Four Color #282 - Walt Disney's Donald Duck and The Pixilated Parrot
(July 1950)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Editing
Eleanor Packer (managing editor); Alice Nielson Cobb (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Walt Disney's DONALD DUCK and the PIXILATED PARROT, No. 282." Code number is D.D.O.S. #282-507. Copyright 1950 by Walt Disney Productions, Inc. Apparently Donald Duck #12. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). This Four Color issue was originally intended to feature LASSIE, but a subsequent decision was made to give the canine heroine her own series beginning with #1 instead.


Donald Duck and The Pixilated Parrot (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints
Keywords
blunderbusses; parrots; vaults

Indexer Notes

Cover submitted February 23, 1950.

[Peanut Eaters] (Table of Contents: 1)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Letters
Paul Murry

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
To quiet a night peanut vendor, Donald buys some peanuts for Huey, Dewey, and Louie, but is then kept awake as the three crack the shells to eat the peanuts.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

Donald Duck and "The Pixilated Parrot" (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Donald gives Uncle Scrooge a parrot that only counts, instead of talking, and Scrooge has the parrot memorize the combination to his safe; which Scrooge has been forgetting. However the parrot first gives the combination to two burglars and then flies away to a boat bound for Latin America.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story submitted February 23, 1950. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (1982).

Pig in a Poke (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Riley Thompson
Inks
?
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Hamlet
Synopsis
Huey, Dewey, and Louis go to a farm to get an animal to show at the county fair. They're given a piglet named Hamlet, but the pig gets away and leads them (and Donald) on a cross-country chase.
Reprints

[Fresh Milk and Eggs] (Table of Contents: 4)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Letters
Paul Murry

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald is a milkman whose customers complain about not receiving fresh milk and eggs.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

[Tied Straws] (Table of Contents: 5)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
After Donald takes unfair advantage of the nephews' "all you can drink" offer at their lemonade stand; the nephews tie knots in the straws so he won't be able to repeat the offense.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; pantomime story.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Donald Duck and The Pixilated Parrot
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [Peanut Eaters]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Donald Duck and "The Pixilated Parrot"
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Pig in a Poke
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. [Fresh Milk and Eggs]
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. [Tied Straws]
    Donald Duck
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