Donald has been drafted to join the United States Armed Forces, which he is quite enthusiastic about, having been lead to believe that he will have a swell time! He asks to be placed in the United States Army Air Corps, as he wants to fly. After a physical exam and being made to march, Donald is no longer so keen on the Army. Things only gets worse when he accidentally gets on the bad side of the Drill Sergeant, Pete.
Donald's middle name is revealed to be Fauntleroy.
The date on Donald's "Order to Report for Introduction" card is March 24, 1941, indicating that Donald Gets Drafted takes place sometime shortly after that date.
While at the draft board, Donald claims he comes from "a family of aviators" and proceeds to cite his father, uncle, and cousin as examples of aviators within his family tree.
Donald Gets Drafted was reused in This is Your Life, Donald Duck (1960), where Jiminy Cricket claims that it takes place shortly after Donald's graduation from college and that the Army was Donald's “first job”.
Donald Gets Drafted was released on May the 1st, 1942. It was directed by Jack King, with the story having been written by Jack Hannah, Carl Barks, and Harry Reeves. The film was animated by Paul Allen, Jim Armstrong, Hal King, Ed Love, Ray Patin, Retta Scott, and Judge Whitaker. Paul J. Smith composed the music for the short. Clarence Nash, Billy Bletcher, and John McLeish comprised the film's voice cast.
• Don Donald • Modern Inventions • Donald's Ostrich • Self-Control • Donald's Better Self • Donald's Nephews • Good Scouts • Donald's Golf Game • Donald's Lucky Day • The Hockey Champ • Donald's Cousin Gus • Sea Scouts • Donald's Penguin • The Autograph Hound • Officer Duck •
• The Riveter • Mr Duck Steps Out • Donald's Vacation • The Volunteer Worker • Fire Chief • Timber • Golden Eggs • A Good Time for a Dime • Early to Bed • Truant Officer Donald • Old Mac Donald Duck • Donald's Camera • Chef Donald • Donald's Decision • The Village Smithy • The New Spirit • Donald's Snow Fight • Donald Gets Drafted • Donald's Garden • Donald's Gold Mine • The Vanishing Private • Sky Trooper • Bellboy Donald • Der Fuehrer's Face • The Spirit of '43 • Donald's Tire Trouble • The Flying Jalopy • Fall Out Fall In • The Old Army Game • Home Defense • Trombone Trouble • Donald Duck and the Gorilla • Contrary Condor • Commando Duck • The Plastics Inventor • Donald's Off Day • The Clock Watcher • Donald's Crime • Duck Pimples • Cured Duck • Old Sequoia • Donald's Double Trouble • Wet Paint • Dumb Bell of the Yukon • Lighthouse Keeping • Straight Shooters • Sleepy Time Donald • Clown of the Jungle • Donald's Dilemma • Bootle Beetle • Wide Open Spaces • Chip an' Dale • Drip Drippy Donald • Daddy Duck • Donald's Dream Voice • The Trial of Donald Duck • Inferior Decorator • Soup's On • Three for Breakfast • Tea for Two Hundred • Donald's Happy Birthday • Sea Salts • Winter Storage • Honey Harvester • All in a Nutshell • The Greener Yard • Slide, Donald, Slide • Toy Tinkers •
• Lion Around • Crazy Over Daisy • Trailer Horn • Hook, Lion and Sinker • Bee at the Beach • Out on a Limb • Dude Duck • Corn Chips • Test Pilot Donald • Lucky Number • Out of Scale • Bee On Guard • Donald's Applecore • Let's Stick Togehter • Uncle Donald's Ants • Trick or Treat • Don's Fountain of Youth • The New Neighbor • Rugged Bear • Working for Peanuts • Canvas Back Duck • Spare the Rod • Donald's Diary • Dragon Around • Grin & Bear It • The Flying Squirrel • Grand Canyonscope • No Hunting • Bearly Asleep • Beezy Bear • Up a Tree • Chips Ahoy • How to Have an Accident in the Home • Donald in Mathmagic Land • How to Have an Accident at Work •
• Donald and the Wheel • The Litterbug • Donald's Fire Survival Plan • Family Planning •
• Donald's Failed Fourth • Donald's Shell Shots • Donald's Rocket Ruckus • Donald's Valentine Dollar • Donald On Ice • Donald's Dinner Date • Donald and the Big Nut • Donald's Grizzly Guest • Survival of the Woodchucks • computer.don • Donald's Halloween Scare • Donald's Lighthouse • Domesticated Donald • Whitewater Donald • Donald's Fish Fry • Bird Brained Donald • Donald's Pool • Donald's Charmed Date • Golf Nut Donald • Music Store Donald • Donald's Goofy World • Double Date Donald •
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