While speeding on the road, Donald Duck blows a tire in his car, necessitating its replacement with the car’s spare. He encounters difficulty lifting the car with his jack, removing the damaged tire, and repairing it with a patch. Unfortunately for him, all four tires immediately pop once he resumes driving, but he continues his trip undaunted on four flats.
Donald is washing windows on a high-rise; Pluto is his assistant, hauling the rope for the platform and refilling buckets but mostly sleeping. And when things are finally going well, Donald makes the mistake of tormenting a bee. You know, because he is Donald.
In the 1954 “Dragon Around”, Chip and Dale think they see a dragon coming toward their tree, but it is really just Donald with a power shovel, clearing the way for a freeway. For some reason Donald thinks this awesome and decides to play along, fitting a welding torch to the jaws for an appropriate flame.
I’m a huge fan of A Disney Halloween/Disney’s Halloween Treat. I’ve posted about it before. I’ve even done my own podcast about it. But recently, while searching YouTube for videos about it, I stumbled upon something similar that I had either forgotten or never knew existed: Disney’s Halloween Hall o’ Fame.
I may or may not have seen this special. It seemed familiar to me, and I almost remember being shown it in middle school, but I can’t tell if these memories are real or just the phantom memories I often experience. In any case, the special stars Jonathan Winters as a Disney security guard. He finds himself in a room full of Disney props one Halloween night. He cuts up Jonathan Winters-style for a little bit, and then comes across a crystal ball in which he sees a talking jack o’lantern (also Winters) who introduces a handful of classic Disney Halloween cartoons: “Trick or Treat”, “Pluto’s Judgment Day”, and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”.
I honestly didn’t care for this one as much as I did A Disney Halloween/Disney’s Halloween Treat. There was less content and I just found Winters’ shtick to be tiresome. Still, it’s got those great Disney shorts. Not only so, but some YouTube hero has remastered both this and Disney’s Halloween Treat so that they are sharper and more vibrant (in contrast, my version of Disney’s Halloween Treat is so faded it is nearly unwatchable). You can find his channel and all the remastered videos here.
Stay in school kids, you never know how insane the truant officer looking for you might be…