It is possible that Clara Cluck played the title role in "The Wise Little Hen" (June 9, 1934), as both characters were voiced by the same person, Florence Gill. And there is more than just a passing physical resemblance. However, by the time she made her big debut in the first "Orphan's Benefit" she had changed into an over-sized operatic diva; a role that she would continue in until the end. Clara's singing is meant to be a caricature of the Bel Canto style of Opera singing popular at the time of her appearance. Some of her arias are clearly modeled on those of Tosca. Her last major appearance was as one of the musicians in Symphony Hour. Curiously, although she is seen in the rehearsal scenes at the beginning, she is not seen in the performance scenes at the end.
Despite Clara's absence from most other Disney media, Clara has remained a major supporting character in the Disney Comic universe. She is usually seen with the rest of the classic Disney cast. In most adaptations, she is seen speaking properly rather than her usual clucks from her appearance in Disney cartoons. She has been shown to date Gus Goose on very few occasions.
Clara makes a non-speaking cameo at the end of the movie along with the other classic cartoon characters joining in singing "Smile Darn Ya Smile", celebrating Rogers innocence as they parade back to Toon Town.
She made a cameo at Fezziwig's party dancing.
She had some appearances in Mickey Mouse Works (1999), where she is presented as Daisy Duck's neighbor.
She appeared occasionally in House of Mouse (2001). In both of those incarnations, she only speaks in clucking vocal sounds rather than human words.
Clara made a cameo appearance in the Timeless River world of Kingdom Hearts II with many other classic Disney characters like Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar as one of the world's citizens.
Clara Cluck has been featrued in several Re-Micks music videos in the series.
Clara appears at the end of "Bad Ear Day" as an opera singer in the theater. However, her feathers are colored white instead of their usual brown.
Clara Cluck appears in the Disney parks as a meetable character. She is also seen in shows and parades.
During the Disney California Adventure expansion, Clara was seen as a construction worker on a mural with other Disney characters.
Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
Clara can be seen with all the original Disney characters in this parade. In it, she sings from the top of the barn float window in the Frontierland unit and waves to the guests.
Clara can be seen twice in the show. First is during Donald's segment. She was apart of the actors and actresses for Donald's film. She was seen again for the show's finale with Clarabelle Cow.
- Orphan's Benefit (1934)
- Mickey's Grand Opera
- Mickey's Amateurs
- Orphan's Benefit (1941)
- Mickey's Birthday Party
- Symphony Hour
- Mickey's Christmas Carol
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit
- Minnie Visits Daisy
- Daisy's Big Sale
- Double Date Don
- Bad Ear Day