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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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Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Many Lives of Pegleg Pete (1997) See more »

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Funny Duck Tale
25 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

BELLBOY DONALD will lose his job at the Lofty Manors Hotel if he keeps forgetting that 'The Customer Is Always Right.'

This is a very enjoyable little film, with The Duck triumphant over his antagonist for a change. Clarence "Ducky" Nash supplies Donald's voice; John McLeish does the honors for Pete.

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 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, Bambi, Peter Pan and Mr. Toad. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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