A Day to celebrate Donald Duck:
June is a quack-tacular month for Donald Duck, who is celebrating 80 years as Mickey Mouse's short-tempered, feathered friend.
By 1934, Mickey Mouse had become a role model of positivity, so Walt Disney decided a new character was needed to do what the little, heroic mouse could not. It was determined that Donald Duck would fit the bill. This lovable character was created with a fiery personality but a genuinely good heart. On June 9,1934, he made his debut in a Silly Symphony cartoon titled "The Wise Little Hen."
Donald Duck's signature sound is credited to Clarence Nash, who was hired by Walt to do animal sounds. Nash imitated a baby goat during his portrayal of a frightened young girl's recitation of "Mary Had a Little Lamb"-leading Walt to declare,"That's our talking duck!!!"
The Walt Disney Company celebrated 50 years of Donald Duck with a grand affair in 1984. The yearlong celebration included a television special hosted by Dick Van Dyke and a cross-country tour with Mr. Duck himself, Clarence Nash. One of the celebration's highlights was the duckling march at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort, which featured a parade of 60 ducklings wearing silly hats down Main Street, U.S.A.
According to Carl Barks, a former Disney Studio illustrator and comic book creator, Donald 's home is in Duckburg, Calisota. However, you can find his boat, Miss Daisy, docked in Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland Park.
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