Release Date : December 5, 1941
Chef Donald is a classic example of one type of Donald short – Donald on his own, trying desperately to complete some sort of task, against the advice of either his better nature or some outside influence, in this case a radio. While Donald is scrapbooking, the radio entreats him to make waffles, leading to visions of a piping hot waffle and ultimately to cooking.
Remember how I mentioned Donald was scrapbooking? The only issue he has is that he leaves the rubber cement on the table, and well…
You can see where this is going. The dough turns into a sticky, viscous substance, and thwarts Donald’s every effort to make it into waffles. It’s another way to have Donald’s frustration build and build, going from a simple situation to an absurd one. That escalation is what makes Donald so unique.
This is very much like one of Goofy’s “How To” shorts, with the radio providing the narrator voice, but instead we have Donald going farther and farther to make his point. I personally lost it when Donald ended up with an axe, trying to chop the dough up. It backfires, of course, leading to a massive crack in Donald’s house that spreads quickly.
This is just a flat out funny short, because Donald is so hyperactive throughout. Even when he gets his tail caught in the waffle iron, it’s more funny than painful, at least for the viewer. It’s where the animators do some of their best work – pitting Donald against something that isn’t really fighting back, but thwarts his efforts all the same.
As I said…I love Donald, and I love waffles, so I loved Chef Donald. This is one of my new favorites.
Also, when the crack knocked the nail of the rubber cement, the bowl went into Donald sliding a carpet or rug in his mouth and the bowl landed on Donald cut the rug in 2 pieces. So Donald's really mad now and opens his door and throws the bowl outside and says "Good riddance!" But the bowl's stuck on the doorknob and stuck in the tree and the ! tree shakes back and forth and it knocks on Donald's door. Donald thinks their company. He opens the door and says "Come in" and the bowl went right into his face and crashes into his kitchen with a mess. Then the radio
announcer says how they enjoyed their waffle. Then Donald goes to the radio station and fights the
announcer at the end of the cartoon. Donald Duck is my favorite Disney character. And I will see him at Disneyland. This cartoon is cool to watch if you want to make waffles, but first put your rubber cement away. I give this a 900.
This site is in no way sponsored by, created by, or
endorsed by the Disney Company. All opinions, views, and thoughts expressed
herein are expressly the authors, and in no way reflect the opinions, views,
or thoughts of the Disney Company. All character images on these pages are
Copyright of Disney ©.
About Us |
Home Video |
All graphics © The Disney Company
Site design and all other content © Marshmallow Fox Web Design