Donald Duck Presents

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Donald Duck Presents
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Title screen
Genre Comedy
Starring Donald Duck
Country of origin United States
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television Animation
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network The Disney Channel
Original release September 1, 1983 (1983-09-01)

Donald Duck Presents is a television series that aired on The Disney Channel beginning in 1983 and which featured classic Disney animated shorts. Although Donald Duck shorts were the primary programming, additional cartoons featuring Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Chip 'n Dale, Pluto, as well as Silly Symphonies, Disney featurettes, and other Disney-based shorts were shown. The show was first aired on September 1, 1983, a few months after The Disney Channel was launched. Its timeslot for its early run was at 8 a.m. Eastern/Pacific Time, making it the third program of The Disney Channel's 16 (later 18) hour programming day.

Brief clips and segues featuring Donald Duck typically were placed between each short. The shorts often were edited down, removing the opening and closing credits, and in some cases, edited for length.

The opening of the show featured a cavalcade of scenes from classic Disney shorts, and a theme song. Unlike the opening of Good Morning, Mickey!, which features all of the characters in the theme, the opening of Donald Duck Presents features only Donald (and his nephews).

The show was replaced by Donald's Quack Attack in 1992.[1][2]

VHS release[edit]

This show was released only on VHS PAL in the UK as part of a six-volume set which also each featured an episode of Good Morning, Mickey!, Welcome to Pooh Corner, The Mouse Factory and Mousercise. Unlike the stateside version of Donald Duck Presents, however, there were no cartoon shorts released; that position was filled by Good Morning, Mickey!. Instead, it contained different Disney featurettes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 10, no. 4, August/September 1992: pp. 36, 43.
  2. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 10, no. 5, October/November 1992: p. 34.

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Preceded by
Contraption
Disney Channel Original Series Succeeded by
You and Me Kid