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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 »

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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 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>

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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
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Fun, sometimes cute and beautifully animated
4 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love Donald Duck, and always enjoy his cartoons. Self Control is not one of my favourites, but it is pleasant enough. It is beautifully animated with energetic music, and a well paced and interesting story(though I am also not convinced that counting from 1 to 10 is always a convincing enough way to soothe the temper). Self Control is more very amusing than it is absolutely hilarious, but all the gags still work regardless. Donald is great, temperamental yet still likable, and the caterpillar is very cute without cloying too much. Clarence Nash and Florence Gill both do sterling voice work.

Overall, fun and cute, with beautiful animation and music. Definitely worth watching, even if Donald has done better. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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