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Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940)

Donald is headed for Daisy. However, his nephews are too.

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Donald Duck / Daisy Duck / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice) (uncredited)
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Donald is heading out for a night on the town with Daisy, but first he needs to ditch his resourceful nephews. Easier said than done. They get to Daisy's house first, but Donald buys them off with ice cream, which works for about 10 seconds. Eventually, Donald and Daisy do some pretty wild dancing, made wilder when the nephews get a hot ear of popcorn into Donald. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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7 June 1940 (USA)  »

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Donald in the Groove  »

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In the storyboard sketches for this cartoon, Donald wears his familiar sailor suit. But in the final cartoon, his clothes are changed to a city slicker style. (The original pencil sketches can be seen in the DVD supplement.) See more »

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Featured in Donald Duck's 50th Birthday (1984) See more »

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Jitterbugging with Mr Duck
4 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mr Duck Steps Out has to be one of my favourite Donald Duck cartoons ever. As an avid Disney and Donald fan, I thought choosing absolute favourite would be difficult, but Mr Duck Steps Out I've always loved and sure is one of them. The animation is as colourful and smooth as some of the best animation of the best cartoons of the 30s and 40s, the music is some of the catchiest ever I've heard for any cartoon and the dancing is full of energy, reminding one fondly of the dancing of that particular era. The gags are fun and very imaginative, the gag where Donald's nephews Huey Duey and Louie put an ear of corn on the stove and knock it into Donald which causes him to shake uncontrollably and throw popcorn everywhere is hilarious especially and has endless and timeless replay value. The story is a very light-hearted one in tone, yet delicately balances also Donald's frustration, and the characters from the temperamental but likable Donald, lovely Daisy to the cheeky yet cute rascals that are Huey, Duey and Louie. Clarence Nash's vocals for all five characters are bravura in every sense of the word. In conclusion, fantastic, a must-watch. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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