D.I.Y. Duck

New Donald Duck Traditionally Animated Short Being Released on 90th Birthday

On Sunday, June 9, 2024, Donald Duck turns 90 years old. In celebration of this milestone, a new traditionally animated short is being released on Disney+ and also on the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ YouTube, Disney Channel, and Freeform. D.I.Y. Duck was written and directed by Mark Henn, a soon-to-be Disney Legend and master animator. This will be the first Donald Duck animated short to be released since 1961’s The Litter Bug.

D.I.Y. Duck Description

Donald tries his hand at home repairs, which begins with the replacement of a light bulb and quickly turns into a series of comic catastrophes. His temper flairs and his frustration grows as things spiral out of control and lead to an explosive finale.

The short utilizes archived voice recordings of Clarence “Ducky” Nash. Nash originated the voice of Donald Duck in 1934 in The Wise Little Hen. He would continue to voice this iconic duck for the next 50 years.

The new short is produced by Emmy Award-winner Dorothy McKim. It was created by the hand-drawn animation team at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Jennifer Lee, Disney Animation’s Chief Creative Officer, executive produced. Henn directed the short before ending a 43-year career. During this time, he supervised the animation of characters like Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Young Simba, Mulan, and Tiana in their feature films. He also directed the 2000 short, John Henry.

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