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The Hockey Champ is a Donald Duck cartoon short that was released on April 28, 1939.


Donald "The Hockey Champion of Duck Swamp" plays a game of hockey with his nephews. However, his constant showing off leads to his downfall.




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  • In the beginning of the short, Donald imitates Sonja Henie, a well-known Olympic figure skater and film star.
  • In airings on The Ink and Paint Club, the scene showing Donald in what appears to be a hangman's noose was deleted, possibly so as not to scare kids.

Have a Laugh! changes

The following scenes were deleted from the short release due to time constraints:

  • The entire opening of Donald's elegant figure skating, as Sonja Henie.
  • Donald dodging as the hockey puck flies over his head, bounces off a tree, and hits the nephews, knocking them into the net.
  • Donald lecturing the nephews on putting the puck in the net, then showing off his "Duck Swamp Champion" trophy to them.
  • Donald's hockey prowess is shortened.
  • Donald repeatedly hitting the puck in the net with his body.
  • Donald telling the nephews, covered in snow, "You boys are awful!", and them coming out of the snow in anger.
  • The nephews huddling to form a strategy before they start playing again.
  • Donald's chase with the nephews is heavily shortened (it goes from him starting after them to him taking on the shape of a train engine from the snow), cutting out, among others:
    • Donald crashing into a wall of ice with the nephews' reflections on it as they razz him.
    • Donald and the nephews in the snow, with only their hockey sticks sticking out.
    • Donald in the well.
  • The nephews hitting Donald, who had accidentally swallowed the puck, so that it briefly flies out of his mouth before he accidentally swallows it again.


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