Donald Duck made his debut in Walt Disney's, "The Wise Little Hen," one of the "Silly Symphony" series in 1934. The curmudgeonly little duck has been competing with Mickey Mouse for decades, but seems to enjoy the greatest fame in Germany. Wikipedia says his outsize popularity in Germany is akin to Jerry Lewis' fame in France. He is also popular in other Nordic countries as is apparent in the number of videos on YouTube uploaded from those areas. Regardless of his renown, the Disney family wouldn't be the same without Donald Duck and his family!