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Donald's Penguin (1939)

Admiral Byrd ships Donald a penguin from the South Pole. Donald is amused by it, until he thinks it has eaten his goldfish. It hasn't - yet - so Donald gets a fish from the fridge to make ... See full summary »

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Admiral Byrd ships Donald a penguin from the South Pole. Donald is amused by it, until he thinks it has eaten his goldfish. It hasn't - yet - so Donald gets a fish from the fridge to make amends. When he comes back, though, he's got a reason to be upset with the penguin. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Aku Ankan pingviini  »

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The name of the Admiral that sends Donald the penguin is spelled as Bird, not Byrd. An intentional gag, as the Disney people didn't make typo mistakes very often. See more »

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[the penguin has eaten Donald's goldfish]
Donald Duck: [enraged] You thief!
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Featured in Temalørdag: Tegneserier (1997) See more »

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Decent Donald Short
25 May 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Donald's Penguin (1939)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Donald receives a package, which happens to be a penguin named Tootsie. Soon Donald is trying to teach him a few things but when he thinks the penguin has eaten his goldfish things turn bad.

DONALD'S PENGUIN isn't the greatest Disney short ever produced and it's not even one of the best from the Donald series. If you're a fan of Donald then I'm sure you'll still want to check it out but there's really nothing too special on display here. The highlight is certainly Donald's reaction to thinking his goldfish have been eaten. As you'd expect the animation itself is quite good but there just aren't enough laughs or action to keep the film more entertaining.


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