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11 August 1939 (USA) See more »
Admiral Byrd ships Donald a penguin from the South Pole. Donald is amused by it, until he thinks it has eaten his goldfish... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Jack King 
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(in alphabetical order)
Carl Barks  writer

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Animation Department
Paul Allen .... animator
Johnny Cannon .... animator
Jim Carmichael .... background artist
Al Eugster .... animator
Jack Hannah .... animator

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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
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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 »
[the penguin has eaten Donald's goldfish]
Donald Duck:[enraged] You thief!
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Both cute and funny at the same time, 12 October 2007
Author: Julia Arsenault (ja_kitty_71) from Canada

Donald Duck is my favorite Disney character and this is one of favorite shorts from the 1930s era of Donald's cartoon career. In this short, Donald dosen't get an Ostrich like in Donald's Ostrich, but a penguin. I have ordered "The Chronological Donald Duck #1" on DVD from, and this short is on it. Like all theatrical shorts I've watched, it's both cute and funny at the same time.

The funny parts is when Tootsie the penguin woke up with a start and slaps Donald on the face. I also love it when Donald turns around, the goldfishes disappear suddenly. The sweet part is when Donald just can't shoot Tootsie, for eating the goldfishes. And when the gun accidentally fell and blasted the wall, Donald thought the gun shot Tootsie and he looks for her. But she was really hiding in the closet, Donald found her and all was forgiven.

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