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:

(uncredited)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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
Stars: Clarence Nash
Good Scouts (1938)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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, much to the amusement of the boys. In a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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: Clarence Nash
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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: Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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
Stars: Clarence Nash
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Florence Gill ...
Hen (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

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 chasing it, he's soon tangled up and counting ten again. He also shrugs off a bird using his lemonade as a birdbath, but when a woodpecker attacks his apple tree, burying Donald in apples, he snaps. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auto-Controle  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Donald's Decision (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Harry Williams
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I would snap too.
21 February 2016 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a colorfully-animated Donald cartoon, where he is out in a hammock resting, or trying to. He listens to a philosopher on the radio preaching self-control by counting one to ten after feeling angry. Donald does this after getting bothered by a caterpillar and a hen, but snaps when a woodpecker paths in his lemonade bowl and pecking on an apple tree, causing the fruit to fall on Donald. I would gave snapped to, as the nasty and annoying woodpecker mercilessly attacked Donald and messed up his sailor's cap. Wished Donald would have taught it a lesson or two. The philosopher on the radio was a little too happy-go-lucky. But, poor Donald got the best made of him in this one. The cartoon wasn't funny either.

Grade D---


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Self Control (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?