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Duck Pimples (1945)

Donald Duck becomes a suspect in a whodunit of his own imagination.

Director:

Jack Kinney

Writers:

Virgil Partch (story), Dick Shaw (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Det. Hennessey (voice) (uncredited)
Mary Lenahan Mary Lenahan ... Colleen (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ... Clark (voice) (uncredited)
Doodles Weaver ... Radio Play Characters (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Donald has an unpleasant evening when a mysterious book salesman comes to his door then disappears leaving Donald with a collection of whodunnit novels. He reads one and gets so fully involved in it that it appears that the characters are actually coming out of the book and into his living room getting him involved in the murder caper. Finally the author of the book, J. Harold King, steps forth and claims Donald innocent. The characters return to the novel from whence they came leaving Donald wondering if it was really just his "imagination". Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Donald und das mysteri√∂se Buch See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several of the characters' names are spoofs on the names of Disney staff members. H.U. Hennesy is a spoof on Disney artist Hugh Hennesy, J. Harold King probably refers to director Jack King, and Leslie J. Clark is a play on the name of another Disney artist, Les Clark. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Radio Voice: Relax, just relax. Let your imagination go. Now turn out the light. Ah, there, that's better. My story begins: a woman speaks.
[a woman screams]
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Crazy Credits

The main title has the word "Goose" crossed out and "Duck" written in. See more »

Connections

Featured in DTV Monster Hits (1987) See more »

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That moment when you realize that Sigourney Weaver's uncle participated in one of the nastier cartoons out there
1 April 2017 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

It seems to me that a lot of Disney's old cartoons had sort of a nasty side, and "Duck Pimples" is a prime example. I saw it on a video compilation called Scary Tales which also included a cartoon in which Pluto gets sent to Hell and put on trial for crimes against cats (that one was just inappropriate for children).

Anyway, this one depicts Donald Duck letting his imagination get the better of him, as characters from books start coming to life. Borderline violent, it hardly seems like something that people should let the tykes watch. The Warner Bros. cartoons always took a cleverer approach to these things.

What I noticed while reading the cast is the presence of Doodles Weaver. He was Sigourney Weaver's uncle. A character actor, his roles included the boat owner in "The Birds" and the hardware store clerk in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". How many people would realize that the niece of the guy renting Tippi Hedren the boat and trying to keep Sid Caesar and Edie Adams out of the store would have to battle a bloodthirsty alien and get possessed by an evil spirit trying to take over New York?

So, this is not a cartoon that I recommend.

I like to think about that. Walt Disney finances "Duck Pimples", and over seven decades later the niece of one of the cast members gets interviewed for Ron Howard's documentary about the Beatles' touring years. And last year's "Ghostbusters" was better than most people gave it credit for.


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