If I said it once, then I said it, well, once. Disney cartoons aren’t funny. 1954′s Donald’s Diary comes pretty darn close, though.
This short displays more cynicism than anything else to ever come out of The Magic Kingdom® before or since. I think another reason this cartoon totally excels, I mean, besides the handsome backgrounds and animation, is that it circumvents the obstacle of Donald’s voice.
Also of note, Daisy Duck has never looked sexier. Qu-Quack! I wouldn’t mind throwin’ crumbs in that pond.
What? Why didn’t anyone tell me that there is a large historical comic movie and cartoon character collection in a variety of venues nestled In its historic Camden Station a scant 8 miles from my home? (Please don’t try to find me, psychos.)
Every time I bother to leave my squalid home to face the pockmarked landscape of abandoned mini malls that I call my neighborhood, people stop me on the streets to talk about how much they love my duck posts. “Never enough duck posts!” That’s what I always hear. Good thing my enthusiasm for cartoon ducks without pants knows no bounds.
Here’s a trippy little drugged-out tale by my favorite cartoonist ever, Carl Barks. Huey, Dewey & Louie trick “Unca Donald” into thinking that he’d slept to the far-off futuristic year, 1990. Yeah, it’s your typical Rip Van Winkle scenario, but the ether (used to “doctor his cheap gasoline”) freak-out really makes this never reprinted oddity a great read around the ol’ lava lamp.
For whatever cosmic chance and reason, the first comic I ever bought with my own money was a random Donald Duck comic. It might have been due to the fact that I was repelled by how different superheroes looked in comic books compared to their ‘Superfriends’ counterparts. Of course, I eventually got into superhero comics as an angry adolescent with sizable revenge fantasies, but that was years later. None of that stuff really stuck with me or had any discernible influence, but Disney sure as heck did. Enough about me, though. Enjoy some of this weird and wacky Donald Duck n’ friends images from the artist’s personal collection.