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Donald's nephews are always playing instead of doing their chores. Donald is going to punish them, but the "voice of child psychology" convinces him to play along instead. This works well when they chop the wood to burn him at the stake. Meanwhile, however, a trio of Pygmy cannibals that escaped from the circus are out to do the very same thing to Donald with a cauldron of water... Written by mharrington <mharrington@surewest.net>

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The title is based on the a line from the poem Hudibras, a mock heroic narrative poem from the 17th century written by Samuel Butler. "Then spare the rod and spoil the child". See more »

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Pygmy Cannibals: Light the fire!
[the 3 Cannibals lights the fire under the pot and shoves an apple in Donald's beak and ties it up with the rope]
Pygmy Cannibals: Mmm yum yum!
[the Cannibal shakes salt on Donald's foot and bites it]
Donald Duck: Ouch! You little bitch! I'll murder you!
[Donald jumps out of the pot and grabs the 3 Cannibals to the shed and beats them up and they run away]
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Harkening To The Voice Of Child Psychology
10 July 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

Donald receives compelling advice to SPARE THE ROD in dealing with his Nephews' bad behavior and, instead, join in their games.

Here is another little film in which Donald matches wits with Huey, Dewey & Louie - a plot line which Disney had been using for the better part of two decades at this point. Even so, it's fairly entertaining, largely due to Donald's never boring personality. Clarence Nash provides the voices for the entire Duck clan.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & 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 comic 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 childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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