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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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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Featured in The Mickey Mouse Club: Episode #2.25 (1956) See more »

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Annoying donkey!
5 October 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

It seems Donald Duck got more than his share of bad luck in this cartoon short, where he tries to install a new iron rim on a wagon wheel and put a shoe on the donkey.

While Donald exhibited his classic slapstick comedy when bad luck strikes his way, the resistance of the donkey reminded me too much of a spoiled, childish brat who would not heed to discipline.

It's a cartoon that kids would probably enjoy, but for me, Donald had to deal with too much bad luck and an excruciatingly annoying animal. The animation was also a little on the dull side, in my humble opinion. There are lots more funny Donald cartoons than this.

Grade D--


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