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Humming a merry love tune, dressed-up Donald cheerfully rides his unequal-wheeled 1890s bicycle to bring a bow-tied present to his dearly beloved Daisy. Passing the tree where Chip 'n Dale live proves a perilous hurdle: the rascal rodents make fun of him but can't take their punishment so mutual pestering goes on, till the scamps are caught and put to fitting hard-labor, powering a modified bicycle's wheels like hamsters in a wheel. However, once at Daisy's... Written by
Donald is certainly CRAZY OVER DAISY, but Chip 'n' Dale may drive him loony if they don't stop pestering him.
The opening sequence of this film, with Donald pedaling about town on his ordinary while whistling the catchy title tune, has an amiable Gay Nineties ambiance (look fast for cameos from Goofy as an iceman and Mickey & Minnie in an ancient jalopy). Once the little rodents arrive on the scene, however, it becomes just another Chipmunk cartoon. Clarence "Ducky" Nash provides Donald with his unique 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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