81 Years Of Donald Duck

June 9, 2015

By Tab Byrum

Happy Birthday Donald Duck, on this day in 1934 Donald Duck made his debut in Disney’s The Wise Little Hen. In recognition of that, June 9th is Donald Duck Day so I thought we would take a look at Donald through the years and some of the designs he’s inspired.

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Donald has appeared in more than 150 theatrical films, most of them in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and we’ve also gotten to know Donald’s love interest Daisy, his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louis as well as Uncle Scrooge McDuck. Donald is usually seen as the hot-headed counterpart to Mickey’s cool-headed hero and is often part of a comedic trio along with Mickey Mouse and Goofy. So, join me in wishing Donald Duck Happy Birthday and enjoy Donald through the years. 

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Who knew Donald had his own java?

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Donald in the 21st Century with a SmartPhone cover. 

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Cute Donald inspired cake idea. 

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A vintage Donald Duck rubber bath toy. 

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This is the poster for the film Donald made his debut in from 1934. 

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Another vintage Donald Duck toy. 

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Donald Duck ice cream on a stick, banana-chocolate flavored. 

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Welcome to Disneyland!!!!

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A 1939 Donald Duck cartoon with his nephews. 

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Start your day with a cup of joe from this Donald inspired mug. 

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A Donald garden statue. 

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Donald Duck is seen here with his creator, Walt Disney. Disney came up with the idea for Donald as a friend to Mickey Mouse, there were several artists over the years credited with drawing Donald and bringing him to life.

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A Walt Disney Christmas comic book from 1941 featuring Donald along with Huey, Dewey and Louis.

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The Lonesome Ghosts cartoon is a famous vehicle for the comedic trio of Mickey, Donald and Goofy. It’s even rumored to be the inspiration for Ghost Busters the movie. 

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Tea with Donald Duck. 

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A Donald Duck inspired hotel room.

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The End

Al images are courtesy of Pinterest, here, here and here.

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