Old Macdonald Duck

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

“Old MacDonald Duck” is a Walt Disney animated short film released in 1941. It is part of the Donald Duck series of cartoons, featuring the popular Disney character Donald Duck in various comedic and adventurous situations.Old Macdonald Duck disney short

In “Old MacDonald Duck,” the film follows Donald Duck as he visits his uncle’s farm, which happens to be the famous Old MacDonald’s farm. Donald is tasked with doing the chores, including feeding the animals, milking the cow, and collecting eggs from the chickens. However, his lack of experience and short temper lead to numerous mishaps and comedic situations.

The cartoon showcases Donald’s humorous interactions with the farm animals, including cows, pigs, chickens, and other barnyard creatures. As Donald attempts to manage the tasks at hand, he is met with stubborn and mischievous animals, leading to chaotic and comedic outcomes.

“Old MacDonald Duck” was directed by Jack King and features the iconic voice work of Clarence Nash as Donald Duck. It was well-received upon its release and has become a beloved entry in the Donald Duck series.

The short film is remembered for its humor, lively animation, and the amusing portrayal of Donald’s farmyard misadventures. It exemplifies Donald Duck’s comedic talents and showcases his enduring popularity as one of Disney’s beloved characters.

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  • Director: Jack King
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Music: Leigh Harline

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