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Posted 5/19/2009 7:53:39 PM


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I'm still looking for my sheep, pig, and cattle lists. They'll turn up eventually!

Sue

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Famous Donkeys (and donkey hybrids) 

Apollo, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as world's tallest mule at a whopping 19.1 hands tall

Baba Looey, cartoon character Quickdraw McGraw's Mexican burro sidekick (1960's)

Eeyore, of the Winnie the Pooh books by A.A. Milne

Balaam's ***, the prophet Balaam's talking donkey, one of only two talking animals in the Bible

Bananas, Peanut, Parfait, Cocoa and Debbie, Donkey's dronkey (half-donkey, half-dragon) babies in the movie Shrek3 (2007)

Blue, the white mule belonging to the John Walton family in the long-running television series, The Waltons

Benny Burro, co-star of MGM cartoons (1940's)

Blossom, Movie and TV Western sidekick Gabby Hayes' mule

Brighty, title character of the popular children's book, Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry

Burrito, Tito's burro friend in several Screen Gems cartoons (1940's)

Charlie-O, former mule mascot of the Kansas City Athletics and Oakland A's (1963-1976)

Clopper, Mary and Joseph's donkey in Clopper, the Christmas Donkey by Emily King

Cupcake, food-loving, burping mule co-star of the children's Saturday morning TV program, Thunder (1977)

Dominik the Italian Christmas Donkey in Lou Monte's 1960's era novelty record of the same name, now a holiday staple in many Italian-American households

Donkey, wisecracking, talking donkey star of the movies Shrek (2001), Shrek2 (2004), Shrek3 (2007)

Duldul, the prophet Mohammed's white mule (referred to by the name Fadda in some resources)

Edward (Edouard in the French version), title character in The Story of Edward by Philipe Dumas (English translation, 1977), my favorite children's donkey storybook of all time

El Rucio, a.k.a. "Dapple", Sancho Panza's donkey in Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Ernest, star of a series of charming early reader books written by Laura T. Barnes, including Teeny Tiny Ernest

Fanny, the jenny who modeled for Big *** Fans' famous logo

Francis the Talking Mule, of comic book, television and movie fame (1950's and 1960's)

Gus, the football-kicking star of a Walt Disney feature of the same name (1976)

Hambone, said to be the last living Army mule

Hoopoe, King Solomon's ***

Hoof, bucktoothed donkey with red hair and wearing a green fedora in the Disney cartoon series, Darkwing Duck

Hunky and Spunky, mama and son burros starring in several Fleischer Studio cartoons (late 30's and early 40's)

Jacko, the donkey who pulled aging Queen Victoria's carriage

Jenet , the donkey protagonist of Tappan's Donkey by Zane Grey

Lucie, daughter of Edward (The Story of Edward) and star of Lucie, A Tale of a Donkey by Philippe Dumas (English translation, 1977)

Missie, Kevin O'Hara's longeared Irish companion in Last of the Donkey Pilgrims

Modestine, Robert Lewis Stevenson's longeared companion in Travels in the Cervennes With a Donkey

Molly, the mule who played Francis in the Francis the Talking Mule movies (1950's)

Muffin the Mule, puppet star of BBC-TV children's programming (1946-1957), who returned to TV in animated form in 2005  

Nestor, the donkey who carries Mary to Bethlehem in the perennial Christmastime TV special, Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977)

Number 7, Mad Jack's burro in the television program, Grizzly Adams (1970's)

Perico, beer-drinking donkey who wandered the streets of Santa Clara City, Cuba, during the 30's and 40's; a monument to Perico now stands on his gravesite in the heart of Santa Clara City

Platero, silver-colored donkey in Platero y Yo (Platero and I) by Nobel Prize-winning Spanish poet, Juan Ramón Jiménez; also long-time ADMS administrator, Betsy Hutchin's famous donkey pal

Prunes, long-lived Fairplay, Colorado, area miner's donkey who roamed the town from 1830 to 1951; after his death, Fairplay erected a monument to this native son

Puzzle, the donkey character in C.S. Lewis' book, The Chronicles of Narnia

Ruth, handsome molly mule ridden by Festus on the long-running TV Western, Gunsmoke

Shorty, Fairplay, Colorado's famous mooching burro, now buried under a gravestone in the courthouse lawn

Spieltoe, Santa Claus' donkey, narrator of the perennial Christmastime TV special, Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977)

Windriver, molly mule who died in 1978 at 46 years of age, making her the last living Army mule (instead of Hambone)

Worthless, a mule ridden by Sally Fergus in the short-running Gunsmoke spin-off, Dirty Sally.

Ya'fūr (sometimes spelled 'Ufayr) - the Prophet Muhammad's talking donkey

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What about Lampwick, from the Disney’s movie Pinocchio.  (He was the misbehaved little boy who accompanied Pinocchio to Pleasure Island where a terrible curse begins to turn them into donkeys).  

 

Not sure if that one counts or not, but you did say “hybrids”!

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What about Lampwick, from the Disney’s movie Pinocchio.  (He was the misbehaved little boy who accompanied Pinocchio to Pleasure Island where a terrible curse begins to turn them into donkeys).  

 

Not sure if that one counts or not, but you did say “hybrids”!

 

Cool! I'll add him. :o)

 

Sue

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First batch of wine I ever made was labeled Lampwick. tasted like.....
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What about the mascotte of the Democratic party? I don't know if he has a name but last fall I saw his *** everywhere!
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Posted 5/20/2009 4:23:34 PM


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<LOL> Actually, the Democrat donkey doesn't have a name (I researched him in some depth while writing The Donkey Companion)--but I will still add him to the list!

Sue

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