9 June : World’s favourite duck – ‘The Donal Duck’

Quack ! Quack ! 
That’s how all of us wish the famous Cartoon Character Donald Duck a very happy birthday. Since 1934, this day is celebrated as the National Donald Duck Day.
Donald made his first screen debut on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen. Since then the journey continues and has made children laugh and cry out of happiness at times.

Strange but true, this famous cartoon character has its origin linked to Cricket. The story is like this. Walt Disney was in the process of creating a friend for Mickey Mouse. Meanwhile, Cricketer Don Bradman and the Australian team were touring North America and he made the news after being dismissed for a duck against New York West Indians. What next ? Walt Disney decided to name the new character ‘Donald Duck’.

डोनाल्ड डक… आज 83 साल के हो गए हैं। पहली बार स्क्रीन पर डोनाल्ड डक को आज ही के दिन देखा गया था और तब से अब तक… डोनाल्ड डक कई पीढ़ियों का पसंदीदा कार्टून कैरेक्टर है। मेरा भी… और मेरे 4 साल के बेटे का भी।
वॉल्ड डिज़नी ने जब मिकी माउस के दोस्त के बारे में सोचना शुरु किया, उसी दौर में मशहूर क्रिकेटर डॉन ब्रैडमेन मैच में डक पर आउट हो गए। फिर क्या… वॉल्ट डिज़नी ने तुरंत इस नए कैरेक्टर का नाम ‘डोनाल्ड डक’ रख दिया।


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