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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Trivia

This cartoon short was included in the 1983 Disney Channel TV special "A Disney Christmas Gift" but had parts of the show edited and shorten due to time constraints and the message the show was trying to bring on Christmas. See more »

Goofs

When Donald Duck shoves the rubber ball into the speaker horn, The speaker horn shoots out the ball and misses Donald Duck and his blue hat, It then hits the clamp, causing the Jack-in-the-box to hit Donald Ducks head into his pie piece and his blue sailor hat disappears while he's wearing his pie hat. See more »

Quotes

Boss through the speaking pipe: Good morning, good morning, good morning. Happy royal workers. Shall we sing our Royal Loyal Work Song?
[Donald Duck makes faces and sits down feeling bored]
Boss through the speaking pipe: [singing] We're royal. We're loyal, we're always joyful. We'll work hard and long for to do we duty song. Today must be right. The customer is always right! We'll work, work, work. Our duties never shirk. No we'll never ever watch, the clock!
[Donald Duck throws a temper tantrum and pounds his head]
Boss through the speaking pipe: So come now we must work fast and time will...
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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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