Director: Jack King
Release Date: April 10, 1942
Stars: Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie
He purposely ruins Huey, Dewey and Louie’s snowman by sledding right through it. They seek revenge and build a snowman resembling Donald around a rock. This feud leads to a snow-fight between admiral Donald on a battle ship made out of ice and his three nephews on an ice fort.
‘Donald’s Snow Fight’ is a classic Donald vs. his nephews cartoon, but the complete film is quite slow, due to Jack King’s tame directing. Despite some excellent gags, it doesn’t live up to ‘Hockey Champ’ (1939), the other classic winter cartoon featuring Donald and his nephews, or ‘Truant Officer Donald’ (1941), which also features a battle between Donald and his nephews.
The short’s excellent story is by Carl Barks, who reused its theme two years later in his Donald Duck comic WDC 44-442.
Watch ‘Donald’s Snow Fight’ yourself and tell me what you think: