Talk:Donald Duck

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Move protection[edit]

I logged in and saw just article, discussion, edit this page, history and watch. This should be move protected and have a lime padlock. GreyMatterEchoUKfan (talk) 12:57, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Image[edit]

My message got lost in the archives, so I'm re-sending it: I think the image on the top is not encyclopedic. It seems to be one of the gazillions of quite recent promotional material. We should replace it with one which is historically significant, and possibly one for which we know the original author. I could provide a candidate for comics, but I'm not sure I can convince you that Donald comics are as famous as Donald cartoons... so maybe we need one from a cartoon (model-sheet or something else?). There are some nice illustrations in the 1940s "DD's life" book. Or maybe we can pick up a Hannah or Barks drawing from the late 1930s. Lerichard (talk) 01:19, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

C-Class rated for Comics Project[edit]

As this B-Class article has yet to receive a review, it has been rated as C-Class. If you disagree and would like to request an assesment, please visit Wikipedia:WikiProject_Comics/Assessment#Requesting_an_assessment and list the article. Hiding T 13:55, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

IN EXTERNAL LINKS, you should add this extraordinary site - Edit request from 90.21.56.195, 23 September 2010[edit]

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  • Duckstories Carl Barks and Don Rosa's stories and characters database (in English) (in French)

90.21.56.195 (talk) 07:28, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Not done: Welcome. Wikipedia does not include external links to fansites. Please see WP:ELNO, particularly #11. Celestra (talk) 15:14, 23 September 2010 (UTC) Qua-qua-quaaaaack!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.233.130.0 (talk) 16:07, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Age of Donald Duck[edit]

As his age and birthdays are a common amniversary in the international magazines devoted to Donald Duck and Disney, I'd like to suggest an age parameter on the Donald Duck page. You know, the regular birth-date-and-age parameter. I would have already done it if it weren't for the thought that it might come off as ridiculous to some; Donald Duck is a fictional character after all. Any thoughts before I go on with this? Good reasons not to? --Olijven (talk) 15:24, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

I don't think it's a good idea. First, age parameters should be reserved for real people. Second, it's dubious to say Donald was born on June 9, 1934, even though Disney often celebrates it as his birthday: The Donald Duck of the cartoons and comics (a) has never aged and (b) definitely isn't 76 years old. 96T (talk) 15:56, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Let's leave it at that then.--Olijven (talk) 21:33, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Donald Duck has the most identifable voice of any character?[edit]

Donald's voice, one of the most identifiable voices in all of animation, was performed by voice actor Clarence "Ducky" Nash up to his death in 1985. Yeah are you sure that Donald Duck has the most identifiable voice in all of animation? Are you basing this on a statistic or fact or is this just your own oppinion. Your really not suppose to express your own oppinion in a Wikipedia article since your trying to come off as biased. I would suggest deleting this information.-James Pandora Adams —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.176.143.84 (talk) 23:40, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Have you listened to Donald? It's certainly "one of the most identifiable", although there are plenty of others that are unique and identifiable. Maybe it would suffice to say "Donald's unique voice..." instead. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 01:04, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

When will Donald Duck be in the public domain?[edit]

Anyone who knows this? -Oddeivind (talk) 20:23, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Donald's third voice[edit]

Donald Duck was also voiced (his inner voice only) by voice actor Leslie Denison, who did a mean Ronald Coleman impersonation. Donald's Double Trouble (1946) was one of these. He's uncredited. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.128.35.29 (talk) 01:10, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

That wasn't Donald, just another duck who looked just like him. In Donald's Dilemma his voice really does change, but even then it's not a regular voice. Maybe it's still worth adding somewhere, but not in the infobox. Pigby (talk) 04:00, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Dick Lundy as co-creator?[edit]

The article says Donald Duck was created by Walt Disney and Dick Lundy. But from what I've read elsewhere, Lundy did not come up with the idea for Donald; he was not even the first person to design, draw, or animate the character. Instead Lundy animated Donald in Orphan's Benefit in which Donald's personality was more or less defined. Even still, Lundy's work seems to be reflective of Clarence Nash's performance. Nothing against Mr. Lundy, but it seems to me he was more of a character developer like Jack King or Jack Hannah. Maybe even a more significant one, but not a creator.

Anyway, that's just my thoughts. But I'm curious if there's any heroic Disney historian out there who wants to weigh in on the issue. :) Pigby (talk) 00:02, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

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Health?? The Shark in Sea Scouts is not from Finding Nemo[edit]

Someone is obviously fooling around with this article. This quote under the heading "Health" is incorrect. Someone please fix it.

"The shark was very lonesome already, since his wife had left him for Bruce from Finding Nemo. He eventually turned to alcohol and wasted all of his pay on his hourly nip. Donald's punch was the last straw, and the sharks liver gave way with the impact, a consequence his doctor had warned him of long before. His wife eventually remarried to Bruce, but divorced once he started eating fish again. And so was the tale of the poor shark." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.0.121.99 (talk) 15:25, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

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Darkwing Duck-reference[edit]

I deleted following out-of-place sentence: NOTE:During a Darkwing Duck episode a star is scorned and everyone thinks Darkwing is Donald. He later dresses up like Donald to sneak in with Goslyn dressed as Huey. (see history)
Maybe someone can/will work that into the article again in the proper place. Regards, Mottengott (talk) 18:33, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Mascot?![edit]

Donald Duck isn't the "de facto mascot" of Disney, MICKEY is!!!! DUH. 66.105.218.3 (talk) 09:53, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. Next time, you can just remove such information yourself. Powers T 23:37, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

This Donald Duck meme should have been never made![edit]

Why are users adding this Donald Duck meme to this article? This meme was created by the user on tweeter. It's fan-made not real. I dislike this meme because it ruined Donald and other Disney characters and non Disney characters. Yes, I hate memes. -- Nectaria 09:31, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

If reliable sources have noted its existence, then we should too, regardless of your personal feelings on the matter. Powers T 18:04, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

You should better check the history page. Many IP users vandalized the article with the Donald Duck meme and other users reverts the vandals. This meme is not needed in this article. -- Nectaria 11:14, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

It is if reliable sources have noted its existence. Powers T 13:33, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
Just because it can be reliably sourced, which is actually questionable at this point, does not confirm notability. Wikipedia is not a random collection of information. merely being true, or even verifiable, does not automatically make something suitable for inclusion in the encyclopedia. This looks like a bit of random trivia. There have been many parodies of Disney characters over the years, and one is no more notable than another. So unless there is proof that this particular parody has received extraordinary amount of attention, which is doubtful, it should stay out of the article. --JOJ Hutton 14:52, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
It is not true that "one is no more notable than another". Surely each has its own level of notability? Powers T 19:42, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
There is no reason to think that this parody rises above the notability of others. It's sourced, but it's notability is questionable.--JOJ Hutton 21:26, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
I completely agree, and have never stated otherwise. Powers T 13:45, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

I know that there are many Disney characters parodies like in american comics and TV Shows. OK, thanks for your answers. -- Nectaria 20:00, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

I don't know if it's relevant yet, but Dolan has become one of the most popular memes out there. It's the one everyone "loves to hate" and if it gets any bigger it would definitely need a section in this article. Just because it's about a meme with atrocious grammar, doesn't make it vandalism. --Mrmoustache14 (talk) 19:27, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

It only needs a section if reliable sources have taken to mentioning it when covering Donald. Powers T 21:03, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
Already done After a month months and days of no improvement and no notability has asserted by the subject, the section was already removed. Mediran t|c 23:43, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

That's odd just because humor isn't allowed on wikipedia it's not quite wise to say 'Dolan meme should have been never made'. Ravenlord5150 (talk) 14:02, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Frequent Vandalism[edit]

Since this page is frequently vandalized maybe a lock should be put on it. Good idea? --Mrmoustache14 (talk) 23:26, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Wartime Donald section[edit]

In the Wartime Donald section, the article mentions a seven film mini-series about Donald's life in the Army, but only lists six titles: Donald Gets Drafted, The Vanishing Private, Sky Trooper, Fall Out Fall In, The Old Army Game, and Commando Duck. Does anyone know the seventh film? Elsquared (talk) 06:51, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Jerry Lewis in France[edit]

"The Wall Street Journal called Donald Duck "The Jerry Lewis of Germany", a reference to American star Jerry Lewis' popularity in France." -> Allegation and urban legend ; Jerry Lewis isn't actually popular in France and never was. I know that's the Wall Street Journal own words, but you're not obligated to take it for granted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.229.6.141 (talk) 10:28, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 June 2014[edit]

203.185.51.241 (talk) 01:29, 2 June 2014 (UTC) Delete all semi-protected pages

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Joe Allen: Another voice actor?[edit]

The BBC have a documentary radio programme "This is the Army, Mr Jones", on the subject of the WWII U.S. armed forces’ stage-show written by, and featuring Irving Berlin, ''This is the Army'', which features extracts from a November 25th 1943 BBC broadcast of a performance in London. One of the extracts (at about 26'30") is the compere John Watt introducing a section, in which he says that various impersonations of Hollywood stars will take place, apart from one which was - he said - to be done by the original artist. He proceeds to introduce on microphone a gentleman called Pvt. Joe Allen (or Alan - spelling isn’t given), who it is said to be the original voice of Donald Duck, and who then recites “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” in character as Donald. As this was an important show, sponsored and staged by the U.S. Army, it seems odd that they would create a lie out of whole cloth for no real purpose (in a cavalcade of impressions, why pick out that one as “real”?). So was Allen/ Alan/ whatever a genuine Disney voice-artist, and the original Donald? Jock123 (talk) 14:01, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Joe Allen was an Irish tenor who toured at least as late as 1948, billing himself (presumptuously and misleadingly) as "The Original Voice of Donald Duck." On occasion journalists would elaborate that he had voiced early Disney cartoons--an interesting assumption since Allen was born circa 1920. An article titled "Joe Allen of WFAA" in the July l940 issue of "Radio Varieties" (July 1940 issue, Midwest Edition, page 16) explains: "During last summer, Allen . . . visited the Walt Disney Studios and amazed the famous artist and Charles Duckworth [sic], who does the Donald Duck voice for the films featuring the hot-tempered webfoot, by greeting them in a very authentic Donald Duck voice. "He developed the Donald Duck voice, however, before the famous duck was even a blob of ink on Disney's imaginative pen. He used the falsetto voice as a young boy when he discovered that his favorite horse, Foxey, would come to him immediately when he called in the strange tones. "Several years later Disney brought out Donald and Allen was immediately dubbed Donald's vocal twin. He sometimes does an imitation of Donald as an encore on a stage appearance and it always brings down the house." Bentruwe (talk) 21:47, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

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Daniel Ross[edit]

the voice actors section in the infobox and down below needs to be updated. It's been confirmed that actor Daniel Ross will voice Donald in the upcoming series Mickey and the Roadster Racers, taking Anselmo's place for this show only. 2600:1000:B02F:AB74:A9DE:56A4:A573:ACFA (talk) 18:51, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Sources: http://www.chipandco.com/mickey-roadster-racers-dvd-march-7th-255811/, http://www.disneyabcpress.com/disneyjunior/pressrelease/fact-sheet/

Rob Paulsen[edit]

Rob Paulsen did work on Disney's PK: Out of the Shadows, as shown in the credits. See also here. --Newblackwhite (talk) 22:01, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 March 2017[edit]

I would like to request an edit at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Duck#Appearances

The following line has an error: officially recognized by the Walt Disney Company as Donald's birthday[12] despite a couple in-universe contradictions.[13]

It should read officially recognized by the Walt Disney Company as Donald's birthday[12] despite a couple of in-universe contradictions.[13]

I would like to change the lack of an of with an of.

That is all.

I do not believe the edits made under this IP previously were mine either. 92.25.11.99 (talk) 15:52, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Done Sir Joseph (talk) 17:43, 15 March 2017 (UTC)


EDIT REQUEST:
In Animation: Appearances, there is an error at citation 13. It currently reads "despite a couple in-universe contradictions.[13]" It should have an of inserted. Apologies if this is not the correct procedure to request an edit. I have not dealt with a locked page before now.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.25.11.99 (talk) 01:36, 12 March 2017 (UTC) 

I moved this 12 March duplicate request to here, from the top of the page. Alsee (talk) 21:24, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Donald the veteran[edit]

As Donald was consistently depicted as a member of the United States Army during World War II, and as this very page has an entire section on his wartime activities, should we add him to the categories "Fictional veterans of World War II" and "Fictional United States Army personnel"? --IJVin (talk) 05:28, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Not sure if it's super relevant but he also served in the US Navy in the Duck Tales show and he wears a sailor uniform all the time. I'd say he should be at least included in some veteran category.★Trekker (talk) 14:59, 17 March 2017 (UTC)