Donald Duck debuts on this day in movie history

Donald Duck debuts on this day in movie history

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Donald Fauntleroy Duck is arguably Disney’s second most successful cartoon character. For more than 80 years, audiences have found his mischievous nature and agitated temper tantrums impossibly hard to resist.

The rascal with a heart of gold made his cartoon debut on 9 June 1934 in The Wise Little Hen. Less physically rounded in his early appearances, Donald was introduced in his trademark sailor’s shirt, cap and bow tie. Moreover, he communicated in a unique quacking-style, one of the most recognizable character voices in entertainment history.

By 1937, audience reaction to Donald’s comically irascible personality saw him move from supporting character to star in his own right. Nominated for seven ACADEMY AWARDS® to date, he won an OSCAR® statuette in 1943.

Often accompanied by his adorable nephews – Huey, Dewey, and Louie, love interest Daisy Duck, or his thrifty uncle Scrooge McDuck, Donald became cartoon royalty and one of the best-loved animated characters of all time.


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Presenting original and contemporary appearances of Disney’s most famous duck, these 1oz silver coins would delight any Disney cartoon fan.

Limited to a worldwide mintage of 10,000, the Disney – 80th Anniversary of Donald Duck 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin is presented in a wooden display case which comes in an illustrated shipper featuring an image of Donald in The Wise Little Hen.

With the same limited mintage, the Donald Duck 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin is housed in a modern perspex case surrounded by film-themed outer packaging illustrating the history of Donald Duck.

Available from The Perth Mint, both coins are issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender of the South Pacific island nation of Niue.



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