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How to Have an Accident at Work (1959)

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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J.J. Fate: At home, Mr. Duck is Old Man Fire Prevention himself. But...
[shows Donald at work, standing on a ladder and painting a sign that reads "No Smoking" all while smoking a cigar]
J.J. Fate: Now he's playing with fire.
[Donald drops his cigar into a can of paint thinner]
J.J. Fate: Oh, no! Not there, stupid!
[the cigar causes the thinner to explode]
J.J. Fate: See what I mean?
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14 July 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney Cartoon with DONALD DUCK

Donald demonstrates HOW TO HAVE AN ACCIDENT AT WORK.

This informative little film cautions against wearing loose clothing near dangerous machinery, unsafe behavior around flames and the need for constant concentration. A follow-up to HOW TO HAVE AN ACCIDENT IN THE HOME (1956). Daisy has a cameo as Donald's blasé spouse; Clarence Nash provides the Duck with his unique voice.

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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