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Walk of Fame star for Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Donald Duck received the 2, 257th star on the Hollywood walkway
Cartoon character Donald Duck has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

The 70-year-old Walt Disney character was given a plaque outside El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.

Disney CEO Michael Eisner said: "He has brought tremendous joy and laughter to people around the world, with his charm and explosive temper-tantrums."

Donald Duck first appeared on 9 June 1934 in an animated cartoon called the Wise Little Hen.

'Against odds'

Donald was joined by fellow Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Pluto and Daisy Duck as he received the 2,257th star on the Hollywood walkway on Monday.

"I think everyone here would agree that Donald, in one way or another, represents a piece of all of us facing life boldly against all odds," said Mr Eisner.

His 70th birthday was celebrated at Disney resorts and other venues across the globe in June.

The character is due to appear in his first computer-animated feature, Twice Upon a Christmas, this autumn.

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