"Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!" Today marks the 83rd birthday of Donald Duck, the famously short-tempered, sailor-suit-sporting feathered friend of Mickey Mouse. Donald made his on-screen debut in the 1934 animated short film "The Wise Little Hen."
Walt Disney designed the character after he heard impressionist Clarence Nash performing his distinct duck voice while reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” and Nash went on to play the character for 50 years. Donald Duck’s popularity skyrocketed over his long lifetime; he surpassed Mickey to become the Disney character in the most films and is the most featured non-superhero character in comics to date. Find out more about the early history of animation and test your knowledge of some of the most famous Disney characters.
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