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Old 06-09-2019, 03:52 AM
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Jun 9, 1934: Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen, a Walt Disney's "Silly Symphonies" cartoon, based on the fairy tale The Little Red Hen. In this debut, Donald Duck dances to the Sailor's Hornpipe. He and his friend Peter Pig try to avoid work by faking stomach aches until Mrs. Hen teaches them the value of labor.

The cartoon was animated by Art Babbitt, Dick Huemer, Clyde Geronimi, Louie Schmitt, and Frenchy de Tremaudan (with assistance from a group of junior animators headed by Ben Sharpsteen) and directed by Wilfred Jackson. It was also adapted as a Sunday comic strip by Ted Osborne and Al Taliaferro.

Florence Gill voiced the Wise Little Hen (She only properly speaks in her sung lines when she asks Peter and/or Donald if they will “Help her plant, harvest or eat her corn”). Clarence Nash voiced Donald Duck and Peter Pig.