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A Duck Tale With Nephews

7/10
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA
5 October 2002

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

Bad weather causes DONALD'S OFF DAY to be spent at home instead of the golf course. Unfortunately, the Nephews are there, too...

Good animation sparks this otherwise routine film, but Donald is always fun to watch. Clarence "Ducky" Nash supplies Donald's voice.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by 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 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, Bambi, Peter Pan and Mr. Toad. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.

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Donald reminds to be careful of your health.

9/10
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA
31 December 2015

In this Disney cartoon short, Donald Duck's got the day off from work and decides to go out and have a game of golf. However, it rains just as he sets foot outside his house and then vents his anger toward nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. However, that does not sit well with the kids and they plan to give their uncle of taste of his own medicine. Donald sits down with a book, reading a topic about health and hypochondria. Soon, he gets paranoid, giving the nephews the opportunity to trick Donald in thinking there is something physically wrong with him.

This is a funny cartoon from start to finish, especially seeing where Donald gets panicky about his health and his nephews at their trickery best. It reminds you to be careful about your health as well, but not to go overboard. And, it also reminds you to keep you temper and not to let your emotions negatively impact those around you.

Still, this is classic Donald and his nephews at some of their best!

Grade A

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Fun, fun, fun!

9/10
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom
15 November 2009

You can rarely go wrong with Donald Duck, and this fun and delightful cartoon is no exception. The Technicolour animation is lovely to look at, and the music is gorgeous. Clarence Nash voices Donald, and as always he does an impeccable job. Huey Duey and Louie are as cute and as mischievous as ever.

There are so many funny moments to this cartoon, where Donald wants to have a day off but instead falls victim to his nephews' pranks. The comedy highlight has to be when the nephews trick him into thinking that a toy rabbit under his bed sheet is his heart stopping. While this cartoon mayn't be the best Donald Duck cartoon, and there are so many good ones, including this, it is hugely enjoyable and well worth watching. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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Donald loses his nerve

9/10
Author: Petri Pelkonen (petri_pelkonen@hotmail.com) from Finland
15 January 2007

Jack Hannah's animation film Donald's Off Day from 1944 lasts only 7 minutes.That doesn't mean that's too short of time for laughs.Donald Duck takes a vacation and wants to go out golfing.Unfortunately a storm arrives just when he steps outside.Also his nephews Huey,Dewey and Louie are also in the house sharing fun with Donald.The hypochondria hits Donald when he gets his hands on a book about all kind of diseases.The nephews want to take advantage of that.It's awfully funny to watch when they put a toy rabbit under Donald's blanket and he thinks he's about to take his last breath.I found myself laughing more than once while watching this movie.Clarence Nash as the voice of Donald is unbeatable.Walt Disney's Donald Duck is a wonderful and awfully hilarious character.You can't beat this duck with a bad temper.

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