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Orphan's Benefit (1934)

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Florence Gill ...
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Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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11 August 1934 (USA)  »

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De föräldralösas kväll  »

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The first cartoon in which Donald Duck loses his temper, and the first in which he does his trademark fighting stance (hopping in place with one fist forward and the other swinging back and forth). See more »

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The original benefit not that cozy.
19 February 2016 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the original black and white 1934 cartoon (there is a color remake of the 1940s). Here, Mickey and his friends put on a benefit show for orphans. The plot line for this story sounds touching and meaningful enough, but the orphans themselves were actually pretty mischievous with no redeeming qualities. They torment poor Donald Duck, who tries to recite nursery rhymes for them. Donald got the brunt of all the mean jokes and gags from the orphans.

While the animation of this stark black and white short is very nice and seeing Mickey team up with Donald Duck and Clara Cluck is a treat, the overall cartoon is not very entertaining or funny.

Grade D--


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