Wow, Donald Duck cartoon must be the most famous cartoon duck in the world. I have yet to meet somebody who hasn’t heard of him.
Did you know that Donald Duck’s real name is Donald Fauntleroy Duck. Out of all the cartoons created by Walt Disney and the Walt Disney Company, he is my firm favorite. Donald Duck is a typical white duck with an orange beak, legs and feet. You will usually only see him in his sailor shirt, cap, red bow tie and no trousers. Mickey Mouse is the most popular cartoon character of all time, followed by Bugs Bunny and Donald Duck comes in at a close third.
We can’t help loving him, mostly for his unique personality – his impatience and his explosive temper. Although he is Mickey Mouse’s best friend, they couldn’t be more different in character.
Donald Duck’s birthday was originally recognized as the 9th of June 1934, which was the day he made his first appearance in a supporting role in the film, The Wise Little Hen. His birthday is now given as the 13th of March 1942 as he states in his film The Three Caballeros which was released in 1944. Since he is always getting himeself into trouble, he is now said to be born on Friday the 13th.
Der Fuehrer’s Face was the Movie that Donald Duck won his first Academy Award for. During the 1940’s he featured in more cartoons than his best friend Mickey Mouse.
His most famous feature is his nasal voice. This was done by Clarence “Ducky” Nash right up to his death in 1985. Since 1985 the voice has been done by Tony Anselmo, who was trained by Clarence for the role. Donald Duck’s screen personality was created by Dick Lundy, who is a wonderful animator.
Donald also has an extensive cartoon family including his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, who cause him even more irritation. His mother is Hortense Mcduck and his father is Quackmore Duck. He has a wealthy uncle, Scrooge McDuck, another uncle Ludwig Von Drake, an Aunt Bertie Duck, a cousin Gladstone Gander and even a Grandma that lives with his nephews in Duckburg. He has a twin sister Della Thelma Duck, whom we don’t see that often and a brother Duffy Duck.
There are a number of quotes that Donald Duck says on a regular basis that have become famous. They include, “Oh, yeah?”, “Hiya, toots!”, “Aw, phooey!”, “Nothin’ to it!” and his most famous, “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!”
Love him or hate him, everyone enjoys a Donald Duck Cartoon.