Donald Duck made his cartoon debut in “The Wise Little Hen” in the summer of 1934. But he would not meet Mickey Mouse until his second appearance in “Orphan’s Benefit” later that year.
From there, it wasn’t long before Daisy Duck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie were introduced. Despite their superior diction, they were unable to steal Donald’s attention. You can’t replace his grumpy, almost incomprehensible charm, and that’s why Donald has been in more movies (more than 200) than any other Disney character. So, let’s celebrate June 9 – National Donald Duck Day!
And his achievements do not stop there. He co-hosted the Oscars in 1958 with a little help from Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon, and Jimmy Stewart. Oh, and they named an asteroid after him in 1995. If that doesn’t convince you that it’s a force of nature, you should know that it has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We are not sure how he left webbed footprints in front of the Chinese Theater, but we will be happy to do so. Well what do you give a duck that has it all? Your own vacation!
DONALD DUCK DUCK NATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Rejoice! You have around 225 Donald Duck movies to choose from. That number may sound intimidating, but it doesn’t hurt to have so many good options. If you’re in the mood for something fun and action packed, check out “Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers.” But if you prefer to curl up with a book, there is no shortage of comics. Almost everything Carl Barks draws is gold.
Host a Donald Duck themed party
You don’t have to do your best (we recommend wearing pants), but wearing a red tie and a sailor hat will keep everyone in the spirit. In good measure, you may want to encourage your guests to put on a duck nose piece. And if the whole costume is not attractive to everyone, there are always T-shirts. To make things a little more fun, why not have a contest for the best Donald Duck T? Whether they are personalized or store bought, there will surely be some fun surprises.
Go to Disneyland or Walt Disney World
If you’re nearby, come visit Donald in person. The good thing about pets is that they are fun for the whole family. Children can see a cartoon character come to life, and adults can relive their childhood a bit. But be careful: Donald is a very popular duck. Practicing your Donald Duck voice is a good way to pass the time while waiting in line.
WHY WE LOVE DONALD DUCK NATIONAL DAY
Donald Duck has one of the most iconic voices in Hollywood, and is ready for imitation. Have you ever imitated the voice of your favorite cartoon character? It’s a lot of fun and, in the Donald Duck way, it doesn’t make sense. In fact, the smaller the number of people who understand you, the better. This is how you know you are nailing your impression on National Donald Duck Day.
It teaches us about real ducks
Donald is not just any kind of duck; It is an American Peking Duck. As its name implies, this species of duck was raised mainly in China. They didn’t become popular in the United States until 1873. Oddly enough, the Peking Duck made its United States debut on Long Island, but Donald’s accent doesn’t reflect that. This only shows his genius in acting.
It inspired some of our favorite cartoons.
Without Donald Duck, we wouldn’t have some of our favorite cartoons from the 90s: “Duck Tales” is one of them. Who could forget the scene of Scrooge McDuck swimming among piles of money? All the kids fantasized about doing it at least once, and it’s sad to think where we would be without it. An even sadder thought is a world where Darkwing Duck does not exist.