Chief of Police
Duckburg Police Department
Base of operations:
Chief O'Hara is the chief of police in Duckburg and one of Mickey Mouse's best friends.
Comics: "Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot" (May 20, 1939)
Cartoon: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
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Chief O'Hara is one the the supporting characters from Disney that has been around for ages and is easily recognized by readers all over the World without actually being famous in any way. O'Hara first appeared in the story Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot
from 1939 which also featured the first appearance of the Phantom Blot. Along with Goofy, Detective Casey and Shamrock Bones, Mickey and Chief O'Hara chased and outsmarted villains like the Phantom Blot, Peg-leg Pete & Catfoot, and Idgit the Midget and Dangerous Dan McBoo and today 60+ years later they are still at it, though not as much as before. The production of stories slowed down in the late 1990s but there are still several stories produced every year. The original stories were produced in USA like most other stories, and like all the other US Disney comics, the production was moved to Europe and South America slowly but surely from the early 1970s.
In cartoons Chief O'Hara first appeared in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
from 1988. This was only a short cameo like most other cartoon characters. His first real appearance in cartoons was Mickey Foils the Phantom Blot
, which appeared in Mickey Mouse Works
in 1999. Having Chief O'Hara making his first real appearance in cartoons in this story is rather fitting as it is a retelling of Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot
, the first appearance of the chief in comics. Chief O'Hara hasn't been used much in cartoons but he appears from time to time in House of Mouse
and Mickey's House of Villains
. In the cartoons the voice of Chief O'Hara has been done by Corey Burton.
Besides his appearance in cartoons, Chief O'Hara has only occured as a few merchandize items like figurines and a silver bell.