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Bellboy Donald (1942)

Bellboy Donald's patience is seriously tested when Pegleg Pete and his son check in.

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Donald is a bellboy at the Lofty Manors hotel, where his boss is forced to remind him that the guest is always right. Pegleg Pete and his son check in to their rooms on the 80th floor, and sorely try Donald's already limited patience. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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18 December 1942 (USA)  »

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The only Disney animated short made between 1932 and 1954 to feature Pete and not feature the voice of Billy Bletcher as the character. John McLeish performed the role instead. See more »

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Pegleg Pete: Hmm, Mine?
Donald Duck: Y-y-yes.
Pegleg Pete: [grabs Donald on the neck] Yours?
Donald Duck: Y-y-yes.
[Pete rips Donald's top uniform in half, grabs Donald's hat and rips it in half, puts half the hat back on Donald]
Donald Duck: Heh, heh, heh. Thank you, sir.
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If it weren't for the kid...
12 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

then this cartoon I would have liked much more. Bellboy Donald is actually a good cartoon, with beautiful animation, lively music that adds much to the effectiveness of the gags, good physical humour and a nice if unexceptional story where Donald triumphs over his antagonist. Plus Donald is still likable, even with the temperamental personality. I personally do prefer Billy Bletcher's more rapacious voice for Pete, but John McCleish still did a great job with a voice that was more fitting I think for Pete's more eloquent demeanour. However, if there is one thing I don't like about Bellboy Donald, it was the character of Pete's son, even as a child watching and this and many other Disney cartoons I have never been able to stand that kid. It makes me wonder whether Disney actually intended the character to be such an unlikeable brat that you actually want Donald to triumph over him.

Overall, apart from the kid I do like Bellboy Donald. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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