Donald Duck shirks his duties while working as a gift wrapper in a department store.

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Donald Duck shirks his duties while working as a gift wrapper in a department store.

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After Donald Duck struggles to get free from the Jack-in-the-box. He comes out with Jacks clown costume and Jack-in-the-box has Donald's sailor shirt and hat and Donald Duck grumbles. In the next shot the boss in the speaker horn announces that it's cleaning time. Then in the next shot, the Jack-in-the-box with Donald's sailor shirt and hat disappears after Donald Duck gets excited and runs up the stairs. See more »

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Donald Duck: What's the matter with this horn?
[Donald Duck takes the trombone to the clamp and shapes it to a french horn. He then blows the french horn and puts it into the box. He puts the ring in the football box but the football won't fit in the ring box]
Donald Duck: Ahh that's easy. Nothing to it. What the?
[Donald Duck deflates the football and it fits in the ring box]
Boss through the speaking pipe: See how the minutes slip by when we keep our mind on our work?
Donald Duck: Oh yeah.
[Donald Duck plays with the pendulum and the clock ticks faster]
Donald Duck: Uh oh!
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Featured in A Disney Christmas Gift (1983) See more »

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Royal Work Song
Music by Oliver Wallace
Lyrics by Rex Cox and Oliver Wallace
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Donald Wraps It All Up
9 October 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

As the unappreciated gift wrapper for a large department store, Donald can hardly wait for five o'clock to roll around so he can go home.

While the animation is routine, THE CLOCK WATCHER is still an enjoyable little film, with the focus on Donald's growing frustration. His interaction with his peppy manager's speaking tube is very humorous. 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, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. 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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