History WesternAnimation / DonaldDuck

29th Mar '16 3:03:07 PM DragonRanger
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After theatrical shorts fell out of favor his appearances slowed, but he was never quite out. He appeared in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' as a supporting character, and starred in ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack''. Appeared in a famous crossover with WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', got a segment in ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'', reappeared with the gang in ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers'', and in 2005 he got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also came back in ''[[WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse Mickey Mouse Works]]'' and, more recently, ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse'', as well as the 2013-present television series of ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' shorts. He appeared as a court mage in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', to say nothing of the few games he got to himself, such as the fondly remembered ''VideoGame/{{Quackshot}}''.

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After theatrical shorts fell out of favor his appearances slowed, but he was never quite out. He appeared in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' as a supporting character, and starred in ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack''. Appeared in a famous crossover with WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', got a segment in ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'', reappeared with the gang in ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers'', and in 2005 he got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also came back in ''[[WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse Mickey Mouse Works]]'' and, more recently, and ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse'', as well as the 2013-present television series of ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' shorts.shorts and the ''[[WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017 DuckTales]]'' revival (as a regular this time). He appeared as a court mage in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', to say nothing of the few games he got to himself, such as the fondly remembered ''VideoGame/{{Quackshot}}''.
13th Mar '16 10:54:46 AM jmac9345
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* ArtEvolution: He emerged with his trademark sailor suit and feather/beak colors already, but he was much more close in look to a real duck, with his plumper body and larger eyes and neck. From 1936 onwards, he was redesigned to have more depth and a rounder shape. An easy way to confirm this is to compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTJrSybN0LA Don's second appearance]] with the short's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVrSktsrMnk remake]] 7 years later.

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* ArtEvolution: He emerged with his trademark sailor suit and feather/beak colors already, but he was much more close in look to a real duck, with his plumper body and larger eyes and neck. From 1936 onwards, he was redesigned to have more depth and a rounder shape. An easy way to confirm this is to compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTJrSybN0LA Don's second appearance]] with the short's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVrSktsrMnk remake]] 7 years later.
13th Mar '16 10:48:44 AM jmac9345
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* ArtEvolution: He emerged with his trademark sailor suit and feather/beak colors already, but he was much more close in look to a real duck, with his plumper body and larger neck. From 1936 onwards, he was redesigned to have more depth and a rounder shape. An easy way to confirm this is to compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyRULc60Els Don's second appearance]] with the short's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVrSktsrMnk remake]] 7 years later.

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* ArtEvolution: He emerged with his trademark sailor suit and feather/beak colors already, but he was much more close in look to a real duck, with his plumper body and larger eyes and neck. From 1936 onwards, he was redesigned to have more depth and a rounder shape. An easy way to confirm this is to compare [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyRULc60Els com/watch?v=QTJrSybN0LA Don's second appearance]] with the short's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVrSktsrMnk remake]] 7 years later.
7th Feb '16 2:55:34 PM nombretomado
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Donald first appeared in the SillySymphonies short ''The Wise Little Hen'' in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1934]], where he played one of the lazy animals in the fable, refusing to help the Hen make her bread and was thus denied a reward at the end. His distinct voice, given to him by Clarence "Ducky" Nash, singled him out for stardom. He quickly became a bit player in several other shorts before finally landing a role alongside Mickey and Goofy in 1935's ''Mickey's Service Station''.

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Donald first appeared in the SillySymphonies short ''The Wise Little Hen'' in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1934]], where he played one of the lazy animals in the fable, refusing to help the Hen make her bread and was thus denied a reward at the end. His distinct voice, given to him by Clarence "Ducky" Nash, singled him out for stardom. He quickly became a bit player in several other shorts before finally landing a role alongside Mickey and Goofy in 1935's ''Mickey's Service Station''.
30th Jan '16 10:04:59 PM MHarrington
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->'' Who'd never dream of starting a fight? (Donald: "Not so!")''

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->'' Who'd never dream of starting a fight? (Donald: "Not "That's so!")''


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* FaceDeathWithDignity: In ''Commando Duck'', Donald gets pursued by a wave of rocks and water after his rubber raft fills up with water and then explodes. He reaches the end of a tree branch sticking out over a cliff and finds that he has been trapped by the surge coming his way. He cowers briefly, then stands stoically with his hand in salute, preparing to perish. This is averted, of course; he is thrown clear in the nick of time.
18th Jan '16 5:28:37 PM azul120
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10th Jan '16 8:53:28 PM BlackBaroness
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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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* OutOfCharacterMoment: Donald is far more [[LovableSexManiac lustful]] in ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'' than he is anywhere else.
* 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).
22nd Dec '15 8:14:44 PM tropower
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* CluelessChickMagnet: In one cartoon, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCC5QBy_jtg "Double Date Don"]], Daisy's neighbor Clara Cluck falls in love with him, with him mostly trying to fend her off and finish building Daisy a brick wall. This seems to happen in a few other cartoons and comics as well. And poor Donald never knows what to do with all the attention. Parodied by a Disney Trading Pin saying [[http://s991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/brini7882/?action=view¤t=DonaldDuck-ChicksDigMe.jpg&newest=1 "Chicks Dig Me!"]] while he's surrounded by actual baby chicks!

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* CluelessChickMagnet: In one cartoon, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCC5QBy_jtg "Double Date Don"]], Daisy's neighbor Clara Cluck Cluck[[note]]His recurring theater/opera partner.[[/note]] falls in love with him, with him mostly trying to fend her off and finish building Daisy a brick wall. This seems to happen in a few other cartoons and comics as well. And poor Donald never knows what to do with all the attention. Parodied by a Disney Trading Pin saying [[http://s991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/brini7882/?action=view¤t=DonaldDuck-ChicksDigMe.jpg&newest=1 "Chicks Dig Me!"]] while he's surrounded by actual baby chicks!



* 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 every week actually inspired the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Trope Namer]].

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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 every week in each episode actually inspired the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Trope Namer]].
22nd Dec '15 8:04:39 PM tropower
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->'' Who never, ever starts an argument?''

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->'' Who never, ever starts an argument?''argument? (woman: Hmm?)''



->''Who's never wrong, but always right?''
->'' Who'd never dream of starting a fight?''

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->''Who's never wrong, but always right?''
right? (Donald: "Yeah"?)''
->'' Who'd never dream of starting a fight?''fight? (Donald: "Not so!")''



->'' No one -- but Donald Duck!"''

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->'' No one ("QUAAAAAAACK!!") -- but Donald Duck!"''Duck!" (Donald: "Yeah!")''
16th Dec '15 10:03:47 AM MHarrington
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** A few months later, supposedly, the same thing happened with the duck's next appearance in "Don Donald", the debut appearance of Daisy, which was also released as a Mickey cartoon, but again with no appearance at all by Mickey.



* SpecialEditionTitle: "Trick or Treat". Donaldís face is painted on a fence at night, instead of the usual head shot on the starburst frame. The credits are featured on a house surrounded by dead treesí shadows, which serves this Halloween short better than the ordinary red burlap design. Finally, the camera pans around before revealing the title, which is neatly painted on a broken window in a seemingly abandoned house.
** The rarely seen original opening for "Rugged Bear" depicts Donís headshot as a portrait over a fireplace mantle, which pans down to the dark fireplace opening with the title and artist credits. After that, the camera pans down to a shot of a bear-skin rug with the cartoon's title.

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* SpecialEditionTitle: "Trick or Treat". Donaldís Donald's face is painted on a fence at night, instead of the usual head shot on the starburst frame. The credits are featured on a house surrounded by dead treesí shadows, which serves this Halloween short better than the ordinary red burlap design. Finally, the camera pans around before revealing the title, which is neatly painted on a broken window in a seemingly abandoned house.
** The rarely seen original opening for "Rugged Bear" depicts Donís Don's headshot as a portrait over a fireplace mantle, which pans down to the dark fireplace opening with the title and artist credits. After that, the camera pans down to a shot of a bear-skin rug with the cartoon's title. The reissue title shows only the artist credits in the fireplace and the title over the bear-skin rug; the shot of Donald's head and the title are both shown on generic title cards.
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