Monday, June 28, 2010

086 Sea Scouts

Title: Sea Scouts
Studio: Disney
Date: 6/30/39
Credits: -
Series: Donald Duck
Running time (of viewed version): 8:00

Synopsis: Donald and the nephews engage in the naval arts, and meet some resistance from a big weirdly colored shark.

Comments: Seas Scouts is an actual thing, like the Boy Scouts. As I grew up two blocks from a body of water too big to see across, I don't know why I didn't know about it. Donald is an actual authority figure here, unlike in any of the previous Donald cartoons for the year. The sail snapping off makes it a bit like kiteboarding. The bit with the shark is not unlike a bit from Peter Pan would eventually be. The shark looks like a throwback for Disney design. I expected Don to pull out a can of spinach when he said "that's the last straw", but he didn't need it (tho he did get all Popeye about it). They do both wear sailor suits much of the time...

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