Q: Back in the early ’90s, the old Donald Duck Presents show on the Disney Channel would occasionally show short animated films from a What Should I Do series. A moral dilemma would be shown from three different points of view. I was aware these must have been older films then. Can you tell me anything about this series, like when they were produced, if they were theatrically released, if any notable Disney talents worked on them, and how I might be able to view clips or entire films?
Matt, Hudson, North Carolina
A: What Should I Do was a series of five educational films offering “possible solutions to common dilemmas children face as they learn to live together,” produced in 1969–70, and revised and updated in 1992. The titles are The Fight, The Game, The New Girl, Lunch Money, and The Project. Director was Les Clark and writer was Bill Berg. Other credits included Cliff Nordberg (animation), Ken O’Connor (art styling), George Bruns (music), Mel Leven (song) and Jim Love (film editor). Six additional films were added to the series in 1992—The Baseball Card, The Fight (different than the earlier title), The Game (also different), the Lunch Group, The Mural, and The Play. The films were never released theatrically.