"The Donald Duck Story" is the fourth episode of Disneyland.
At the beginning of the show, Walt shows us how Donald was created in 1932, on Friday the 13th, when the Disney artists tried to figure out that kind of animal character fit a very unusual voice that had come to them. After starring in shorts with Mickey Mouse, Donald became famous enough to headline his own cartoon series, and he ended up becoming a foil for various bullies, both big and small. Walt then shows the international appeal, and misunderstanding, of Donald's unusual voice, and shows a cartoon where Donald bought voice pills to improve his speech. Finally, Donald arrive's in Walt's office to show off his many talents, but Walt urges him to "be himself", and puts him in a picture with Chip and Dale.
- A mix of both Donald's Crime and How to Be a Detective
- Donald Duck and the Gorilla
- Don's Fountain of Youth
- Lion Around
- Bee at the Beach
- The Lone Chipmunks
- In the show, Donald's birthday is stated to be Friday the 13th, 1932, and that his first picture was Orphan's Benefit (wherein the 1941 remake was shown). In reality, Donald first appeared in the short The Wise Little Hen, released on June 9, 1934.
- Footage from this episode was later used in Down and Out with Donald Duck and Totally Minnie.
- Footage of this episode, showing Donald in western garb, was used in the opening to Two Gun Goofy, as part of Donald Duck Goes West.