June 9, 2019, it’s the 85th ANNIVERSARY OF DONALD DUCK!

Donald Duck’s very popular character made his debut on June 9, 1934 in the animated short film “The Wise Little Hen”, part of the Silly Symphonies

Since then, the world’s most famous duck has appeared in more than 150 short and medium feature films. Paperino, so renamed in Italy, is a versatile character who experiences both the joys of friendship and the frustrations caused by the futile hassles of everyday life and for this reason fans of all ages can easily identify in his many mood changes.

Donald Duck is Mickey’s best friend and is engaged to Daisy Duck on whom he constantly tries to impress. He has a big attitude but after all it’s easy to hurt his ego and every failure makes him feel rather frustrated. However, despite his adorable limitations, Donald Duck is a good guy with a golden heart and has a lot of fans all over the world.

Donal Duck – latest news


  • This month Disney Store has launched a new range of products dedicated to Donald Duck that includes the collectible plush and the set of limited edition pins.


  • In the collection celebrating Disney characters, Hip Hop Watches has dedicated a watch
    of its own to Donald Duck.


  • The world’s most famous duck is the protagonist of an Original Marines capsule collection for boys and girls that will be available from next July.


  • The Walt Disney Company Italia celebrates Donald’s 85th anniversary with the “DisneyComics Festival” in collaboration with the Mondadori Store. Ten meetings in a selection of Mondadori bookshops with some of the most famous Disney designers.


  • For Autumn-Winter 2019 there will be a large number of brands offering capsule collections dedicated to Donald Duck;
  • Jack & Jones will release a clothing line as part of the Spring 2020 Collection, which will include T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, socks and a jeans jacket;
  • The second season of DuckTales, a comic animated series based on the Emmy Award winning series of the same name and adored by an entire generation of viewers, was broadcast on Disney XD in the EMEA area. Produced by Disney Television Animation, it is once again focused on the most famous and beloved Disney characters: Paperon de’ Paperoni, his nephews Qui, Quo and Qua and Donald Duck;
  • Sunday, June 9 Disney Channel (Sky channel 613) celebrates Donald’s birthday with Donald Birthday Collection: during the day will be broadcast in rotation of the episodes of Disney Mickey Mouse Shorts themed Donald;
  • Fans of reading can find in the bookstore two new volumes published by Giunti. PAPER ANTOLOGIA – Le più belle storie: on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the creation of Donald Duck and PAPERINO SONO IO: the volume that collects the comic stories dedicated to Donald Duck and Archimedes.