June 9, 2013

Donald Duck

On this date, June 9, 1934, Donald Duck made his debut in the Silly Symphonies cartoon "The Wise Little Hen."  The cartoon was based on the fairy tale of "The Little Red Hen."  Donald and his friend, Peter Pig, try to avoid work by faking a stomach ache until Mrs. Hen teaches them the value of labor.

So next year - on June 9 - I guess Donald Duck will turn 80!