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 lovingly known as: The Sensational Six – The biggest stars in the Disney Franchise. While there isn’t an official Daisy Duck Day – Here at Homeschool Holiday we believe she deserves to be celebrated along with the other members of the Gang!

When exactly is Daisy’s birthday?

Her “Birthday of record” seems to vary depending on the source. In the 1955 comic Birthday Boo-Boo it claims Daisy has a birthday of May 16th. The cartoon Whitewater Donald cites August 14th as her special day. Lastly, according to the 1989 comic Forget Me Not, yet another date: December 1st.

The other characters’ official birthdays are determined by their first cartoon appearance, so we have settled on January 9th in honor of Daisy’s roots :

Donna Duck in Don Donald.


Uniquely Daisy!

Daisy and Minnie are the best of friends, you would hardly know there is almost 10 years difference in their ages. They currently run Minnie’s Bow-Tique selling hair bows and bow ties (pretty clever if you ask me!).

Unlike Minnie who is not credited as “staring” in her own cartoon until 1988, Daisy takes the role as the protagonist 7 years after being in the background in Donald’s Dilemma. Daisy is a pretty Daring Duck!

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In Italy she is actually a super hero. The character of “Super Daisy” (“Paperinika” in Italian) is the female counterpart to the “Duck Avenger” (Donald!)

As Super Daisy, she doesn’t have superpowers but instead uses items created by a high society fashion designer named Genialina Edy Son. Genialina is personally responsible for designing Daisy’s costume, as well as supplying her with crime-fighting gear such as sleeping pills and a sports car in the James Bond style. Super Daisy will both fight alongside and against the Duck Avenger in the comic books.  

Celebrate Each of the Members of the Sensational Six!

Celebrate “Donna Duck’s” first appearance – with a FREE download of THE SENSATIONAL SIX by Happy Hive / Homeschool Holiday. This set includes activities for EACH of the 6 main characters in the group.

For each character there is a brief history, information about their first animated appearances as well as some fun facts. I have linked to the best quality version of the cartoons mentioned as possible, for educational / historic purposes only.

I have also included a brief explanation of the literary terms personification and anthropomorphism. This is aimed at older learners in grades 5 and above as all of the characters except Pluto are considered anthropomorphic.

There are Comic Book Templates, a Cartoon Discussion guide as well as a link to a short video on the 5 Types of Animation all included for extension activities. This is a JAM PACKED FREEBIE! to celebrate 6 Amazing characters and their impact on cartoon culture.

If you would like to read more about the Sensational Six, be sure to check out their special days: THE SENSATIONAL SIX

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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 honored. On November 18, 1928 Mickie and Minnie sailed into our hearts aboard a little tug boat in the famous cartoon: Steamboat Willie.

Did you know that’s not the ACTUAL first cartoon appearance for Mickey? The very young Walt Disney company actually released two cartoons before Steamboat Willie that were a flop. The difference in Steamboat Willie was SOUND. This cartoon was the first animation to use fully synchronized sound. If you watch the two previous cartoons, they have had sound added after the success of Steamboat Willie!

While Sorcerer Mickey is busy giving an autograph… there is trouble afoot. Douglas clearly does not know the consequences for what he is about to do….
In ways only “Disney Magic” can make happen… the Disney photographer captured Douglas’ attempt to transform into the Sorcerer himself. Mickey was nothing but kind and loving! (I was actually horrified for a minute that Douglas was putting on Mickey’s hat…but it turned out happily ever after. )

According to Disney, Mickey Mouse has a 97% recognition rate among children ages 3 – 11. That’s even higher than Santa Claus. You can even hunt for Hidden Mickeys all over Disney parks and in movies.

Cactus planted in Disney’s California Adventure. They form a “hidden Mickey”.

For his 50th birthday he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mickey’s 50th Birthday Present 🙂

Mickey is blessed to share the day with his Love, Minnie Mouse.

Minnie had the same debut as her mouse-friend Mickie, so her Birthday is also celebrated on November 18th. The Mickey Mouse comic strip story “The Gleam” published for a few months in 1942 gave her full name as Minerva Mouse, although this is rarely used now. It took a little Longer for Minnie to be recognized with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of fame, she was 90 when she received hers. Minnie also is rarely the star of a cartoon or movie. It wasn’t until 1988 when she was the star of her own Television special – Totally Minnie.

You can celebrate today with a FREE download of THE SENSATIONAL SIX by Happy Hive / Homeschool Holiday. This Set includes activities for EACH of the 6 main characters in the group.

For each character there is a brief history, information about their first animated appearances as well as some fun facts. I have linked to the best quality version of the cartoons mentioned as possible, for educational / historic purposes only.

I have also included a brief explanation of the literary terms personification and anthropomorphism. This is aimed at older learners in grades 5 and above as all of the characters except Pluto are considered anthropomorphic.

There are Comic Book Templates, a Cartoon Discussion guide as well as a link to a short video on the 5 Types of Animation all included for extension activities. This is a JAM PACKED FREEBIE! to celebrate 6 Amazing characters and their impact on cartoon culture.

If you would like to read more about the Sensational Six, be sure to check out their special days: THE SENSATIONAL SIX

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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. Pluto was then re-imagined as a pet, but in his second cartoon – he belonged to Minnie Mouse- and she called him Rover. Finally Pluto the Pup (his full name) settles in a Mickey’s best friend and pet in The Moose Hunt.

Pluto differs from the other friends in the Sensational Six in that he is the only character not who is not anthropomorphic (giving a character human tenancies beyond personification). Pluto’s personality relies solely on animation.

In 1942 Pluto was presented with the Tailwagger’s own Academy Award® called the Boscar. Pluto won for being the most promising dog actor of the year. This is considered a grand honor and great achievement in dog circles. The same year, to Lend A Paw, won the Oscar for Best Cartoon.

Pluto has remained steadfast and lovable over the years certainly deserving of his own special Holiday – Pluto Day August 18th.

You can also celebrate today with a FREE download of THE SENSATIONAL SIX by Happy Hive / Homeschool Holiday. This Set includes activities for EACH of the 6 main characters in the group.

For each character there is a brief history, information about their first animated appearances as well as some fun facts. I have linked to the best quality version of the cartoons mentioned as possible, for educational / historic purposes only.

I have also included a brief explanation of the literary terms personification and anthropomorphism. This is aimed at older learners in grades 5 and above as all of the characters except Pluto are considered anthropomorphic.

There are Comic Book Templates, a Cartoon Discussion guide as well as a link to a short video on the 5 Types of Animation all included for extension activities. This is a JAM PACKED FREEBIE! to celebrate 6 Amazing characters and their impact on cartoon culture.

If you would like to read more about the Sensational Six, be sure to check out their special days: THE SENSATIONAL SIX

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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 in the Silly Symphonies cartoon The Wise Little Hen. This is Disney’s adaptation of the fairy tale, the Little Red Hen. In the cartoon we see a playful duck and his friend Peter Pig dancing and playing to avoid helping. In the end wise Mrs. Hen teaches the animals the value of labor.

Like other Disney characters, this may not have been the actual first time Donald appeared as one of Mickey’s friends. In the book The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Donald appears with some other yet-to-be-seen-in-cartoon-friend’s of Mickey!

In this book Donald is seen wearing pants. A rarity indeed.

He may have had a “late start” as one of the Sensational Six (The 6 main characters in the Disney franchise.), however Donald Duck is credited with appearing in more feature films than the Mouse himself. Donald is also the proud owner of an Oscar, for his role in the 1943 animated short Der Feuhrer’s Face (an anti-Nazi cartoon).

Traditionally a Character’s “Birthday” is celebrated based on the day of their first appearance – making June 9 Donald’s Birthday. Fans also come up with character Birthday’s based on their findings. According to some, Donald was born on March 13, 1914. The concept behind this comes from the 1949 cartoon “Donald’s Happy Birthday”. In this cartoon it is revealed his birthday is March 13th. In Walt Disney’s The Life of Donald Duck, his authorized biography, published in 1941, we find out he was born on Friday the 13th. Some dedicated fans found all of the instances of Friday, March 13 and, using other clues from the Duck-verse, determined that Donald was born on March 13, 1914. It’s fitting that this over the top Duck who loves to be in the spotlight would have 2 days in which we can celebrate as DONALD DUCK DAY!

You can also celebrate today with a FREE download of THE SENSATIONAL SIX by Happy Hive / Homeschool Holiday. This Set includes activities for EACH of the 6 main characters in the group.

For each character there is a brief history, information about their first animated appearances as well as some fun facts. I have linked to the best quality version of the cartoons mentioned as possible, for educational / historic purposes only.

I have also included a brief explanation of the literary terms personification and anthropomorphism. This is aimed at older learners in grades 5 and above as all of the characters except Pluto are considered anthropomorphic.

There are Comic Book Templates, a Cartoon Discussion guide as well as a link to a short video on the 5 Types of Animation all included for extension activities. This is a JAM PACKED FREEBIE! to celebrate 6 Amazing characters and their impact on cartoon culture.

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This post uses material from the “Adventures of Mickey Mouse” article on the Disney wiki at Fandom and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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