Raised as I was by a 21-inch Magnavox, I grew up with a lot of cartoons, from the Pink Panther to Bugs Bunny to Woody Woodpecker.  For some reason, though, the syndicated channels I watched didn’t have nearly as many Disney shorts, leaving me to my limited interactions on Sunday nights and those rare occasions when I could catch ‘The Mickey Mouse Show’ in reruns.  As such, I don’t have a lot of strong memories of Disney’s biggest stars, other that ‘Der Fuehrer’s Face‘, for some reason.  Still, I’ve always had a strong preference for one of them over the other, leading to today’s itadakimasu query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has always preferred the simmering rage of the lisping duck to the smug satisfaction of the top-tier mouse, asking: Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Jarmo Seppänen on

    Always Donald. I know Mickey has always been the poster boy of Disney, but not here. instead of Mickey Mouse, everything Disney has been branded as Donald, including a comic book that’s been published weekly in here since 1952.

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