Daisy

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.....While instantly recognizable to most cartoon fans, Daisy Duck appeared in a scant 13 theatrical shorts in the classic era, with one being her debut as the formative Donna in "Don Donald" (the first full-fledged Donald Duck cartoon) and a cameo in two other shorts. Her true fame was built in comic strips and Carl Barks' legendary Donald Duck comic book. The Daisy volume of the Limited Gold Edition series includes six of Daisy's full appearances, and one of her two cameos. (The other cameo appearance, "The Nifty Nineties", appears on the Minnie tape.) Coupled with some of the Donald-themed volumes in the regular Cartoon Classics series, home video buyers were able to own all of the shorts featuring Daisy-something much more difficult nowadays, what with her numerous appearances in modern Disney TV shows, to go along with her roles in "Mickey's Christmas Carol" and Fantasia/2000. Running Time: Approx. 48 Minutes

Contents


Introduction - The standard intro for the other volumes remains intact here, as well.
"Mr. Duck Steps Out" - An enjoyable effort that sees Huey, Duey, and Louie trying to interrupt Donald's attempts to romance Daisy, this cartoon stands as Daisy's first appearance since her famed formative turn in "Don Donald" as Donna. This also marks the only time that Daisy would ever be voiced by Clarence Nash, as she would develop a Southern Belle voice in future shorts before becoming a bit of a vapid ditz in modern appearances. The reissue print used is darkened and yellowed, though, removing a lot of the luster from this effort.
"Cured Duck" - One of many shorts highlighting Donald's temper, "Cured Duck" is possibly most famous for Donald's massive temper tantrum as he struggles to open a window, only to have him see Daisy's equally torrential temper arise when he laughs at her hat. The reissue print here is a bit faded, but nothing can dampen this wonderful short.
"Dumb Bell of the Yukon" - Daisy is only mentioned in this short that sees Donald hunting a baby bear for its fur coat (which Daisy wants). While seriously dated (and not just because of Daisy's desire for a real fur coat, as there is a "Mammy" gag, as well as violence that would be extreme for anything save the often-brutal Herman and Katnip), this short is quite entertaining, and the original print used is quite serviceable for a mid-'40s Donald (when the Duck was at his most popular).
"Sleepy Time Donald" - One of the stranger Donald shorts ever made sees a sleepwalking Donald leading Daisy around town late at night. While the premise is truly absurd (Daisy doesn't wake Donald up because she fears that he'll die if he wakes up), the short is quite and enjoyable, and looks very nice in this reissue print.
"Donald's Dilemma" - One of the all-time classics. Donald is bashed on the head with a flower pot, and immediately becomes a Sinatra-esque crooner, leaving Daisy behind for great fame and fortune. Other than a second or two missing from the opening, this short is presented in wonderful fashion, as it so richly deserves.
"Donald's Dream Voice" - Another truly wonderful Donald short, which addresses Donald's famed speech impediment by having him buy a box of miracle voice pills, which incredibly work....but only for so long. The final gag is a classic, and the print used here is faded, but still fully serviceable in its task.
"Crazy Over Daisy" - Considered to be a bit of a companion piece to "The Nifty Nineties", this short is the only one in the first Limited Gold series to feature Chip and Dale, and is a lot of fun as Donald and the two chipmunks go to great lengths to one-up each other. The print used shows age, but still holds a great deal of vibrancy.

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