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.

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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.

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When Donald says "Wise guy, huh?" to the pelican, his beak remains closed. See more »

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Donald Duck: [trying to throw out the pelican] You doggone buzzard! I'll throw you to the sharks, you hear me?
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A Duck Tale With Pelican
9 December 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

Instead of tending to his LIGHTHOUSE KEEPING, Donald makes the big mistake of annoying a nearby Pelican who's trying to sleep.

The Duck meets a bird who's quite capable of fighting back in this otherwise routine little film. Clarence "Ducky" Nash supplies Donald's squeaky 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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