Daddy Duck (film) Donald Duck cartoon; released on April 16, 1948. Directed by Jack Hannah. When he adopts Joey, a young kangaroo, Donald finds out the hard way how difficult it is to be a parent. After a difficult bath time, Donald pretends that a bear rug has swallowed him. Joey rushes in and beats up the “bear” severely, so that by nap time, Donald needs a nap far worse than Joey does.