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Donald Duck

Source: Wikipedia

Donald Fauntleroy Duck is a cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions and licensed by The Walt Disney Company. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie. Donald's most famous personality trait is his easily provoked and explosive temper. Along with his friend Mickey Mouse, Donald is one of the most popular Disney characters and was included in TV Guide's list of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time in 2002.

Donald rose to fame with his comedic roles in animated cartoons. He first appeared in The Wise Little Hen (1934), but it was his second appearance in Orphan's Benefit which characterized him as a temperamental comic foil to Mickey Mouse. Throughout the 1930s, '40s and '50s he appeared in over 100 theatrical films, several of which were recognized at the Academy Awards. Donald was first a supporting character alongside Mickey, Goofy, and Pluto, but was given his own series of films in 1937, starting with Don Donald. These films introduced Donald's girlfriend Daisy Duck and sometimes featured his three nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie as recurring characters. After the 1956 film Chips Ahoy Donald appeared primarily in educational films before eventually returning to theatrical animation in 1983 with Mickey's Christmas Carol. His most recent theatrical appearance was in 1999's Fantasia 2000. Donald has also appeared in direct-to-video features such as Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) and The Three Musketeers (2004) as well as television programs such as DuckTales (1987–1990), Quack Pack (1996), and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006–present).

Fact file

  • First appearance: The Wise Little Hen (1934)
  • Created by Walt Disney and Dick Lundy
  • Voiced by
    Clarence Nash (1934–1985) Tony Anselmo (1985–present) *Aliases: Duck Avenger (USA) Superduck (UK)
  • Italian: Paperinik
  • Species: Pekin duck
  • Family: Duck family
  • Significant other(s): Daisy Duck
  • Relatives
    Ludwig Von Drake (uncle) Scrooge McDuck (uncle) ** Huey, Dewey, and Louie (nephews)

Read more about Donald Duck at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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