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Sky Trooper (1942)

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Private Donald Duck finally gets a chance to go up in the air, only to find he's less than enthusiastic for the real thing.

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Donald is stuck on KP at an air training base. Sergeant Pete gives him a huge pile of potatoes to peel first, then gives him some tests: close your eyes and touch fingers, pin the tail on the airplane. He finally gets sent aloft, only to discover it's a parachute jump. Eventually, both Donald and Pete end up falling with no chutes and a bomb. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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As Donald hangs on to Pete, he slips the shoe and sock off Pete's right foot. Later, as Pete and Donald are falling along with the bomb, Pete's left foot is the one that's bare. See more »

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Sgt. Pete: [as Donald pins the airplane tail on his butt] OOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!
[crashes on the floor]
Donald Duck: Did I stick it, sarge?
Sgt. Pete: [as he pulls the tail out] Yeah, you stuck it!
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Into The Wild Blue Yonder With Private Duck
16 July 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

Assigned to peeling potatoes at Mallard Field, Donald wants more than anything to take to the air as a SKY TROOPER. Maybe Sergeant Pete can change his mind...

Here is one of Donald's wartime cartoons, with lots of laughs and physical comedy. Pete has finally found his niche as a military noncommissioned officer. The legendary Carl Barks was one of the writers involved in this little film; Clarence Nash provides the Duck with his unique voice.

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


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