Donald Duck Wants You To Use Condoms!

Talk about Duck and Cover!

A rare wartime propaganda poster from World War II using Donald Duck to urge soldiers to use condoms (prophylactics), is being auctioned off this month by Hake’s.

It is believed to be of Australian issue. The lower right insignia “4MCD,” is believed to be for the Fourth Medical Corps Division. Art is signed “Cyril Jones.”

(Thanks, BoingBoing and Edward Cox)


  • http://siskavard.blogspot.com Corey

    Let’s hope Daisy doesn’t see this

  • http://pediatristsplayground.blogspot.com Kevin W. Martinez a.k.a. Leviathan

    This is not strange in and of itself, well at least not in comparison to that Mickey Mouse vs. The Clap magazine clipping displayed here sometime last year. At least Donald doesn’t test drugs on members of his own species here.

  • Bugsmer

    Be sly. VD is high. Since Disney made “A Few Quick Facts: Veneral Disease”, perhaps it’s Donald who caries his message to the troops.

  • http://scuzzbopper.blogspot.com Ken Priebe

    It’s a good thing they kept ideas like this out of the ‘How To’ Goofy series too.

  • Galen Fott

    At last we know the TRUE origins of Huey, Dewey, and Louie…

  • http://www.goldenagecartoons.com Matthew Hunter

    Unfortunately, Donald’s own ne’r-do-well brother didn’t listen. Suddenly, Donald found himself caring for three unexpected bundles of joy…

  • http://www.nobodyssweetheart.com/drillpress D. Moe

    I’m a little put-off that the object of his affections, aside from being human, looks unconscious.

  • http://members.shaw.ca/petemslie/index.htm Pete Emslie

    I guess Donald was the obvious choice here – since he goes around without any pants on and he’s always wak-wak-wakking off…

  • http://kambodiahotel.blogspot.com Moro

    Are we supposed to think he just boffed that girl in the background…? @__@

  • Ben

    Maybe the reason Donald was never able to talk straight is because he was having syphillitic fits.

  • http://www.slitherandfriends.com MisterSpook

    I find it interesting that the early incarnations of the Disney characters – Donald specifically – were a lot more… human, to say the least. Now they’re just soulless corporate icons. At least back then, they really tried to parallel Donald to a real experience as a soldier during WWII.

    Though I’ll admit, this particular example is a little weird. Hehe.

  • http://classicanimation.blogspot.com Thad Komorowski

    Yes! Donald Duck promoting safe premarital sex! Freedom fighter forever!

    (FWIW – Huey, Dewey, and Louie are Donald’s sister’s kids.)

  • Steve Gattuso

    I’ve heard of rubber duckies, but that’s just silly.

  • http://gagaman.blogspot.com GagaMan

    We should all know by now that Donald has a thing for human woman. Remember his stag night movie The Three Cabellros? I’m sure he was saying “and me without a pro!” to himself throughout half of that movie! Daisy sure does put up with a lot!

  • http://www.michaeljpatrick.com Michael Patrick

    He forgot his condom, but at least he remembered his Roofies.

  • someguy

    Donald made that face after finding out he got AIDS from Queer Duck

    …or Daffy

    …or the Do-Do bird (doesn’t it live in Africa?)

  • Rob

    Frankly I’m a little disturbed by the bestiality implications, to say the least.

  • http://www.toonsatwar.blogspot.com DisneyDave

    I don’t think the poster was from the 4th Medical Corps Division as has been stated at Hake’s. I think the 4th MCD the moniker to be for the 4th Marine Corps Division, of which there was a 4th Medical Battalion.

    This Division saw extensive action in the South Pacific including the invasions of Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. The unit received the Presidential Unit Citation and a star was later awarded for the assault on Iwo.

    The tropical foliage would match the 4th Marine Corps Division’s theater of deployment.

  • Inkan1969

    Well, Rob, were you also disturbed by “The Three Caballeros”? I hope Daisy didn’t see that, either, Corey. :-D

  • SAMAS

    Hey Rob, it’s only Bestiality if the animal in question is dumb.

    If they’re sentient, it’s more like doing an alien. ^_^

  • http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2702/hiersindticktrickundtra.png Klaus Disney

    DONALD’S NEPHEWS (Kurzbesuch bei Onkel Donald)
    GOOD SCOUTS (Tick, Trick und Track, die tüchtigen Pfadfinder)
    DONALD’S GOLF GAME (Donald spielt Golf)
    THE HOCKEY CHAMP (Der Eishockey-Champion)
    SEA SCOUTS (Donald auf grosser Fahrt)
    MR. DUCK STEPS OUT (Das Tänzchen mit Daisy)
    FIRE CHIEF (Feueralarm!)
    THE NIFTY NINETIES (Die schmucken Neunziger)
    TRUANT OFFICER DONALD (Donald und die Schulschwänzer)
    DONALD’S SNOW FIGHT (Donalds Schneeballschlacht)
    HOME DEFENSE (Donald findet keine Ruhe)
    DONALD DUCK AND THE GORILLA (Donald und der Gorilla)
    DONALD’S OFF DAY (Donalds freier Tag)
    DONALD’S CRIME (Donalds Verbrechen)
    STRAIGHT SHOOTERS (Tick, Trick und Track, die Meisterschützen)
    SOUP’S ON (Donald bittet zu Tisch)
    DONALD’S HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Donalds Geburtstag)
    LION AROUND (Vorsicht Löwe!)
    LUCKY NUMBER (Donald im Glück)
    TRICK OR TREAT (Donald, Geister und Gespenster)
    DON’S FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH (Donalds Jungbrunnen)
    CANVAS BACK DUCK (Donald auf dem Rummelplatz)
    SPARE THE ROD (Erziehung leicht gemacht)
    DONALD’S DIARY (Donalds Tagebuch)