The History of Donald Duck
His short temper and instantly recognizable voice have made him one of the most popular cartoon characters of all time. He made his debut on June 9th, 1934 in the Silly Symphony cartoon “The Wise Little Hen. Created by Walt Disney, the idea of the character emerged after he witnessed performer Clarence Nash present his remarkable duck voice. Appearing alongside Mickey Mouse in 1934’s “Orphan’s Benefit”, the character displayed his first fit of squawking anger, which sent audiences into fits of laughter. An icon of the Walt Disney Company, he remains one of the most famous animated characters in the world, and continues to entertain generations of children with his hilarious personality and incomprehensible voice. Join WatchMojo.com as we take a look back at the history of Donald Duck.