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.

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Donald Duck goes to a museum of modern inventions. After getting in without paying, he meets a robot butler who takes Donald's hat every time he sees him. Donald is very annoyed by this and magically fixes himself a new hat every time this happens and strolls on. Ignoring the sign not to touch it, Donald starts playing with a wrapping machine and ends up being wrapped himself. He also encounters and tries out a robot nursemaid and a fully automatic barber chair. They both don't do him much good. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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29 May 1937 (USA)  »

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Die Wunder der Technik  »

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This film was released as a Mickey Mouse cartoon, although Mickey doesn't appear in the final film at all. See more »

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Donald Duck: Museum of Modern Marvels. Well, well, well. Ha! Well, I'll go in.
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Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Classic Donald (1997) See more »

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Robots back then?
10 June 2005 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

In this 9-minute cartoon, Donald enters a museum exhibiting the latest inventions, such as robot butlers, robot hitchhikers, robot nannies, robot barber chairs...basically all robot stuff. And still, 70 years later, we have no robots. Weird.

Anyway, Donald, being as irritable as he is, quickly becomes angered by the inventions and ends up getting slapped around and tormented in the usual ways. It serves him right for scamming himself into the museum for free. It's funny without being thigh-slappingly hilarious. And some of the robots will probably remind you of Bender and his pals from Futurama.


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