In 1926, Walt Disney founded Walt Disney Studios and in 1928, he released his first sound film, "Steamboat Willie," which starred Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse is one of the most well known and beloved Disney characters of all time and was soon joined by a group of friends, including Donald Duck.
Donald Duck was created in 1934 and made his on screen debut in "The Wise Little Hen." He first appeared with Mickey in "Orphan's Benefit," with his short temper acting as a comedic foil to Mickey's jovial nature. Donald Duck was voiced by actor Clarence Nash from the character's inception until 1985, when Nash passed away at 80-year-old. From 1985 onward, Donald Duck has been voiced by Tony Anselmo. Donald Duck's love interest throughout various films and television shows is Daisy Duck and he's frequently appeared with his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie.
While Donald Duck and many of his Disney costars have maintained a clean and politically neutral persona, Donald was included in a 1943 anti-Nazi propaganda film called "Der Fuehrer's Face." In this short film, Donald Duck is working in factory in Nazi Germany and salutes every time he sees a photo of Adolf Hitler. Although Donald wakes up in the end to it being a dream and he's lived in America this whole time, we cannot imagine Disney doing something like this today.
In honor of National Donald Duck Day, take a look at some of our favorite Disney tattoos from talented tattooers around the world in the gallery below and let us know your favorite Disney movie in the comments section on social media.