History Headscratchers / ClassicDisneyShorts

6th Jun '15 1:57:35 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* I can't believe no one has ever asked this: OK, in the Disney universe there are lots of ducks, most of them from Donald's family tree: There's Daisy, there's Huey, Dewey and Louie, there's Scrooge, there's also Joe McQuack, Darkwing Duck, Gozalin... Then why in the World is Donald the only duck in Disney universe that quacks?

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* I can't believe no one has ever asked this: OK, in the Disney universe there are lots of ducks, most of them from Donald's family tree: There's Daisy, there's Huey, Dewey and Louie, there's Scrooge, there's also Joe McQuack, Darkwing Duck, Gozalin... Then why in the World is Donald the only duck in Disney universe that quacks?quacks?
**That's indeed weird that most of the ducks don't quack in that universe. However, you can't say NO other one.
***First, there are the characters who actually quacked at some point, despite it was changed in their later appearances on TV: Huey, Dewey and Louie quacked in their first cartoons, that was just changed in Ducktales for some odd reason. Same for Daisy Duck, if you look at her first cartoon "Mr Duck steps out" she talks in quacking-voice. We have also Gus Goose, who… Well I can't say he quacks per say, but as a goose he honks, which is the same basic idea (doing his specie's normal sound).
***Then, there's a BUNCH of comic-only characters whose voice remains unknown. We may very well assume that Mrs Quackfaster or Fethry Duck quack, after all.
**To come back to the "why", out-of-universe it's because Donald's quacking voice was literally part of his personality, a source of gag, while making all the later characters quack to (then using the same gag) would have seemed redundant. Also, remember that it's because they had a good duck-imitator that they could make Donald quack properly. They most certainly couldn't find enough good quacking actors for all the Duck characters, and it wouldn't have been funny if all of them were dubbed by the same guy. In-universe, maybe it's a genetic matter (perhaps the gene that make ducks quack is recessive; then it was enough than ONE duck in history had a mutation that gave him a normal voice, and then all his children had too). Alternatively, Donald's quacking is just a pronunciation flaw; he COULD speak normally but nobody dared to tell him "you should do something about your voice" because of his well-known temper. Evidence of that: in the short "Donald's dilemma", Donald is psychologically shocked and that makes him speak normally.
16th Jul '14 6:51:43 PM JamesSwann
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\n*** Or, perhaps, as Mickey's dog, Pluto has taken it upon himself to protect Mickey. By sleeping outside, he can see everything and thus protect Mickey better.

11th May '14 12:27:33 PM LongLiveHumour
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** How about the fact during WorldWarII, the studio had a cartoon series where Donald joins the Army as a trooper. Wouldn't having him in the US Navy or at least as a Marine have been more logical for a duck?

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** How about the fact during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the studio had a cartoon series where Donald joins the Army as a trooper. Wouldn't having him in the US Navy or at least as a Marine have been more logical for a duck?
12th Apr '14 10:37:15 PM PPPSSC
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* I can't believe no one has ever asked this: OK, in the Disney universe there are lots of ducks, most of them from Donald's family tree: There's Daisy, there's Huey, Dewey and Louie, there's Scrooge, there's also Joe McQuack, Darkwing Duck, Gozalin... Then why in the World is Donald the only duck in Disney universe that quacks?
* OK, here's the mother of all Disney's headscratchers: If Goofy and Pluto are both dogs, they why does Goofy talk, walk over two legs, wear clothes and lives in a house while Pluto barks, walks over four legs, doesn't wear clothes and lives in a doghouse?

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* I can't believe no one has ever asked this: OK, in the Disney universe there are lots of ducks, most of them from Donald's family tree: There's Daisy, there's Huey, Dewey and Louie, there's Scrooge, there's also Joe McQuack, Darkwing Duck, Gozalin... Then why in the World is Donald the only duck in Disney universe that quacks?
* OK, here's the mother of all Disney's headscratchers: If Goofy and Pluto are both dogs, they why does Goofy talk, walk over two legs, wear clothes and lives in a house while Pluto barks, walks over four legs, doesn't wear clothes and lives in a doghouse?
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25th Jan '14 9:40:00 PM nombretomado
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* How can Donald ''Duck'' have Gus ''Goose'' as a cousin? And the extended DonRosa [=McDuck=] family tree also includes coots, which aren't even in the Anseriformes (duck/goose) family.

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* How can Donald ''Duck'' have Gus ''Goose'' as a cousin? And the extended DonRosa Creator/DonRosa [=McDuck=] family tree also includes coots, which aren't even in the Anseriformes (duck/goose) family.
15th Oct '13 12:19:24 PM Mau
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* OK, here's the mother of all Disney's headscratchers: If Gooyy and Pluto are both dogs, they why does Goofy talk, walk over two legs, wear clothes and lives in a house while Pluto barks, walks over four legs, doesn't wear clothes and lives in a doghouse?

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* OK, here's the mother of all Disney's headscratchers: If Gooyy Goofy and Pluto are both dogs, they why does Goofy talk, walk over two legs, wear clothes and lives in a house while Pluto barks, walks over four legs, doesn't wear clothes and lives in a doghouse?
15th Oct '13 12:03:39 PM Mau
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* OK, here's the mother of all Disney Headscratchers: If Gooyy and Pluto are both dogs, they why does Goofy talk, walk over two legs, wear clothes and lives in a house while Pluto barks, walks over four legs, doesn't wear clothes and lives in a doghouse?

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* OK, here's the mother of all Disney Headscratchers: Disney's headscratchers: If Gooyy and Pluto are both dogs, they why does Goofy talk, walk over two legs, wear clothes and lives in a house while Pluto barks, walks over four legs, doesn't wear clothes and lives in a doghouse?
15th Oct '13 12:03:18 PM Mau
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* I can't believe no one has ever asked this: OK, in the Disney universe there are lots of ducks, most of them from Donald's family tree: There's Daisy, there's Huey, Dewey and Louie, there's Scrooge, there's also Joe McQuack, Darkwing Duck, Gozalin... Then why in the World is Donald the only duck in Disney universe that quacks?



*** Actually, Steamboat Willie WASN'T the first sound cartoon. However, the short came out when cartoons were dying out, and it revived people's interest in animation.

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*** Actually, Steamboat Willie WASN'T the first sound cartoon. However, the short came out when cartoons were dying out, and it revived people's interest in animation.animation.
* I can't believe no one has ever asked this: OK, in the Disney universe there are lots of ducks, most of them from Donald's family tree: There's Daisy, there's Huey, Dewey and Louie, there's Scrooge, there's also Joe McQuack, Darkwing Duck, Gozalin... Then why in the World is Donald the only duck in Disney universe that quacks?
* OK, here's the mother of all Disney Headscratchers: If Gooyy and Pluto are both dogs, they why does Goofy talk, walk over two legs, wear clothes and lives in a house while Pluto barks, walks over four legs, doesn't wear clothes and lives in a doghouse?
27th Aug '13 3:33:52 PM Mau
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* I can't believe no one has ever asked this: OK, in the Disney universe there are lots of ducks, most of them from Donald's family tree: There's Daisy, there's Huey, Dewey and Louie, there's Scrooge, there's also Joe McQuack, Darkwing Duck, Gozalin... Then why in the World is Donald the only duck in Disney universe that quacks?
11th Aug '13 10:01:02 PM PPPSSC
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** Just a good old-fashioned {{Retcon}}. But considering Goofy Jr. was more of a plot device than a character and that Pete Jr. was really similar to Pete, one that probably did ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' a world of good considering the primary source of its conflicts and humor.
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