History WesternAnimation / DonaldDuck

23rd Apr '17 8:47:30 AM AceOfScarabs
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** He's lifted up and thrown a wardrobe and uprooted a telephone pole in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXGR4NBKkRo Cured Duck]], he punches out a huge shark in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlsY8okcfxo Sea Scouts]], head-butted a large mountain goat in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0IrqkLPu5A Alpine Climbers]], and nearly demolishes an amusement park's Tunnel of Love in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysPdGeX5vr0 Donald's Double Trouble]] when he sees his doppelganger kissing Daisy in there. His strength seems to increase even when he's determined as well. In the House of Mouse episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWtQldeYi5c Clarabelle's Christmas List]], Donald effortlessly reeled in Monstro thinking it was the Naughty or Nice list. And in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJmgOQdHO- Answering Service]], he rips a keypad off the wall and beats BOTH Mickey and Goofy together in a pseudo tug-of-war. He's also performed amazing feats of strength in the comics including: breaking free of strong ropes, pulling in a [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Barks/show.php?num=5&loc=1948/W_WDC_88-02&s=date TRACTOR]], among others. And in the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS1E16TappedOut Tapped Out]]", Donald completely ''demolishes'' WesternAnimation/{{Pete}}, who is a GorgeousGeorge-type wrestler, when the latter accidentally ruins the duck's nachos, which he does ''not'' want others to so much as ''touch'' (he had already snapped at Mickey for his unintentionally doing so ''twice''). Basically, don't mess with this duck if he's determined or angry.

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** He's lifted up and thrown a wardrobe and uprooted a telephone pole in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXGR4NBKkRo Cured Duck]], he punches out a huge shark in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlsY8okcfxo Sea Scouts]], head-butted a large mountain goat in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0IrqkLPu5A Alpine Climbers]], and nearly demolishes an amusement park's Tunnel of Love in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysPdGeX5vr0 Donald's Double Trouble]] when he sees his doppelganger kissing Daisy in there. His strength seems to increase even when he's determined as well. In the House of Mouse episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWtQldeYi5c Clarabelle's Christmas List]], Donald effortlessly reeled in Monstro thinking it was the Naughty or Nice list. And in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJmgOQdHO- Answering Service]], he rips a keypad off the wall and beats BOTH Mickey and Goofy together in a pseudo tug-of-war. He's also performed amazing feats of strength in the comics including: breaking free of strong ropes, pulling in a [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Barks/show.php?num=5&loc=1948/W_WDC_88-02&s=date TRACTOR]], among others. And in the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS1E16TappedOut Tapped Out]]", Donald completely ''demolishes'' WesternAnimation/{{Pete}}, who is a GorgeousGeorge-type wrestler, when the latter accidentally ruins the duck's nachos, which he does ''not'' want others to so much as ''touch'' (he had already snapped at Mickey for his unintentionally doing so ''twice''). Basically, don't mess with this duck if he's determined or angry.angry, just like his uncle Scrooge [=McDuck=].
23rd Apr '17 5:59:39 AM HarpieSiren
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* SpeechImpediment: Donald's voice is so hard to understand that it has caused at least two {{Mondegreen}}s in the form of people accusing him of screaming "Fuck you!" in ''Clock Cleaners'' and calling [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck]] a nigger in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (he actually says "''Sez'' you!" and "You doggone stubborn ''little''...", respectively). This does not apply to him in the comics, though for obvious reasons. Later on in the 1952 cartoon ''Spare the Rod'' Donald Duck can be heard screaming at the Pygmies. "Ow! You Little Bitch!", however the English Subtitles in the Chronological Donald Duck Volume 4 DVD. has the subtitles say "Ow! You Little Brat!"

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* SpeechImpediment: Donald's distinctive, quacking voice is so hard to understand that it has caused at least two {{Mondegreen}}s in the form of people accusing him of screaming "Fuck you!" in ''Clock Cleaners'' and calling [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck]] a nigger in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (he actually says "''Sez'' you!" and "You doggone stubborn ''little''...", respectively). This does not apply to him in the comics, though for obvious reasons. Later on in the 1952 cartoon ''Spare the Rod'' Donald Duck can be heard screaming at the Pygmies. "Ow! You Little Bitch!", however the English Subtitles in the Chronological Donald Duck Volume 4 DVD. has the subtitles say "Ow! You Little Brat!"a sort of speech impediment, in-universe.



* TheUnintelligible: Except for the comic books.

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* TheUnintelligible: Except TheUnintelligible:
** Donald's voice can be so hard to understand that it has caused at least two {{Mondegreen}}s in the form of people accusing him of screaming "Fuck you!" in ''Clock Cleaners'' and calling [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck]] a nigger in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (he actually says "''Sez'' you!" and "You doggone stubborn ''little''...", respectively). This does not apply to him in the comics, though
for obvious reasons, though once in a while a story may allude to his odd voice.
** His characteristic unintelligible ranting aside, Disney does go to great lengths to make sure Donald's voice is understandable as it can be, especially in modern productions that emphasize dialogue, unlike
the comic books.shorts which tended towards minimal dialogue. Word choice helps, as certain words just sound better in that voice than others, particularly multi-syllabic ones, while soft monosyllabic words become mushmouthed.
13th Apr '17 10:42:40 PM CrosswalkX
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* ClothingSwitch: "The Clock Watcher" 1945. As Donald Duck is trying to pull out the Jack-in-the-box out of the floor, the box comes out and pulls Donald Duck in the box with him trapped inside the box and Donald Duck struggles to get out. When he finally bounced out of the box. Donald Ducks clothes switch when Donald Duck is wearing Jack-in-the-box clown costume with his nightcap and accordion as a shirt while the Jack-in-the-box is wearing Donald's blue shirt and hat.
13th Apr '17 10:38:33 PM CrosswalkX
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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Who’s got the neatest exhibition…ism? One guess, guess who…

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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Who’s got Donald Duck is known for wearing a blue shirt and blue hat. But he doesn't wear pants or shoes in most of the neatest exhibition…ism? One guess, guess who…cartoon episodes.



* SpeechImpediment: Donald's voice is so hard to understand that it has caused at least two {{Mondegreen}}s in the form of people accusing him of screaming "Fuck you!" in ''Clock Cleaners'' and calling [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck]] a nigger in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (he actually says "''Sez'' you!" and "You doggone stubborn ''little''...", respectively). This does not apply to him in the comics, though for obvious reasons.

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* SpeechImpediment: Donald's voice is so hard to understand that it has caused at least two {{Mondegreen}}s in the form of people accusing him of screaming "Fuck you!" in ''Clock Cleaners'' and calling [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck]] a nigger in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (he actually says "''Sez'' you!" and "You doggone stubborn ''little''...", respectively). This does not apply to him in the comics, though for obvious reasons. Later on in the 1952 cartoon ''Spare the Rod'' Donald Duck can be heard screaming at the Pygmies. "Ow! You Little Bitch!", however the English Subtitles in the Chronological Donald Duck Volume 4 DVD. has the subtitles say "Ow! You Little Brat!"



* SynchronizedSwarming: In the cartoon "Inferior Decorator", Donald gets into a feud with a bee. Toward the end of the cartoon, it calls on all its friends, which swarm out of the hive and form a question mark, as if to say "Yeah, what do you want?"

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* SynchronizedSwarming: In the cartoon "Inferior Decorator", Donald gets into a feud with a bee. Toward the end of the cartoon, it cuts part of the wallpaper out on the ceiling exposing Donalds rear end, calls on all its friends, which swarm out of the hive and form a question mark, as if to say "Yeah, what do you want?"want?" Then Spike the Bee has them invited into Donalds house through the keyhole and the bees sting his butt one by one, however this is implied but not shown.
6th Apr '17 9:40:19 PM nombretomado
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* OutOfFocus: Not to the extent of [[PlutoThePup Pluto]], but in the newest ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' series of 2013, Donald has thus far made only 13 appearances (15 if you include cameos).

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* OutOfFocus: Not to the extent of [[PlutoThePup [[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto]], but in the newest ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' series of 2013, Donald has thus far made only 13 appearances (15 if you include cameos).
3rd Apr '17 10:29:18 AM HarpieSiren
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* ShellShockedVeteran: While Donald's navy background is never explored fully in the canonical comics, his behavior and general character appears to be in line with a (Disneyfied) version of this.
** Donald was in the Navy in Ducktales but his more acknowledged military career is his service in the army where he served for WWII and the character was actually [[http://www.headstuff.org/2014/02/disney-studios-war-story-donald-duck-became-sgt/ promoted to sergeant]] and honorably discharged from service for his 50th birthday!
** [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/439086-ruined-childhood Once his nephews tried to wake him from sleepwalking with a firecracker prank]]. He mistakes it for a Japanese minefield and freaks out, having violent episode that forces the Nephews to flee to the garden.
11th Mar '17 3:31:20 PM nombretomado
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* CouchGag: Early on, Don would open every episode of TheMickeyMouseClub by striking a gong with humorous consequences. Matt Groening has revealed that Donald's gong gag having different outcomes in each episode actually inspired the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Trope Namer]].

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* CouchGag: Early on, Don would open every episode of TheMickeyMouseClub ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' by striking a gong with humorous consequences. Matt Groening has revealed that Donald's gong gag having different outcomes in each episode actually inspired the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Trope Namer]].
4th Mar '17 1:57:46 AM HarpieSiren
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* DemotedToExtra: In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' he only appears in a handful of episodes.
** Averted in the 2017 reboot where he's now part of the main cast.

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* DemotedToExtra: In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' he only appears in a handful of episodes.
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episodes. Averted in the 2017 reboot where he's now part of the main cast.


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* HumanlikeHandAnatomy: Donald and the other Ducks have designs that avert FeatherFingers, instead giving them fully anthropomorphized arms and hands.
2nd Mar '17 3:01:47 PM JulianLapostat
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[[caption-width-right:244:''[[WesternAnimationDuckTales2017 Donald Duck is one of the most daring adventurers of all time!]]"]]

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[[caption-width-right:244:''[[WesternAnimationDuckTales2017 [[caption-width-right:244:''[[WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017 Donald Duck is one of the most daring adventurers of all time!]]"]]
2nd Mar '17 3:01:21 PM JulianLapostat
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[[caption-width-right:244:''[[WesternAnimationDuckTales2017 Donald Duck is one of the most daring adventurers of all time!]]"]]
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