June 9th Donald Duck Day

Donald Fauntleroy Duck was born on June 9th, 1934. Walt Disney was his dad. Apparently Mickey Mouse needed a friend after being alone since 1928. Donna Duck came along in 1937 but her relationship with Donald was doomed to failure after Donald met Daisy in 1940. Donald and Mickey always seemed to have a love/hate relationship as no matter how hard he tried, Mickey always seemed to out shine Donald. Well, welcome to Walt Disney’s World of imagination, which is in Orlando.

How to celebrate – Watch Donald Duck on YouTube. Choose your favorite Walt Disney character. Learn how to speak like Donald Duck.

June 9th Donald Duck Day

Donald Duck was born today, June 9th, 1934. He actually was probably around a little before that in the creative mind of Walt Disney but he made his first appearance in “The Wise Little Hen” on June 9th, 1934.

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Later that same year he made friends with Mickey Mouse in “Orphan’s Benefit” as Mickey’s rather temperamental side kick.

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Donald’s full name is Donald Fauntleroy Duck and he comes from a long line of historical ducks such as, Scrooge McDuck, Ludwig Von Drake, and Clan McDuck. He is rightfully very proud of his heritage as well as his three nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

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He is equaly as proud of his girlfriend, Daisy Duck, the love of his life.

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TV Guide has listed Donald among the top 50 cartoon characters of all time.  He has been featured in many cartoons, films, and comic books, and even a regular newspaper comic at one time.  Though there have been many artists that have given Donald the look we all recognize today he has only had two men voice his character since his birth so long ago. From 1934-1985, Clarence Nash, was the voice of Donald. Since then it has been done by Tony Ansecmo.

Here’s is Donald’s debut clip,  “The Wise Little Hen”, “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!”

How to celebrate: Watch a Donald cartoon. Read a Donald comic book.  Learn how to talk like Donald.