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1st Appearance of Donald Duck (1934)

1st Appearance of Donald Duck (1934)

Donald Duck’s first theatrical appearance was in the animated short The Wise Little Hen and the loveable duck quickly gained popularity with cartoon lovers all over the world. Throughout the 1930’s, Donald appeared in over 150 cartoon shorts and he became particularly beloved in Nordic countries where the comic book series Donald Duck & Co is especially popular. The original voice of the character was Clarence Nash, who Walt Disney personally chose due to his impressive duck imitation.

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