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Donald's Lucky Day

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : January 13, 1939

Running Time : 8:15

Synopsis

It's Friday the 13th, and Donald has to avoid any number of bad luck omens in order to deliver an ominously ticking package.

Characters

Donald Duck
Cat (unnamed)

Credits

Director
Jack King
Animation
Sandy Strother
Ed Love
Jack Hannah
Johnny Cannon
John McManus
Paul Allen
Al Eugster
Cornett Wood
Don Towsley
Dick Lundy
Ken Peterson
Story
Carl Barks
Jack Hannah
Harry Reeves

Video

United States
Donald's Scary Tales
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 3 : Scary Tales
France
Donald Vedette de Television
Italy
La Storia de Paperino
Paperino e i Racconti Misteriosi

CED

United States
Cartoon Classics - Scary Tales

Laserdiscs

Donald Scary Tales / Halloween Haunts
Cartoon Classics : Scary Tales
Japan
This is Your Life Donald Duck
Scary Tales

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Italy
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 26: Classic Donald
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 13

Original Animator's Drafts


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Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From Ryan : This is definitely a classic Donald Duck short. The animation was nicely done, giving it an eerie look. I liked the scene where the cat and Donald are both on a board and Donald is about to fall into the ocean, lake,etc. The cat walks over and he tells him/her to go back, but as soon as the cat is too far back, Donald tells the cat to come back a little more. Another funny scene is at the end when the bomb (which was in the package the whole time) exploded after falling into the water. Dozens of fish came flying right out and landing on the dock all over Donald. Soon several cats come over to chow down.
From Baruch Weiss : This sure is a classic Donald short! I especially enjoy the song Donald sings at the beginning. I also enjoy the ending where fish comes flying and several cats come and start to chow down and Donald just laughs it off; kind of out of character for him because that's usually what Mickey Mouse would do. The only other time I can think of when he did this was in the 1940 cartoon Donald's Dog Laundry!