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Donald and Goofy rent a sailboat. This boat is a bit unusual: to rent it, you put a nickel in a slot, and the mast and sail pop up. Unfortunately, after a while, they pop back down. When ... See full summary »



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Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)


Donald and Goofy rent a sailboat. This boat is a bit unusual: to rent it, you put a nickel in a slot, and the mast and sail pop up. Unfortunately, after a while, they pop back down. When Donald runs out of nickels, they are marooned. Goofy waves his shirt at a passing cruise ship, but they (and he) mistake this for a friendly greeting. A flying fish lands in the boat; while the boys fight over it, a gull grabs it. They try to bash the gull, which lands atop their heads, with predictable results. Finally, as the sharks circle, they try fishing, with Donald as the unwitting bait. He eventually lands back in the boat, where his bill lands in the coin slot and gives them a way home. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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7 September 1945 (USA)  »

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Donald et Dingo marins  »

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(RCA Sound System)



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1.37 : 1
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Goofy: [fishing Donald out of the water] Gosh! I thought you was a fish.
Donald Duck: [angrily] Put me down!
[Goofy drops Donald, whose beak gets stuck in the nickel slot of the sailboat]
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Edited into Donald Duck's Frantic Antic (1975) See more »


A Life On the Ocean Wave
Music by Henry Russell
Lyrics by Epes Sargent
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All aboard with Donald and Goofy
14 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Disney cartoons were a big part of my childhood and I have great affection for a lot of them now. No Sail still holds up today for me. The animation is colourful and vibrant as one would expect, and the music is both beautiful and energetic. I also loved the simple yet never dull story and the line "A huck, the worst is over, it's all downhill from here". But other than the impeccable voice work of Pinto Colvig(Goofy) and Clarence Nash(Donald), the characters and gags are what make No Sail so worth watching. The contrast between Goofy and Donald is really inspired, Goofy easy-going, clumsy and nonchalant and Donald frustrated, cantankerous and basically the character equivalent of an emotional roller-coaster, yet both manage to be likable. And the gags make this one of the funnier Disney cartoons in my opinion, especially the fight over the "chicken", the growth of the stubble(s), the frantic ending and the recurring gag of Donald being clobbered on the head with the main sail. Overall, a great cartoon. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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