National Donald Duck Day 2023: Facts, dates and history
Walt Disney conceived Donald Duck in order to introduce a harsher character to balance out the wholesome Mickey Mouse
When we think of cartoon characters, we cannot help but think about the two Disney creations —Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. Donald Duck was first introduced to the world in June 1934 in an animated short “The Wise Little Hen". However, he did not encounter Mickey Mouse until his second appearance in “Orphan’s Benefit" later that same year.