The prickly but long suffering duck made his celluloid debut on appeared on June 9, 1934 in a short animated feature called "Little Wise Hen," a movie fable fashioned on the "Little Red Hen" fairy tale about a chicken who finds that help is scarce when she tries to recruit workers to plant and harvest her corn crop.
He had his first starring role in 1937 as a troubadour "Don Donald" a short film set in Mexico in which he appears with "Donna Duck" -- who shows up in later films re-baptized as his steady sweetheart "Daisy."
We love him! And judging from the poll in this Blog on favorite characters, a lot of people do as well! He's currently leading Mickey by one single vote! :)