~ Donald's catchphrase whenever he is defeated in the end of a cartoon in Mickey Mouse Works or House of Mouse.
Donald Fauntleroy Duck (simply known as Donald Duck) is one of the main characters of Mickey Mouse franchise.
He is shown to be short-tempered, jealous, and on occasions, selfish, especially when he appears with Mickey Mouse, and sometimes his temper can lead to problems. He is also the boyfriend of Daisy Duck.
Donald serves as the deuteragonist in the classic series from 1934 to 1953 before becoming the main protagonist from 1953 to 1983. He later served as a minor characters in Ducktales 1987, a background/mirror character in the other Disney series, the main protagonist in Quack Pack, one of the main characters in Mickey Mouse Works and Disney's House of Mouse, a major protagonist of the Kingdom Hearts video game series, the deuteragonist in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the tritagonist/anti-hero in the Mickey Mouse TV series shorts and The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, the tertartagonist in the Ducktales reboot series, the main protagonist in Legend of the Three Caballeros, and the deuteragonist in Mickey and the Roadster Racers/Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures and Mickey Mouse Funhouse.
In most of his appearances, Donald is shown as a supporting protagonist and Mickey's best friend (and occasional friendly rival), but on some occasions, he is portrayed as an anti-hero or antagonist. He is also Gladstone Gander's cousin and rival. However, in the all times since the first time, he reveals the angel within.
He was voiced by late Clarence Nash (1934-1985) and currently by Tony Anselmo since 1985, but by Daniel Ross in Roadster Races/Mixed-Up Adventures. In the MAD TV series, he was voiced by Steve Blum. In the Robot Chicken series, he was voiced by Sam Kwasman. In the film, he was voiced by Daniel Ross. In the Japanese dub from the video games, he was voiced by Kōichi Yamadera.
Donald is an anthropomorphic duck with white feathers. His eyes are oval and blue in color. He has small arms with four-fingered hands. He has a big orange beak. He has a small tail on his back and he has orange bird feet with three toes on each. Donald usually wears a blue hat and a blue jacket with a red bow in it. But in his first appearances his hat is white.
Donald's most famous personality trait is his uncontrollable temper. This has gotten him into some tight spots with his relationship with Daisy, as she is easily annoyed by his constant anger issues. However, things always turn out right in the end.
Donald's jealousy towards Mickey's popularity sometimes gets in the way of their friendship and causes Donald to be jealous despite their friendly rivalry. Although Donald can be strict, rude and selfish, he is extremely loyal and will do anything to help a friend in need. Donald also has an obsession over being Disney's most famous and popular star and also obsessed with money, treasure, gold, etc., which he gets from his Uncle Scrooge, and can sometimes be found participating in a get-rich-quick scheme.
Donald's aggressive nature is a double-edged sword however, and while it at times is a hindrance and even a handicap for him, it has also helped him in times of need. When faced against a threat of some kind, Donald may get frightened and even intimidated (mostly by his nemesis Pete), but rather than getting scared, he gets mad and has taken up fights with ghosts, sharks, mountain goats and even the forces of nature. And, more often than not, Donald has come out on top.
In spite of the negativity, Donald is a mostly easy going person. Most of his cartoons start with Donald relaxing, enjoying an activity, or simply not having a care in the world until something or someone comes along and ruins it, resulting in the duck exploding in rage. When not dealing with his scenes, Donald can often be found snoozing in his hammock.
Donald has also been shown to be a bit of a show-off (especially towards his nephews). He likes to brag, especially when he is very skilled at something. This has a tendency to get him into trouble, however, as he also tends to get in over his head. In spite of their rivalries, Donald shares a very loving relationship with his nephews and treats them as his own children. They obviously love their "Unca Donald" with a particular scene in the first episode of DuckTales showcasing them having a heartfelt goodbye moment as Donald prepares to leave for the navy.
Among his personality traits is his stubbornness and commitment. Even though Donald at times can be lazy, and he has stated many times that his favorite place is in the hammock, once he has committed to something he goes in for it 100%, sometimes going to extreme measures to reach his goal. It has been shown several times that Donald is rather sensitive/embarrassed about his voice and often begins an uproar if someone notes their difficulties in understanding it.
Donald has a few memorable phrases that he occasionally comes out with in given situations. "What's the big idea?" is a common one, which Donald usually says when stumbling across other characters in the midst of planning some sort of retaliation or prank, and sometimes when certain things do not go as planned or do not work properly. "Aw, phooey!" is another memorable saying Donald makes, usually after giving up on a particular action or event. "So!" is Donald's usual declaration when confronting someone (or something) antagonizing him. Another popular phrase Donald says, in particular to Daisy, is "Hiya, toots!". "Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!" is yet another common phrase Donald uses, usually muttered to himself when he's very excited about something.
Donald has a reception as one of the most iconic, and well known cartoon characters, and one of the main Disney icons. He is also a very popular character, and have his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Interestingly, Walt Disney himself saw Donald as his problem child.
Despite Mickey being the protagonist, Donald made the longest appearances of shorts and had the shortest amount of absence.
Despite Tony Anselmo being his new voice, Donald was voiced by Daniel Ross in Mickey and the Roadster Racers/Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures, possibly because Anselmo was too busy with other Disney productions with Donald in them.
Even though Goofy was introduced before him, Donald is the deuteragonist because he's become the more iconic character and has his own franchise with Mickey.
In the Disney Studios, Donald is often referred to as The Duck, which ironically is used the Mixed-Up Adventures series.
Walt Disney himself referred to Donald Duck as "the problem child" of Disney.
Appearing in over 150 theatrically released films and shorts, Donald has the record for most theatrical appearances for a Disney character.
Despite their issues with each other, Donald and Daisy remained as a permanent couple and would always love each other no matter what.
He shares his similarities to Daffy Duck, his Warner Bros. counterpart and rival as both are anti-heroes and are jealous of the top stars of their owned companies (Donald is jealous of Mickey and Daffy is jealous of Bugs), and their main goals is to have the spotlight, but fail repeatedly. However unlike Daffy, Donald has never been villainous.
Whilst a hero, Donald can sometimes seem antagonistic. This is particularly true in the classic shorts, comics and 2013 Mickey Mouse series.