Duck - Quick tempered white duck in a sailor suit and French
sailor's hat who starred in a number of Walt Disney cartoons. The
son of Quackmore Duck, Donald Fauntleroy Duck (voice of Clarence
Nash/died in 1985) first appeared in the Silly Symphony cartoon
The Wise Little Hen (1934).
Donald's girlfriend was Daisy Duck (originally Donna
Duck). His relatives included nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie who
were first seen in Donald's Nephews (1938) when Donald's sister
Dumbella released her three youngsters into Donald's custody;
Professor Ludvig Von Drake, a Austrian-accented relation (voice of
Paul Frees) who debuted on THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR on September
24, 1961; and Uncle Scrooge McDuck "the world's richest tightwad"
who debuted in Uncle Scrooge Comics No. 1 in 1951.
In the late 1980s the animated cartoon DUCKTALES/SYN/1987-92
followed the adventures of Scrooge McDuck, his grand nephews Huey,
Dewey and Louie and a bumbling duck pilot, Launchpad McQuack. Alan
Young provided the voice of Scrooge.
TRIVIA NOTE: Donald's
birthday is March 13th. He lives in Duckburg at 13 Quack Street.
Donald's nephew's Huey (wears a red cap), Dewey (a blue cap) and
Louie (a green cap) were named after political figures Huey Pierce
Long of Louisiana and Thomas E. Dewey of New York and Louie Schmitt,
the friend of a Walt Disney artist.