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Donald visits a penny arcade. He watches Daisy dance the Dance of the Seven Veils, but the light goes out for veil 5 and he misses the end. Then he tries a prize crane, to increasing ... See full summary »

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Donald visits a penny arcade. He watches Daisy dance the Dance of the Seven Veils, but the light goes out for veil 5 and he misses the end. Then he tries a prize crane, to increasing frustration. Finally, an airplane ride goes wild when Donald tries to get some extra time. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Cheap Amusements For Donald
29 December 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

Looking to have A GOOD TIME FOR A DIME, Donald wanders into a penny arcade and quickly begins having trouble with the machinery.

Lots of humor can be found in this enjoyable little film. Daisy makes a most unusual cameo appearance as the artiste pictured in the Dance of the Seven Veils peep show. The iron claw & mechanical plane segments are also very funny. For the record, Donald only spends 8¢ in the arcade, not the dime suggested by the title. Clarence "Ducky" Nash provides Donald with his unique voice.

Donald, THE VILLAGE SMITHY, has enough trouble just dealing with inanimate objects without the additional difficulty of trying to shoe Jenny, a most reluctant donkey.

This humorous little film is a spoof of the classic poem by Longfellow. Jenny is very reminiscent of the tragic donkeys in the Pleasure Island sequence of PINOCCHIO (1940). Clarence `Ducky' Nash provides Donald with his unique voice.

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 will always pay off.


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