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The Vanishing Private (1942)

Private Donald Duck gets into trouble when he performs his camouflage painting duty too well with experimental paint that makes anything painted invisible.

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Private Duck is a camouflage painter. He paints a giant cannon with some very gaudy colors, until Sergeant Pete explains that the point is to make it so the cannon can't be seen. Donald finds a bucket of experimental invisible paint and makes the cannon disappear. Pete isn't happy with this, and knocks Donald into the paint, then chases him, until he runs into the general. As Pete tries to explain, Donald prods him with a cactus, then goes off to steal some pies. Eventually, Pete goes berserk and starts throwing grenades willy-nilly and gets in more trouble with the general. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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25 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Donald se camoufle  »

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Trivia

Included on the Disney DVD of Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) See more »

Goofs

The gun Donald is painting is at least 30 feet long at the beginning, but after it is painted invisible it appears to have shrunk considerably, as Pete only walks a few steps from the base to look into its mouth and blow Donald out the other end. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Pete: Good morning, General. Did you see a little guy that you can't see?
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Connections

Featured in Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (1986) See more »

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Funny Private Donald!
7 May 2017 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Donald Duck is a Private in the U.S. Armed Forces and goes a little too over board in applying camouflage paint onto warplanes. He uses invisible paint and decides to have some fun with it, especially getting back at his his gruff and mean superior, Sgt. Pete, after giving him a hard time.

This cartoon consists of classic Donald humor, from slapstick gags to his quacky voice. Him giving Pete a run for his money was hilarious, funny seeing the resulting mishaps on Pete unfold - from him running into the invisible plane to him getting outsmarted by Donald at every turn (it's nice seeing Donald get the upper hand once in a while).

It's another funny Donald cartoon that would generate quite some laughs!

Grade A-


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