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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Donald is washing windows on a high-rise; Pluto is his assistant, hauling the rope for the platform and refilling buckets but mostly sleeping. And when things are finally going well, Donald... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Donald is golfing, and his nephews are along to "help." Between their noise and their practical jokes, Donald isn't having a lot of fun or success with his game.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Autograph hound Donald, despite the security guard, manages to get signatures from Greta Garbo, 'Mickey Rooney', Sonja Henie, The Ritz Brothers, and Shirley Temple before he's recognized ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Donald Duck builds an automated dog washer while an unsuspecting Pluto naps nearby. When Donald finishes and announces his plan to use Pluto as his test subject, a battle of wills ensues, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Donald and Goofy are trappers in the frozen south (Antarctica) with different approaches. Donald sees a penguin and dresses as one to lure her to the chopping block; Goofy baits a trap with... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash
Good Scouts (1938)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Donald is leading a scout troop consisting of his nephews on a hike in the woods. Donald isn't nearly the expert on the woods that he thinks he is, much to the amusement of the boys. In a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Donald's cousin Gus Goose arrives unexpectedly. Despite the note from his mother saying "he don't eat much," he's soon eating Donald out of house and home.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Donald takes a kayak trip. When he gets to his campsite, he unloads the kayak, fights with his folding chair, and goes to sleep. Meanwhile, the chipmunks of the forest (precursors of Chip '... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Donald catches his nephews swimming on a school day. He thinks he's made an easy catch, but the boys are much more resourceful than that. When he tries to smoke them out of their clubhouse,... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Inspired by a store display, Donald decides to "hunt" some wildlife with his camera. First, he encounters a too-friendly chipmunk, then a large group of shy animals, then some animals in a ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Clarence Nash
Self Control (1938)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 August 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aku Ankan pingviini  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[the penguin has eaten Donald's goldfish]
Donald Duck: [enraged] You thief!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Temalørdag: Tegneserier (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Donald's Penguin (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page