Today, 1934, Donald Duck was created. Apparently Mickey needed a friend! He first appeared in “The Wise Hen”, a Disney cartoon easily found on YouTube. His look has changed a little over the years but his basic character has stayed pretty much the same.
Disney was a master at creating characters that we new and entertaining but they nearly all seem to resemble people we know in real life, or at least the characteristics of real people we know. And yet, they still seem to retain the nature of the animals they represent.
His real name is Donald F. Duck., the F standing for “Fauntleroy”, for which I assume there is some inside joke there we may never know. You could say he was born to be a film and television star. I am sure, his character, has helped make Disney very, very rich.
He has also been known as Maui Mallard, Frank Duck, Fred, The Duck Avenger, Paperinik, Super Duck and Double Duck! His closest relatives include the Duck Family, Scrooge McDuck, Ludwig Von Duck, Hewy, Dewey and Louie and the Clan McDuck.
How to celebrate – Watch “The Wise Hen”. Go to Disney World, Disney land and see Donald in person. Enjoy all the Disney characters.