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Officer Donald Duck (Officer #13) is assigned to apprehend a criminal named Tiny Tom. Donald assumes by the name that he'll be a pushover but when he reaches Tom's hideout, he discovers "... See full summary »

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Officer Donald Duck (Officer #13) is assigned to apprehend a criminal named Tiny Tom. Donald assumes by the name that he'll be a pushover but when he reaches Tom's hideout, he discovers "Tiny" Tom is actually a hulking Pete who immediately disposes of Donald. Donald decides to use strategy and is able to reenter Pete's house disguised as a baby who Pete surprisingly warms to. When Pete discovers Donald, he chases him down the street but is finally apprehended by Donald's marching police colleagues who make the arrest. Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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Donald Duck: [disguised as a baby, wiggling his webbed foot to Tiny Tom] Piggy, piggy, piggy.
Tiny Tom: Piggy? Oh, sure.
[he grabs the duck's webbed foot and wiggles one of the three toe-like extensions on it, while Donald giggles]
Tiny Tom: Now, uh... this little piggy had a racket, see?
[Tiny then wiggles a second extension]
Tiny Tom: And this little piggy had none.
[Tiny then wiggles the third extension]
Tiny Tom: This little piggy tried to muscle in. So Tiny went...
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An Arresting Performance From Mr. Duck
11 October 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

OFFICER DUCK must disguise himself as a baby in order to capture the notorious criminal, Tiny Tom.

This is a wonderful little film, hilarious & with excellent animation. Released in 1939, it more than compensated for Disney's not having a feature length animated picture during Hollywood's Golden Year. Clarence "Ducky" Nash, supplying Donald's voice, once again demonstrates his valuable contribution to The Duck's success.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by 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 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 simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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