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Micky and friends put on a revue for the orphans. Donald recites nursery rhymes, but the orphans torment him. Horace, Goofy, and Clarabelle do a dance number. Donald tries again. Clara clucks a song while Mickey plays piano (with support from an unseen orchestra). Donald returns, and the orphans finally send a parade of bricks and eggs on balloons over him and use slingshots to drop them on his head. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Donald Duck elevates this cartoon to a higher level- by the way the cartoon wasn't outstanding, but it was entertaining
25 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Orphan's Benefit is a very good cartoon, but it isn't the best of the Donald Duck cartoons, though probably one of his more popular ones. While the animation is very colourful, it was obvious it had been originally black and white, so some of the character movements were disappointingly stiff. And some of the jokes, while spot on most of the time, came across as slightly over-familiar in others. The music though is absolutely wonderful, one of the musical highlights of the cartoon was Clara Cluck singing the sextet from Lucia Di Lamenmoor. The orphans are adorable, and Donald voiced by the one and only Clarence "Ducky" Nash was on top form. While not a classic, this is well worth the watch. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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