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DONALD DUCK

Paperino
Donald Duck fan art drawn by Gilp
Donald Duck Walt Disney

Original title: Donald Duck
Authors:
Albert Hurter, Art Babbitt, Al Taliaferro, Dick Lundy, Walt Disney
Production: The Walt Disney Company
Publisher: The Walt Disney Company

Country: United States
Year: June 9 1934
Gender: Comedian, Comedy, Adventure
Recommended age: For everyone

Se Mickey mouse appeared in the world of comics in 1930, four years later, in 1934 a character was born destined for an equally lucky success: Donald Duck, which in Italy was renamed with the name of Donald Duck or simply Paperino. It is a duck, (a Donald Duck precisely) created by Walt Disney and created graphically by Ub Iwerks, but it is thanks to the excellent designer Al Tagliaferro that Donald bought that graphic, funny and characteristic sign that contributed to making the strips of the time very funny and hilarious. Donald is always wearing a blue sailor suit, with golden buttons, and a hat that characterizes his face. Donald initially served as shoulder to Mickey mouse, but soon Walt Disney he realized that a character with these potentials deserved a head of his own, with stories that had to see him as the undisputed protagonist. So it happened and Donald Duck continues today to entertain adults and children with his very nice and adventurous stories. PaperinoDonald Duck's success is mainly due to his temperament, diametrically opposite to that of Mickey Mouse, which represents a bit the defects of each of us, in fact he is a bungler, troublemaker, spiteful, irascible, stubborn, lazy, cowardly, but he does his best always in finding a solution that avoids a bit of effort, sometimes he succeeds, but other times he meets a sea of ​​troubles, complicating his life for a trifle, above all because he is haunted by a terrible and proverbial misfortune.

Donald Duck has been the protagonist of numerous animated shorts and most of the time, the stories had the function of enhancing the characteristics of his personality. In fact, the stories that see the angry Donald struggling with his enemies of all time are very funny: Chip and Dale, two innocent squirrels who, however, punctually ruin the outings organized by Donald Duck. But the most important animated film that sees Donald Duck starring together with Josè Carioca is undoubtedly "The three Caballeros"a 1944 film set in Latin America. In 1937 Donald Duck was joined by three characters who added a pinch of adventure to the comedy of the stories, he was surrounded by three very smart and smart grandchildren: Huey, Dewey e Louie, which in Italy were renamed with the names of Huey Dewey LouieHere, Quo and Qua. Initially these grandchildren, a bit like Tip and Tap did towards Mickey Mouse, enjoyed combining jokes and spite on their poor uncle, who exasperatedly went on a rampage and in the end always made a lot of troubles, more than all the nephews put together. . Later they turned out to be a very precious support towards Donald Duck, able to get his uncle out of very complicated situations, thanks to their ingenuity and their intuition. The three are also part of the volunteer corps of the Young Marmots (a sort of Scout association) directed by the Great Mogul and when they find themselves in difficulty, they consult their inevitable "Manual", a source of very rich ideas and many resources to solve complex technical situations.Paperino lives in a small house with a garden in the city of Duckburg and arranges to do a thousand jobs from the firefighter to the ice cream maker, from the snake charmer to the fishmonger etc ... He travels with a red and blue "Cabriolet" style machine numbered 313, thanks to which he ventures into breathtaking situations and stories that excite and entertain readers. However, it was after the Second World War that other beautiful characters were added to the family of ducks, all splendidly characterized by Walt Disney. In 1947, thanks to the new and talented designer Carl Barks, Walt Disney gave life to many characters, among which without a shadow of a doubt the very rich and avaricious Donald's uncle: Uncle Scrooge, which in Italy was called Paperon de Paperoni (by Mario Gentilini, the director of Mickey mouse).

Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge's fan art drawn by Gilp

It is a rich man who lives in a safe-shelter called "The Deposit" containing so much money that you have to count it with a completely exceptional unit of measurement: the zillion. All this money fills 90% of the deposit and Uncle Scrooge's favorite pastime (this is how he is called by Donald and his nephews) is to dive into this sea of ​​gold coins, thanks to a trampoline, but only him is able to dive like that, in fact any other person would risk hitting his head and getting very hurt. During his "swims" he loves to repeat "I like to swim in money, like a whale fish, dig tunnels like a mole and throw it on my head like a shower!". Scrooge McDuckUncle Scrooge is terribly stingy and loves to accumulate money without spending a cent, neither for himself nor for Donald Duck and Qui, Quo, Qua, indeed he never misses an opportunity to exploit them and involve them in situations and adventures that should work in his favor, deluding them with the promise to earn hefty rewards once the mission is completed. Although they know very well that this will not happen and greatly distrust the promises of their uncle, Donald and his nephews have a tender heart and are often catapulted into situations without even realizing it. Uncle Scrooge often loves to tell his nephews about his adventures in the Klondike, when he was still a poor gold digger and had to defend himself from thieves and swindlers of the worst kind. He loves all the coins in his deposit from first to last, as if they were his daughters whom he calls "blood of my blood", but the one he cares about the most is definitely "number one", that is, his first lucky coin. , thanks to which all the others came later. This coin is targeted by a witch who has identified its great magical power, it is Amelia the witch who amalia (Magica De Spell in the American original), a duck dressed in black, with long black hair that he flies aboard a broom and possesses hypnotic powers. Uncle Scrooge, however, knows how to defend himself from these magical arts and often when he sees the witch fluttering over his deposit, he shoots her with an old arquebus on the terrace. Uncle Scrooge has always been distinguished by a pair of favorites that frame his face and a pair of goggles over his beak, he always wears a frock coat, gaiters, top hat and a walking stick. Thanks to Carl Barks, who in addition to the graphic creation of many characters, also wrote hilarious stories, several comic masterpieces have been created such as: "Donald and the gorilla", "Donald and the mystery of the Incas", "Donald and the time that was "," Uncle Scrooge and the Anathema Gem ". RockerduckIf Donald embodies the vices and virtues of the average man, Uncle Scrooge represents the typical capitalist, ready to exploit the work of others without paying them adequately, even if you have to recognize an innate business sense and when he knows he can get double, he does not hesitate. to spend. His stingy arguments are very entertaining, as is his maxim par excellence: "time is money". Despite everything, Scrooge Donald's uncle is very nice precisely because he is sincere and frank in his defects that he does not hide behind a finger. One of his bitterest enemies is Rockerduck, a rich man second only to him in the amount of money. It is his business rival and the two often compete when it comes to reaching a certain business first.

Often in their adventures Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck to defend the treasure of the deposit resort to the inventions of their inventor relative: Gyro Gearloose which in Italy was initially called with the name of Giro Ruotalibera, but which was later renamed asArchimedes Pythagorean Archimedes Pythagorean, a kind of tall, long-legged owl, characterized by blond hair, a green hat and a pair of glasses above the beak. This extraordinary inventor, Donald's cousin, manages to amaze us with his ingenious and science fiction machines that sometimes challenge the laws of physics and mathematics, managing to catapult the characters even backwards in time or space. He is always accompanied by a small robot with a light bulb head called Edy. Most of the time, however, Archimedes has to invent devices capable of discouraging the initiatives of the Beagle Boys (in American Beagle Boys), a band of irreducible thieves who try in a thousand ways to enter the deposit to steal Uncle Scrooge's money, often and willingly headed by the leader of the group: grandfather Bassotto, identical to the other dachshunds, with the only exception of a white beard and a pipe. The dachshunds are graphically represented as masked bandits and provided with an identifying prison number (176-176, 176-671, 176-761 and 176-617), embroidered on their red sweaters.The Dachshunds Very often they are dissuaded in their initiatives by the thousands of electronic anti-theft devices of the deposit or by the cannon fire of Uncle Scrooge and the conclusion of their adventures, almost always destined to failure, is to be locked up in prison and cry like children. But if on the one hand Uncle Scrooge represents avarice, Qui, Quo, Qua the wit, Archimedes the wit and Donald Duck the misfortune, there is another Duck who represents luck in all respects, we are naturally talking about Gastone ( Gladstone in the original American) Donald's very lucky cousin, who never misses an opportunity to flaunt the privileges he enjoys from Lady Luck, which sends the unfortunate Donald into a rage. Gastone is handsome, rich and elegant and may not even work as he often happens to find some wallet on the street or to win some rich lottery. Daisy DuckAs well as for Mickey mouse Minnie exists, even for Donald Duck there is an eternal girlfriend and this is it Daisy Duck (Daisy Duck), a duck distinguished by a large bow on the head and long, thick eyelashes. She is very sweet, but she can also be very short-tempered especially when Donald combines one of her own, she is gifted with a great practical sense and like all women, she always manages to get what she wants, when she tries hard. As well as Donald Duck, he has three granddaughters who are the alter ego of Qui, Quo and Qua, with whom they often and willingly compete, their names are Emy, Evy and Ely.Grandma DuckAs in many families, even in that of the ducks there is a grandmother, this is it Grandma Duck (Grandma Duck), distinguished by a thick bun and a pair of rectangular glasses that she holds over her beak, is famous for her delicious cakes and for her exquisite lunches, which she cooks in her country house where she runs a farm.PaperogaThen there is Paperoga, a lazy cousin, absent-minded and always with his head in the clouds, wearing a sweater and a red cap and wearing long, ill-treated hair. But just as Pippo can turn into Super-Goofy, Donald also has a masked alter ego, whose mission is that of the masked executioner, who steals from the rich to give to the poor, we are of course talking about Paperinik, born in 1969 from the imagination of Elisa Penna. However, not everyone knows that Paperinik is therefore an Italian character, so it was not created by Disney and Carl Barks. Elisa Penna was inspired by the many parodies about Diabolik that raged in the 60s ("Totò Diabolicus", "Dorellik" etc ...).

Paperinik
Paperinik fan art designed by Gilp
Paperinik Walt Disney

Although his inspiration was Diabolik, Paperinik is a mix of many characters such as Batman, Zorro, Arsenio Lupine etc ... It all begins when Donald Duck mistakenly wins Villa Rose, the lair of the former gentleman thief Fantomius (clearly inspired by the famous thief with a thousand disguises Fantomas), coming to knowledge, through a diary, of all the thief's secrets and tricks. He asks Archimedes for help, who unaware of everything, helps to create the underground shelter, under Donald's house and many small inventions useful to the masked hero, including the various masks for the many disguises (just like Diabolik). Dressed in a jumpsuit, cape and black mask, wears a pair of boots with springs that allow him to make prodigious leaps, uses different guns with different properties (parallelizing rays, hypnotic rays, etc.) and possesses many devices that allow him to climb, fly, remote control, etc., the 313 machine itself can become a fantastic flying car. The adventures of Paperinik see him as the protagonist of a newspaper of his own called PK, whose adventures and plots differ greatly from the original ones of the character. Other characters who are part of the world of ducks are: Pico de Paperis, a scientist relative, Ciccio the helper of Grandma Duck, Brigitta the mad lover of Scrooge Scrooge, Duck YeYe the very nice teen agers, Moby Duck the sailor and the porpi dolphin, giant thread and many others that it would be impossible to list them all. Among the many authors and designers who contributed to the Italian success of Donald Duck we remember Giovan Battista Carpi, Romano Scarpa, Claudio Cavazzano, Bruno Pezzin and many others.

Here is the synopsis of some Donald Duck cartoons from 1934 to 1949

The wise little chicken
“The wise hen” of 1934 (original title The Wise Little Hen) is the first short film in which Donald Duck, the funny and messy character of Walt Disney, appears. Mother hen comes out of the hen house and summons her numerous and noisy chicks to help her sow corn. Since the work is demanding and tiring, the little hen comes up with the idea of ​​asking her neighbor Meo Porcello to help her. She goes to him and finds him intent on dancing and playing. After a few pleasantries, the Gallinella exposes her idea to him, but Meo Porcello, lazy and listless, absolutely does not want to work and so he replies that he has a strong stomach ache and runs away to take refuge in his little house. The poor hen, despite being shot down for this refusal, does not lose heart and, having called her chicks, goes away under the gaze of Meo Porcello who observes her in secret. Thus arrives at the home of another neighbor Donald, who is also busy dancing and singing on his little boat. The two greet each other amicably and the little hen also asks him for help with sowing. But even Donald, as soon as he realizes he has to work, feigns a painful stomach ache and walks away from his neighbor by hiding in the boat. So Mother Chioccia left alone and without the help of her neighboring liars goes away disconsolately. It seems that the little family has to get by on their own and in fact the cheerful chicks begin to prepare the land, plowing the field with improvised tools and under the watchful eye of the mother who certainly does not lack good humor. The corn is sown and the work is done. But the two neighbors once again refuse to help her and so the hen discovered the lie decides to take revenge. He prepares delicacies and delicacies of all kinds with the harvested wheat and promises to give them to Meo and Donald Duck. But in reality, the two will find only castor oil in the basket to cure their stomach ache.

The Band Concert
In “Il Concerto Bandistico” of 1935 Donald Duck is in the company of all the cheerful brigade of Walt Disney, including Mickey Mouse who directs a funny and noisy band during a colorful street party. Orazio, Clarabella, Pippo and many others are engaged with their instruments in the execution of Guglielmo Tell by Rossini and Topolino struggles not a little in making everyone agree. Donald sells ice cream with his cart and hearing the band play he takes out his flute and begins to play too. He takes the stage but as he interprets another melody he confuses the band and infuriates Mickey Mouse who breaks his flute. But the goofy Donald has another flute up his sleeve and starts playing again. Between hilarious gags the duck continues to wreak havoc among the musicians who try in every way to get him off the stage. But he just doesn't want to stop. To complicate the situation, a bee also arrives that after having annoyed Donald Duck arrives in the middle of the band who, to chase it, combine all the colors, including Mickey Mouse who with his wand begins to make strange movements, interpreted by the musicians who create a bizarre melody. The misadventures aren't over, though. In fact, a storm is coming complete with a whirlwind that takes away everything in its path. Including the band which however continues to play in the air, under the direction of Mickey Mouse. In the end the musicians land violently and there is always Donald Duck with his flute to welcome them. The anger of the entire gang falls upon him and throws at him all the now battered instruments.

Donald and Pluto
The short film of 1936, entitled "Donald Duck and Pluto" sees the cute duck of Walt Disney engaged in hard work as a plumber. To hinder him this time are his own work tools. In fact, he has to contend with leaking hammers and pipes and to complicate the situation another episode happens: his dog, Pluto, swallows a magnet. Naturally at that point all the metal objects will be attracted by Pluto who is first annoyed then, after having attracted all the pots, gets scared and tries to escape. The situation worsens when Pluto attracts an alarm clock that with its noise terrifies the poor dog who, in an attempt to escape, continues to combine, in spite of himself, other troubles. This also causes damage to Donald since the dog also attracts all his tools. The cartoon goes on with a succession of funny situations that involve both Pluto and Donald who, most of the time, has the worst. After a disastrous fall from the stairs, the magnet manages to get out of the dog's body, however, going to block poor Donald Duck. Pluto can calm down and enjoy his bone while demonstrating all his gratitude to his master with a sonorous lick.

Don Donald
In “Don Donaldino” of 1937 we find the nice Donald Duck with a graphic more similar to the modern one. This time he plays the role of a Mexican, with poncho and sombrero, who astride his donkey is determined to go and get his beautiful girlfriend Daisy. As soon as she sees him arrive, she goes down from her balcony and improvises a dance to the accompaniment of Donald Duck's guitar. So she climbs onto the donkey but is almost immediately thrown off, arousing the hilarity of her unwary boyfriend. Daisy, in fact, gets very angry for what has happened and a violent quarrel ensues between the two that culminates with the fall of Peperino into a fountain. Daisy goes away very angry and locks herself in the house. Peperino first takes it out on the donkey, then sees a car dealer and an idea begins to flash to him. To be forgiven by his beloved he swaps the donkey with the mythical 313 and goes under her balcony. Daisy immediately forgives him, gets in the car and the two begin a mad race through the streets of Mexico. But they exaggerate so much that the car stops in the middle of the desert and doesn't want to leave. The two sweethearts begin to quarrel again, giving rise to a series of funny gags until Daisy Duck goes off alone and angry. All this under the amused gaze of the donkey who had freed himself and followed them, enjoying his revenge. Donald is thus left without means of locomotion right in the middle of the desert, with only the company of cacti.

Donald's nephews
“I Nipoti di Donald Duck” is a short film from 1938 in which Qui, Quo and Qua appear for the first time on the screen. The three cute grandchildren are sent by Donald's sister to visit their uncle. Their arrival is announced by a letter and poor Donald is very happy because he still does not know what awaits him. The three arrive turbulently aboard their bikes and introduce themselves to their uncle. They immediately prove very lively and play at Donald's house breaking everything in their way. The poor man looks for a way to keep the three pests quiet and in a book he reads that with music children can have fun while remaining calm. He gets to the piano and starts playing; suddenly the three join their uncle playing trumpet, accordion and bass. But peace does not last long because Qui, Quo and Qua begin to prank their uncle until they fill a balloon full of water that arrives right on poor Donald Duck's head. The three begin to quarrel and Donald Duck calls them to the table to make them stop, where an excellent dish is ready. But the grandchildren continue to quarrel there as well and so he loses his patience and scolds them by teaching them to pray before setting the table and to behave in a polite manner. But when the prayer is over, the three pounce on the food so much that they even bite the hand of their uncle, who appears truly desperate. He starts crying to get their attention and the three seem really sorry. But it is only appearance because to be forgiven they prepare a cake, but with a lot of spicy mustard. Donald is convinced of their repentance and accepts it and obviously begins to burn. The grandchildren shower him with water and finish destroying his house. Then they leave, leaving him alone in the ruins.

Donald's cousin
In "Donald's cousin" (1939) while Donald is about to sit at the table to have a lavish lunch, his cousin Ciccio, perennially hungry, appears. To be recognized he gives him a letter from his aunt and Donald is happy to welcome him into the house. But he soon realizes that the only important thing for Ciccio is food. In fact, attracted by the scent that comes from the table, he rushes into the house and consumes in a few minutes everything that Donald had prepared for himself. Soup, spaghetti, bread, donuts, tea, coffee, fruit, cake, peas, everything ends up in the stomach of the hungry Ciccio and Donald, left hungry, is forced to throw his cousin out of the house. But it doesn't seem easy. So he proposes a strange hot dog that makes Ciccio behave like a dog. In this way he manages to put him out of the house. But for a while because Ciccio reenters through the back door and Donald Duck finds him in the fridge while he devours everything inside. Not only. Ciccio also points out that dinner time is approaching. Donald at this point passes out, desperate. She won't be able to get rid of him anymore!

Donald Duck Holidays
The short film "Donald Duck's Holidays", from 1940, begins with our friendly protagonist having fun on a canoe, playing his guitar and singing happily. Navigating, however, he does not notice a waterfall and falls into the water. A little bad! He easily reaches the shore and finds the right place to camp. Thus his extravagant canoe transforms into a comfortable tent with all the necessary provisions for a peaceful stay. Donald also has a latest model deckchair, with umbrella and footrest, just bought. The problem will be opening it. In fact, after numerous attempts the poor Donald has not yet managed to mount it, indeed it even ends up in the lake. But since opening it is now a matter of principle, he puts it all under the amused gaze of friendly squirrels. In the end, he succeeds and enjoys a well-deserved rest under the umbrella. But since there is never peace, the squirrels attracted by Donald Duck's food and taking advantage of his nap, steal everything from him. One by one the supplies disappear with funny gags of the animals. Donald is suddenly awakened by all that movement. But the deck chair closes and he gets stuck as the squirrels take away all his food. Having become furious he manages to free himself by chasing the little thieves, but since in a wood there are never any shortages of bears, instead of squirrels the unfortunate Donald Duck grabs, without realizing it, the muzzle of one of these furry animals. It is precisely from the fur that he begins to understand that he has taken something different from the small animals he was chasing. And in fact he finds himself in front of the bear and runs away terrified. The chase through the woods creates funny situations until Donald, running as hard as he can, reaches his tent which turns back into a canoe retracing back all the path he had taken to get there, including waterfalls. And so, holidays ended badly for poor Donald Duck!

Sweet dreams Donald Duck
"Sogni d'oro Donald Duck" is a short film from 1941 that tells how our protagonist is getting ready to go to sleep. In fact, in a nightgown and skullcap, Donald pulls the bed out of the wardrobe and after taking off his slippers massages his tired feet and lies down on the bed. But he bangs his head on the headboard and with disappointment he gets up, adjusts the pillow and goes back to sleep. But this time the pillow breaks, flooding it with feathers. Donald, increasingly furious, goes back to sleep, but this time to disturb his dreams is the ticking of the alarm clock, which he puts in the bedside drawer. But the alarm clock continues to rattle and so it is thrown first against the wall, then out the window. Going back, however, she is swallowed by Donald who this time will hardly get rid of her. In fact, he feels it first in his stomach then in his butt and does everything to eliminate it until it hits the wall to try to break it. And in fact, after various ups and downs, he manages to spit out some bolts. He gets back satisfied in his bed, but shortly after it is the bed that gives him a hard time. It closes like a sandwich, imprisoning the unfortunate who tries in every way to free himself, then the springs come out from every place and, when Donald Duck seems to have really managed to fix everything, the alarm goes off because it's time to get up. Sweet dreams indeed!

Donald Paratrooper
“Donald paratrooper (1942)” is a short film that anticipates the war theme taken up a year later in “The Face of the Fuhrer. Donald is on a military base, complete with an official uniform, but his job is to peel potatoes for the ration, while he would really want to fly on one of the planes he sees speeding by. Sergeant Gambadilegno punishes him for his inattention by giving him tons of potatoes to peel, but then tells him to come to him when the job is finished because he would have realized his dream. In a few minutes all the potatoes are clean and Donald is with the Sergeant. The latter, after having blindfolded him, makes him pass some tests and then sends him on a plane, after having made him wear a parachute. The plane takes off and Donald is so happy that he doesn't notice that he has lined up with the other soldiers to jump with the parachute. When he realizes it he is seized with terror and tries to get back on the plane while the sergeant tries to throw him down; but Donald is so clinging to him that after a long fight they both fall carrying a missile with them. By falling, they destroy the military base and, as a punishment, are put to peel potatoes.

The face of the Fuhrer
"The Face of the Fuhrer" is a cartoon produced by Disney in 1943 during the Second World War with clear anti-Nazi propaganda. The cartoon begins with a musical march (which will then be in the background throughout the short film) and four characters representing the caricatures of the four powerful Axis (Hitler, Hirohito, Mussolini and Goering) who are part of the Band that enters in step of march in an ideal German village. Hitler with the trombone, Mussolini with the drum, Goering with the fife and Hiroito with a big horn, march towards a little house where Donald Duck sleeps who is awakened first by an alarm clock with swastikas instead of numbers (omnipresent in the cardboard among the plants, the windmills, the railings) then by a cuckoo clock that explains the wing in the salute, like the rooster that instead of the classic "chicchirichì" says "Heil Hitler". Donkey is convinced to dress under the threat of bayonets first and of a bucket of cold water then, and is preparing to have breakfast. Stealthily he takes a coffee jar from a safe (placed behind a portrait of Hitler) from which he extracts a coffee bean and dips it slowly into a cup with water, then takes a perfume dispenser with an essence of bacon inside and eggs and sprays it in his beak. At this point Donald is taken by the quartet and loads the drum and Mussolini on his shoulders to go to work in a factory where ammunition of various caliber is produced; Donald Duck's task is to screw the firing pin of all the ammunition running on the conveyor belt; sometimes a photo of Hitler appears and Donald has to simultaneously greet the image and screw the firing pin. After having had "reward holidays" corresponding to the appearance of a tarp with the image of the mountains, the rhythm of the tape increases until Donald goes crazy and the ammunition takes shape and life, in a whirlwind that ends with the outbreak of two bombs with Donald Duck himself in the middle.

Donald and the gorilla
"Donald and the gorilla" (1944). On a dark rainy night, Donald is listening to the radio with his nephews Qui Quo and Qua, when the announcer announces that Ajax, a ferocious gorilla, has escaped from the zoo and warns that he is a cruel monster. The grandchildren are terrified but Donald makes fun of them wearing big paw-shaped gloves. The three grandchildren realize this and study their revenge: they each wear a different piece (legs, trunk and head) of a costume depicting a large ape and take the place of an armchair just as Donald is sitting down to read a book. ; obviously he doesn't notice anything until his lollipop is bitten by the fake ape and, running away as white as a sheet, he makes the three grandchildren burst into laughter. Donald and the nephews, however, do not know that Ajax is really there and enters the house while Donald is chasing his nephews with the costume and mistakes them for Ajax. From that moment he begins an escape first with the three grandchildren then alone, until he collides with the real gorilla, with whom he begins a real chase: first along a column, then on a ladder that catapults him up above the attic, staircase which then serves to Donald to escape from Ajax himself. Trying to escape, poor Donald gets stuck in the table, blocked by Ajax himself and begs him, in a bath of sweat, not to hurt him. He is about to be bitten when the three grandchildren, having heard on the radio that the only way to make the ape tame was to use tear gas, throw a bottle of gas right under Ajax's nose, causing him to burst into tears. . Donald, seeing the ape crying like this, begins to laugh out loud until the same gas reaches him, making him cry too, tenderly embracing Ajax, blowing his nose in the same handkerchief.

Donald and patience
In the short film "Donald Duck and Patience" from 1945, Donald walks quietly along the road smoking a big cigar and making, with the clouds of smoke, two big pierced hearts because he thinks of Daisy who is waiting for him; when she sees him coming along the garden path, she rushes into the room to put on some perfume and then opens the door for him. After an electrifying kiss, Donald Duck asks Donald to open a window and he begins his demolition work: the window in fact turns out to be a tough nut to crack for Donald who, trying to open it, completely loses his temper, becoming fiery red and starting to break any what happens to him. At the end of his fury Daisy, very calmly, turns the locking pin and opens the window, scolding Donald for the way he behaved and threatening not to go out with him again until the moment in which he had not changed his character and was became patient. Donald, by chance, in a newspaper picked up on the street, finds an advertisement for a company that promises to become calm with a special device. Donald receives this package and does not have time to unwrap it that the device shows up immediately: it is a machine of offense: if Donald manages to remain calm for the next 10 minutes, then he can be said to be cured. In this lapse of time Donald suffers from all the colors, from the blows on the head to the cut of the buttons of the jacket, from the trumpets in the ear to the burst of an alarm clock, but in the end he manages to have the coveted diploma; He then jumps in the car and runs to Daisy Duck who immediately puts him to the test and despite the fingers crushed by the window which then breaks on his head, Donald always has a smile on his beak. Daisy is enthusiastic about it and runs to put on her hat to go out but Donald as soon as he sees her bursts into a loud laugh; Daisy at that point gets angry and begins to fuck poor Donald Duck.

Donald and the gift gone
"Donald Duck and the Vanished Gift" (1946). Donald walks on the snow in the woods of the Klondike reading a postcard of Daisy who "invites" him to get her a fur coat; Donald approaches a cave and sees a huge mother bear with her cub on it which, in Donald's eyes, immediately transforms into the fur to be given to Daisy Duck. With tricks and the help of a large boulder, he manages to bring the puppy into his hut, puts him on his feet and with his imagination overlaps the image of the puppy with that of Daisy, giving him a big kiss. To the puppy's reaction, Donald reflects on how to kill him, if with an ax, by poisoning him or by hanging him. He chooses the latter possibility; prepares a pile of boxes with the rope hanging from the beam and tied to the doorknob and asks the puppy to go up with him and while he tries to climb the pile of boxes, they collapse and Donald finds himself with the noose around his neck risking to being choked several times. Meanwhile, the mother bear wakes up because the boulder that Donald Duck had placed for her in the place of the puppy rolls on one paw and, angry, follows the tracks to the house where the puppy who is trying to escape from Donald is. After a series of gags, the puppy comes close to its mother and Donald is catapulted onto the sideboard, spilling the honey jar on his head; mother bear, feeling the scent of honey, begins to lick, together with the cub, the head of poor Donald Duck.

Donald and Goofy in the desert of mirages
Donald and Goofy in the desert of mirages (1947). The protagonists of the story, Goofy and Donald, find themselves in the desert trying to reach a hotel in Cairo but their car suddenly stops. Pippo's intervention only makes things worse and the two have to continue on foot under the desert sun. While Pippo seems not to feel tired, Donald is destroyed and needs water. But that's no problem because his friend pulls out a map of the world which nevertheless burns out from the heat. Pippo finds a beautiful bar in an oasis and asks the waiter for a cool drink. But as he gets ready to drink, everything disappears and he finds himself sitting on the sand. The mirages keep appearing and disappearing, driving poor Pippo crazy. Donald instead sees a cool block of ice waiting for him and rushes into it, but this too disappears to reappear further away. The two are in the throes of a series of hallucinations that make them run here and there until they arrive at an oasis where there is a camel, true this time. The two get on it and get away as fast as possible.

Donald House Painter
"Donald House Painter" (1948). A bee flutters blissfully among the flowers on Donald Duck's terrace when disturbed by its out of tune song; intrigued she enters and finds him intent on attacking the wallpaper. To her great surprise it is a card with large colorful flowers and she is immediately drawn to it. But the poor bee does nothing but bump into it and Donald, noticing her, decides to play a joke on her. He lures her with a ruse and imprisons her in a jar of glue. The poor bee comes out rather battered among the laughter of Donald who throws her out of the house and gets back to work. But the bee is determined to take revenge and, having returned to the room through the keyhole, begins to annoy Donald Duck. The two engage in a fun fight to the sound of stings and spite, by one and the other. The small insect stuck with its sting in a cork manages to free itself and begins to make all the colors of Donald Duck who in turn was stuck with glue to the ceiling. Once the opponent has been knocked out, the bee summons all its friends from the hive who, in a row, are ready to prick Donald Duck's butt.

Donald Duck's birthday
In the 1949 “Donald Duck's Birthday” the protagonists are the three grandchildren, Qui, Quo and Qua who have to make a gift for the “uncle's” forty-fifth birthday. The three boys, however, do not have a penny and in order to make the chosen gift, a box of cigars, they begin to carry out a series of chores in the garden, at the end of which they present the bill to the Uncle. Donald gives them the money but forces them to put it in their piggy bank. Here Quo and Qua therefore show off all their skills in order to recover the piggy bank, always hampered by their uncle. In the end they manage, through a team game, to recover the sum needed to be able to go and buy the box of cigars but Donald checks them and seeing them leave the tobacconist with a box of cigars in hand, misunderstanding the intentions of the grandchildren, decides to force them to smoke all of them to make them pass the desire to do certain pranks; in the end, however, taking the box in his hand, he finds the greeting card and realizes the huge mistake made, becoming smaller and smaller and thus disappearing from the sight of his grandchildren. When appearances are deceiving!

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