animated cartoon Donald's Nephews © Disney
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Donald's Nephews

Donald's sister Dumbella has sent a postcard to the duck telling him that his "angel nephews" Huey, Dewey and Louie are going to be visiting him. Sure enough the three ducklings arrive, and proceed to wreck the house playing polo on their tricyles. Taken cover, Donald comes across a book on Modern Child Training and attempts to use its advice to little avail.

Created by: Disney
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, Louie
Directed by: Jack King
Produced by: Walt Disney
Writing Credits: Carl Barks and Jack Hannah

DuckTales  DisneyMarks the first animated appearance of Donald's three nephews: Huey, Dewey and Louie. However, they first appeared in the Donald Duck comics in October 1937, this short came out in theatres on April 15, 1938. The idea for the nephews came from comic writer and artist Al Taliaferro.

Donald's sister Dumbella was called Thelma "Della" Duck in the comics. There she wrote a letter to Donald to tell him that she is sending her sons to stay with him. Her only appearance was as a baby - alongside Donald - in the comic serial "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck".

The nephews are perhaps best known these days for their comic and TV appearances, both in Carl Barks "Uncle Scrooge" comic series and the television series DuckTales.

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