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Donald’s Boat Guests can explore Donald Duck’s home—a boat—in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland, opening on January 24, 1993. A similar attraction opened at Toontown in Tokyo Disneyland on April 15, 1996, and a third was featured at Mickey’s Toontown Fair at Magic Kingdom Park from June 29, 1996 until February 11, 2011.
When you think of Disney, you may think instantly of Mickey Mouse or perhaps Minnie Mouse.
However, there is another significant character that is sometimes not as well remembered for his efforts.
That is Donald Duck.
Donald Duck is one of the most famous and most loved Disney characters of all time, but where did his character come from?
Why did Walt Disney decide to make a duck character within his universe to sit alongside a mouse?
Maybe you’ve never thought about it, but there is always a reason or interesting story behind most creative choices.
This article looks into where our beloved, fiery-tempered duck character comes from and delves into what his character stands for within the Disney universe.
Where did the character of Donald Duck come from?
The concept for the character of Donald Duck was created by Walt Disney after hearing Clarence Nash (a voice actor) recite songs in what he called his “duck voice”.
His “duck voice” carried angry and flustered tones, which caught Disney’s attention.
Disney had been considering creating a character that was more negative than Mickey Mouse, a character who was very respectful and kind.
The tone of Clarence’s “duck voice” inspired this fiery character, and this is where the concept of Donald Duck originated.
Who illustrated Donald Duck?
The artists who created the first and early illustrations of this tempered duck were Al Taliaferro, Carl Barks, and Don Rosa.
The final original drawing of Donald Duck was first revealed to the public in the May 1934 issue of “Good Housekeeping” magazine.
The advertisement was to promote the upcoming premiere of his first movie, “The Wise Little Hen.”
Donald Duck first came to the screen on June 9, 1934, in his first feature movie.
Who was the voice of Donald Duck?
As the character had been inspired by the voice of Clarence Nash, he was asked to be the voice of Donald in 1934 and continued to be the voice of Donald until 1983.
Unfortunately, in 1983 Clarence was ready to retire as Donald Duck, so he trained Tony Anselmo, a Disney artist, to speak like Donald Duck.
This was a complex task as the “duck voice” can, at times, be quite difficult to hear and requires months of training to perfect.
Why does Donald wear a sailor’s outfit?
This is a recurring theme within Donald’s shows and links to his iconic outfit.
He wears just a sailor’s hat and shirt with a red bow. No pants, no shoes.
The reasoning behind Disney’s choice for his outfit is simply that ducks have a link to sailors in that they both live and work on the water.
Although this is a loose connection, Donald Duck did join the Navy in “Duck Tales,” which aired between 1987 & 1990.