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Donald Duck Presents

Donald Duck Presents was a television series that aired on the Disney Channel in the 1980s. It 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, and others Disney-based shorts were shown. Some Max Fleischer cartoons were shown as well, 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).

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

Episode list (incomplete)

# Short 1 Short 2 Short 3 Short 4
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
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

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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