Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Happy 75th Birthday Donald !
75 years ago today. FDR was in the White House, the country was in a depression and a kid could get into the movies for a nickel. And, a star was born. Donald Duck made his cartoon debut in a cartoon feature called "The Wise Little Hen."
He had his own daily newspaper comic strip by 1938, and by the 1940's, he'd already surpassed Mickey Mouse in the number of cartoons reaching theaters. Web-footed and hot-headed, Donald starred in more than 150 other cartoons and seven full-length feature films. In one of his most daring roles, a patriotic Donald took on the Nazi's in "Der Fuehrer's Face" - which earned him his one and only Oscar in 1943. At 75, Donald Duck is no spring chicken, but he still looks pretty good.
While we're talking about cartoons, here's the Disney's Silly Symphony -- Three Little Pigs. The classic story of lazy pigs singing and fiddling vs. the hard-working pig laying bricks.
This was our son's favorite when he was barely able to talk. Bobby would laugh hysterically and say "yowwwwwwwwww" every time the wolf's bottom would land in the kettle of boiling water.
Video link here:
from Disney and CBS News
Posted by Bob at 7:32 AM