Donald Duck is a very famous character created by Walt Disney in 1934 as part of his "Silly Symphonies" series, though he was later implemented in his more popular "Mickey Mouse" franchise, Donald is by far one of the most famous cartoon characters to ever exist and has been featured in multiple merchandise, short films, and TV series, to the point of having his own brand of orange juice and beans and even being the official mascot of the University of Oregon, located in Eugene, Oregon.
Sadly, after Clarence Nash's (Donald's original voice actor) death in 1985, Donald has been unknowingly flanderized by Disney, most notably in newer media like the 2013 Paul Rudish Mickey Mouse shorts, this page will not cover Donald's pre-1985/educational incarnations, as he is much more likable in those.
Why He Now Sucks
NOTE: As mentioned earlier, this will focus on Donald's newer incarnations (mostly the 2013 shorts) that aren't from the educational shows (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Mickey and the Roadster Racers), since in those, he is actually likable
- Donald changed from a innocent duck with some moderate anger problems (though he went to the extreme in Cured Duck (1945)), to a big meanie.
- He was incredibly unlikable in The Adorable Couple alongside Daisy because of the fact they were portrayed as stereotypical grumpy characters.
- It is mentioned that he once treated Huey, Dewey and Louie as slaves, though they kinda deserved it for how they poorly treated Donald in the original shorts.
- In Down the Hatch, Donald started doing things to hurt Mickey and Goofy just because they accidentally entered his body, such as eating corn and drinking soda in order to harm them.
- Donald's original/educational/DuckTales 2017 incarnations are actually incredibly good characters, and, despite his flanderization, he is still a beloved character in all the world (especially Europe).
- He is NOWHERE near as bad as other angry characters such as Katsuki Bakugo and Buttercup (2016).