About National Donald Duck Day
On June 9th 1934, this popular Walt Disney character made his debut in the cartoon short, "The Wise Little Hen".
However, it was his second appearance in Orphan's Benefit that showed him as a temperamental comic friend of Mickey Mouse.
- Did you know? Donald’s unusual middle name is actually Fauntleroy. So his full name is Donald Fauntleroy Duck.
Throughout the next two decades, Donald appeared in over 150 theatrical films.
In the 1930s, the duck typically appeared as part of a comic trio with popular characters Mickey and Goofy and was given his own film series, which started with Don Donald (1937).
- Did you know? The people of Sweden love Donald Duck. So much so, that in 2006 they had to make voting for him illegal.