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posted by moulan
Early debut
Donald may well have made his first printed appearance in Mickey Mouse Annual 3 (published 1932; the annual for 1933), a 128-page British hardback. This book included the poem Mickey's Hoozoo, Witswitch and Wotswot, which listed all of Mickey's then-current barnyard animal friends (most of Disney's major characters developed out of this barnyard scenario). Among them was a duckling named Donald Duck. Besides the name, however, there is little similarity between this character and the one introduced in The Wise Little Hen during 1934. Mickey Mouse Annual 3 was drawn entirely by Wilfred...
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posted by deltabannermen
A Disney Tale: Jiminy Cricket introduces two tales - Bongo the Bear (a slightly disturbing tale of love in the bear community) and Mickey and the Beanstalk (a Disney version of the well-known fairytale).

Disney Hero: With two 'films' in this package feature we have two main heroes. First up is Bongo. Bongo is a circus bear who runs away to the forest and meets the love of his life. Bongo never speaks in his film. He is dressed in a jacket, bow tie and hat and runs the full gamut of emotions. In the second film, we have three 'heroes' - Mickey, Donald and Goofy who all fulfill the role of Jack...
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posted by moulan
Four years after the appearance of Mickey Mouse, in 1934 born a character destined to fortunate happening equally: Donald Duck. This is a gosling, devised from Walt Disney and realized graphically from Ub Iwerks, but it is thanks to great designer Al Tagliaferro that Donald Duck acquired that graphical style, funny and characteristic, that has contributed to giving to the comic strips amusing scenes. Donald Duck garment perennially like a sailor, with the buttons gilds and a little hat to that the ace characterizes he. Initially Donald Duck made from companion to Mickey Mouse, but later on...
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posted by moulan
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Donald Duck
Donald in animation

[edit]Early appearances
For more details on this topic, see Donald Duck filmography.


Donald Duck as he first appeared in The Wise Little Hen
According to Leonard Maltin in his introduction to The Chronological Donald - Volume 1, Donald was created by Walt Disney when he heard Clarence Nash doing his "duck" voice while reciting "Mary had a little lamb". Mickey Mouse had lost some of his edge since becoming a role model for children and Disney wanted a character that could portray some of the more negative character traits he could no longer bestow on Mickey.
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posted by moulan
     ne of the most popular of the Disney cartoon characters, Donald Duck made his debut in the Silly Symphony cartoon "The Wise Little Hen" on June 9, 1934. His fiery temper endeared him to audiences, and in the 1940s he surpassed Mickey Mouse in the number of cartoons reaching the theaters. Eventually, there were 128 Donald Duck cartoons, but he also appeared in a number of others with Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto. His middle name, shown in a wartime cartoon, is Fauntleroy. The original voice of Donald was Clarence "Ducky" Nash, who was succeeded after 50 years by Disney...
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