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Conchita duck enrages disney fans

Angry cartoon fans say Walt Disney himself would be turning in his grave if he learned that his descendants had allowed a bearded version of Daisy Duck to take up residence in the Duck universe.

Life in the Duck universe centres on the city of Duckburg in the fictional U.S. state of Calisota - analogous to Northern California - and sometimes characters from the duck universe visit real-world locations and meet historical figures.

But now the tables have turned, and a duck version of Austrian Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst has moved from the real world to take up residence in Duckburg.

However the appearance of Conchita Duck, featuring a beard and a tight black dress, has caused a huge row, forcing the character's creators at the German Ehapa-Verlag publishing house to promise that she will remain a marketing gag, and will not be appearing in any of the official Disney comics that they produce.

Earlier Austrian state television, which helped to choose Conchita as the country's Eurovision entry, had reported that Conchita Duck was set to make her first appearance in a comic in around six months, with the artwork already being drawn up.

The publishing house is licensed by Disney to produce German language versions of comics featuring favourite Disney characters including the best selling "Fun Comic Book".

But when the new bearded character was revealed, the reaction online was somewhat critical  and included one fan who said "Disney will be turning in his grave" and another who added "Yet another childhood memory ruined forever".

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