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How to Have an Accident at Work (1959)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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: [painting a sign reading "Think!"] "Think!" That's a good thought.
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Accidents at work with Donald and JJ Fate
13 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Like the short it follows on from(How to Have an Accident at Home), How to Have an Accident at Work is every bit as good and interesting. The animation is not everybody's cup of tea but looks fine, the background art is very abstract but also very colourful and the characters are thickly drawn but still appealing. The music is orchestrated beautifully and filled with energy, enhancing the action very nicely. The gags, revolving around Donald's various accidents, are inventive to look at and funny in how Donald deals with it. Especially funny is how he manages to wreck an entire machine for eating his lunch and the machine goes on to destroy the factory and leaving Donald in the hospital wing. The story is simple but paced efficiently, not allowing the energy to flag. Donald is as ever charismatic and temperamental, helped by the gags and the story which play to his strengths. JJ Fate adds to the fun, his narrative is entertaining and somewhat interesting too. Clarence Nash and Bill Thompson are excellent as the two characters. In conclusion, every bit as well done as its predecessor. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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