Donald Duck

It’s a very happy birthday to Donald Duck today who turns 80!

Donald Duck made his screen debut on June 9, 1934, in Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony cartoon, The Wise Little Hen. He was created as a companion for Mickey Mouse. His good heart, short temper and sailor suit helped him grow into a starring character who became famous in movies, comic strips, books and television. Donald Duck’s distinctive quacking voice was created by Clarence Nash, known by all as “Ducky,” who performed the role for 50 years.