Top Ten Appearances of Donald Duck in Movies, TV Shows, Short Films, and Video GamesFirst created in 1934, Donald Fauntleroy Duck (most commonly known as just Donald Duck), is easily one of the memorable fictional characters ever created, and definitively one of my personal favorites. But in his full 86 years of entertaining audiences of all ages all over the world, one has to wonder which of his appearances can be called the absolute best of the best...
Unlike his very small role in the original DuckTales series, in the 2017 reboot of the classic cartoon series, Donald's character and personality has been fleshed out better in 52 episodes here, than probably the entire rest of his Disney appearances ever. His famous temperament, his determination, his relationship to his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, his uncle Scrooge, his twin sister Della Duck, and all the rest of his family is explored and explained in possibly the best ways imaginable. While Scrooge McDuck is obviously the main character and gets the most attention, the character of Donald is given the much deserved respect he rightfully deserves. He's extremely likable, relatable, funny, and epic all at same time. If you're a big fan of the Disney Duck's universe and haven't seen any of this reboot yet, I highly recommend you give it watch. Changes are, you won't be disappointed.
Joining José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles in this short lived 13 episode series, Donald's full role here is to help his new friends defeat the evil Baron Von Sheldgoose and Lord Felldrake.
Donald Duck, José Carioca, and Panchito Pistoles all join together in this classic 1944 mix of live-action and animation.
In this 1943 anti-Nazi propaganda short, Donald is portrayed as Nazi in his own nightmare, ending with him waking up glad to be a citizen of the United States of America.
All for one, and one for all! As the childhood friend of Mickey and Goofy, he dreams of becoming a royal Musketeer along with his friends. Although it's only a simple direct the video movie, it's honestly pretty good and still watchable all these years later.
Traveling throughout many different and unique Disney worlds, Donald's role in this very complicated video game series is the Royal Magician of Disney Castle and Sora's and Goofy's partner in their adventurers to defeat the evil group of nobodies known as Organisation XIII.
the famous piano duel between Donald and Daffy Duck.
Short where Donald and his nephews have to deal with an escaped Gorilla, possibly my favorite moment is the chase scene where Donald tries to escape from the gorilla and at one point Donald tricks him into rushing up the stairs and goes crashing through a series of walls all the way upstairs.
Appearing in the segments "Lake Titicaca" where Donald visits Lake Titicaca and attempts to get across a suspension bridge along with a llama,his second appearance of this short movie in the segment "Aquarela De Brazil"which is Portuguese for Watercolor of Brazil where he meets Jose Carioca who made his first appearance.
It's Donald Duck, portrayed as his causal, temperamental self. What else needs really needs to be said?
Along with Mickey Mouse, Donald and his friends try to run a successful cartoon theater, while Pete constantly tries shut them down for good.
One of the most nightmare fuel moments in which a very hungry and demented Donald attempts to butcher a cow for Food before being stopped by Mickey and Goofy.
Donald's first appearance in animation ever, voiced by the amazing Clarence Nash.
This short features Donald at his most angry and destructive as in one scene he completely trashes Daisy's house in a fit of rage after he fails to open Daisy's window as he smashes the windows and even pulls the phone wires out of the wall.
Where Donald makes a brief appearance along side Mickey Mouse during the Open Road song number apparently they too were heading to Power Line concert along with most of the charactes during the sequence as Mickey can be seen during the concert though Donald is absent for some reason.
In this 1959 educational short film, Donald Duck is guided through the fantasy world of Mathmagic Land by The True Spirit of Adventure, voiced by Paul Frees.