Disney Celebrates Donald Duck's 85th Birthday!

It’s time to wish Donald Duck a happy birthday today! June 9th marks 85 years since Donald Fauntleroy Duck made his first appearance in the cartoon The Wise Little Hen, which was part of the Silly Symphonies series. Many official Disney accounts on Twitter have taken the time to celebrate the world’s most famous duck today. Here is just some of the online love he has been getting:

Donald Duck Is 85 Years Old Today!

Donald Duck's first appearance was in
Donald Duck’s first appearance was in “The Wise Little Hen”

Donald is older than Superman even, who celebrated his 80th anniversary last year! To mark Donald’s momentous occasion, D23‘s put out a tweet which included a link to some of Donald Duck’s most important appearances which range from “The Donald Duck Story” in 1954 to “Duck Flies Coop” in 1959 to the original DuckTales in 1987 to the reboot which debuted in 2017.

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Currently, Donald is voiced by Tony Anselmo, who became the official voice of the character in 1985. His first appearance was in the 1986 TV movie DTV Valentine.

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Donald may have made his first appearance in The Wise Little Hen, but it was his second appearance in Orphan’s Benefit that saw him as Mickey Mouse’stemperamental comic foil.”

Fan Love For Donald Duck

Many fans commented on the Disney tweets as well sharing their own love for Donald.

One Twitter user wrote:

Happy Birthday Donald!! You’ll always be #1!!,

Twitter user @ JahkiyaNikki wrote that: “Happy Birthday Donald Duck! Thank you for all the amazing memories at Disney World! Enjoy your special day! Love DuckTales! Lots of hugs and kisses!,

It’s a Happy Birthday to Donald Duck from us as well!

You can still catch the third season of DuckTales on DisneyXD

(Source: comicbook.com and newyorker.com)

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