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Donald's Vacation (1940)

Donald takes a kayak trip. When he gets to his campsite, he unloads the kayak, fights with his folding chair, and goes to sleep. Meanwhile, the chipmunks of the forest (precursors of Chip '... See full summary »

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Donald takes a kayak trip. When he gets to his campsite, he unloads the kayak, fights with his folding chair, and goes to sleep. Meanwhile, the chipmunks of the forest (precursors of Chip 'n Dale), attracted by his squawking, make off with the huge pile of food he carelessly unloaded. They get the attention of a bear, who Donald is soon battling. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Vacation Time
25 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

Donald's Vacation (1940)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Classic Disney short has Donald going on vacation in the woods where he plans to get some rest and relaxation. Of course, that's not going to happen.

This is certainly one of the better Donald shorts to come from the studio because he's a helpless victim. The story has him just wanting rest and you know this is going to give the creative writers plenty of opportunity to mess with him. There are certainly funny moments in the film including one highlight where a group of squirrels decide to have some fun with him. There's also a large bear on display and you just know this is going to lead to some violent action. The animation is the typical high quality you'd expect and overall this is a lot of fun.


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