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Self Control (1938)

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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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In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
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An odd choice
19 June 2005 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Like me, Donald has the worst temper in the world. I get angry and worked up at the slightest of things and, guaranteed, if I were to sit out in the garden in a hammock, like Donald does in this cartoon, I would end up going mad with rage instead of relaxing. Even if it's just a simple caterpillar bugging me.

The voice on his little radio promotes stress-reducing techniques. But come on, this is Donald Duck! A pretty odd choice of fellow to be promoting relaxation tips to. Apparently counting to ten is a good way of not losing control. Trust me, it's not. Much as Donald proves to us in this cartoon.


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