Donald's Nephews

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This article is about the cartoon short. For the characters themselves, see Huey, Dewey and Louie.
Donald's Nephews
Donald Duck series
Directed by Jack King
Produced by Walt Disney
Story by Carl Barks, Jack Hannah
Voices by Clarence Nash
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s)
  • April 15, 1938 (1938-04-15)
(USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 8 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Followed by Good Scouts

Donald's Nephews (1938) is a Donald Duck animated cartoon which features Donald being visited by his three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. This cartoon is Huey, Dewey, and Louie's very first appearance in animation.[1]

Plot[edit]

Donald receives a postcard from his sister, Dumbella, which says that her three "angelic" boys, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, are coming to visit him. At first Donald is excited to see his nephews, but soon the boys start causing problems, being a constant annoyance to their uncle.

Donald consults a book entitled Modern Child Training, and tries to use the suggestions to gain control over his nephews, but things only get worse. In the end, after the boys leave and with his house left almost destroyed, Donald spots a page which reads "After all, little children are only angels without wings". This so enrages Donald that he rips the book to pieces and enters an explosive rage.

Nephews Antics[edit]

Throughout the cartoon, Huey, Dewey, and Louie play tricks on their Uncle Donald in order to annoy him. They cause extensive damage throughout his house, and have fun at Donald's expense. Some of their activities include:

  • Playing croquet on tricycles in Donald's living room, breaking vases, lamps, and windows
  • As Donald plays the piano to try to calm his nephews, the boys pick up instruments to play along with him, however Dewey uses his trombone to launch an apple at Donald, and Huey uses his cello to project his bow at Donald
  • While Donald plays the piano, Huey fills a bag with water, and Louie bursts it with his slingshot
  • Giving Donald a pie full of scorching hot mustard, then, to cool him down, they throw water on him and spray him in the face with a fire extinguisher, then throw his book at him and ride away on their tricycles

Availability[edit]

  • Walt Disney's Funny Factory With Huey Dewey & Louie Vol. 4[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disney Shorts - Huey, Dewey and Louie". Patrick Malone. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Disney Shorts - Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Huey, Dewey and Louie". Patrick Malone. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 

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