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Review by deltabannermen posted over a year ago
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A Disney Tale: Jiminy Cricket introduces two tales - Bongo the Bear (a slightly disturbing tale of love in the bear community) and Mickey and the Beanstalk (a Disney version of the well-known fairytale).

Disney Hero: With two 'films' in this package feature we have two main heroes. First up is Bongo. Bongo is a circus bear who runs away to the forest and meets the love of his life. Bongo never speaks in his film. He is dressed in a jacket, bow tie and hat and runs the full gamut of emotions. In the second film, we have three 'heroes' - Mickey, Donald and Goofy who all fulfill the role of Jack in this version of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Disney Heroine: In Bongo, the titular bear falls in love with Lulubelle, a female bear from the forest. She forms part of a love triangle with another bear, Lumpjaw. She is also instrumental in an aspect of this film which I found rather uncomfortable to watch - the slapping courtship. In Doctor Who there was some minor furore surrounding the slapping instigated by the main characters - the Doctor, Rory and Amy. There were cries of domestic abuse in the way Rory was being slapped and how if the roles were reversed (i.e. Rory...
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Opinion by moulan posted over a year ago
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Four years after the appearance of Mickey Mouse, in 1934 born a character destined to fortunate happening equally: Donald Duck. This is a gosling, devised from Walt Disney and realized graphically from Ub Iwerks, but it is thanks to great designer Al Tagliaferro that Donald Duck acquired that graphical style, funny and characteristic, that has contributed to giving to the comic strips amusing scenes. Donald Duck garment perennially like a sailor, with the buttons gilds and a little hat to that the ace characterizes he. Initially Donald Duck made from companion to Mickey Mouse, but later on Walt Disney comprised that a personage with these potentialities, deserved a Comic all he, with of the history that had to render it protagonist absolute. Therefore Donald Duck continuous happened and still today to amuse the adults and the children with its likeable and adventurous history much. The happened one of Donald Duck has had mainly to its temperament, opposite to that one of Mickey Mouse, that it represents the defects of everyone of we, in fact is a busybody, arranges troubles, stubborn, lazy, frightening, but invents always in order to be attempted a solution that it avoids little to...
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Opinion by moulan posted over a year ago
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     ne of the most popular of the Disney cartoon characters, Donald Duck made his debut in the Silly Symphony cartoon "The Wise Little Hen" on June 9, 1934. His fiery temper endeared him to audiences, and in the 1940s he surpassed Mickey Mouse in the number of cartoons reaching the theaters. Eventually, there were 128 Donald Duck cartoons, but he also appeared in a number of others with Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto. His middle name, shown in a wartime cartoon, is Fauntleroy. The original voice of Donald was Clarence "Ducky" Nash, who was succeeded after 50 years by Disney artist Tony Anselmo. A daily Donald Duck newspaper comic strip began on February 7, 1938.

Donald Duck has a good heart and always has good intentions. Well, almost always. Actually, it's his second or third intentions that are the good ones, but by the time they surface Donald's already off and running in the wrong direction. He refuses to let anyone or anything stand in his way. It doesn't matter how much humiliation the world dishes out to him, Donald will take it and come back for more. He's a loser, not a quitter, and he'll go down fighting. This is a duck with one short...
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Opinion by moulan posted over a year ago
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Early debut
Donald may well have made his first printed appearance in Mickey Mouse Annual 3 (published 1932; the annual for 1933), a 128-page British hardback. This book included the poem Mickey's Hoozoo, Witswitch and Wotswot, which listed all of Mickey's then-current barnyard animal friends (most of Disney's major characters developed out of this barnyard scenario). Among them was a duckling named Donald Duck. Besides the name, however, there is little similarity between this character and the one introduced in The Wise Little Hen during 1934. Mickey Mouse Annual 3 was drawn entirely by Wilfred Haughton.
[edit]Comic strip debut
The Donald of The Wise Little Hen made his printed debut in the newspaper comic strip adaptation of that cartoon. It was released between September 16 and December 16, 1934 in the Silly Symphonies Sunday pages by Ted Osborne and Al Taliaferro. On February 10, 1935, Donald appeared in the Mickey Mouse daily strip by Ted Osborne and Floyd Gottfredson.
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Opinion by moulan posted over a year ago
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Donald in animation

[edit]Early appearances
For more details on this topic, see Donald Duck filmography.


Donald Duck as he first appeared in The Wise Little Hen
According to Leonard Maltin in his introduction to The Chronological Donald - Volume 1, Donald was created by Walt Disney when he heard Clarence Nash doing his "duck" voice while reciting "Mary had a little lamb". Mickey Mouse had lost some of his edge since becoming a role model for children and Disney wanted a character that could portray some of the more negative character traits he could no longer bestow on Mickey.
Donald Duck first appeared in the Silly Symphonies cartoon The Wise Little Hen on June 9, 1934 (though he is mentioned in a 1931 Disney storybook). Donald's appearance in the cartoon, as created by animator Dick Lundy, is similar to his modern look—the feather and beak colors are the same, as is the blue sailor shirt and hat—but his features are more elongated, his body plumper, and his feet smaller. Donald's personality is not developed either; in the short, he only fills the role of the unhelpful friend from the original story.
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