Baby Shelby (Mickey Mouse Works)

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Baby Shelby (Mickey Mouse Works)
Donald Shelby HM.jpg
"Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!"
Gender: Male
Type: Bratty Child
Age: Hatchling
Species: Turtle
Status: Alive
Media of origin: Mickey Mouse Works


Baby Shelby, sometimes called Shelby the Turtle, or just Shelby is a green turtle who first appeared in "Mickey Mouse Works". He is the young baby turtle of Mrs. Turtle who is often seen causing trouble for Donald Duck and sometimes Mickey Mouse whenever they have to babysit him. He was voiced by Jeff Bennett.

Why He Sucks

  1. He is a very naughty child who usually goes out of his way to cause all sorts of trouble for Donald or Mickey.
  2. He is incredibly sadistic as he often bullies and abuses Donald or Mickey for no reason at all.
  3. His role as Donald's adversary feels more like a rip-off of various screwball cartoon characters from the 1940s such as Screwy Squirrel from the Tex Avery MGM cartoons, Yoyo Dodo from the Looney Tunes cartoon "Porky in Wackyland" and Disney's own Aracuan Bird from The Three Caballeros, but with none of the charm and likability those screwball characters had.
  4. He is a straight-up Karma Houdini as he receives no punishment whatsoever for tormenting Donald and Mickey.
  5. He has an annoying laugh.
  6. He could even count as a Gary Stu.
  7. He could probably be the worst Donald Duck adversary as he always gets away with tormenting Donald and never got one repercussion.
  8. His mother doesn't even notice the abuse he inflicts on Donald or Mickey.
  9. Even worse, when Donald succeeds in babysitting him, his mother orders him to babysit him the next day, thus making his life more miserable!
  10. Though unintentional, he is also incredibly lewd as once he gets caught by Donald or Mickey, he escapes from them via his turtle shell (and later his diaper), and then proceeds to run out in naked in public without any embarrassment whatsoever until he gets caught by Donald or Mickey. Granted that he is only a toddler and therefore doesn't know any better, as well as how toddlers his age sometimes can be hyperactive and indecent at times in real life, but still it doesn't excuse his behavior.
    • One notable episode "Babysitters" had he running around naked without his turtle shell and/or diaper until the ending, which therefore got both his babysitters Mickey, Donald and Goofy into trouble from his mother Mrs. Turtle, who isn't any better, who blames them all for allowing him to streak naked in public because of it. To add salt to the wound, he deliberately pretended to have caught a cold once Mickey, Donald and Goofy get caught by his mother, resulting them three to take the humiliating punishment of dressing up like babies for the New Year's party, much to Donald's chagrin.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. He has a good singing voice.
  2. His design is kind of cute.

Trivia

  • His character design is loosely based on the unnamed baby turtle who appeared in the Pluto cartoon "Pluto's Surprise Package", except that Baby Shelby is colored green instead of brown.

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