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Donald Duck's 50th Birthday (1984)

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Dick Van Dyke ... Himself - Host
Edward Asner ... Himself
Caitlyn Jenner ... Himself (as Bruce Jenner)
Cloris Leachman ... Herself
Kenny Rogers ... Himself
Donna Summer ... Herself
Andy Warhol ... Himself
Henry Winkler ... Himself
John Ritter ... Himself
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck / Himself (voice)
John Harlan John Harlan ... Announcer
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sentient duck | tv special | See All (2) »

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Animation | Short

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

13 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El aniversario de oro del Pato Donald See more »

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Host, Dick Van Dyke said that Donald Duck is known as Kalle Anka in Scandinavia. In reality, Donald Duck goes by that name, but only in Sweden. See more »

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Features The Mickey Mouse Club (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy, Happy Birthday To You (Donald Duck version)
Words and Music by Michael Silversher and Patty Silversher
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Hilarious!
10 August 2005 | by jgfrankSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this 50th birthday special on TV when I was five years old! In retrospect, it was a rather surreal experience, with all these famous people wishing Donald Duck a happy birthday. I vaguely remember Donald stepping off an airplane onto the tarmac as part of the celebration.

I even had it on tape - recorded by my dad on Beta from TV, with commercials included! I think it ran again on CBS once or twice after that, too. I loved to watch it.

I didn't realize it was nominated for Emmys in the outstanding animated category. That seems a little strange, since it was probably almost as much live-action as animated. I guess this would have predated "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" among attempts to show animated characters and live action on the same frame. For example, I believe there were several occasions where Dick van Dyke was 'talking' to Donald Duck.


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