Donald Duck becomes a suspect in a whodunit of his own imagination.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ...
Det. Hennessey (voice) (uncredited)
Mary Lenahan ...
Colleen (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ...
Clark (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Donald has an unpleasant evening when a mysterious book salesman comes to his door then disappears leaving Donald with a collection of whodunnit novels. He reads one and gets so fully involved in it that it appears that the characters are actually coming out of the book and into his living room getting him involved in the murder caper. Finally the author of the book, J. Harold King, steps forth and claims Donald innocent. The characters return to the novel from whence they came leaving Donald wondering if it was really just his "imagination". Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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10 August 1945 (USA)  »

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Donald und das mysteriöse Buch  »

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Trivia

Several of the characters' names are spoofs on the names of Disney staff members. H.U. Hennesy is a spoof on Disney artist Hugh Hennesy, J. Harold King probably refers to director Jack King, and Leslie J. Clark is a play on the name of another Disney artist, Les Clark. See more »

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[first lines]
Radio Voice: Relax, just relax. Let your imagination go. Now turn out the light. Ah, there, that's better. My story begins: a woman speaks.
[a woman screams]
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Crazy Credits

The main title has the word "Goose" crossed out and "Duck" written in. See more »

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Disney.... On Acid?
25 May 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Duck Pimples (1945)

*** (out of 4)

Donald is listening to scary radio broadcasts, which soon has his mind working in overdrive as he finds himself terrified of everything that moves.

DUCK PIMPLES isn't your typical Disney short because it seems like something that would have been made twenty years later by someone on an acid trip. If you watch enough movies then I'm sure you've came across that shorts from the 60s where people trip and before long they're seeing all sorts of bizarre images. That's basically what we've got here because Donald's imagination starts going nuts and he sees a rather weird subplot dealing with stolen jewels. The entire short just has a bizarre feel to it so it really stands out in regards to Disney and the type of shorts they were making during this period.


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