Donald's Dream Voice
Studio: Disney Release Date : May 21, 1948 Series: Donald Duck

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No one understands a word that salesman Donald says, so he takes voice pills to improve his speech.


Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)
Daisy Duck
(Voice: Ruth Clifford)


Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.


James Patton "Jack" King


Edwin "Ed" Aardal
Emery Hawkins
Paul Allen
Frank McSavage


Roy Williams


Oliver Wallace


Merle T. Cox


Clarence "Ducky" Nash (unverified)


Don Griffith


Walter Elias "Walt" Disney


RKO Radio Pictures

Clips Used In:

Buyer Be Wise


Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 49)


United States



Donald 50 Verr├╝ckte Jahre
Donald und Company
That's Donald


Donald et Company
Bon Anniversaire Donald
Disney Festival


Io Paperino

Laserdisc (CAV)



Laserdisc (CLV)


A Walt Disney Christmas
Donald Duck's 50 Crazy Years
Donald and Company
The Hunting Instinct


United States

The Chronological Donald: Volume 3: 1947-1950
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 10 : Best Pals : Donald and Daisy


Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3


Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 11 : Best Pals : Donald and Daisy

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:29
MPAA No.: 11701
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From Ryan :

Poor Donald is unable to sell brushes to anyone because of his incoherent voice. He is extremely friendly and polite when tries to sell the brushes, but all he gets in return are slaps in the face or kicks in the buttocks. His troubles are finally over when he buys a box of voice pills for a dime. I enjoy the part where Donald, after most of his voice pills fall into the sewer, has to get the remaining pill so that he can use it to propose to Daisy. He runs into a surly construction worker who tells him that he hates people. Donald disguises himself as a woman and the construction worker becomes a friendly guy, tipping his hat to the "woman." I also enjoy the part where the Donald's last voice pill lands into a cow's mouth. Donald shouts at the cow and the cow says, "I can't understand a word you're saying." Daisy does appear in this short, but only in one scene. The rest of the short focuses mainly on Donald. This is one of my all time favorite Disney shorts.

From Brad Bethel :

I liked some parts of this cartoon, while others I didn't. The soundtrack was somehow messed up, because at some points the music was so loud you could barely hear what the characters were saying. Do you think at some point the neighbors, despite not understanding Donald, would know that he was a brush salesman? He was obviously carrying a case of brushes with him. If Donald had known ahead of time that he might lose most of his voice pills, he probably should've gotten an extra box just in case. Also, how did the construction worker suddenly turn into a gentleman after he just said to Donald 'he hates people'? He was nice enough to greet a lady whose was walking by (really DD in disguise). The ending was pretty good though. Even though I don't know why a barn would be so close to an urban area, the part in which the cow was able to speak was funny, up to where Donald pitches a fit, because he (supposed to be she) couldn't understand him. So this Donald Duck cartoon was 'sweet 'n' sour'. It wasn't bad, but you can still see what could've been done to make it better.

From Dino Cencia :

At the end, when Donald runs to get his voice pill from the cow, and he can't get it back, if Donald could go back where he brought the voice pills, he could buy another voice pill box, and he could use them to make Daisy Duck to be his wife and marry her just like he said in the cartoon. So good luck, Donald!

From Baruch Weiss :

I enjoyed the beginning of this short where Donald is sort of dancing down the street accompanied by music from the 1941 cartoon Mr. Duck Steps Out. However, there's some stuff in it that doesn't make sense to me. First of all those voice pills didn't last too long so Donald should have swallowed more and secondly I agree with the other two people who sent in their comments about Donald buying more pills. That way Donald could have been a huge success and gotten married to Daisy!

From Bethany :

I love this episode. My favorite part was when Daisy Duck gave Donald a big kiss. (I bet that was Donald's favorite part too!)