J.J. Fate again shows us how accidents aren't his fault, but instead are the result of carelessness. Donald is Mr. Careful at home, but at work, he starts right off by falling down the ... See full summary »

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The spirit of Fate demonstrates how carelessness is responsible for much of Donald Duck's misfortune at home.

Director: Charles A. Nichols
Stars: Bill Thompson, Clarence Nash
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Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ...
J.J. Fate (voice) (uncredited)
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J.J. Fate again shows us how accidents aren't his fault, but instead are the result of carelessness. Donald is Mr. Careful at home, but at work, he starts right off by falling down the stairs. He has run-ins with a punch press, flammable paint, a conveyor belt, loose clothing, a monkey wrench, and other problems. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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2 September 1959 (USA)  »

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Aku Ankka ja kohtalo  »

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J.J. Fate: [Watches Donald get flattened by machine] This maneuver brings to mind that old Chinese proverb...
[Speaks Chinese gibberish]
J.J. Fate: Translation: work should have flat concentration from you, or you might become flat work.
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Follows How to Have an Accident in the Home (1956) See more »

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Another humorous and lessons-learned cartoon!
14 June 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This another cartoon short I first saw when it as part of the episode, Man Is His Own Worst Enemy, of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. It features the character J.J. Fate who tells about some people's carelessness at the workplace, with Donald Duck as the prime example. What results are classic and hilarious scenes featuring Donald having mishaps around his job in a construction company, including getting himself caught in the conveyor belt toys, getting tools caught in the machinery and getting things caught on fire.

It displays good classic Donald humor, gags and energy and also also leaves a good lesson and message to follow the workplace rules to avoid accidents. This cartoon short, I think, is not as funny as the "How to Have an Accident at Home" cartoon but it's still darn fun.

Grade B+


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