History WesternAnimation / DonaldDuck

11th Aug '16 5:18:19 AM Morgenthaler
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UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was especially good to Donald. A series of {{Wartime Cartoon}}s showed him enlisting in the army, and he won his only Academy Award for ''DerFuehrersFace'' in 1943. It was also during the 1940s that he was featured in four entries in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon: ''Disney/SaludosAmigos'', ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'', and ''Disney/MelodyTime''.

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UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was especially good to Donald. A series of {{Wartime Cartoon}}s showed him enlisting in the army, and he won his only Academy Award for ''DerFuehrersFace'' ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace'' in 1943. It was also during the 1940s that he was featured in four entries in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon: ''Disney/SaludosAmigos'', ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'', and ''Disney/MelodyTime''.
23rd Jul '16 4:22:48 PM nombretomado
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[[quoteright:244:[[CarlBarks http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DonaldDuckImageResized_8652.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:244:[[CarlBarks [[quoteright:244:[[Creator/CarlBarks http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DonaldDuckImageResized_8652.jpg]]]]



* AdaptationExpansion: CarlBarks was challenged to take the {{classic|DisneyShorts}} 8-minute short ''Trick or Treat'' and adapt it for a 32-pages comic book story...And he succeeded. Not only did he invent great gags that were cleverly spun between the scenes of the original film, even elaborating on events that happened off-screen in the cartoon; he also justified Donald's {{Jerkass}} behavior toward his nephews, explaining that Don thought of youngsters bothering him for candy as an unwelcome violation of his privacy, Halloween or not... Plus, his proposed beginning has the nephews breaking into their uncle's house to flat-out steal his candy. It also has a more uplifting ending, where Donald warms up to the holiday and decides he’ll go trick-or-treating himself next year.

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* AdaptationExpansion: CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks was challenged to take the {{classic|DisneyShorts}} 8-minute short ''Trick or Treat'' and adapt it for a 32-pages comic book story...And he succeeded. Not only did he invent great gags that were cleverly spun between the scenes of the original film, even elaborating on events that happened off-screen in the cartoon; he also justified Donald's {{Jerkass}} behavior toward his nephews, explaining that Don thought of youngsters bothering him for candy as an unwelcome violation of his privacy, Halloween or not... Plus, his proposed beginning has the nephews breaking into their uncle's house to flat-out steal his candy. It also has a more uplifting ending, where Donald warms up to the holiday and decides he’ll go trick-or-treating himself next year.



* InadequateInheritor: In a CarlBarks story, Donald is unknowingly put on a test by his uncle Scrooge (who placed 1,000 dollars for him to find) to observe how his nephew will use the money and thus determine if the Duck inherits the buck. Don spends all of it on a new car...to cover a mere ''down payment''; since it costed $2000, by the story's ending he still owes another Thousand, making Scrooge consider him more inadequate than Gladstone. His nephews end up being chosen instead.

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* InadequateInheritor: In a CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks story, Donald is unknowingly put on a test by his uncle Scrooge (who placed 1,000 dollars for him to find) to observe how his nephew will use the money and thus determine if the Duck inherits the buck. Don spends all of it on a new car...to cover a mere ''down payment''; since it costed $2000, by the story's ending he still owes another Thousand, making Scrooge consider him more inadequate than Gladstone. His nephews end up being chosen instead.



* NeverTrustAHairTonic: "Black Wednesday", written by CarlBarks, features Uncle Scrooge selling hair tonic to the "Chillyboot Indians", which actually causes baldness. Donald later returns with a hair tonic made by Gyro Gearloose; that one works too well.

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* NeverTrustAHairTonic: "Black Wednesday", written by CarlBarks, Creator/CarlBarks, features Uncle Scrooge selling hair tonic to the "Chillyboot Indians", which actually causes baldness. Donald later returns with a hair tonic made by Gyro Gearloose; that one works too well.



* ShinyNewAustralia: In ''CarlBarks'' story "The Golden Helmet" (illustrated at the top of this page), the eponymous helmet was proof an ancient viking named Olaf the Blue was the true owner of North America, theorically allowing any (alleged) descendant of his to use it to take over the continente. When DonaldDuck got the helmet, an attorney offered to help Donald and wanted Canada as his legal fees.

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* ShinyNewAustralia: In ''CarlBarks'' the Creator/CarlBarks story "The Golden Helmet" (illustrated at the top of this page), the eponymous helmet was proof an ancient viking named Olaf the Blue was the true owner of North America, theorically theoretically allowing any (alleged) descendant of his to use it to take over the continente.continent. When DonaldDuck got the helmet, an attorney offered to help Donald and wanted Canada as his legal fees.
7th May '16 10:48:27 PM WillBGood
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* HeroicBSOD: In ''Donald's Happy Birthday'', [[spoiler:when Donald finds out about the gift cigars which he forced his nephews to smoke, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he shrinks]]! [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking Your Nephews, Donald]]]].

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* HeroicBSOD: In ''Donald's Happy Birthday'', [[spoiler:when Donald finds out about the gift cigars which he forced his nephews to smoke, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone [[ShamefulShrinking he shrinks]]! [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking Your Nephews, Donald]]]].
7th May '16 3:27:57 PM N8han11
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** Sometimes subverted. In many cartoons, he can take as good a punishment as he gives, especially in cartoons with Chip and Dale, Shelby, his nephews, or Pete where's he's often put in dangerous situations from which he sometimes escapes or lasts until the end. This makes him more of a LightningBruiser since he's been put through more punishment than probably another other original Disney character except for maybe Pete, but can also dish out more punishment than anyone else as seen by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haiRE_e3LLs "Tapped Out" where he almost effortlessly beats the crap of the world wrestling champion, Pete.

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** Sometimes subverted. In many cartoons, he can take as good a punishment as he gives, especially in cartoons with Chip and Dale, Shelby, his nephews, or Pete where's he's often put in dangerous situations from which he sometimes escapes or lasts until the end. This makes him more of a LightningBruiser since he's been put through more punishment than probably another other original Disney character except for maybe Pete, but can also dish out more punishment than anyone else as seen by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haiRE_e3LLs "Tapped Out" Out"]] where he almost effortlessly beats the crap of the world wrestling champion, Pete.
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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