April, May & June, "Daisy's Nieces"
|KNOWN RELATIVES:||Daisy Duck (aunt); Matilda, Drusilla, Tizzy (great aunts); Donald Duck, Gladstone Gander, Gus Goose, Fethry Duck, Fred Duck (uncles); $crooge McDuck, Ludwig von Drake, Rumpus McFowl (great uncles); Huey, Dewey & Louie (cousins); Cornelius Coot (founder of Duckburg; great-great-grandfather); Humperdink Duck (a.k.a. Grandpa Duck); Elvira Coot (a.k.a. Grandma Duck - Duck family matriarch).|
|KNOWN CONFIDANTS:||Daisy Duck; Huey, Dewey & Louie; Donald Duck; $crooge McDuck; Grandma Duck; Gus Goose; Gladstone Gander.|
|KNOWN RIVALS:||The Beagle Brats; Huey, Dewey & Louie; Junior Woodchucks.|
|1st PRINT APPEARANCE:||"Walt Disney's Comics & Stories" #149 in the "Donald Duck" Flip Decision story (Feb. 1953); "April" was named first in "Dell Giant: Huey, Dewey and Louie, Back to School" #35 in "The Course in Confusion" (Oct. 1960); the other two (possibly) in "Dell Giant: Uncle Donald and His Nephews" in "Family Fun" #38 (1960).|
|1st FILM APPEARANCE:||none|
|VOICE ACTOR:||English: Kate Higgins (April, current); Eden Riegel (May, current); Kari Wahlgren (June, current).
Japanese: Kaori Nazuka (April, current); Hisako Kanemoto (May, current); Yuka Iguchi (June, current).
|BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS:||April, May and June first appeared as three unnamed nieces of Daisy Duck (WDC&S #149 in the "Donald Duck" Flippism story, Feb. 1953). April was the first to be named ("Dell Giant" #35 in "The Course in Confusion,"1960), and the others were probably assigned names in the "Dell Giant: Uncle Donald and His Nephews, Family Fun" #38 (1960) where they are clearly listed on the Duck Family Tree, as well as being in attendance at Grandma Duck's ranch house. While we do not know who their parents are, it can be assumed that they are probably the daughters of a sister of Daisy Duck's, as was shown in their first appearance. Even at family gatherings their parents are not present, and Daisy usually brings them with her. Unlike the Nephews, they do not live with their Aunt Daisy, though they do visit her quite frequently. The Nephews, their cousins, have a 'love-hate' relationship with the Nieces. Sometimes the boys are fawning over them (i.e., "Dell Giant" #35 in "The Course in Confusion,"1960 or Dell 4C "Daisy Duck's Diary" #1055 in "The Double Date," 1959), while other times the girls are fawning over the boys (i.e., Dell Giant" #38 in "Clubhouse Crashers," 1960); but most times they seem to dislike each other (i.e., "Dell Giant: Donald Duck, Merry Christmas" #53 in "Tough Sledding," 1961). The girls are members of the Junior Chickadee Patrol under the brawny mistress Captain Ramrod, and are often in competition with the boys in the Junior Woodchucks. Most of their adventures concern Daisy or the Nephews, but the have had their own adventures as well (i.e., "Dell Giant: Merry Christmas" #39 in "April, May and June: The Bewitched Dolls," 1960).|
|LITTLE KNOWN SECRETS:||unknown|
Like the Nephews, April, May & June usually wear the colors "Red," "Blue" and "Green," but unlike them, a color assignment has never been established. The girls also frequently wear "Yellow," "Purple" and "Orange." However, one might consider "blue" to be April's color since that was the color she wore when she appeared solo in "Dell Giant" #35. It is also unknown which Nephew is pair with which Niece when they double date with their Uncle Donald and Aunt Daisy.
You can recognize the girls in their modern look: April (Lizzy in Dutch comics) has one ponytail in her hair, and wears red. May (Juultje in Dutch comics) wears a headband, and dresses in blue. June (Babetje in Dutch comics) has the two pigtails, and wears yellow or green.