Duck Universe

The first Donald Duck model sheet. Created in 1934 for the Disney cartoon The Wise Little Hen


Still from The Wise Little Hen (Wilfred Jackson, 1934)


Poster by Tom Whalen


It was his second appearance in Orphan’s Benefit (Burt Gillett, 1934) that introduced Donald as a temperamental comic foil to Mickey Mouse.


Carl Barks, best known for his comics about Donald Duck and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck. Fans dubbed him “The Duck Man” and “The Good Duck Artist”.


Drawing by Don Rosa


The Duck universe also called the Donald Duck universe, Duckburg or Scrooge McDuck universe) is a fictional universe where Disney cartoon characters Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck live. It is a spin off of the older Mickey Mouse universe, yet has become much more extensive. “Duck universe” is a term used by fans and is not an official part of the Disney lexicon.


The New Spirit (Donald Duck), Andy Warhol, 1985


Look Mickey, Roy Lichtenstein, 1961


Daffy Duck first appeared in Porky’s Duck Hunt (Tex Avery, 1937)


The only aspects of Daffy Duck that have remained consistent through the years are his voice characterization by Mel Blanc and his black feathers with a white neck ring.


Howard the Duck is a comic book character in the Marvel Comics universe created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik. The character first appeared in Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973)


Paul and Linda McCartney with their daughters Heather, Stella and Mary. April 1976


Elton John. Central Park Concert, 1980


Photo by Irving Penn


Self portrait, Duane Michals


Napoleon Stereotype as Portrayed, Jean-Michel Basquiat


Portrait by Bruce Weber


Yohji Yamamoto. Fall/Winter 1984-1985. Photo: Nick Knight


Signed sketch by Jean Cocteau hanging on the wall at La Tour D’Argent.


Duck, especially the pressed duck, is the specialty (Canard à la presse, Caneton à la presse, Caneton Tour d’Argent). In 1890 Frederic, one of La Tour d’Argent’s owners, had the idea to enumerate each duck served at the restaurant. Edward VII ate number 328 in 1890. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall shared number 280.101 in 1951…


Lester Bookbinder


Dick’s Ducks,installation by Richard Jackson




Zach Galifianakis by Martin Schoeller


In 1992 a shipping container filled with rubber ducks was lost at sea. Over 28,000 rubber duckies fell overboard on their way from Japan to the United States.


Giant Rubber Duck by Florentijn Hoffman


Brooksfield logo


Mandarina Duck is an Italian fashion brand. The company name and logo come from the Mandarin duck, a breed that lives on the banks of the Ussuri River on the border of Russia and China.


Ducks Unlimited (DU) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wetlands and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, other wildlife, and people. Ducks Unlimited was incorporated by Joseph Knapp, E. H. Low and Robert Winthrop on January 29, 1937, in Washington, D.C.

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