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 Nielsen Cobb (story editor); Chase Craig (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

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.

No ads in this issue. All 52 pages are comics or comics-related text material.

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; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Polly the Parrot
Synopsis
Donald and the boys find Polly the Parrot inside Uncle Scrooge's vault, tallying on an adding machine.
Reprints
Keywords
adding machine; blunderbuss; counting; parrot; slingshots; vault

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ppwweeeeeeeeeeeee!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; peanut vendor
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.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; peanuts; sleep problems; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside front cover.

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy! Ships from! The seven seas!
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge; Polly the Parrot; sailor (Polly's owner); two black-masked burglars (proto Beagle Boys?); angry old lady; ship's mate; female parrot; kid parrots; hamburger joint owner
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
Keywords
birthday present; burglars; desperate search; jungle; parrot; sailors; ships

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 Thomson
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
County Fair Cash Prizes!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Hamlet (pig); farmer; chicken; baby chicks; contest judge
Synopsis
Huey, Dewey, and Louie 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
Keywords
county fair; pigs; prize; wild chase

Indexer Notes

This backup story is four pages longer than the lead adventure story.

[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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, oh, Mrs. Clacker's mad again...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Mrs. Clacker; angry customer #2; angry customer #3
Synopsis
Donald is a milkman whose customers complain about not receiving fresh milk and eggs.
Keywords
delivery; dissatisfied customer; doing-something-their-own-way; eggs; enterprise; ingenuity; milk

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

[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
Letters
Paul Murry

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lemonade all you can drink 1¢
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
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.
Keywords
lemonade; trickery

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
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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