Donald's Double Trouble

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Donald's Double Trouble
Directed byJack King
Produced byWalt Disney
Story byCarl Barks
Roy Williams
StarringClarence Nash
Leslie Denison
Gloria Blondell
Music byOliver Wallace
Animation byFred Kopietz
Don Towsley
Tom Massey
Sandy Strother
Layouts byErnie Nordli
Backgrounds byHoward Dunn
Color processTechnicolor
Production
company
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Release date
  • June 28, 1946 (1946-06-28)
(USA)
Running time
7 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Donald's Double Trouble is a 1946 Donald Duck short film released by RKO Radio Pictures, colored by Technicolor and produced by Walt Disney Productions. This cartoon made the fourth appearance of Daisy Duck.

This short is notable for featuring a short-tempered Daisy Duck. At the end of the short Daisy displays a dangerous temper, which is ironic considering that she called out Donald for his short temper beforehand.

Plot[edit]

Donald is inside a telephone booth in a telephone call with Daisy, who scolds him for a lack of manners and criticizes him for his poor use of the English language and threatens to end their relationship if Donald doesn't learn to speak proficiently after which she slams the phone down and the telephone booth literally explodes, depicting Daisy as extremely furious, and Donald's clothes worn-out in the process.

Fearing that he will lose Daisy, Donald wanders through the streets to figure out a solution when he meets a nameless look-alike British-accented duck with a more pleasant voice and temper than him, whom he offers money to impersonate him in order to win back Daisy.

The plan goes awry when the look-alike starts falling for Daisy who is calling him Donald since he looks a lot like him, which incurs Donald's wrath and jealousy. For the rest of the date, Donald tries everything to prevent them from getting closer and win back Daisy himself.

Donald follows them to an amusement park, where he tried all attempts to stop falling for the look-alike, but failed at every turn. The final attempt is at the tunnel of love, where he begs the look-alike to stop but is pushed underwater. Donald, now soaked and infuriated, storms into the tunnel and a massive and brutal fight ensues offscreen.

The camera then zooms to the exit of the tunnel, where it shows Donald and the look-alike holding hands and closing eyes romantically, exiting the tunnel, which they both mistake for Daisy. When they realize it, both are shocked and when Daisy walks outside the tunnel, completely drenched, angrily ranting at them unclearly, Donald and look-alike quickly run away as Daisy continues to yell at them.

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Technical Specifications[edit]

Runtime 7 min

Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1

Laboratory Technicolor, USA

Negative Format 35 mm

Cinematographic Process Spherical

Printed Film Format 35 mm

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