|Not the biggest fan of the latest cartoon versions of Donald (nor Mickey)|
|Old cover I found in a box.|
Our dutch Donald Duck magazine also had great posters, some of which I still kept over the years. Other parts of the magazine were very handy to cut things from to use for primary school projects. I even had a Donald Duck car, but sadly the Donald (not to be confused with the other Donald) did not survive and was replaced with Uncle Scrooge (Who we called DAGOBERT in Holland!)
|The great wall of Disney in my man-cave... Insert:the almost 50 year old Donald Duck car!|
It all became REAL for me when I actually met the Donald in the fur on my first trip to Disneyland in 1977. My nine year old self snapped a shot of Donald, doing his best duck face YEARS before Instagram made this look a phenomenon. I have seen Donald a few times in his "natural habitat", but only managed to get a photo with his girlfriend Daisy 40 years later on our last Disney trip in 2017.
|My first ever pic of the Donald (1977) and my first ever pic with Daisy (2017)!|
The Donald really needs his own proper Disney movie, I am not talking "Ducktales" here (whoohoo) ... no, a cool origin story done in a pixar animated style. Come on Disney - give this Duck what he deserves! He has been walking around the theme parks for many years, give him the chance to walk on the red carpet to his own premiere!
|Donald sure went through some changes in the parks as well over the years.|