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Another hilarious Donald Duck cartoon, with Daisy in tow.
OllieSuave-00715 February 2016
This is another hilarious Donald Duck cartoon, where Donald attempts to control his temper after trashing Daisy's house as a result of not being able to open her living room window for her. Daisy promises not to see him again until he cures his temper.

The laughs piles as Donald orders a machine that hurls insult after insult to him and will declare Donald cured if he can endure the machine for 10 minutes without losing his temper. What results are classic slapstick humor and gags one after the other, from Donald getting his ears blasted with loud noise to him being socked in the face. Him trashing Daisy's house was also hilarious.

Daisy also gets a little temper-tantrum as well - very funny as she quarrels with Donald. Funny stuff here - one of the best Donald and Daisy cartoons!

Grade A
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How to control your temper with Donald Duck...
TheLittleSongbird6 June 2012
One of my favourite Donald Duck cartoons. The gags are spot-on here, right from the beginning with Donald destroying Daisy's house, Donald taking the radio's insults to help control his temper and especially the fun ending involving Daisy, a ridiculous-looking hat and a complete reverse of events. The animation is as ever colourful and the background art is suitably fluid, and the music is perfect, action-enhancing, full of energy and very dynamic especially when Donald loses his temper. The story is simple and perhaps familiar territory yet crisp and always fun, almost a nice mix of Self Control and Modern Inventions. As for the two characters, Donald is as temperamental and likable as ever, and Daisy matches him in every way, looking remarkably detached as Donald destroys her house yet her temper is almost as bad as his. All in all, a great cartoon, one of my favourites and one of Donald's funniest. 10/10 Bethany Cox
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Fast and funny!
JohnHowardReid18 March 2018
Warning: Spoilers
PLAYERS: "Donald Duck" (voiced by Clarence Nash), "Chip Chipmunk", "Dale Chipmunk", "Daisy Duck", "Goofy", "Mickey Mouse", "Minnie Mouse".

Director: JACK HANNAH. Story: Roy Williams, Milt Banta. Animation: Volus Jones, Judge Whitaker, Bill Justice, Bob Carlson. Music: Oliver Wallace. Song, "Crazy Over Daisy Mae" (chorus). Color by Technicolor. RCA Sound System. Producer: Walt Disney.

Copyright 18 March 1949 by Walt Disney Productions. A Walt Disney "Donald Duck" cartoon, released through RKO Radio Pictures. 1 reel.

COMMENT: Delightfully set in period, this is certainly an amusing variant on the duck-chipmunk encounters. By Disney standards, the pace is remarkably fast, and there are even some bright visual gags.

Although he is needlessly allowed one touch of gratuitous cruelty, Donald emerges with a fair degree of audience sympathy. It's hard not to take to a character who tries to outrun a cannonball on a penny farthing.
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Sadly, Donald's old problem still occured here...
m-8673018 March 2018
Donald is on his way to Daisy, which occured a temper problem, which Donald manage to change his temper to have good spirits, which Daisy lost her temper in all of a sudden, seemed nice to see Donald in good temper, but seemed unpleasant in the end. Not really good one...
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"Daisy, it's the new me!"
ExplorerDS678927 December 2005
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One fine day, Donald Duck goes to visit his girlfriend, Daisy Duck. Donald is smoking a cigar, which bothers Daisy so she tries to open her window but proves unsuccessful, so Donald volunteers to try. He too cannot get the window open. He heaves and strains and sweats but the window won't budge and in the process, a floorboard hits him in the rear. Donald throws a huge fit, smashing the window, breaking absolutely everything in his wake, almost virtually destroying Daisy's house. By then she had figured out the window had been locked and calmly goes over to unlock it and successfully opens the window, leaving Donald feeling very much like a heel. Daisy declared she would not see Donald again until he learned to control his temper.

It all seemed hopeless until Donald came upon an ad from the Tootsberry Institute of Temperism. They sounded like the answer. So in no time at all, the institute dropped off a very important tool that would help Donald on his long road to controlling his temper: an insult machine. This machine's sole purpose was to annoy, anger and irritate. It does just that, by verbally and physically abusing Donald for the next ten minutes and the outcome is: Donald doesn't get angry. He's made it! He rushes over to Daisy's house to introduce his new self. Daisy decided to test him out on the window, which once again proved difficult to open. But he finally got it open, particularly when the pane fell off and smashed him. Daisy now agreed to go out with Donald, however when she shows him her new hat, and he bursts out laughing, Daisy proves that she too has a temper in need of control.

Cured Duck. Another very funny Donald Duck short. The funniest part is at the beginning when he throws a temper tantrum, smashing everything in the house and flies around the room on that table. Of course, versions of this cartoon that air on TV omit the scenes of Donald smoking, so I'm assuming the whole beginning to this cartoon is very short. Political correctness is bunk! But anyway, if you're a fan of Donald Duck like I am, then you'll want to check out Cured Duck, celebrating it's 60th anniversary this year! See it today!

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A duck trying to control his temer
baruch77012 September 2003
This is a good short it teaches a lesson on how to control ones temper,in this short donald plays a cartoon teenager called KATIE KA-BOOM but does not say i am not over reacting i am a teenager nor does he transform into a monster also there is a scene where donald drives through a garage and on top of the garage there was a sign saying ACME very odd since that can be found in warner brother cartoons.
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Fuss 'n' Feathers
Ron Oliver8 August 2003
A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon

Daisy demands that Donald become a CURED DUCK - cured of his ungovernable temper if he wishes to keep seeing her.

Any cartoon which has Donald's rages as its main theme has got to be funny, and this one certainly is. The Insult Machine (from the Tootsberry Institute of Temperism) is an inspired creation and worth of inclusion in the Duck's classic MODERN INVENTIONS (1937). Big Roy Williams, later one of the adult members of The Mickey Mouse Club on TV, scripted this film. Clarence Nash gives Donald 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 storm 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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