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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 ... 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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11 August 1939 (USA)  »

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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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I want a Penguin
8 August 2005 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Though, let's face it, it would probably be not as cute as the one in this cartoon. For some reason a pal of Donalds sends him a penguin as a present out of the blue. Donald doesn't quite know what it is (despite hunting them in The Polar Trappers cartoon) or how to work it. He freaks when he sees that the penguin, called Tootsy, has eaten his goldfish but apologises when it turns out he didn't. So to make Tootsy feel better Donald gives him a fish from the refrigerator. Which means that Donald has fish for pets and for dinner. A bit odd.

So annoyed is Donald by his inability to care for Tootsy that he tries to execute him but ends up only loving more. Still, it's a funny cartoon and it's good to see Donald making pals.


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