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To celebrate #DonaldDuck's 85th birthday, I am gonna watch every DD theatrical cartoon in chronological order (minus the ones I just covered in my #Mickey90 megathread)

Mute the thread NOW if you would like to avoid seeing all of this!
Day 1: "The Wise Little Hen" (June 9, 1934)

Donald's 1st appearance, as a scene-stealing supporting actor in this Silly Symphony cartoon. He is paired w/Peter Pig, who will never have a role this good again. DD becomes an instant star, while Peter is demoted to background player
I think they know they have something here; they save Donald's intro for last, and give him a great entrance.

Also, WLH's singing voice is perfect, and Peter Pig's speaking voice is a true nightmare. You can feel his cartoon career ending the moment he opens his mouth.
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To celebrate #MickeyMouse's 90th birthday, I am gonna watch every MM theatrical cartoon in chronological order (and maybe a few other things, too).

I'm gonna try to limit it to one per day, which means this will take MONTHS.

I have seen a lot of the classic shorts, but certainly not all of them. And it's been a while. So this should be fun, watching the way the MM character changes & develops over time.

(I have owned these DVDs a long time now without watching most of what is on them.)
"The World's Funniest Cartoon Character" is how he was billed in the early days, but on the recent #Mickey90 TV special did anyone talk about MM being funny? (I genuinely don't recall, maybe someone did. But they definitely no longer tried to argue that he's the "funniest").
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As a warm-up for my #Mickey90 megathread starting 11/18, I'm gonna watch as many of Disney's Oswald The Lucky Rabbit cartoons as I can get access to, since OTLR is basically Mickey Mouse 1.0

I mean, just look at him. Walt lost the rights to OTLR & then re-created him as MM!
I own this dvd collection from 2007 which I was SO excited to own but I still haven't gotten around to watching, over a decade later! This twitter thread will be my excuse to finally watch these films.
There are 26 Oswald shorts by Disney. 13 are on the DVD set. They have since found 6 more, and 7 are still "lost." I think I will be able to watch 16 of them?

Here is an awesome book by @dave_bossert that pretty much covers everything about OTLR:
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My next twitter megathread is gonna be to watch every Mickey Mouse cartoon, starting on his 90th birthday on November 18th.

Last night ABC showed this birthday celebration special and so far I am finding it hard to connect with. This is clearly not targeted at me.
Even when I was a kid and full of imagination, I was never on board for celebrities talking about cartoon characters like this. I just couldn't get on board.
When I was a kid I brought an autograph book to Disney World and had the people in costumes sign it as their characters but even then I felt weird about it and what I really wanted was to meet Carl Barks and Clarence "Ducky" Nash.
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