Disney's smart-alack, anthropomorphic, pants-less duck has appeared in over 200 feature films and film shorts. Donald Duck often appears as a drawing, but at times his presence on film is as an object, as seen here in the Ginger Rogers film, Bachelor Mother (1939). Apparently, he was a very popular must-have toy in the 1930s and 1940s.
This is such a well-loved character that -as yours truly has recently discovered- one of the Donald Duck toys is in the Crypt of Civilization.
Does Donald Duck represent us well to future generations in terms of iconography, child's play, beloved figures? I don't know. But he's definitely a fun, little character on or off screen.
- The Crypt also houses 6 recordings featuring popular big bandleader, musician and husband to glamorous film stars, Artie Shaw.
- Are there any movies? Yes, but they seem to be exclusively documentaries.
- Take a gander at the Crypt's general inventory list.
- On a similar note, a lady's apartment in Paris has been opened for the first time since she left it just before WWII. Inside are many things, including a stuffed version of Donald Duck's pal- Mickey Mouse. Read the story at the Daily Telegraph.