Bellboy Donald is a 1942 Donald Duck animated short film, produced in Technicolor by Walt Disney Productions, distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, This cartoon made the debut of Pete's son Pete Jr, which reveals that Pete has a son.

Bellboy Donald
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJack King
Produced byWalt Disney
Story byCarl Barks
Jack Hannah
Harry Reeves
StarringClarence Nash
John McLeish
John Dehner
Glen Couch
Music byOliver Wallace
Animation byBill Tytla
Paul Allen
Ed Love
Jim Armstrong
Lee Morehouse
Hal King
Jack King
Kenneth Muse
Judge Whitaker
Ray Patin
Art Scott
Layouts byBill Herwig
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Release date
  • December 18, 1942 (1942-12-18)
Running time
7 minutes
CountryUnited States



Donald Duck works as a bellboy in Lofty Manors hotel. He was scolded by the boss for the bad behavior to the guest, and if he makes one mistake, he will be fired for good. He also forced Donald that when he's attempted to strike somebody he has to remember the motto The guest is always right. Donald then promised to be a better bellboy.

Just then, Pete and his son Pete Jr. arrive at the hotel. The boss reminded him to be on his best behavior, Donald promised, he waves the guest to the hotel politely. However, Pete and his son slapped and kicked him and rip his uniform and the hat rudely, which almost caused Donald to lose his temper.

He and his son check their rooms on the 80th floor. In the process, Pete Jr. literally kicking and sabotaging him with pleasure, Donald tried his best to be patient, and then he suddenly felt something is swept off.

He saw his clothes that had been thrown out and suck inside the elevator (which Pete Jr. is inside), Donald became naked. Enraged, he frantically press the button and open the elevator door. Then Pete Jr. appeared, Donald asked him to give his clothes back, but Pete Jr. refused every time, and then he pull Donald's clothes (The badge wrote on the motto The guest is always right was click on Donald's clothes at first) and once again says "No."

Donald reluctantly agreed and repeat "No.", Pete Jr. then throw the clothes to Donald and said he is going to buy Donald a bottle of soda, which flavor is strawberry, Donald is pleased and lick his lips, he went into the elevator, unaware that the elevator went down extremely fast, Donald once again begged Pete Jr. to stop doing that, Pete Jr. finally agreed, the elevator stopped at once.

Donald let out a sigh of relief, and then became very enraged about Pete Jr.'s bad behavior and his limited patience has gone too far; he then repeatedly spanks him and dragged him to the boss before asking if he's fired; the boss said that he is, and Donald replies with "That's all I wanted to know" with a smile.

Donald then pulled Pete Jr. behind a vase and continued spanking and beating him. He then looked at the camera with an evil laugh, and continued to beat Pete Jr, who was shouting in pain.[1]



This short can be found on "The Chronological Donald Volume 2".
This short is contain into "Donald Duck's 50th Birthday".

Technical SpecificationsEdit

Runtime 7 min

Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1

Negative Format 35 mm

Cinematographic Process Spherical

Printed Film Format 35 mm


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