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

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1. The Wise Little Hen (1934)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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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. So, with help from her chicks, she plants it herself. ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,208

2. Donald and Pluto (1936)

8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.3
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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.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash

Votes: 651

3. Don Donald (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Donald is courting Daisy (called Donna, here in her first appearance) Duck in Mexico. He arrives on a burro, which doesn't get along at all well with her; she convinces him to buy a car. ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 615

4. Modern Inventions (1937)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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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.

Director: Jack King | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Cliff Edwards, Clarence Nash

Votes: 711

5. Donald's Ostrich (1937)

9 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.7
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Donald is the baggagemaster at a remote railway station. Part of the latest cargo shipment is Hortense the Ostrich, who is a bit too friendly with Donald, and who eats everything in sight, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Elvia Allman, Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash

Votes: 571

6. Self Control (1938)

9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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Donald hears a radio philosopher advise to laugh and count ten when he gets angry. He tries it successfully, then settles into his hammock for a nap. Between a caterpillar and the hen ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash

Votes: 498

7. Donald's Better Self (1938)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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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. But the smoking he's encouraged to do turns him green and gives him... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Thelma Boardman, Don Brodie, Clarence Nash

Votes: 612

8. Donald's Nephews (1938)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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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.

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 735

9. Polar Trappers (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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Donald and Goofy are trappers in the frozen south (Antarctica) with different approaches. Donald sees a penguin and dresses as one to lure her to the chopping block; Goofy baits a trap with... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash

Votes: 530

10. Good Scouts (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.1
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Donald Duck is Scoutmaster of his nephews on a camping trip at Yellowstone National Park, but his lack of leadership skills results in the Scouts having to help the Scoutmaster out of one predicament after another.

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 647

11. The Fox Hunt (1938)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.8
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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.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash

Votes: 418

12. Donald's Golf Game (1938)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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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.

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 556

13. Donald's Lucky Day (1939)

8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.4
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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 -- and by the fact that the package contains a live ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: David Kerman, Dorothy Lloyd, Clarence Nash, Paul Norby

Votes: 573

14. The Hockey Champ (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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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.

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 538

15. Donald's Cousin Gus (1939)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.0
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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.

Director: Jack King | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash

Votes: 560

16. Beach Picnic (1939)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.8
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Donald Duck is at the beach and tries to ride a rubber horse. He notices Pluto sleeping at the shore and decides to have some fun with him by sending the rubber horse over to Pluto which ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash

Votes: 526

17. Sea Scouts (1939)

8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.0
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Donald has a large sailboat, and his crew consists of his three nephews. But between his own clumsiness, and that of his inexperienced (but not mean) crew, the sailing is anything but ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 444

18. Donald's Penguin (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.8
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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. It hasn't - yet - so Donald gets a fish from the fridge to make ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Louis Manley, Clarence Nash

Votes: 433

19. The Autograph Hound (1939)

8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.3
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Autograph hound Donald, despite the security guard, manages to get signatures from Greta Garbo, 'Mickey Rooney', Sonja Henie, The Ritz Brothers, and Shirley Temple before he's recognized ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 463

20. Officer Duck (1939)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.3
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Officer Donald Duck (Officer #13) is assigned to apprehend a criminal named Tiny Tom. Donald assumes by the name that he'll be a pushover but when he reaches Tom's hideout, he discovers "... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 418

21. The Riveter (1940)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.4
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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.

Director: Dick Lundy | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 521

22. Donald's Dog Laundry (1940)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Donald Duck builds an automated dog washer while an unsuspecting Pluto naps nearby. When Donald finishes and announces his plan to use Pluto as his test subject, a battle of wills ensues, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash

Votes: 510

23. Billposters (1940)

8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.1
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Donald and Goofy are putting up advertising posters in a farm. Goofy prepares to post on a windmill, but his tools keep disappearing and reappearing on the windmill blades. Donald puts up ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash

Votes: 394

24. Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940)

TV-G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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Donald is headed for Daisy. However, his nephews are too.

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 513

25. Put-Put Troubles (1940)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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A day of boating doesn't end up the way Donald and Pluto had hoped.

Director: Riley Thomson | Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash

Votes: 405

26. Donald's Vacation (1940)

8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.3
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Donald takes a kayak trip. When he gets to his campsite, he unloads the kayak, fights with his folding chair, and goes to sleep. Meanwhile, the chipmunks of the forest (precursors of Chip '... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: James MacDonald, Clarence Nash

Votes: 589

27. Window Cleaners (1940)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.1
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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. And when things are finally going well, Donald... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash

Votes: 517

28. Fire Chief (1940)

8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.3
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Donald and his nephews are the staff of a fire station. Huey, Dewey, and Louie, annoyed by Donald's snoring, ring the fire alarm. Soon, his bumbling sets the fire station itself on fire. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 487

29. Timber (1941)

8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.2
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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. To say Donald is an inept lumberjack is understating ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 406

30. Golden Eggs (1941)

8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

6.9
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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, he would be quite the wealthy duck so he breaks... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash

Votes: 407

31. A Good Time for a Dime (1941)

8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.0
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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. Then he tries a prize crane, to increasing ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 426

32. Early to Bed (1941)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.4
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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. Donald ultimately swallows it; the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 499

33. Truant Officer Donald (1941)

8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.5
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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. When he tries to smoke them out of their clubhouse,... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 584

34. Old MacDonald Duck (1941)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.8
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Donald owns a farm; he sings Old MacDonald while feeding the animals. He goes to milk Clementine the cow, but she's not in the barn: she's up a tree, nibbling on leaves. She floats down, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Clementine, Clarence Nash

Votes: 434

35. Donald's Camera (1941)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.0
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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, then a large group of shy animals, then some animals in a ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 480

36. Chef Donald (1941)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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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.

Director: Jack King | Stars: Clarence Nash, Sarah Selby

Votes: 579