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Donald Duck Presents was a television series that aired on Disney Channel in the 1980s and showed Disney's classic cartoons. A similar show called Good Morning, Mickey! aired on the channel around the same time. Although Donald Duck shorts were the primary programming, as suggested by the name, additional cartoons featuring Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Chip and Dale, Pluto, as well as Silly Symphonies, Disney featurettes, educational cartoons, clips of Disney animated features, and others Disney-based shorts were shown. Some Max Fleischer cartoons were shown as well, courtesy of Kit Parker Films, under the title of "The Fabulous Fleischer Folio".

The show first aired on September 1, 1983, a few months after the Disney Channel was launched. Its timeslot for its early run was at 8 a.m. Eastern/Pacific Time, making it the third program of the Disney Channel's initial 16-hour programming day.

Brief clips and segues featuring Donald Duck typically were placed between each short. The shorts oftentimes were edited down, removing the opening and closing credits, and in some cases, edited for length.

The intro featured a cavalcade of scenes from classic Disney shorts, and a theme song. Unlike that of Good Morning, Mickey!, which features all of the characters in the theme, it featured only Donald (and his nephews).

The credits for the show didn't name anyone. Instead, it stated "The cartoons in this program are the work of animators from WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS over the past 50 years."

It was replaced by Donald's Quack Attack in 1992.

Episode list (incomplete)[]

# Short 1 Short 2 Short 3 Short 4 Short 5
001 How to Dance Mickey's Revue What Should I Do?: The Project Crazy with the Heat
002 Donald's Lucky Day Brave Little Tailor Mickey's Polo Team Up a Tree
003 Donald's Crime Camp Dog Bee at the Beach Hooked Bear
004 Bearly Asleep The Little Stranger (Fleischer) The Moth and the Flame
005 More Kittens Monstro the Whale (scene from Pinocchio) Farmyard Symphony
006 The Flying Squirrel Two Gun Goofy Officer Duck
007 Grin and Bear It Cold Turkey Lion Down The Ugly Duckling
008 Self Control Thru the Mirror The Litterbug The Pointer
009 Donald's Dream Voice Moving Day Sleepy Time Donald No Smoking
010 Birds in the Spring Cinderella's Surprise Dress (scene from Cinderella) Golden Eggs
011 Father Noah's Ark Snubbed by a Snob (Fleischer) Aquamania
012 The Village Smithy The Sorcerer's Apprentice (scene from Fantasia) Window Cleaners
013 Crazy Over Daisy Mickey's Garden Trailer Horn Motor Mania
014 The Army Mascot All's Fair at the Fair (Fleischer) How to Ride a Horse
015 Donald's Diary Pluto and the Armadillo Californy 'er Bust Canvas Back Duck
016 Canine Casanova Once Upon a Dream (scene from Sleeping Beauty) Donald's Crime
017 Beezy Bear Father's Week-End Clown of the Jungle How to Swim Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip
018 Fall Out-Fall In Play Safe (Fleischer) I'm No Fool as a Pedestrian
019 Truant Officer Donald The Simple Things Teachers are People Donald's Better Self
020 Dragon Around Two Weeks Vacation Donald's Cousin Gus You and Your Senses of Smell and Taste
021 Lighthouse Keeping Daddy Duck Peter and the Wolf
022 Old Sequoia Bone Bandit The Plastics Inventor How to Play Golf
023 Let's Stick Together Donald and the Wheel Boat Builders
024 Fire Chief On Ice Modern Inventions Two Chips and a Miss (second half)
025 Babes in the Woods I'm No Fool with Fire (revised) Symphony Hour
026 The Wise Little Hen A Kick in Time (Fleischer) Self Control
027 Funny Little Bunnies Hawaiian Birds (Fleischer) Contrary Condor
028 How to Be a Detective Hunky and Spunky (Fleischer) The Flying Jalopy
029 Chicken Little Whistle While You Work (scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) Cock o' the Walk
030 Donald and Pluto Mickey and the Seal Don's Fountain of Youth Goofy Gymnastics
031 Wide Open Spaces Cat Nap Pluto The Big Wash The Fox Hunt (1938)
032 Out on a Limb Bubble Bee Donald Applecore The Art of Skiing
033 Cured Duck A Knight for a Day Bootle Beetle Double Dribble
034 Donald's Garden Hold That Pose Working for Peanuts How to Sleep
035 Morris, the Midget Moose Peter Pan Meets Captain Hook (scene from Peter Pan) Chef Donald
036 Donald's Tire Trouble The Worm Turns Lambert the Sheepish Lion Mickey Down Under
037 Lion Around Pluto's Kid Brother Trombone Trouble Tomorrow We Diet!
038 Donald's Dilemma Mickey's Birthday Party The Story of Anyburg, U.S.A. The Sleep Walker
039 The Flying Jalopy Cold Storage Straight Shooters How to Ride a Horse
040 Good Scouts Pluto's Blue Note Out of Scale The Olympic Champ
041 Donald's Double Trouble Pluto's Surprise Package Symphony Hour They're Off
042 No Sail What Should I Do?: The Game
043 The Big Wash Whistle While You Work (scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
044 Donald's Camera The Big Bad Wolf The Art of Self Defense Brave Little Tailor
045 Fathers Are People I'm No Fool with Fire (revised)
046 Father Noah's Ark The Beach Party (Computer Colorized)
047 All in a Nutshell Mickey's Trailer
048 Bellboy Donald Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons Lend a Paw
049 Thru the Mirror Alice and the White Rabbit (scene from Alice in Wonderland)
050 Inferior Decorator Dog Watch Fathers Are People How to Have an Accident at Work
051 Lonesome Ghosts Puss Café
052 Sea Scouts Hawaiian Holiday
053 Donald's Dog Laundry Orphan's Benefit (1941)
054 Donald's Lucky Day Brave Little Tailor Mickey's Polo Team
055 Corn Chips Mickey's Parrot Father's Day Off No Hunting
056 Scrooge McDuck and Money Donald's Dog Laundry
057 Chip an' Dale Food for Feudin' Father's Lion The Legend of Coyote Rock
058 Donald's Off Day You and Your Ears Let's Stick Together
059 Grand Canyonscope A Cowboy Needs a Horse Pecos Bill
060 Don Donald The Country Cousin Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom
061 Polar Trappers Alpine Climbers You and Your Senses of Smell and Taste Canine Caddy
062 Beach Picnic Paul Bunyan Mickey's Grand Opera
063 Donald's Vacation Moose Hunters Donald in Mathmagic Land Camp Dog
064 Soup's On Pluto's Party Freewayphobia
065 Clock Cleaners Boat Builders Little Toot Pluto's Sweater
066 Bee on Guard Pueblo Pluto Donald's Gold Mine Susie the Little Blue Coupe
067 Honey Harvester Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip Up a Tree You and Your Food
068 Mail Dog Greedy Humpty Dumpty (Fleischer) Modern Inventions
069 A Good Time for a Dime Cinderella's Fairy Godmother (scene from Cinderella) Susie the Little Blue Coupe
070 Three Orphan Kittens Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Fleischer)
071 Canvas Back Duck What Should I Do?: The Fight Mickey's Revue
072 Two for the Record Lady and the Tramp The Autograph Hound
073 Goofy's Freeway Troubles What Should I Do? Hooked Bear
074 The Brave Engineer Somewhere in Dreamland (Fleischer) Dog Watch
075 The Trial of Donald Duck Peeping Penguins (Fleischer) Two Weeks Vacation Rugged Bear
076 Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet Song of the Birds (Fleischer) The Worm Turns
077 Goofy Gymnastics The Golden State (Fleischer) Little Hiawatha
078 Dude Duck Mickey Down Under Winter Storage Aquamania
079 Contrary Condor Cock o' the Walk Lend a Paw Mail Dog

VHS release[]

The show was released only on VHS PAL in the UK as part of a six-volume set which also each featured an episode of Good Morning, Mickey, Welcome to Pooh Corner, The Mouse Factory, and Mousercise. Unlike the stateside version of the show, however, there were no cartoon shorts released, likely so as to avoid confusion with Good Morning, Mickey. Instead, it contained different Disney featurettes.

In Australia, six more VHS tapes (for a total of twelve) were released containing additional featurettes. Along with them, one Christmas-themed one was also released:


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