it successfully... (9 mins.)
 
7.
Donald's Better Self (1938 Short Film)
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Schoolboy Donald is torn between his angel and devil sides, though in Donald's case, the devil side isn't hard to resist... (8 mins.)
 
8.
Donald's Nephews (1938 Short Film)
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Donald's sister Dumbella sends her three sons Huey, Dewey, and Louie to visit their uncle Donald. They prove to be quite a handful for Donald, even with help from his book on child rearing. (8 mins.)
 
9.
Polar Trappers (1938 Short Film)
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Donald and Goofy are trappers in the frozen south (Antarctica) with different approaches. Donald sees... (8 mins.)
 
10.
Good Scouts (1938 Short Film)
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Donald is leading a scout troop consisting of his nephews on a hike in the woods. Donald isn't nearly the expert on the woods that he thinks he is... (8 mins.)
Director: Jack King
 
11.
The Fox Hunt (1938 Short Film)
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Donald controls the hounds (or maybe they control him), and Goofy is riding on Horace Horsecollar, as the fox outwits both of them. Some other Disney characters are seen briefly in the hunting party at the end. (8 mins.)
Director: Ben Sharpsteen
 
12.
Donald's Golf Game (1938 Short Film)
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Donald is golfing, and his nephews are along to "help." Between their noise and their practical jokes, Donald isn't having a lot of fun or success with his game. (8 mins.)
 
13.
Donald's Lucky Day (1939 Short Film)
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Donald Duck, delivery boy, is hired to deliver a mysterious package on Friday the Thirteenth. He is hindered by a bothersome black cat... (8 mins.)
 
14.
The Hockey Champ (1939 Short Film)
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Donald shows his nephews the moves that won him his hockey trophy. But the boys have a few moves of their own. (7 mins.)
 
15.
Donald's Cousin Gus (1939 Short Film)
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Donald's cousin Gus Goose arrives unexpectedly. Despite the note from his mother saying "he don't eat much," he's soon eating Donald out of house and home. (7 mins.)
 
16.
Beach Picnic (1939 Short Film)
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Donald Duck is at the beach and tries to ride a rubber horse. He notices Pluto sleeping at the shore... (8 mins.)
Director: Clyde Geronimi
 
17.
Sea Scouts (1939 Short Film)
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Donald has a large sailboat, and his crew consists of his three nephews. But between his own clumsiness... (8 mins.)
 
18.
Donald's Penguin (1939 Short Film)
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Admiral Byrd ships Donald a penguin from the South Pole. Donald is amused by it, until he thinks it has eaten his goldfish... (7 mins.)
Director: Jack King
 
19.
The Autograph Hound (1939 Short Film)
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Autograph hound Donald, despite the security guard, manages to get signatures from Greta Garbo, 'Mickey Rooney'... (8 mins.)
Director: Jack King
 
20.
Officer Duck (1939 Short Film)
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Officer Donald Duck (Officer #13) is assigned to apprehend a criminal named Tiny Tom. Donald assumes... (7 mins.)
 
21.
The Riveter (1940 Short Film)
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Construction foreman Pegleg Pete has just fired his riveter; Donald comes by and takes the job, despite a lack of experience and an initial fear of heights, and makes a mess of things. (8 mins.)
 
22.
Donald's Dog Laundry (1940 Short Film)
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Donald Duck builds an automated dog washer while an unsuspecting Pluto naps nearby. When Donald finishes... (8 mins.)
 
23.
Billposters (1940 Short Film)
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Donald and Goofy are putting up advertising posters in a farm. Goofy prepares to post on a windmill... (8 mins.)
 
24.
Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940 Short Film)
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Donald is headed for Daisy. However, his nephews are too. (8 mins.)
 
25.
Put-Put Troubles (1940 Short Film)
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A day of boating doesn't end up the way Donald and Pluto had hoped. (7 mins.)
 
26.
Donald's Vacation (1940 Short Film)
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Donald takes a kayak trip. When he gets to his campsite, he unloads the kayak, fights with his folding chair... (8 mins.)
Director: Jack King
 
27.
Window Cleaners (1940 Short Film)
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Donald is washing windows on a high-rise; Pluto is his assistant, hauling the rope for the platform and refilling buckets but mostly sleeping... (8 mins.)
 
28.
Fire Chief (1940 Short Film)
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Donald and his nephews are the staff of a fire station. Huey, Dewey, and Louie, annoyed by Donald's snoring... (8 mins.)
Director: Jack King
 
29.
Timber (1941 Short Film)
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Hobo Donald steals dinner off Pegleg Pete's table. Pete gives Donald a stick of dynamite. Then he puts Donald to work chopping trees... (8 mins.)
Director: Jack King
 
30.
Golden Eggs (1941 Short Film)
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Donald reads in his newspaper that eggs are really going up in value and the price is skyrocketing. Donald realizes that if he had some eggs... (8 mins.)
Director: Wilfred Jackson
 
31.
A Good Time for a Dime (1941 Short Film)
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Donald visits a penny arcade. He watches Daisy dance the Dance of the Seven Veils, but the light goes out for veil 5 and he misses the end... (8 mins.)
 
32.
Early to Bed (1941 Short Film)
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Donald has to get up early, but everything seems to be working to keep him awake. His loudly ticking alarm clock resists several attempts to quiet it... (8 mins.)
Director: Jack King
 
33.
Truant Officer Donald (1941 Short Film)
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Donald catches his nephews swimming on a school day. He thinks he's made an easy catch, but the boys are much more resourceful than that... (8 mins.)
Director: Jack King
 
34.
Old MacDonald Duck (1941 Short Film)
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Donald owns a farm; he sings Old MacDonald while feeding the animals. He goes to milk Clementine the cow... (8 mins.)
Director: Jack King
 
35.
Donald's Camera (1941 Short Film)
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Inspired by a store display, Donald decides to "hunt" some wildlife with his camera. First, he encounters a too-friendly chipmunk... (7 mins.)
Director: Dick Lundy
 
36.
Chef Donald (1941 Short Film)
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Donald is listening to a radio cooking program while mixing up a batch of waffles. But he's distracted and uses rubber cement instead of baking powder. (7 mins.)