Don Donald (1937)
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The basic problem is one of casting. Donald may be the greatest, richest cartoon creation of all time, but there are some things he can't do, and role-playing song-and-dance is one of them. This is more the kind of cartoon that was assigned to Mickey at the start of HIS solo career. Mickey was born to play roles. Donald was always best as himself. (That's one of the reasons why Mickey's segment in "Fantasia" would be, if it were separate, one of the best short cartoons ever made, while the best that can be said of Donald's segment in the generally ill-conceived "Fantasia 2000" is that it was a game but doomed effort.) It's surprising that a director as talented and astute as Ben Sharpsteen could have made so elementary a mistake.
Donald's solo career would soon take off. Later in 1937 he'd appear in "Modern Inventions" and "Donald's Ostrich", both the real thing.
Desperate not to lose her attention Donald trades his worthless mule in for a car (these were new-ish creations back in the 30s). Daisy is interested once more and they go out for a ride.
Well, Donald is no boy racer that's for sure. Following Daisy's orders, Donald pushes the car to its limit on the rough desert terrain and it's not belong before it falls apart and fights back against its enraged owner.
Another perfect example of the highly irritable duck being pushed to the point of a nervous-breakdown. Which, when you think about it, is quite cruel entertainment.
There are funny moments though, which includes Donald's classic temper and frustrated demeanor, and his car breaking down, throwing Donna around left and right. Donna's voice being similar to Donald's was also somewhat funny; it's like hearing two Donald Ducks bickering with each other. Donald's burro is a bit annoying though, not cooperating with Donald and causing him to get in trouble with Donna.
Overall, not one of the better Donald/Daisy cartoons. Donald was OK in this one, but Daisy was unlikable.
I think that Donald and Goofy are much more funnier Then Mickey he is not so good even though he is the first Disney character.
that is at least what i think, And Srooge Mcduck is a very good character too and the Ducktales show boy that was good. But Donald Duck is always numero uno! This was a great cartoon showing when Donald met Daisy.
In Old Mexico, DON DONALD learns what it takes to impress a temperamental señorita.
Daisy Duck made her movie debut in this very enjoyable little film, which features good animation and funny performances from both Ducks. Strangely, it would be another three years before Daisy returned for her second appearance, in MR DUCK STEPS OUT (1940). At this point in her career, Daisy received her unique vocalization from the same source as Donald - talented voice artist Clarence Nash.
Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by 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 will always pay off.