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The Clock Watcher (1945)

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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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26 January 1945 (USA)  »

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Aku pakkaamossa  »

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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Boss through the speaking pipe: Attention, Royal Workers, I have some good news!
Donald Duck: Wow!
[a thought appears over his head with the word BONUS and a sack filling with money]
Boss through the speaking pipe: Production has increased in every single department.
Donald Duck: Oh!
[smiles and rubs his hands together]
Boss through the speaking pipe: Except one.
Donald Duck: [the sack in his thought stops filling] Huh?
Boss through the speaking pipe: The gift wrapping department.
Donald Duck: [the sack of money in his thought empties and the thought disappears as he looks to the speaking pipe angrily] Is that so?
[...]
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Featured in A Disney Christmas Gift (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Royal Work Song
Music by Oliver Wallace
Lyrics by Rex Cox and Oliver Wallace
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One of my favourite childhood memories
5 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This classic Donald Duck cartoon featured on a video I had that also had Once Upon a Wintertime and Pluto's Christmas Tree, as well as excerpts from films such as Bambi, Peter Pan and Cinderella that I watched every single Christmas. I loved it then, and at 17 I still love it now. The Clock Watcher hasn't got the best story in the world, but it is a fun one, with some good gags such as the speaker that won't shut up and the jack-in-the-box that won't stay closed. Donald is funny here, and even loses his temper once or twice. Also assisting him are some excellent animation and some very good music. The title of the cartoon may be a little misleading to those not familiar with it, but regardless this is really something. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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