Why has Disney always been reluctant to making him the main character in any of the TV animated shows?

Why has Disney always been reluctant to making him the main character in any of the TV animated shows? Is an angry loser being the hero too funny and interesting?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably don't want a show revolving around a character with a speech impediment.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Disney only wants Donald to be the angry bird with the funny voice who gets beat up and abused by everybody and everything. Being a hero goes against that narrative.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Donald is a hero, but a flawed one. That's what gave the original version such an endearing gravity and depth at the time in the 30's and 40's. He's happy-go-lucky, but he's also impatient, jealous, and angry to a fault. He has his own internal workings, needs, and desires. It's not really a big exaggeration to say that something like Homer Simpson has a nearly-similar appeal to original Donald.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And then we got that decade of Donald shorts where he's endlessly tortured by mice, ants, bees, Chip & Dale, etc. and that became all anybody knew him for to the point where they don't want him to be anything else.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Paperinik

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Which only proves my point. Everybody but the US treats Donald as a character and not as a one-note joke.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Its another European tries to tell Americans what they think of the character they created and fully conceptualized episode

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Disney only wants Donald to be the angry bird with the funny voice who gets beat up and abused by everybody and everything. Being a hero goes against that narrative.
      As he should be. Frick all fanfictards who wanna twist him into a gayass anime protagonist. Yes this includes Rosa

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >bushidobroke the japs
    show some respect

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In the 80s: They thought Donald would massively overshadow the characters they wanted to promote and make more significant (HDL and Scrooge) so he was used sparingly
    Now: Too white and uncool for the hyper-irony, diverse era. There’s a reason why Three Cabs got fricked over thinking people would be offended yet thought Primos would be accepted positively and be empowering. Very out of touch with what people think and want

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He exemplifies toxic masculinity

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Damn, I guess gay furries really are the only ones who remember Legend of the Three Caballeros

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > Created in 1969
    >STILL NO FRICKING CARTOON OF DUCK AVENGER

    >STILL NO FRICKING HUGE BUDGET MCDUCK HISTORY MOVIE

    >NO FRICKING DONALD AND THE NEPHEWS Trip movie to ride on tail of Goofy Movie

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's basically a parody of Popeye. Why they have never capitalised on that is strange.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's really not

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He is not a parody of Popeye, at all. Neither in conception or later on. He has always been an original character created for Silly Symphonies, and then later on, for other stuff, where he is defined as an impulsive comedic character. He wears a sailor outfit because ducks are waterbirds.

        >temperamental sailor
        >speech impediment
        >quick to violence
        >created less than a decade after Popeye
        You'd have to be blind to think he wasn't at least influential on Donald's creation

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          His first appearance was in a retelling of The Little Red Hen where he was among the deadbeat animals who expected free bread but wouldn't chip in to help make it. He wasn't tempermental or violent yet, just lazy.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And he has a speech impediment because the original voice actor was hired to do animal noises and sound effects. When he tried out some voices, they liked it, and it just stuck.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It wasn't.
            As was said he merely grew into the role he has today. His trademark anger came from his second short (The Orphan's Benefit) where the orphans heckling him when he was on stage caused him to fly into his first trademark "hopping on one foot" rage and everybody thought it was so hilarious that his outbursts became his schtick forever onward in the theater cartoons.

            So he evolved into a Popeye parody? None of what you two wrote disproves my original observation.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It wasn't.
          As was said he merely grew into the role he has today. His trademark anger came from his second short (The Orphan's Benefit) where the orphans heckling him when he was on stage caused him to fly into his first trademark "hopping on one foot" rage and everybody thought it was so hilarious that his outbursts became his schtick forever onward in the theater cartoons.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They basically gave that to Scrooge.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He is not a parody of Popeye, at all. Neither in conception or later on. He has always been an original character created for Silly Symphonies, and then later on, for other stuff, where he is defined as an impulsive comedic character. He wears a sailor outfit because ducks are waterbirds.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ehem

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Believe that’s one of the points they are trying to make
      They finally give Donald the lead role in an animated series and have greater marketing plans for it… then they get cold feet, pretend it never existed and only released it at all because Philippines division somehow got a hold of it

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're a fricking moron and watched/read neither Popeye or Donald Duck if you think they are remotely similar.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      See

      [...]
      >temperamental sailor
      >speech impediment
      >quick to violence
      >created less than a decade after Popeye
      You'd have to be blind to think he wasn't at least influential on Donald's creation

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes. donald needs to be more of a focus. especially dat ass

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >reluctant
    What is that word mean, yo?

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