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Test Pilot Donald (1951)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  8 June 1951 (USA)
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Donald files his model airplane into Chip 'n Dale's tree. Dale climbs in and proceeds to cause trouble.

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Chip and Dale, the pesky chipmunks, meet up with Donald Duck as he is flying a model airplane with a gas engine. Dale gets into the model and pilots it through a series barrel-rolls and spins, with Donald hanging onto the tail. Donald gets the controls when Dale bails out, but a line from the plane catches the spire if a tall building and Donald and the plane spiral around the skyscraper far into the night. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Aku koelentäjänä  »

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Routine but amusing
10 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I personally enjoy the Donald Duck/Chip 'n' Dale cartoons. Sure, they are not the best cartoons I've ever seen, and most of them including this one are routine story-wise, but I still find them very entertaining. Test Pilot Donald is not one of their best, there are funnier cartoons of theirs out there, though I was amused by the tools being left in the plane engine. However, it is beautifully animated, from the subtle backgrounds, well-drawn characters to the elegant colours, and the music has a very uplifting quality to it. Of the characters, I found the star of the cartoon to be Dale, he is not only cute but he manages to drive Donald crazy and defeat him by himself, while Chip, perhaps the only cartoon where this is the case, has none of it. Clarence Nash does a great job as Donald despite not having much to say. Overall, a fun and amusing cartoon but nothing exceptional at the end of the day. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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