Character From Titanic Holding Up Duck: This list of Donald Duck universe characters includes characters from Disney cartoons and comic books who frequently appear alongside Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck, but who are not related to the two main characters.
See Duck family (Disney) or Clan McDuck for information on Donald and Scrooge’s relatives. See List of DuckTales characters for a list of characters who are specific to the DuckTales franchise.
Ducks are the most common sort of named characters in the Donald Duck universe, accounting for over half of all named characters. They have the appearance of white American Pekin ducks, much like Donald. There are a number of characters with the surname “Duck” who are not connected to Donald, which is included in this section.
The Disney illustrator Don Rosa has stated that “Duck” is a common name in Duckburg (much as “Smith” or “Jones” are common names throughout the United States) and does not necessarily denote a blood link to Donald, as has been suggested by some.
Donald Duck’s first love interest is Donna Duck, who is also his first love interest. Daisy Duck later took her place as the main character. Daisy was first debuted in 1937 as Donna Duck, according to some accounts; however, there is conflicting information as to whether Donna was an early version of Daisy or a completely different character.
But the fact that the Walt Disney Company published a collector’s pin in 1999 that stated, “Daisy Duck debuts as Donna Duck 1937” (See #703 on Pinpics.com) further establishes that Daisy Duck and Donna duck were, in fact, one and the same character, rather than two distinct characters.
Her only animated appearance was in Don Donald (1937), which was directed by Ben Sharpsteen and starred Donna as the title character. In addition to being the first movie in the Donald Duck film series, it was also the first time Donald was portrayed to have a romantic interest.
A duck that is basically a female counterpart of Donald is courted by Donald in Mexico, according to the plot of the narrative. Donald’s voice actor Clarence Nash provided the voice for her, and she is represented as having the same feisty attitude and impatience as her brother Donald. When her car breaks down in the desert at the end of the novel, she abandons Donald out of spite in the desert.
Daisy’s debut, according to some sources, was Don Donald. The Encyclopedia of Animated Disney Shorts and the Big Cartoon DataBase are two examples of such resources. Don Donald is also included on the Disney-produced DVD “Best Pals: Donald and Daisy,” which was released in 2005.
Another factor contributing to Donna’s recognition as an early Daisy character is the fact that other Disney characters, such as Goofy, were also launched under alternate names (Dippy Dawg), appearances, and mannerisms. The Italian word “Donna” is also the equivalent of the English word “Don,” which Donald assumes in the film’s title.
After Daisy died, Donna’s character was retconned in a newspaper comic strip in 1951, in which she was depicted as a separate character from Daisy and as an unsuspecting competitor for Donald’s affections.