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The Disney shorts of this era offer beautiful animation, lavish special effects, and elegantly painted backgrounds. But by 1942, Walt Disney's interests had shifted away from short films to features and war work. The artists at Warner Bros. and MGM were pushing the boundaries to make cartoons that were faster, brasher, and funnier. Compared to the work of Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, and Friz Freleng, the wartime Donald shorts feel tame. The mystery spoof "Duck Pimples" is one of the nuttiest shorts the Disney Studio ever released, but it can't match the take-no-prisoners insanity of Avery's "Red" cartoons, its obvious model.
Any serious Disneyphile or student of animation will want The Chronological Donald, as it's been impossible to see many of the cartoons for decades. The extras include "A Day in the Life of Donald Duck," a 1956 episode of "Disneyland" that features Donald arguing with Clarence Nash, the actor who provided his voice; and a conversation between host Leonard Maltin and Tony Anselmo, Donald's current voice. (Unrated, suitable for all ages: cartoon violence, tobacco use, ethnic stereotypes) --Charles Solomon
I really hate to say it but this and including disney rarities are the worst treasures ever. The cons of this are: no remastering of donald shorts and they promised all remastered... Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Harrison
Arrived quickly and looking pretty darn new. That's all I ask. Some great classic Donald clips. Have watched over half of em... and no scratched or skips at all. Cant complain. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Scott LaBaw
I love Donald Duck. To have these old films, brings me joy. Very happy to own themPublished 10 months ago by Andres Vazquez
Now my kids get to have the same childhood memories that I had. It's so easy for most of us to relate with Donald Duck.
Love all of these cartoons.
Wave 5 of Walt Disney Treasures line begins with a second dose of their most popular character Donald Duck. Read morePublished 21 months ago by DR SHOCK
I have always been a huge Donald Duck fan. This set has helped me expand my collection and I can now sit and watch my favorite little hero for as long as I please. ThanksPublished on March 30, 2013 by happyappy
We love all of the Disney Treasures and continue to watch them to this day. I would recommend this product.Published on March 8, 2013 by ginger given
This had hours of cartoons. It is the second one. This one does not have any of the black and white. It does have the war cartoons from its time frame. Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by mandy o'brien