History WesternAnimation / DonaldDuck

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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->'' Who'd never dream * FaceDeathWithDignity: In ''Commando Duck'', Donald gets pursued by a wave of starting rocks and water after his rubber raft fills up with water and then explodes. He reaches the end of a fight? (Donald: "Not so!")''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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It wasn't a weekly show. It originally aired five days a week.
* 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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It's either "Not so" or "That so"? You might have to correct me.
->'' 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". 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 trees’ 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 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.
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* SpecialEditionTitle: "Trick or Treat". Donald’s 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 trees’ 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 Don’s 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.
7th Nov '15 11:08:58 PM MHarrington
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* BoisterousBruiser: Donald can have shades of this, if the situation arises.
5th Nov '15 2:42:06 PM jameygamer
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* The Wise Little Hen, released on 9 June 1934 – in a Silly Symphony cartoon
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* The Wise Little Hen, released on 9 June 1934 – in a Silly Symphony cartooncartoon; this is the Grand Premiere of the character.

* Don Donald, released on 9 January 1937 – first Donald & Daisy Duck cartoon
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* Don Donald, released on 9 January 1937 – first Donald & Daisy Duck cartooncartoon; this one features Daisy's predecessor, Donna Duck

* Mr. Duck Steps Out, released on 7 June 1940
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* Mr. Duck Steps Out, released on 7 June 19401940 - First cartoon with the actual Daisy Duck character

* Disney/TheThreeCaballeros, released on 3 February 1945 – in a Donald Duck, Jose Carioca & Panchito Pistoles movie
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* Disney/TheThreeCaballeros, released on 3 February 1945 – in a Donald Duck, Jose Carioca & Panchito Pistoles moviemovie; this entire Donald Duck production is one of the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney Animated Classics]] movies.

* Mickey and the Beanstalk, released on 27 September 1947 – segment of Disney/FunAndFancyFree
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* Mickey and the Beanstalk, released on 27 September 1947 – the second half segment of Disney/FunAndFancyFree
5th Nov '15 2:37:43 PM jameygamer
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* Straight Shooters, released on 18 April 1947
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* Straight Shooters, released on 18 April 19471947 - First Donald Duck cartoon to feature the iconic theme song at the top of this page
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