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Learn about family planning with Donald Duck

For years, the Disney studio had a sideline producing cartoons for the educational market. In 1967, it even made one advising married couples that it was possible—”merely by taking pills or using simple devices”—to control how many kids they had, “without affecting normal relations as man and wife.” And just to make sure that the … Continue reading “Learn about family planning with Donald Duck”

For years, the Disney studio had a sideline producing cartoons for the educational market. In 1967, it even made one advising married couples that it was possible—”merely by taking pills or using simple devices”—to control how many kids they had, “without affecting normal relations as man and wife.” And just to make sure that the short was entertaining as well as informative, it starred Donald Duck.

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Steve Stanchfield of Cartoon Research has more info on this oddity, which was narrated and voiced by the great Paul Frees and obviously intended for distribution in countries other than the U.S.

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About the author

Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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