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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
The Disney Treasures series is probably the best way to stock up on classic Disney cartoons.
Also it can be a little bit Donald overkill,they can get boring fast with little ones tending to watch the same things over and over.
I very much look forward to the DVD sound and picture quality that these Walt Disney Treasure sets have had.
I love Donald Duck. To have these old films, brings me joy. Very happy to own themPublished 4 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 15 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 21 months ago by happyappy
We love all of the Disney Treasures and continue to watch them to this day. I would recommend this product.Published 21 months ago 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
This is a Christmas gift, but I still have not receive yet.I have no way to track the item in shipping.Published on January 15, 2012 by disapointed
it was nice to have a collection of Donald Duck cartoons to share with my son. He loved it just as much as i did. Great collection.Published on July 5, 2011 by Jen