Self Control (film)
|Donald Duck series|
Self Control title card
|Directed by||Jack King|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Story by||Carl Barks|
|Voices by||Clarence Nash
|Music by||Oliver Wallace|
|Animation by||Jack Hannah
|Studio||Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Release date(s)||11 February 1938|
|Running time||8 minutes 51 seconds|
|Preceded by||Donald's Ostrich|
|Followed by||Donald's Better Self|
Self Control is an animated short film in the Donald Duck series, produced in Technicolor by Walt Disney Productions and released to theaters on February 11, 1938 by RKO Radio Pictures. The film follows Donald trying to learn to control his temper by following the advice of a radio program.
Donald Duck is enjoying a leisurely day in his hammock sipping lemonade and listening to his radio. Soon Uncle Smiley's radio program comes on. Smiley is described as a "musical philosopher" and uses songs to maintain a positive attitude. Donald insists that he has never lost his temper, yet[clarification needed]
Donald's temper is first tried by a fly that lands on his foot, followed by a worm which crawls down the underside of his hammock and tickles him. A chicken comes along and pecks Donald's rear end while trying to grab the worm. Finally Donald is confronted with an antagonistic woodpecker who finally causes him to lose his temper.
At the end of the film Donald grabs his shotgun and smashes the radio.
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