Donald Duck
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Donald Duck

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Donald Duck with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Disney

Donald Duck is an anthropomorphic white duck known for his explosive temper. He made his debut in the 1934 Disney short "The Wise Little Hen".
Created by CatsTuxedo on Jul 22 2010
Kingdom Hearts (2002)
Donald DuckTony Anselmo
Tony Anselmo
Donald Duck
Donald DuckClarence Nash
Clarence Nash

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CartoonFanatic1993
said at 3:54 PM on Wed Aug 16 2017
Tony Anselmo: Anselmo has taken this character and improved on what Nash gave us.
2. Clarence Nash: Nash is the original but at times it is hard to understand what Donald is saying.
TailwithaStripe
said at 1:21 AM on Sat Aug 12 2017
This is easily a tie for me as both VAs have equal advantages. Tony Anselmo's more easier to understand but Clarence Nash's more classic and duck-like. Too tough of a decision to choose!
GoboFraggle1983
said at 10:19 PM on Tue Jul 18 2017
I love both voices, but Tony Anselmo is my favorite
sofiablythe2014
said at 7:13 AM on Wed Jun 14 2017
Tony Anselmo is my favorite Donald voice. Clarence Nash is a close second since he originated the voice. His Mickey And The Roadster Racers actor Daniel Ross, much like Tony in his early years, is a bit rough around the edges, but still sounds solid. By the way, this should be updated with Daniel Ross' voice.
Comicspies
said at 8:36 AM on Sun Apr 2 2017
1. Clarence Nash
2. Tony Anselmo
skeletonking1234
said at 8:28 PM on Sat Jan 21 2017
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I'd say I prefer Tony more as I felt Clarence was much harder to understand in some shorts or moments comparative to Anselmo who I think was able to sound out words a lot clearer in his appearances
Patrick
said at 10:07 AM on Fri Dec 16 2016
Clarence Nash the one and only and best voice for Donald Duck.
wdf1
said at 2:53 PM on Mon Dec 5 2016
It's a tie.
Voiceactorfan1
said at 12:36 PM on Sun Dec 4 2016
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I'm calling it a tie.
Voiceactorfan1
said at 10:09 AM on Sat Mar 4 2017
@Voiceactorfan1 actually, I'm going with Clarence.
WrightWay
said at 6:32 PM on Thu Nov 3 2016
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Clarence Nash is the one who created Donald's iconic voice in the first place.

Tony Anselmo is the one who managed to build upon Clarence Nash's performance to make it his own, without deviating from the basis for the character.

I'll have to call it a draw here: both actors deserve credit for what they brought to Donald, IMO.
GreenGoblin75
said at 3:01 PM on Fri Jun 24 2016
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Clarence Nash is awesome as Donald Duck, but I prefer Tony Anselmo.
Ezmanify
said at 2:17 PM on Sat May 21 2016
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I call it a tie.
Autovolt
said at 1:46 PM on Fri Mar 18 2016
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Both of them are classic and iconic.

Clarence Nash created the classic and iconic voice but at times I find him a bit difficult to understand while Tony Anselmo has basically perfected this role, he sounds more intelligible and I'm more used to his take.

My vote goes to Tony.
murali9395
said at 8:29 PM on Wed Nov 2 2016
@Autovolt Took the words outta my mouth.
Dr.Who
said at 1:10 AM on Fri Jan 8 2016
Both are excellent, though Tony is a little better if I had to choose one.
Scrappy-Fan92
said at 11:46 AM on Fri Oct 23 2015
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Is anyone else's page lacking the border around the poll-winner?
Zillah
said at 12:45 PM on Fri Oct 23 2015
@Scrappy-Fan92 yep
Jacob M. Keene
said at 8:35 AM on Sat Nov 28 2015
@Scrappy-Fan92 That is strange considering Tony has more votes than Clarence.
Zillah
said at 10:49 AM on Fri Oct 23 2015
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Gah! They're both perfect!
Michaelsar
said at 4:47 PM on Fri Oct 2 2015
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Can I make this a tie?
HyperVoiceActing
said at 8:34 AM on Thu May 21 2015
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I really love both Donalds here. I guess if I was forced to choose, I'd pick Tony. But it's painfully close for me.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 9:24 PM on Sun Dec 21 2014
Just out of curiosity, where is the Clarence Nash Donald Duck sound clip from?
economics
said at 1:59 PM on Mon Aug 18 2014
Both voice actors are great, therefore it's a tie for me
CuriousUserX90
said at 9:16 PM on Fri Jul 25 2014
Why did they give Donald quite a Voice?
Madchattermanboy
said at 10:32 PM on Sat Aug 12 2017
@CuriousUserX90 he a duck so they wanted him to ound almost like a real duck also because its funny
Anthonyiscool64
said at 6:02 PM on Tue Apr 8 2014
I can't decided! This is a tough one!
myopinion1
said at 5:30 AM on Mon Apr 7 2014
The voices are pretty well the same. Clarence for being the original. (And i hardly ever do that)
mdalsted
said at 9:23 PM on Sat Nov 30 2013
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I declare this a tie. Anyone else?
MrMeeker
said at 7:49 PM on Thu Jan 9 2014
@mdalsted Yeah pretty much.
lnytune1
said at 6:44 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
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SO.....FRUSTRATED...........CAN'T.................DECIDE!!!!!!!!GAHHHHHHH QUAAAAAAACCCCKKKKK BUCK BUCK BUCK BUCK!!!!!
Legacyman
said at 4:14 PM on Sat Sep 21 2013
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I remember looking up that Tony Anselmo took lessons from Clarence Nash before becoming the official voice of Donald. Tony is a great successor to Clarence. And I mean that literally. I can't even immitate Donalds voice. Everytime I try to, I just can't do it.
Ross123
said at 12:11 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Legacyman maybe Tony Anselmo can now teach u 2 become the next voice for Donald when he decides 2 leave but I don't see that happening for a while.
SpongeBat1
said at 8:31 PM on Fri Jul 19 2013
Both are great, but I'm going with Tony since I can understand him better.
tlemmens10
said at 9:34 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
@SpongeBat1 That's usually something people never say to Donald.
lnytune1
said at 10:32 AM on Wed Nov 27 2013
@tlemmens10 LOL
tlemmens10
said at 12:34 PM on Wed Nov 27 2013
@lnytune1 But I do like Tony as well.
lnytune1
said at 12:01 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
@tlemmens10 You mean Clarence...
tlemmens10
said at 12:40 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
@lnytune1 No, because when I wrote that I thought about Tony. I do like Clarence as well, but when I wrote this, I was thinking about Tony.
lnytune1
said at 9:07 AM on Sat Nov 30 2013
@tlemmens10 Oh... okay.
tlemmens10
said at 9:13 AM on Sat Nov 30 2013
@lnytune1 Complicated, I know.
Ross123
said at 2:53 PM on Fri Jul 19 2013
They're both really good but i'm going with Tony cause I grew up with him but you still can't dis Clarence really.
OswaldFan825
said at 12:01 PM on Sun Mar 24 2013
Even though I don't really like Kingdom Hearts, Tony voices Donald in the Epic Mickey games along with House of Mouse so I'm going with Tony.
lnytune1
said at 10:33 AM on Wed Nov 27 2013
@OswaldFan825 And pretty much everything else.....
coolgeek176
said at 11:04 PM on Sat Mar 16 2013
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I prefer Clarence Nash. Tony is great too.
Voiceactorfan1
said at 10:10 AM on Sat Mar 4 2017
@coolgeek176 couldn't agree more.
Anthonyiscool64
said at 10:19 PM on Wed Jan 30 2013
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Tony is the real Donald Duck. Thumbs up for him all the way! =)
jonhardwick
said at 9:55 PM on Sun Mar 3 2013
@Anthonyiscool64 Come on if it wasnt for him being Clarence's aprentice he wouldnt have done it.
skeletonking1234
said at 7:51 PM on Thu Nov 8 2012
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This is actually one of the hardest VC's I think I've ever had to pick one. I grew up with both voices and both sound EXACTLY alike with little to no difference. I grew up watching old Donald Duck shorts with Clarence Nash but then again I did hear a lot more stuff with Tony Anselmo watching House of Mouse and other Disney related things he was in. So I guess I'll go with Tony just due to how I've seen him in more stuff.
GothamRed
said at 2:22 PM on Sun Sep 2 2012
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I like both, and I heard both growing up in some form or another, though Tony more. But I'd give it to Tony here, but it could go either way.
TC81691
said at 2:04 PM on Fri Aug 31 2012
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This is ONE character I cannot vote!

Both actors are very talented and superb. Nash, the original Donald Duck, taught Anselmo how to become the angry duck. So, both actors are great!
MaryKosmos
said at 11:29 AM on Sun May 27 2012
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This VC is obviously a tie. Both voices are unforgettable, and the fact that one taught the other makes both Nash and Anselmo the best!
JayGirl10
said at 10:22 AM on Wed May 30 2012
@MaryKosmos I agree 100%!
Torak
said at 3:36 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
@JayGirl10 I Second that my friend. :)
lnytune1
said at 12:02 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
@MaryKosmos Exactly!
Porchops
said at 11:11 AM on Fri May 18 2012
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I respect Nash, but I love Kingdom Hearts Donald the most so I'm voting for Anselmo.
BlankSlate
said at 6:10 AM on Fri Mar 9 2012
Koichi Yamadera!
Belial Edge
said at 2:13 AM on Sat Mar 31 2012
@BlankSlate Ah, Kou'ichi Yamadera, who's also FIVE other different characters from Kingdom Hearts as well.
Thanks to him, I can't unhear Donald from Ryouga from Ranma 1/2 XD
Porchops
said at 11:15 AM on Fri May 18 2012
@BlankSlate Love Koichi Yamadera, he's done a great job dubbing the Disney character's(I even think his Mushu is funnier than Eddie Murphy's), and his Donald Duck is no exeption. He started out a little scratchy in the begining, but now I think he's really gotten it down. I still perfer Anselmo though; he's more refined in his duck speech.
Celeste
said at 10:18 PM on Sun Dec 18 2011
Clarence Nash will always be Donald Duck.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:35 PM on Thu Dec 8 2011
I love Tony Anselmo's take on Donald but Clarence Nash cannot ever be truly replicated.
MatthewC17
said at 11:08 PM on Fri Jul 1 2011
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I gotta give it to Tony
He makes Donald's temper tantrums more funny
JTurner
said at 11:36 AM on Thu Apr 21 2011
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Both are quite exceptional for this character. As mentioned, he is the hardest to get right, and of course Clarence's take is classic, but Tony deserves kudos for taking over the role successfully. As mentioned, both tie.
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