Top 10 Animated Duck Voice Roles

For the first in a series of Animated Animal Top Ten Lists, we at Behind The Voice Actors give you the Top Ten Animated Duck Roles of all-time! Now unlike some of the other Top Ten lists on the site let it be known that no formulas, systematic point systems, or polling was used in the making of this list. The only thing that can be said about the creation of this list is that we did scour lists and encyclopedias to make sure that we took into consideration every animated duck in history. To get things started let us take a look at those that didn't quite make the Top-Ten but did land a spot on our

Honorable Mentions:

Daisy Duck
: The female counterpart to another famous duck, Daisy first appeared in cartoon form in 1940. Interesting to note that Daisy was not the first love interest but the second after she replaced a character named Donna Duck, who had debuted three years ealier. Over the years Daisy has been voiced by a plethora of voice actors including: Clarence Nash, Ruth Peterson, Gloria Bondell, Patricia Parris, Kath Soucie, Diane Michelle, Russi Taylor, and currently Tress MacNeille.

: Duckman was the main character on the series of the same name that ran from 1994-1997. The least kid friendly of the Ducks on our list, Duckman was voiced by Jason Alexander. Duckman's most recognizeable feature were his glasses which contained his eyes and when removed from his head took his eyes with him.

Dinky Duck
: From the classic Terrytoons cartoons, Dinky Duck was a young, possibly orphan, Duck who was very small and had black feathers.

The Mighty Ducks
: We can't have a list of Top Ten Ducks without making mention of a show that was all about our feathered friends. The Mighty Ducks hit the air in 1996 and lasted for 26 episodes. The series, obviously based on the live-action movies, created such charactes as; Wildwing Flashblade, Nosedive Flashblade, Duke L'Orange, Mallory McMallard, Tanya Vanderflock, Check "Grin" Hardwing, and Canard Thunderbeak. But enough of those ducklings let's move onto the

Top 10 Animated Duck Roles of All-Time
By OptimusSolo on Wed Apr 28 2010, 8 Comments, Add Comment


Wade the Duck

Voice Actors: Howard Morris

The famous cowardly duck from the U.S. Acres segment of the Garfield and Friends Show, Wade could be seen on TV from 1986-1989. He was memorable for his constant phobias and hypochondria related antics. In fact we can thank his fear of raining and moreso, drowning, for the iconic intertube that he wears around his waist. Also to note, his eyebrows always floated above his head!

Count Duckula

Voice Actors: David Jason

Coming in at the 9th spot is the protagonist, Count Duckula, from the show of the same name that aired from 1988-1993, Count Duckula was a short green duck with black parted hair. The vampire duck that actually started on another show, Danger Mouse, was known for his vegetarianism and his lack of 'vampire' traits and consistencies.

Plucky Duck

Voice Actors: Joe Alaskey

In the 8th slot we have a Duck for our younger viewers, Plucky Allen Duck, from the classic Tiny Toons Adventures. Most people would site Buster and Babs as the main two characters on the show, but Plucky was probably the next in line. Plucky was portrayed as an egotistical, energetic, and selfish teenaged Duck. Also, like Wade the Duck in our 10 slot, Plucky is not a huge fan of being around water, especially in boats.

Scrooge McDuck

Voice Actors: Bill Thompson, Will Ryan, Alan Young

Scrooge McDuck actually first appeared in comic book form in 1947 but is most known for his role in the hit Disney Show, Ducktales. He is almost always portrayed as having a very strong Scottish background, (he was said to have left Scotland for the U.S. at the young age of 13) He was also known for being the richest Duck in the world, which he became thanks to his business expertise as well as his tendency to treasure hunt.

Yakky Doodle

Voice Actors: Jimmy Weldon

Premiering in a "Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy" segment of the "Quickdraw McGraw Show", Yakky and his best friend Chopper the Bulldog would gain fame in the 1960s on both Quickdraw and the "Yogi Bear Show." Most of the time Yakky and Chopper would try to avoid the antics of Fibber Fox and Alfy Gator.

Darkwing Duck

Voice Actors: Jim Cummings

Darkwing Duck, also known as, Drake Mallard when not in his superhero state, was the main star of the hit show, Darkwing Duck. Most of the shows antics revolve around Darkwing trying to balance an underlying desire for fame and fortune with his desire to be a good citizen and father. His sidekick in the show was another famous Duck, Launchpad McQuack.

Ludwig Von Drake

Voice Actors: Paul Frees, Walker Edmiston, Albert Ash, Corey Burton

First introduced in 1961, Ludwig Von Drake is most known as being the Presenter, or Host for a variety of Disney projects. He has also been seen as a character in, DuckTales, Raw Toonage, Bonkers, Mickey Mouse Works, Quack Pack, House of Mouse, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Originating in Vienna, Austria, Ludwig is often presented as a somewhat wacky Professor and Inventor.

Huey, Dewey, & Louie

Voice Actors: Clarence Nash, Russi Taylor, Jeannie Elias, Pamela Segall, Elizabeth Daily, Tony Anselmo

First appearing in 1937, Huey, Dewey, & Louie are the famous nephews of another Duck on our list. Unlike a lot of other cartoon trios, this trio is made up of three virtually identical characters. In fact, they have so much in common that they even finish each others sentences on occassion. In fact, if it wasn't for the fact that they eventually came to wear distinctive colors, you probably wouldn't be able to tell them apart. Their most famous role came on Ducktales where they were paired with their Great Uncle, Scrooge McDuck. They also have the rare honor of being voiced by both male and female voice actors over the years.

Daffy Duck

Voice Actors: Mel Blanc, Jeff Bergman, Greg Burson, Joe Alaskey, Dee Bradley Baker, Billy West, Samuel Vincent, Jeff Bennett, Bill Farmer, Mel Torme, Frank Gorshin

It is safe to say that no one can argue that Daffy Duck is one of the two most famous Animated Ducks in history, some may even put Daffy as Number One, but whether you put Daffy at Number Two or Number One he is by far the most famous Duck outside of the Disney Universe. First appearing in 1937, Daffy is famous for his rivalry with one of the most famous cartoon characters in history, Bugs Bunny. Daffy's famous voice can be attributed to the great Mel Blanc who said in his autobiography, That's Not All Folks!, "It seemed to me that such an extended mandible would hinder his speech, particularly on words containing an s sound. Thus 'despicable' became 'desthpicable'." Besides appearing in countless classic shorts Daffy has also appeared in Space Jam, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Duck Dodgers.

Donald Duck

Voice Actors: Clarence Nash, Tony Anselmo

The famous nephew of Scrooge McDuck and Ludwig Von Drake, uncle of Hewey, Dewey and Louie, and boyfriend of Daisy Duck, Donald Duck comes in as our Number One Animated Duck of All-Time. 1934 was the year that brought us the famous Don. Having one of the most identifiable voices in animation history, Donald Duck, has actually been officially honored as the third most popular cartoon character of all time, behind only Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny. One of Donald's trademarks is his sailor-esque outfit that he is almost always seen in and perhaps his most famous recurring line is, "Aw Phooey!" Donald has appeared in over 20 films, 20 video games and as of 2010, 8 television series.

So, what do you all think? Where did I get it right and where did I go so awfully wrong? Did I forget a major Animated Duck Role, or at least your favorite? Can you truly change the self proclaimed, Expert's mind?

This was The, er, I mean My Top Ten...What's yours?


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said at 6:14 PM on Fri Feb 27 2015
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Personally, I think Daffy should be first.
said at 2:52 PM on Sun Jul 15 2012
What about the ducky from Tom and Jerry?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:15 PM on Tue Aug 10 2010
So far, although early on, the voters are agreeing with Donald. I will say it is a very tough call between those two though!
said at 4:38 PM on Thu Apr 29 2010
I love this top 10! I agree with the top 2 all the way!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:11 PM on Wed Apr 28 2010
donald is number 1 without a doubt, no one comes close.
said at 7:54 PM on Sun Feb 5 2012
@Foxwolf Daffy comes close. like very close. in fact a lot more than close. i voted for daffy. he defined every thing cartoons then stood for. Clearly, Daffy is king. just my opinion though.
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