Saturday, December 20, 2008

What A Gal!

Donald Duck's girlfriend, Daisy, had her debut as Donna Duck in Don Donald (1937), but became known as Daisy in Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940). Daisy had three nieces in comic book stories: April, May, and June.

No other duck has a sassy sashay to her walk like Daisy; she's one-hundred-percent woman, from the top of the bow in her hair to the bottom of her determined heart. Mistress of high drama, Daisy can go from coy to flaming just as fast as her best beau Donald, and she more than matches him at his own game. A woman who knows her mind, she expects to be treated right: candy, flowers, a night on the town. If Donald won't toe the line, she's not afraid to offer an ultimatum. "Until you develop a more pleasant personality, I don't want to see you again." Threats notwithstanding, she's confident that Donald will always be back, faults and all. In fact, given the choice between keeping him for herself just as he is, or sharing him with the rest of the world, she makes her feelings for Donald very clear. "Me, me, me, me ... ME!" Daisy wouldn't have it any other way. Favorite sayings: "Well, I never!" "Oh, Donald ..."

Daisy joins other members of the Fab Five (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald himself) as part of the Spotlight Collection. Daisy is an Open Edition release, sculpted by Patrick Romandy-Simmons.

For your viewing pleasure (courtesy of YouTube.com), one of my favorite Donald & Daisy shorts (watching them dance is priceless!) .. Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940):



Mr. Duck Steps Out ©Disney

5 comments:

Matthew said...

Glad to see Daisy added. Now the "Fab" characters are complete.

Duckman said...

I know the Spotlight Collection is not a favorite of some but with owning four (4) myself (Donald, Pinocchio, Tinker Bell and Minnie Mouse), can't knock the series.

I like this rendition of Daisy and from the photos available, she will work well with the Spotlight Donald. As you said Matthew, nice to see the group complete and look forward to adding her to my collection.

Babette said...

Now there's a classic tush shot in that short (but this time it's Daisy's tush)!!

Duckman said...

Hey Babs,

Those ducks do have great tushes .. LOL!

Koen said...

I like this piece. And i like the short. Nice to see it with Dutch Subtitles LOL