Donald Duck Fact File
Did You Know?
Donald's full name is Donald Fauntleroy Duck.
Donald is normally seen wearing a sailors hat and shirt and either a black or red bow tie, which is the foundation of his middle name "Fauntleroy", that was the children’s fashion trend back in the 40’s.
Donald lives with his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie in a house in Duckburg.
Donald gets annoyed easily and he is extensively known for his unstable temper.
Donald Duck's father's name is Quackmore Duck, his mother's name is Hortense McDuck and his twin sister is called Della Thelma Duck.
Donald's voice was performed by Clarence Nash up until 1983. Nash trained Tony Anselmo who was the voice of Donald from 1985 onwards.
Clarence Nash did Donald's voice in every language the cartoons were translated into, making him equally incoherent in every language.
Donald Duck’s voice is one of the most recognisable voices of all animated characters.
Donald Duck was developed by Dick Lundy, Fred Spencer, Carl Barks and Jack Hannah over the years.
Donald's first film was called "The Wise Little Hen" which debuted on 9th June 1934, often used for Donald's birthday.
One of Donald's films titled "Der Feuhrer's Face" won an academy award in 1943.
Donald Duck has a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame.
Donald has appeared in 7 animated features, which is more than any of his animated friends.
Donald Duck is the mascot of the University of Oregon.
Donald Duck was banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants. Well that turned out to be a myth. What really happened was, due to financial ruin, politicians in Helsinki decided not to waste their tax-payers money on American comic strips and so banned the character from both TV and books.
Donald Duck supposedly represents what we are, and Mickey Mouse represents what we should be.
Donald Duck is also known as 'Kalle Anka' in Sweden, 'Anders And' in Denmark, 'Andrés Önd' in Iceland, 'Aku Ankka' in Finland , 'Paperino' Italy, and 'Batut' in Egypt.
In the 1940s, he was so popular that he featured in more cartoons than Mickey Mouse.
Donald built a car from spare parts, and still drives it. The registration number is 313. He also owns a boat called "The Miss Daisy".
Donald has two pet dogs called Bolivar and Behemoth.
Donald's Famous Sayings & Quotes!
"Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!"
"Nothin' to it!"
"Wise guy eh!"
The Voice Behind Donald Duck - Tony Anselmo Talks To Leonard Malton
Anthony "Tony" Anselmo (born February 18, 1960) is an American voice actor and cartoon animator. Since 1985, he is the current voice of Donald Duck. Anselmo was trained by the original voice of Donald Duck, Clarence ‘Ducky’ Nash, spending three years as his understudy. He first voiced Donald on a 1986 D-TV Valentine special on The Disney Channel.
On the video Tony is being interviewed by Leonard Maltin, who is really interested in finding out about the man behind the voice of Donald Duck and how he got the job as the next voice of the famous duck. Tony talks about how he never actually realised he was being trained for the job, thinking that Clarence Nash just liked him around and had fun getting him to do impressions. Only when Tony realised that Clarence was ill with leukaemia after visiting him in the hospital that Clarence told him that he would be his successor. He talks about how much hard work goes into performing Donald, especially scenes with lots of tantrums. Explaining surprisingly how long words can be much easier to say than short words when talking as Donald.
Finally when asked about what the best part of being Donald Duck was, Tony replied that for him it was being the holder of the keys to Donald’s voice. Anyway take a look into the man behind the voice. Enjoy!