Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald Vol 1 : 5 of 5
After finishing the set of Mickey cartoons, I started right in on the complete set of Donald Duck shorts from the 30s and 40s. I can definitely see why this set is called Volume 1, because Disney made so many Donald cartoons (sometimes up to eight a year!) that it's going to take a few more DVDs to contain them all! These are excellent cartoons, and even though Donald doesn't have Mickey's charm for me, he's still downright hilarious (I always get a big kick out of listening to him sing, too). We get to see the first appearances of Daisy Duck (who used to talk with the same kind of voice as Donald - I wonder when she switched to a "normal" voice?) and Huey, Duey and Louie. Lots of the cartoons include Goofy and Pluto (I guess Donald takes care of Pluto when Mickey's out of town), and the villain is usually Pete (though he doesn't have a peg leg). My favorites are Hockey Champ, which features some funny snow and ice chases, and Modern Inventions, where Donald has a bad time in a museum of the future. The bonus material is pretty sparse, but at least includes a biography of Clarence Nash, the voice of Donald (I wish I could talk like Donald, too!).