June 9 is...
My, my, my, Donald! You haven't aged a day!
The official birthday of Donald Fauntleroy Duck is recognized as June 9, 1934. On that day, Donald Duck made his official screen debut in the Silly Symphony cartoon The Wise Little Hen. Being easily provoked, with a fiery temper and really bad luck, Donald Duck won over audiences who immediately became endeared to him. He appeared in 128 Donald Duck cartoons along with a number of others starring alongside Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Pluto. On February 7, 1938, Donald’s fame spread beyond animation to a daily Donald Duck’s comic strip featured in comic books and newspapers.
Donald Duck appeared in more films than any other Disney character. In 2002, TV Guide listed Donald as one of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time. Donald's second appearance in Orphan's Benefit introduced him to his comic friend Mickey Mouse. Shortly after, his girlfriend, Daisy Duck and his nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie were also introduced.
(A few of which you may have just learned!)
If you are an avid breakfast eater, start the day with...
Donald Duck's Favorite Pancakes:
Cornmeal and Banana Flapquacks