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The Village Smithy (1942)

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Blacksmith Donald has two tasks on his list: put a new iron rim on a wagon wheel, and shoe Jenny, a female donkey. But the rim won't stay smooth, and the donkey doesn't want the shoes.

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A duck may not look the muscled part, Donald takes his job as village blacksmith serious. First he fashions a new iron ring for an oxcart-wheel, and expertly makes it dance onto the wood, but then painfully experiences the laws of physics mercilessly punish any size error, worsened each time he insists. Then Donald services a shy-looking client: vain 'Jacqueline-ass' Jenny, who refuses to approve any of the shoe-models he presents, and therefore stubbornly resists his equally driven attempts to fit it on her back-hoof... Written by KGF Vissers

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16 January 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aku kyläseppänä  »

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The offspring of a male horse and a female donkey is a jenny, which is usually a gentle animal, and this may have been the source of Jenny Jackass's name. See more »

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Disney meets Longfellow
13 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Longfellow's poem is a classic, Disney has been responsible for some of my childhood favourites(and most of them are still among my favourites as a matter of fact) and Donald Duck as a character is just timeless. The Village Smithy is not one of Disney's very best, but like a vast majority of their cartoons, it is well worth watching. The story is fun and cute, if not as swiftly paced as other cartoons I've seen. The cartoon is charming and constantly very humorous, and I love the two characters. Donald is wonderfully temperamental, and Jenny is adorable. The animation is as colourful and vibrant as ever, and the music has the energy, dynamics and ability to enhance the action as it should do.

Overall, very, very good, not one of my favourites but I wholly recommend it. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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