Ever heard of Donna Duck?

Donna first appeared in the cartoon Don Donald in January 1937. She evolved into the delightful duck you and I now know as Daisy Duck, the beloved companion of Donald Duck! Daisy’s first appearance was in the 1940 cartoon Mr. Duck steps out. Daisy Duck is the last of the stars to join the group … Continue reading Ever heard of Donna Duck?

This dog is a Mouse’s best friend! Happy Birthday Pluto the Pup!

Pluto (and what you might call his twin brother) got his start August 18th, 1932 when the Walt Disney Studio’s released The Chain Gang. The two then nameless blood hounds with a striking resemblance to the pup we know as Pluto, were sniffing out the Mouse himself after he had escaped from a chain gang. … Continue reading This dog is a Mouse’s best friend! Happy Birthday Pluto the Pup!

Who is more famous than Santa Claus?

As unbelievable as it sounds – Mickey Mouse is more recognized around the world than Jolly ole St. Nick! Today, November 18th we celebrate Mickey (& Minnie’s) Birthday. Traditionally a characters birthday is celebrated based on their first public appearance in a cartoon. That’s why today is doubly special and both Mickey and Minnie are … Continue reading Who is more famous than Santa Claus?

This big shot duck has 2 days for us to celebrate his greatness – Donald Duck Day

It may seem like Mickey and Donald have always been friends…But Donald didn’t come into the cartoon picture until June 9, 1934 – 6 years after Mickey and Minnie made their successful debut in Steamboat Willie. This marks June 9th as Donald Duck Day! (or does it…keep reading) Donald enters the scene as a character … Continue reading This big shot duck has 2 days for us to celebrate his greatness – Donald Duck Day

The elusive origin story surrounding the Hot Dog

Where does the Hot Dog come from? The history of the Hot Dog is as mysterious as the actual meat used to make them…. Historians are not even clear how these delicious staples of Backyard BBQs got their name “Hot Dog”. Two European cities are connected to the origin story of the hot dog… Frankfurt … Continue reading The elusive origin story surrounding the Hot Dog

What’s the most popular pet in the World?

Over 470 million of these animals are kept as pets worldwide. (as of 2018). It is reported that 37% of Americans give this pet a present on it’s birthday. The fastest growing population of this animal is in India. They were not always “pet” material and in fact, started out as wild animals millions of … Continue reading What’s the most popular pet in the World?