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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

Donald Duck Day: America's Favorite Fowl-Mouthed Duck

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy– it’s Donald Duck Day! The annual “holiday” is in honor of the world’s most famous and beloved duck, Donald. Born Donald Fauntleroy Duck, Donald made his world debut on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen cartoon. Since then, the unflappable Walt Disney Company cartoon character with a bit of a lisp has been entertaining young and old alike for decades. And just how popular is he? Donald is the third most popular cartoon character of all time, right behind Mickey and Bugs.

Easily annoyed, Donald has an orange-ish bill, legs and feet. He usually dons a spiffy sailor shirt and cap along with a bow tie. And for whatever reason, he normally does not wear pants. Donald frequently hangs around with pals Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy and gal pal Daisy.

In 2004, everybody’s favorite “fowl-mouthed” duck received his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Clarence “Ducky” Nash was the man behind the voice for more than 50 years until his death in 1985. Nash’s protégée, Tony Anselmo, took over.

June 9 is also National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day! Sweet!


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