The Flying Jalopy

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

“The Flying Jalopy” is a Walt Disney animated short film released in 1943. It is part of the Donald Duck series of cartoons, featuring the popular Disney character Donald Duck in various comedic and adventurous situations.

In “The Flying Jalopy,” Donald Duck is portrayed as an airplane pilot who operates a rickety and unconventional aircraft called the “Jalopy.” The cartoon follows Donald as he attempts to take to the skies in his ramshackle plane, encountering a series of humorous and chaotic events along the way.The Flying Jalopy disney short

The film showcases Donald’s typical bad luck and his determination to overcome the challenges that arise. The “Jalopy” itself becomes a source of comedic mishaps and slapstick humor as Donald struggles to keep it airborne. The cartoon is filled with sight gags, physical comedy, and humorous moments throughout.

“The Flying Jalopy” 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, fast-paced animation, and the amusing dynamic between Donald and his unreliable aircraft. It exemplifies Donald Duck’s endearing personality and showcases his enduring popularity as one of Disney’s beloved characters.

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  • Director: Dick Lundy
  • Producer: Walt Disney

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