Duck Pimples

Duck Pimples
Donald Duck series
Directed by Jack Kinney
Produced by Walt Disney
Story by Virgil Partch
Dick Shaw
Voices by Clarence Nash
Billy Bletcher
Mary Lenahan
Bill Thompson
Doodles Weaver
Music by Oliver Wallace
Animation by Andy Engman
Hal King
John Sibley
Milt Kahl
Fred Moore (uncredited)
Layouts by Don DaGradi
Backgrounds by Nino Carbe
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) August 10, 1945
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:44 min
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Donald's Crime
Followed by Cured Duck

Duck Pimples is a 1945 animated whodunnit short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The cartoon parodies radio crime stories and film noir dramas.


Donald Duck's imagination, enhanced by scary stories on the radio and in books, moves him into a seemingly real crime world, which ultimately turns out to be imaginary. Donald’s dream is enhanced by the backgrounds that abruptly change each time a new character appears in it.

Scenes where Donald is threatened with a knife and the police officer is threatened with an axe have been cut.[1]


Cartoon Brew called Duck Pimples "the creepiest Disney short ever made" and its animation a "top-drawer work".[2] The cartoon was included in the DVD Disney Treasures: Wave 5: The Chronological Donald Volume 2.


  1. "Duck Pimples". The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts. Retrieved 5 Dec 2014.
  2. Amid Amidi (October 31, 2014). "HAPPY HALLOWEEN: "Duck Pimples"". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 5 Dec 2014.
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