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Pegleg Pete annoys the gods Jupiter and Vulcan and neighbor Donald with his nightly trombone sessions.

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Pegleg Pete is practicing his trombone, badly. So badly, it's annoying the gods Jupiter and Vulcan and neighbor Donald. Only Donald has the temerity to confront him. He does, and Pete kicks him back home. The gods see this, and decide to give Donald a little bit of power which instantly goes to his head. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Earlier, Donald had been in a nightgown and nightcap, but when the gods grant him power, he appears in his regular sailor suit and hat. See more »

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[Donald had just been given godlike strength from the gods and he goes to stop Pete's trombone-playing. He manages to shake his house like an earthquake, causing Pete's playing to vibrate uncontrollably]
Pegleg Pete: [impressed] Wow! That note has personality.
[he then tries to resume playing, but Donald continues to shake the house and mess up Pete's playing]
Pegleg Pete: Earthquake!
Donald Duck: [from the window] Earthquake? Ha! That's *me*!
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Sweet Revenge For Mr. Duck
17 June 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

Pete's severe lack of musical ability is causing TROMBONE TROUBLE in heaven (for Jupiter & Vulcan) and on earth (for neighbor Donald Duck).

This humorous little film (written by the legendary Carl Barks) takes good advantage of the turning worm gambit, as the pair of Greek gods, whose nap is being ruined by Pete, bestow temporary supernatural powers upon the Duck. The tune Pete is attempting to perform is the Stephen Foster classic, `Old Black Joe.' Clarence Nash provides Donald with his unique voice.

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


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