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Ben Buzzard runs a "used" (broken) plane lot. Donald takes one of the junkers out for a test fly after signing a life insurance policy payable to Buzzard. Buzzard then tries several schemes to get Donald to wreck. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Donald On The Fly
28 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

I should probably mention that I'm a big fan of Donald Duck and that he's my favourite between him, Mickey, and Goofy. The Flying Jalopy is ranked among my favourite of Donald cartoons because I never fail to be entertained by Ben Buzzard, who is responsible for blackmailing Donald by selling him a defective plane rather than a used one. Ben doesn't stop there, but also rearranges Donald's payment so that he (Ben) gets the benefits, and pursues Donald in the air. Although I have to wonder why Donald needs a plane to fly while Ben doesn't, I really enjoy Ben Buzzard. I actually prefer Ben over Pete, because while Pete just spends his free time pranking Mickey, Donald, and Goofy, Ben actually attempts to kill Donald, which is much more sinister. The chase itself is very fun to watch, especially the scene where Donald is trying to extinguish the fire on the gasoline trailer by blowing on it, blocking it with his hat, and cutting it with scissors. Overall, a very entertaining short film and I wish Ben would make more appearances.


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