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Contrary Condor (1944)

Donald is trying to collect a condor's egg when the condor returns. He hides inside an empty egg and regrets this when the large, warm mother returns. He regrets it even more when he "... See full summary »

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Donald is trying to collect a condor's egg when the condor returns. He hides inside an empty egg and regrets this when the large, warm mother returns. He regrets it even more when he "hatches" and mama encourages him to fly. And mama proves to be even more protective than Donald would like. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Aku ja kondori  »

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Donald versus a condor
7 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

Contrary Condor is not classic Donald, but it does do what it should do which is entertain. From having seen enough of Donald's shorts, it isn't difficult to guess the outcome of his actions, and the story is somewhat routine. The animation on the other hand has the usual Disney short detail and vibrancy, and the music is energetic, dynamic and lush. Contrary Condor is efficiently paced and has some funny moments, the bit with Donald inside the egg was the highlight. The humour is very like the humour in Goofy's shorts, yet it allows Donald to do what he does best, which is not only getting easily frustrated by situations but also pulling off something bad but it backfires. You may argue that this is the sort of stuff that Goofy could do easily and perhaps even better, but it was nice for Donald to do something somewhat different, and in a case where different works. Donald is great fun, the narration is thoughtful and sardonic and the condors give more than able support. Clarence Nash and Florence Gill give distinctive and impeccable voice-overs.

All in all, entertaining and colourful if somewhat routine. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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