Donald receives a mail order hypnosis kit complete with hypnotic goggles and decides to test it on Pluto. Using the goggles, he convinces Pluto he is a mouse, a turtle, and a chicken. Each ... See full summary »
Donald's got the day off, and all he can think of is golf until it rains as soon as he sets foot outside. He takes it out on his nephews. When he's sitting around moping, they take revenge ... See full summary »
Donald visits Daisy. When he can't open a window, he flies into a rage and practically destroys her house. She won't see him again until he takes care of that temper. He orders a mail-order... See full summary »
Donald is a lighthouse keeper. He shines the light on a sleeping pelican; the angry bird comes into the lighthouse and tries to put out the light. Donald and the bird do battle through the rest of the picture.
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 »
Ben Buzzard runs a "used" (broken) plane lot. Donald takes one of the junkers out for a test fly after signing a life insurance policy payable to Buzzard. Buzzard then tries several schemes... See full summary »
A snowy scene; Daisy would like a fur coat, so Donald filches a baby bear from its sleeping mother. But the mother awakens and tracks Donald (and her baby) down. Donald uses his own fur ... See full summary »
If you are a fan of Donald Duck you will have a great time with Old Sequoia. It is a beautiful-looking and fun Disney short that manages to have a familiar concept but does something unique with it. Technically, Old Sequoia is faultless, with colourful, beautifully-detailed traditional animation that doesn't date the short a bit. The music has always been a key part to the success of the Disney shorts I feel, and with the characterful and attractively orchestrated scoring it certainly doesn't disappoint here. The story is simple, but not simplistic, predictable or routine and it plays to Donald's strengths. The gags are equally terrific, the ringing phone, Donald trying to put all the sawdust back in the tree before it exploded and Donald underwater and literally cracking after being fired were the best parts. Donald is perfect here, you don't see his frustration as often as you did previously and since- though it is not at all absent- but that approach does work here, sometimes when used before it didn't quite. The beavers are good foils, energetic yet antagonistic, kind of like Chip and Dale but perhaps more tolerable to some. In conclusion, wonderful and I have no hesitation recommending it. 10/10 Bethany Cox
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