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Donald's Lucky Day (1939)

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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 »

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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 bomb. Written by David Gerstein <96dag@williams.edu>

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Radio Announcer: [on Donald's bike radio as he goes to deliver the package] Are you still alive?
Donald Duck: Who, me?
Radio Announcer: If so, consider yourself lucky. But beware until midnight; it is still Friday the 13th.
Donald Duck: Friday the 13th.
[suddenly shocked]
Donald Duck: Friday the 13th?
[he whistles and then reads the address on the package:]
Donald Duck: "1313 13th Street". Oh, that's a bad sign.
Radio Announcer: Don't break a mirror. Don't let a black cat cross your path. Don't go under any ladder.
Donald Duck: Boy, I'll say I won't.
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A Big Bang For Mr. Duck
29 June 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

It just isn't bike messenger DONALD'S LUCKY DAY. It's Friday the 13th and the package he is to deliver by midnight is ticking ominously...

This is a very funny little film, with poor Donald right in the thick of trouble as usual. Some older viewers will find the bicycle radio and the happy radio jingle itself to be quite nostalgic. The story was written by the legendary Carl Barks; Clarence Nash provides Donald with his unique voice.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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