Donald Duck

Donald Duck, Model Citizen

By Becky Cline, Director, Walt Disney Archives

Universally acclaimed and internationally adored for his often-explosive qualities, Donald Duck is one of the world’s most famous and beloved personalities. He is also a model United States citizen!

A star was hatched with the June 9, 1934, release of Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony The Wise Little Hen, in which the…

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Watch The Band Concert Short to Celebrate 85 Magical Years

By Zach Johnson

Strike up the band!

This weekend marks the 85th anniversary of the classic short film The Band Concert—and you can relive every magical, musical moment by re-watching it today! Originally released on February 23, 1935, The Band Concert was directed by Wilfred Jackson and featured adapted music by Leigh Harline. The Band Concert was a ringing…

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Celebrate the Anniversary of Trick or Treat’s De-Boo by Watching the Full Short Now

By D23 Team

On Halloween night, all sorts of ghosts, goblins, and witches are out to celebrate—but Donald Duck never believed in those spooky stories! Back in 1952, we first enjoyed this featurette where Donald learned a valuable lesson about the magic of Halloween with the help of his three nephews—and Witch Hazel! Watch the full short now for extra spooky fun….

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You Need to See These Creepy Cute Disney Halloween Masks from the Walt Disney Archives

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Vintage Halloween masks can be a charming portal to the past—or a creepy peek at design differences from another era. Whether you’re wishing for one of these retro Disney masks of your own or hoping they stay firmly in the past, you’ll be fascinated by this collection of Ben Cooper Disney Halloween masks from our friends at the Walt Disney…

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Donald Duck

Prove You’re a Wise Little Hen with this Donald Duck Trivia Quiz

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…

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Donald Duck

10 Top TV Moments Every Donald Fan Should Know

By Jim Fanning

If in 1954, 20 years after his June 9, 1934 debut, Donald Duck demanded, “What’s the big idea?!” the answer was television. That year, as Walt Disney became the first major Hollywood producer to enter weekly television, his biggest and noisiest star waddled into a new kind of celebrity on the TV screen. “The national ratings,” revealed…

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Kingdom Hearts III

The Voices Behind Goofy and Donald Duck Reflect on 17 Years of Kingdom Hearts

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Across the stunning 10-game saga of Kingdom Hearts, when you play as Sora, there are always two familiar faces by your side: Goofy and Donald. That’s right—your epic journey through the worlds of Disney is aided by none other than two classic, comic Disney characters. They join plucky, young Sora again in Kingdom Hearts III, out now for Xbox…

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Don Cheadle Takes on the Most Challenging Role of his Life—Donald Duck!

By Beth Deitchman

There’s breaking news out of Duckburg, or rather, San Diego Comic-Con, where it has just been revealed that Oscar®-nominated actor Don Cheadle (Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, House of Lies) is taking on another challenging role: Donald Duck. Cheadle will guest star in the DuckTales season finale, playing the intelligible voice of…

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Pluto and Donald Duck Comic Storyboard

Disney Legend Floyd Gottfredson was the remarkable artist of the famed Mickey Mouse newspaper comic strip from 1930 until he retired from the Disney Studio in 1975. In this 1938 photo, Floyd reviews a Pluto and Donald Duck comic as head of the Comic Strip Department, a role he held from 1930 to 1946.

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This DuckTales-Inspired Desk is Straight out of Duckburg!

DuckTales fans, start taking notes—this desk is a duck-blur of inspiration! Jasmine Bocz, animation editor on DuckTales, shares her desk that is filled with comics, toys, and her very own Number One Dime! Join Jasmine as she takes us through some of her favorite treasures and discusses some of the animation processes that go into making DuckTales.

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