Daily Archives: June 9, 2012

It’s Donald Duck’s 78th Birthday!

In this, the second of my occasional “On this day in History” series, I am excited to tell you that on June 9th 1934 Donald Duck made his debut in the Silly Symphony cartoon “The Wise Little Hen.” (Though he is mentioned in a 1931 Disney Storybook.)

That means he is officially 78 years old today!

If, like me, you are fond of the old school Disney characters, a few other things you might not be aware of are the fact that Donald Duck supposedly represents what we are and Mickey Mouse represents what we should be – deep huh?  Also, his full name is in fact Donald Fauntleroy Duck and he has his own star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame!

So sit back and enjoy the cartoon on this wet and windy Saturday in June. 

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