Donald Duck Meets Glenn Beck

Regardless of your politics, “Right Wing Radio Duck” is a nearly seamless remix of Disney cartoons that pits Donald Duck against Glenn Beck, and captures the spirit of any number of earlier Disney propaganda shorts. The second half of the cartoon is particularly brilliant. It was created by Jonathan McIntosh, and dare I say, it’s the funniest and most relevant that Disney animation has been in years.

UPDATE: The creator of the piece Jonathan McIntosh did a blog post about the reactions to this Donald Duck remix. He says that his “favorite thread” about this cartoon has been right here on Cartoon Brew. So everybody, pat yourselves on the back.

(via Boing Boing)


  • The Brewmasters

    Please refrain from off-topic back-and-forth political discussions in the comments. We know how to use the delete comment button and aren’t afraid to use it.

  • Peter

    It’s difficult to comment on this without being political as you asked… Well, I’ll say this was a genius edit. And will leave it at that.

    • http://ratso.podomatic.com Carl Russo

      Why the taboo against political cartoons? Animation doesn’t exist in a separate universe, it’s part of the same culture we inhabit. Do you avoid the single-panel political cartoons on the editorial page?

      A self-serving charlatan like Beck who preaches hate every day is fair game, and this brilliant appropriation of Disney has a lot more bite than most animated parodies I see.

  • Abu

    Uh… er… well, nice editing! Blam!

  • DonaldC

    I don’t much care for mixing politics and animation.

    • Keith Paynter

      Garry Trudeau might disagree with you on that one…

    • Vik

      Walt Kelly would also disagree.

      Do people really know so little about the glorious history of cartooning and politics? Thomas Nast would be appalled.

  • http://aalong64.blogspot.com Aaron Long

    This is brilliant! I love it! “most relevant that Disney animation has been in years”– I couldn’t agree more.

    • http://www.taberanimation.com Taber Dunipace

      Totally relevant and a very clever use of the material! It helps that we’re going through some of the same types of struggles people were going through when those cartoons were originally made.

      • Vilmos Magyar

        I don’t want to be rude, but these problems are present at all times in some way, shape or form.

  • drmedula

    Good editing, but the key to it’s success is that Beck has provided them with enough soundbites of things Donald might AGREE with, AND enough soundbites of things Donald would OBJECT to.(I can’t think of any other figures- right OR left- who could have provided that level of self- contradiction).

    • http://none Barry Rodges

      Really? He has a 3 hr radio show every day, and a tv show, and stage shows, and interviews—ANYONE with that amount of speech out there for anyone to cut up and use as they see fit could be seen to be anything the editor wanted them to be seen as. You, me, EVERYONE. We can’t pretend that any of the statements are used in any sort of context.

      But as has been said, brilliant editing.

  • Guido

    Nice Propaganda-Short.
    But I agree with DonaldC – don’t mix animation and politics in one blog …

    • amid

      Guido – This isn’t about mixing animation and politics. It’s about showcasing a sophisticated example of remix work created with classic animation elements. You’re missing the point by a wide mile if all you can see in this is politics.

      • Chuck R.

        Be a bit more honest, Amid.
        This is brilliant, and remarkably even-handed up until the last two minutes, when Beck’s statements and tone are obviously taken way out of context.
        Which portion of the piece do you give your added dose of endorsement to?

        I challenge you to introduce a politically-themed piece with no bias to the left side. History shows that you cannot.

      • drmedula

        To be fair, I don’t think there ARE a lot of right-wing cartoon re-edits.Satire tends to be the prefered technique of the Left.

      • Stephan

        I see no bias against the right, only a bias against certain techniques of Glenn Beck, like his contradiction and use of hyperbole. But if for you that represents the right….

      • The Dude

        People will say that satire only leans one way because that’s true. The same goes for a blow job in the White House. There’s an unwritten law for sides of policy.

        Glenn Beck however is not a politician. At least pundits for bias have more respect as they claim what they’re for.

        Glenn Beck is a scab of society that reaps from the fears of humanity and provides twisted half-truths to supply a temporary and fake sanity to the madness of being…broke.

        That’s it.

        Get more education, get work, move on. Life is short.

  • http://www.frankpanucci.com FP

    A lot of unpleasant research was necessary to create this wonderful edit. It was necessary to consume vast amounts of Beck to cull sound-bites, and it required viewing too many painfully dull, unfunny Disney cartoons to extract appropriate clips. It’s nicely assembled, and considerably more entertaining than the original Donald Duck cartoons.

    • CollegeStudent

      I’m more insulted by you calling Donald Duck cartoons dull and unfunny.

      • http://www.frankpanucci.com FP

        It’s just that they’re dull and unfunny.

        Warner Brothers: Funny, occasionally a little technically ragged for the time.
        MGM: expensive-looking and funny
        Disney: expensive-looking and not very funny, although they can be compelling in a non-hilarious way, such as the GOOFY shorts.

      • purin

        I kind of agree with this. Disney cartoons often feel sort of bland to me.

        There are some really genius and funny ones in there, though.

  • Toonio

    A piece of pure genius.

    Finally a cartoon that reflects the status of the society when they were created, like in the old days.

    Geez, it’s odd to realize how much cartoons have deviated from their purposes.

  • Oliver

    I still remember when ‘The Lion King’ was criticised by the right-wing for being left-wing… and by the left-wing for being right-wing.

  • Scarabim

    I agree with Chuck. And sometimes, I admit it, I agree with Beck. I disagree that this particular blog entry wasn’t politically motivated. And that’s all I have to say.

  • Katella Gate

    Nice Editing.

  • Ron

    I’m concerned that anyone here would want to claim Beck as a legitimate representative of any point of view. Seems to me he’s either genuinely insane, or a complete huckster. Obviously the point of view here is the latter, given the “send me $9.95″ section.

    Either way, it’s not about left or right, but right and wrong. Calling the first black president a racist is just not legitimate debate. It’s schtick, but it’s dangerous schtick at this point in history. And this remix completely captures this preying on the vulnerable aspect brilliantly.

    • http://none Barry Rodges

      “it’s not about left or right, but right and wrong”

      Beck’s said this literally hundreds of times on his show. But obviously that’s not a “legitimate representative of any point of view”.

      And if you have EVER listened to Beck, it’s the easiest thing in the world to tell when he is turning on the schtick, and when he is being serious, and the vast majority of these clips are just as you’ve said-schtick.

      I have a problem with people calling this kind of thing brilliant, and clearly having no understanding of the person who is being lampooned. Funny.

      • Ron

        “it’s not about left or right, but right and wrong”
        Beck’s said this literally hundreds of times on his show.

        Yes, ironic, isn’t it?

  • purin

    Wow! That was very nicely edited together, with a great choice of sound and video clips. There was a lot less manipulation of the visuals than there could have been, because it mostly relied most on very well-chosen clips. By the end it really acted like they were made for each other, especially since all the clips were from mostly the same universe and time period (except for that one of Devil Pete).

    When Donald Duck looked out his window and saw Nazis, and when Panchito showed up to represent the fear of Mexicans, I burst out laughing.

    Donald Duck was a good choice for this. He’s just the type of character to get wound up easily (into some of the freakiest meltdowns ever animated), but also turn on the Radio with equal gusto when it turned on him.

    Telling animation to stay out of politics is like telling comedians to stay out of politics, I think. It kind of defeats the point.

    • Doug

      There was one other “out of period” character; when Donald looks through his telescope, he sees a “George Geef” version of Goofy from the ’50s.

      • purin

        Oh, yeah! Also, there’s a very late-looking clip from when Donald’s told there are no more jobs.

      • Stephan

        Yeah, but only the readers of this blog really care about that stuff.

  • David Breneman

    But… Did Donald ever GET A JOB?

    Seriously, this certainly reflects a lot of thoughtful (technical) work. I’m agnostic on the subject of Beck, so what follows is meant as analysis not political advocacy:

    I’ve heard him a few times and I appreciate his respect for history while disagreeing strongly with his belief that America’s largely deist founders were closet born-again evangelicals. So in that way he’s a little less invested in objective historical accuracy than he pretends. But what little I’ve heard has never reflected the xenophobia depicted here. Granted, this is a parody, but parody is more effective with a twinkle in the parodist’s eye than it is delivered through clenched teeth. In that regard, I agree with Chuck R.

    In regards to Amid’s comment that “It’s about showcasing a sophisticated example of remix work created with classic animation elements”; whereas these remixes are frequently fun, in the final analysis they are derivative to the extent that they can never be “art” the way an original work can, and I say that as someone who used to produce humorous and/or ironic audio remixes for a syndicated radio show for several years.

    • http://cartoonbrew Lyle

      you haven’t watched much Glen Beck if you haven’t witnessed his xenophobia.
      I “discovered” him when he was on an anti-muslim period. He openly wondered if we shouldn’t be building “security camps”for detaining Muslims in America, especially if there was another terrorist attack.(it is rather ironic now that he has discovered the concept of civil liberty with an new administration. Under the Bush administration civil liberties and personal freedoms were not discussed by him…keeping us safe from scary Muslims was his main theme)
      While not directly xenophobic, he almost daily rhapsodizes about American Exceptialism. His stuff is borderline Nazi, and very much about the threats of “the other”…socialists, communists, foreigners , progressives, socialy concerned churches…etc

  • holyduck

    Glenn Beck should get into voice acting. He seems so natural here, especially in the last scene with the machine.

  • http://yeldarb86.deviantart.com Mr. Semaj

    Far more entertaining than Disney’s Have a Laugh series.

    • Chris Sobieniak

      I would certainly watch this on Disney Channel than what they got corrupting open-minded minds.

  • Lucy

    Any cartoon edit where you can work in Panchito is a good one in my book…

    I’ll keep my opinions about Beck to myself, and keep it to that this was a great edit of a cartoon :) Bravo to everyone who had to work through that much material to put this together.

  • Katie Wash

    It is indeed a fantastic example of a propaganda cartoon. It is COMPLETELY unfair, it espouses views that the original speaker doesn’t hold, and MOST IMPORTANTLY for effective propaganda, minimizes the legitimate dangers the side being ridiculed is warning of while masquerading as “just a bit of fun”. In case you didn’t get that I’ll say it again… it takes the LEGITIMATE dangers to the population and makes it appear that they don’t really exist. (That isn’t to say that everything mentioned in the piece is a legitimate danger, but that legitimate dangers are mentioned somewhere in the litany of diversionary statements. I’d get more detailed but don’t want to get into political discussion. We’re speaking of what makes a good propaganda cartoon.)

    Sure it’s really clever, it took a lot of time and effort, it’s imaginative, but are we better for having watched it?

    Those who know that the views espoused in the cartoon are NOT views held by conservatives/libertarians are just frustrated by the cartoon. Those on the other side are just happy to point and laugh like children on the playground who think it’s fun to be part of a larger group picking on the kid they don’t like. It’s that third group that propaganda cartoons like this one are mainly effective on: the weakminded or easily swayed who are unwilling to research the topic covered.

    • Isaac

      The video is very well edited and it’s very funny, and those are really the only two criteria that matter. You could show me a cartoon using The Flintstones to push creationism, and I’d still like it if it were as well-executed as this one.

    • ilby

      a cartoon taking “LEGITIMATE dangers” and pretending they don’t exist? Well I never.

    • Jackson

      But it IS the views espoused by the mouthpieces of the fringe right like glen beck—ignorant,high school drop out, alcoholic, failed morning zoo host.

      I agree those particular Disney shorts are pretty lame, but overall, this mashup is a bit too long–but well done.

    • http://ratso.podomatic.com Carl Russo

      To say that this parody is propaganda and Glenn Beck’s shtick isn’t would seem to be, well, looney tunes!

    • http://strangespanner.blogspot.com/ Lazarus Lupin

      are we better for having watched it?

      Yes we are.
      I smiled.
      Laughed.
      I felt much better about myself and the world. This has nothing to do with the politics on either side, I just enjoyed any real good excuse for Donald to blow stack in classic animation fashion.

  • amy

    this is so well done!

  • The Gee

    It is a swell and impressive editing job.

    I do think it was a nice touch to have that “Disney hand written” note for the wall calendar stating the mortgage was late.

    One question, do you think that the remixer or anyone could have made anything as effective while using the same story idea, framework and the audio, WITHOUT relying on existing visual footage and instead starting the animation from scratch with new characters? I ask because like an idiot, that’s what I would have considered or tried.

    Obviously, the production time for original animation of any kind/techniques would have been miserably long unless there was a budget for it. It wouldn’t have been as realistically doable if not for the remixing of existing stuff.

  • The Gee

    As for mixing politics and cartoons…c’mon people now, if you love cartoons, which I suspect you do then you should know that cartoons and politics have always been in the orbits of one another. Even animated cartoons reflect realities and those realities include politics. I mean sheriff at the door was just a schtick it was influenced by the fact that for folks it was/is a reality.

    I do understand the concern that this remixed cobblepot might come across as “propaganda” or polemical, that’s easy enough to a charge because it does happen. Especially when propaganda cartoons were being made all the time. I’d personally prefer something smartly commenting upon Life than to think is was conscripted work.

    And, even if you don’t like this sort of thing it is important that it is made and seen.

    Given that so much of politically centeric, right leaning broadcast radio does mock a lot of things. It is fair play to mock it.

    So, while a few of you pointed out these satirical pieces lean Left. Those folks who lean Right mock a lot too. The problem is when it is ham handedly done. The bad stuff, left or right friendly, either falls flat and is ignored or it irritates people to the point of being used a cudgel or a catalyst to complain about the topic or the expression.

  • Richie

    Brilliant script and editing. Superb stuff.

    On the subject of the comedy value of the original shorts, to each his own. Timing was these cartoons’ main flaw, especially in the 40′s, but there’s still TONS of fun to be had, even more so when you stop comparing them to other studios’ output and enjoy them on their own level. Because the styles differ, simple as that. Judging a Donald Duck/nephews cartoon by a Bugs Bunny cartoon standard is foolish thinking. They both have marvelous stuff on their own right.
    The Band Concert leaves me in awe for every single second it lasts, and not because it’s a WB laugh riot, but simply because the Disney magic works its way on it all thru the picture, no frame is ever wasted, leaving us with an amazing cartoon to behold. It’s great.

    • jms

      I think that the timing appears off on early cartoons because we watch the cartoons differently. We are watching them on televisions and on computers, alone or in small groups. 1940s audiences would have only ever seen those cartoons in a theatre with a large audience. The cartoonists left in pauses for audience laughter and applause at the right times. This translates to the small screen as awkward timing. Because McIntosh was writing for the small screen, he was able to speed the pace of the dialogue up to a more appropriate level for the medium.

      As a cartoon, this blew me away. As a political statement, Walt Disney would not have made or approved this cartoon. Yet if the modern-day Disney corporation were to make an overtly political Donald Duck cartoon, I would have no problem believing that it would look like this. McIntosh has created an amazing piece of political propaganda. Having seen his other remixes, I would not be surprised if he never quite surpasses this one. Somehow he caught lightning in a bottle and you can’t count on ever doing that twice.

  • http://richardsmithstudios.webs.com/ Richard

    Soooooo funny and the mixing. I bet the scene where Ranger Woodlore (as an employment clerk) came from a 1950′s or 1960′s Disney TV show (and has the poorest quality of the clips).
    Nice editing of the newspapers, too!

  • Marc Baker

    Now there’s a cartoon I’d love to see on Disney Channel’s stupid ‘have a laugh’ segment, but that’ll never happen. Anyway, they did a splendid job editing various Disney shorts together to make something that harkens back to their own propaganda shorts from the 40′s, and the use of Glen Beck audio clips really adds to the humor. Making it more relevant than Disney’s current output!

  • JD

    This is a cartoon. So here is what made me laugh.

    - “Boo Hoo cry me a river.” The way the radio bounces back and forth and Beck’s tone is classic.

    - The radio’s chuckle after he hits Donald with a brick worked perfect with the animation. The chuckle on it’s own is funny anyway. O.K. there I said it. I like Glen Beck’s chuckle. Smack me all you want with your left wing.

  • http://www.twitter.com/colierrannd Michael

    If you want to know why the old Disney shorts are considered unfunny by most and why the WB ones are considered hysterical it’s easy. Disney, in it’s attempts to not offend anybody, never had a point of view. It based it’s shorts entirely around characters who didn’t have an opinion other than the immediate scene. Mickey is always the good guy. His counterpart at WB, Bugs, was only the good guy in the sense he was defending himself but really he had no problem cheating. Mickey would never cheat. Donald would cheat but in the end he’d be shown the evils of his ways. The WB characters were solidly anti-Nazi but also solidly anti-establishment. Think of how they take on opera and classical music, which can be considered the “establishment” music of the time.

    The Goof is funny because he’s essentially a Buster Keaton/Charlie Chaplin silent era slapstick character. For me, personally, he’s always been Disney’s best mainstay character.

    What this creator(s) has done is give Donald a point of view. He falls into Beck’s trap because of circumstances not his own and at the end he gets mad at Beck for taking what little money he has.This is clearly a left-wing viewpoint (which I agree with).

    As for the editing it is probably the best editing I’ve seen in a remix. It’s nearly flawless.I hope we see more of what they do.

    • http://yeldarb86.deviantart.com Mr. Semaj

      This is getting tiring. As much as I love Bugs Bunny et al., it’s beyond stupid to infer that EVERY cartoon has to be a friggin’ Looney Tune.

      • The Gee

        You’re right. Not every comedic cartoon short needs to be a Looney Tune, but, it helps if they are that funny.

        And, to be that funny, there are certain things which need to go into making them. Those things show through in the cartoon and then….

        Ka-Boing: you laugh.

        Your parents laugh. Your uptight boss laughs, despite himself. A good number of folks like the Looney Tunes shorts.

        They’ll bring them up before they’ll bring up on a Casper The Friendly Ghost or a Felix The Cat cartoon. That’s just the way that is and a short and quick explanation as to why the WB shorts are the reference point for comedic animated shorts.

        Don’t get me wrong. I love Disney’s old shorts more than the bulk of the studio’s features.

        There are some entertaining ones and as a whole it is a great timeline of how animating advanced in a short number of years. But, when you are talking about the yuks…eliciting guffaws…belly shaking laughter…sometimes the Disney stuff touched it but didn’t push it. To me that seems really odd given the Goofy character and Mickey’s Chaplin influences. The Duck is the most expressive one in Walt’s troupe. All because of his short-temper.

        Hippos in tutus should be hilarious. Side splitting comedy should ensue. Though, there’s nothing wrong with it not equaling the comedy motherload either. It is just as a cartoon there are a lot of funny options to be explored.

      • The Brewmasters

        Unfortunately, none of this is related to the remix above. Further random, off-topic comments about Disney animation will be removed.

  • uncle wayne

    Guys! Wtf! This (gasp!! gasp!) is an ANIMATION Forum!!

  • Milhouse

    Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson and George W. Bush are the ones who bailed out Wall Street, not Obama. It would have been more accurate had they used Beck saying “Obama bails out Wall Street” rather than using a new piece of erroneous art. That newspaper headline is supposed to be factual and it’s not. Sorry about making a political point but that IS the premise of this well edited short. Disney’s lawyers will surely go after this, despite claims of fair use.

  • Richard

    Left-wing? Right-wing? Donald has both.

    Get it? Because he’s a bird.

  • Mr. Dominex

    That ranks with some of the best Donald Duck shorts ever, because it’s scary. Donald always represented the common man pushed beyond his endurance, blowing a mental gasket. He was frequently tormented by radios and loudspeakers; Beck is a perfect voice for that.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    For what it’s worth, this was brilliant. The maker of this vid certainly did his homework well on those audio/visual clips to make this bind well. Having Donald as an “everyman” had been the way those original cartoons worked, and having him being led astray by Beck was just dead-on in my opinion.

  • Stuart

    This was brilliantly done, and makes its message very clear!

  • http://dmgermain.blogspot.com David Germain

    Every bit of this video made me say “Hooray”. I even felt like standing up and applauding. Excellent piece of work.

    • Craig D

      This answers the long-burning question of “What if Michale Moore ran the Disney story department.

      An incredible piece of patchwork, Mr. McIntosh!

  • http://1me0.deviantart.com/ Joel

    This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. Seriously, I’m still laughing aloud a minute after watching it.

  • Dustin

    The editing is tremendous. I don’t think this is about Beck’s constant fear mongering, I think it’s a microcosm of how modern civalization’s opinions are shaped by pundits. No matter left of right, people are all too willing to allow themselves to be persuaded by more wiley individuals. They listen and regurgitate what they heard as if what they are saying is true. They are guided by these scam artists and I personally think it’s damaging America.

  • http://www.sisterson.co.uk/sketchblog Dennis Sisterson

    Personally I’d like to see a lot more political animation. Animation is one of the best means of communication ever devised. Communication is all about exchanging ideas. Why not use it for that?

  • http://pierrefontaine.webs.com Pierre

    I’ve been on both sides of the political fence and seen how both sides use words, satire, and commentary to eviscerate the other side. I’ve seen Limbaugh go after individuals on the left and I’ve seen Olbermann go after individuals on the right.

    Beck, on the other hand, has successfully tapped into the middle class frustration and exploits it for all it is worth. I never bought into the paranoia that he spreads (Pluto, Goofy and Mickey as evil agents) because I was never an “Us or Them” kind of person. Instead, I’m a believer that “We” must find a place where we can work together for the betterment of the country. Extremists on the left and right are only managing to tear us apart along ideological lines.

    On that level, I thought this was an extremely good piece of propaganda AND a very good and funny remix.

  • raccoonradio

    How about last night’s episode of Family Guy with guest voice Rush Limbaugh? Brian is converted into a Republican however briefly (is a liberal again at the end) by Rush.
    Seth makes a lot of gags from the Left but throws some bones to the Right, too; Brian mentions he suddenly embraces personal responsibility and individual freedoms
    and after a remark about Pelosi smoking crack, she is seen
    doing just that.

    Barney Frank is the villain in a Scooby Doo spoof–yeah, and he woulda gotten away with it if not for the wascally wepublicans. But, on the Left, George W. Bush is shown again as infantile, getting a lollipop from Uncle Rush.

    Limbaugh doesn’t mind poking fun at himself (and is
    rewarded at the end by the image of him transforming into an American Eagle). For the record by the way it’s
    simplistic to just say there are Republicans and Democrats (some celebs who are on the Right, like
    Chuck Norris are seen btw). There are many independents.
    There are some who, like me, are fiscally conservative but socially liberal on some points. (Dennis Miller:
    “I don’t mind if Larry and Steve get married but I
    would object to an Islamofascist firebombing their
    wedding.”)

    As before, where you stand on the political spectrum shows how you feel. Ask those on the Left what they think about Bill O’Reilly and John McCain. Then go to those on the Right–”McCain is a Republican in Name
    Only! O’Reilly isn’t one of us!”

    In MA, Republican Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s spot in Congress after saying he would sometimes vote with GOP and sometimes with Democrats. He has done just that.
    On the Right, he is seen as a turncoat, a “RINO”.
    Hello–didn’t they hear what he said?

    Such is politics.

    • drmedula

      That episode of FAMILY GUY was practically a hagiography of Limbaugh. (Of course, he wouldn’t have done it otherwise).

      • David Breneman

        …As opposed to the biting satire of the Stony Curtis episode of the Flintstones?

  • Chandra Butkis

    They didn’t bother to filter Beck’s voice to make it sound like he’s on the radio. Lame.

  • http://www.joelfletcher.com Joel Fletcher

    It will be interesting to see if this movie gets a DMCA takedown, a cease and desist, or possibly a full-on lawsuit from Disney. This is very cleverly edited funny piece. However the images are 99% Disney copyrighted, trademarked material and merely reshuffling that material is pushing the limits of “fair use”. The remixer might claim the parody defense, but I only see Glen Beck being parodied here. Donald is being the usual Donald. Could be trouble brewing.

  • Russell H

    It’s uncanny just how Disney’s then-topical references to unemployment, the gap between rich and poor, and foreclosures during the Great Depression of the 1930s have become relevant once again.

    • Stephan

      No, that’s stuff from today!

  • http://strangespanner.blogspot.com/ Lazarus Lupin

    It certainly is well done, and shows that one can teach an old dog new tricks. To be more specific place this piece in contrast with the Blaminations on the Disney channel and see how it is done.

    If I wore a hat, I’d take it off!

  • Gummo

    OMG, that was brilliant.

    And damn right it was political, and liberal, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, especially in a media that’s awash in shrill right-wing voices and viewpoints.

    The research necessary to find the appropriate Donald Duck clips, and the skill necessary to edit them so seamlessly into a new whole is really impressive. Taking someone down with their own words is a time-honored tool of satire and very well used here.

    Kudos to the creators of this ‘toon and bravo to Amid to posting it (because I’m sure he knew the complaints it would generate from the knee-jerk conservatives who populate this blog).

  • Marvin

    The Depression era Disney visuals are again relevant because, then as now, America is in danger of losing what remains of its middle class.

  • Andyman

    Brilliant! I loves me the WB cartoons, but don’t be dissing Donald Duck. Them’s fightin’ words.

  • http://FBJulietAnnaRinat Juliet Douglas/Rinat

    It is very funny
    I love this mixture!!! I would like to find WB cartoons to publish my ideas!

  • dbenson

    Have to say it was pretty amazing, especially things like making window-washer Donald and the sponsor from “Symphony Hour” seem to belong in the same space. Certainly more impressive than most of the cut-and-paste TV specials Disney and Warner have done themselves. Or those Popeye “cheaters” from the Paramount years.

    The old Sunday night Disney show managed some fairly effective episodes, but those were mainly separate shorts strung together with new connecting animation; very rarely the repurposing/rescoring of individual shots (as opposed to recycling gags and/or animation). The clerk saying “no more jobs” was from a 1957 episode, titled “Duck for Hire”. Donald quits show biz, goes to an agency and tries various jobs (each an old short).

    • Richie

      There is at least one official Disney special with no new animation whatsoever that, I believe, it’s a great one; Down and Out with Donald Duck. 101% recycled animation, but the script and the new purposes the old clips serve make it much better than it should have any right to be.

  • JG

    The edit is pure genius. The time and efort put into it really shows and pays off.

  • http://www.firedoglake.com Calabar

    Simply brilliant. This cartoon combines the greatest elements of Donald cartoons — bad luck and extreme anger/paranoia culminating in a trippy abstract sequence — with the fundamental essence of Glenn Beck — channeling legitimate populist outrage into racist and xenophobic fantasies, vilification of the poor and government programs, etc.

  • David

    It is disingenuous to complain that he is turning Disney cartoons into propaganda, since many of those clips originated as propaganda.

  • http://www.classicparamountcartoons.blogspot.com ParamountCartoons

    Well, I sent the original user who did this a request for a Paramount remix with Famous Studios clips.

  • http://www.cartoondvd.co.uk Brian Anthony

    I would really like this kind of thing to be done to ‘Scooby Doo!’