By Karina Schink
Donald Duck—the myth, the legend, the feathered fowl that needs no introducktion. June 9 marked Donald Duck’s 85th anniversary and we’ve been celebrating all week long, from a look back at one of his most grooviest moments to this very quiz right here. Do you have what it takes to add a feather to your cap? Take our quiz to find out! Scroll down for the answers and to see whether you know Duck trivia!
1. What was the title of the first cartoon to feature Donald Duck?
A) Steamboat Willie
B) The Wise Little Hen
C) Donald and Donna
D) Contrary Condor
2. Which famed Donald Duck comic strip artist created Huey, Dewey, and Louie?
A) Carl Banks
B) William Ward
C) Al Taliaferro
D) Don Rosa
3. In what year did Donald Duck first appear in a cartoon?
4. According to the 1938 short Donald’s Nephews, what is Donald’s sister’s name?
5. According ot the 1942 short Donald Gets Drafted, what is Donald’s middle name?
6. Who originated the voice of Donald Duck?
A) Daniel Ross
B) Tony Anselmo
C) Wayne Allwine
D) Clarence Nash
7. In what cartoon short did Donald first receive star billing (featuring his name in the title)?
A) Donald and Pluto
B) Donald Gets Drafted
C) Chef Donald
D) Test Pilot Donald
1. B) The Wise Little Hen
Donald Duck made his grand debut in this Silly Symphony cartoon. Directed by Wilfred Jackson, The Wise Little Hen shows Donald and his friend Peter Pig as the only members of the Idle Hour Club, who refuse to help a mother hen plant her corn. However, when all is finished and the corn produces plenty of bounty, Donald and Peter are no longer invited to partake in the harvest.
2. C) Al Taliaferro
Disney Legend Al Taliaferro, who drew the first ever Donald Duck comic strip, created Donald’s lovable, misfit nephews, who made their debut in the Donald Duck Sunday comic page on October 17, 1937. Soon after the trio debuted in the comic pages, they broke onto the big screen in their first animated short, Donald’s Nephews, released April 15, 1938.
3. A) 1934
Released in 1934, The Wise Little Hen was the first cartoon to feature Donald Duck. After this debut supporting role, Donald would go on to star in 128 cartoons of his own!
4. C) Dumbella
In the short, Donald Duck received a letter from his sister Dumbella, which informed him (with little time to plan, we might add) that his mischief-making nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie would be arriving that day.
5. A) Fauntleroy
It was in the 1942 cartoon Donald Gets Drafted that we discovered Donald’s middle name, which appears on his draft notice. What you might not know is that his middle name was almost Swansdown!
6. D) Clarence Nash
Clarence “Ducky” Nash, who played the voice of Donald Duck for more than 50 years, once explained, “Actually, I wanted to be a doctor; but instead I became the biggest quack in the world.”
7. A) Donald and Pluto
While released as a Mickey cartoon, Mickey does not appear in 1936’s Donald and Pluto. Donald Duck is actually the star. In a signal of misadventures to come, Donald attempts to do his own home plumbing, until Pluto swallows a magnet and threatens to destroy all of his work.
If you got…
Maybe Donald isn’t your favorite of Mickey’s friends. That’s OK! We’ll forgive you (though we can’t speak for Donald). Now is as good a time as any to brush up on all things Donald Duck before you return to claim victory!
Well, you’re just about halfway there! With some practice, brushing up on your Donald Duck expertise, we believe you’ll make it to the finish line in no time!
Not too bad, not too bad. Looks like you’re almost a Donald Duck aficionado, but you could use some brushing up on a couple facts here and there! Not to worry, this quiz will be here to welcome you back for a triumphant return.
Hey, what’s the big idea? Mastering our quiz like that? Well, congratulations. Hats off to you! You are truly one of Donald Duck’s biggest fans, and we salute you.