Thursday, June 10, 2004

Seventy candles, one short fuse: has some observations about Donald Duck on his 70th birthday:

"Like his 75-year-old friend Mickey Mouse, Donald's classic character, in trademark navy sailor's hat, red bowtie and blue shirt, arguably has been a bit overlooked in recent years, overshadowed by computer-animated critters such as Nemo the cute clownfish and Shrek the ogre, put out by non-Disney companies Pixar and DreamWorks.

"But back in his heyday, Donald's ill-tempered comic edge won him a huge following, and more of his cartoons made it into theatres than the more famous Mickey's."

Meanwhile, USA Today reports on the birthday bash at Disneyland Paris.