Donald's Dream Voice

Donald's Dream Voice is a 1948 American animated short film featuring Donald Duck; the film was directed by Jack Hannah and produced by Walt Disney. In the short film, no one understands a word that salesman Donald says, so he takes voice pills to improve his speech.

Donald's Dream Voice
Directed byJack King
Produced byWalt Disney
Story byRoy Williams
StarringClarence Nash
Leslie Denison
Ruth Clifford
Music byOliver Wallace
Animation byEdwin Aardal
Paul Allen
Emery Hawkins
Frank McSavage
Don Towsley (uncredited)
Layouts byDon Griffith
Backgrounds byMerle Cox
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • May 21, 1948 (1948-05-21)
Running time
CountryUnited States


Donald is trying to sell brushes door-to-door, but since nobody can understand him, nobody will buy anything. He happens across a street vendor selling voice pills. They work great, but he's only got a limited number so of course, the last pill ends up in various inconvenient places.


In the beginning, Donald had a problem while he failed to sell brushes throughout the neighbourhood because no one can hear his voice clearly. At Daisy's house, Daisy told Donald that people wouldn't trust him about his unclear voice.

Finally, he found a solution to clear his voice by taking a voice pill, leading to a massive increase in his brush sales. The customers were gratefully to hear and understand Donald's voice to purchase brushes while they were happy about that.

It increases Donald’s confidence and makes him eager to ask Daisy to marry him. After he sold all the brushes, he loses the pills along the way, leaving him only one. Then, he went back to Daisy's house, just in time as his new voice reverted to his old voice. When he tried to take a pill, it does nothing and falls to the ground and bounces away from him and he started following it.

Donald chased the pill through the streets and onto the hat of a particularly large gentleman, and then it finally ends up in the mouth of a cow, which the cow can talk in his clear voice, with Donald taunting him for his last pill. Also, the cow couldn't understand Donald's voice, causing Donald to throw his temper crazy.




  • Disneyland, episode #1.4: "The Donald Duck Story"
  • Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, episode #8.6: "Inside Donald Duck"
  • Good Morning, Mickey, episode #32
  • Donald Duck Presents, episode #8
  • Mickey's Mouse Tracks, episode #49
  • Donald's Quack Attack, episode #91
  • The Ink and Paint Club, episode #1.40: "Crazy Over Daisy"

Home videoEdit

  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Editions - Daisy (VHS)
  • Walt Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites: Best Pals - Donald and Daisy (DVD)
  • Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald, Volume 3 (DVD)

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