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Donald's Better Self (1938)

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 »

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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 regrets, and when the good side shows up and kicks evil's butt, Donald cheers. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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When Donald passes the mailbox, the mailbox flag starts waving like a telegraph key, sounding out Morse code. The code translates to 'CQ HI KID'. In amateur radio protocol, CQ means 'Calling all stations', a general call. The code is -.-. --.- .... .. -.- .. -.. See more »

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How old is Donald?
24 June 2005 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Coz in this he's still a kid going to school. Or at least he should be going to school. He doesn't feel like getting out of bed and his devil side wants to lie in but his angel side convinces him to get up. Then there's the dilemma of either going to school or having fun. Should he go fishing or go to class? Should he smoke a big cigar or do the intelligent thing and refuse it?

Obviously the devil and angel start fighting it out with each other instead of bothering with Donald himself. And in the end he does end up going to class. But really, how old is Donald and is he really still in School? Whatever the answer is, it's a funny cartoon.


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