May 26, 2010

The Daily Disney Cartoon

Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Scamp — the puppy son of Lady and Tramp. Sit back and enjoy the Mickey, Donald and Scamp strips which first appeared on January 13, 1930, February 7, 1938 and October 31, 1955, respectively... and don't worry about getting that newspaper ink on your fingers!

Click on each comic to get a larger view!

March 23, 2010

Scrooge McDuck and Money [1967]

March 23, 1967
Scrooge McDuck and Money is Released

The character of money scavenger Scrooge McDuck was originally created by Carl Barks in a 1947 comic book story, but Scrooge didn't make his theatrical debut until two decades later on this day in 1967 with the theatrical release of Scrooge McDuck and Money. When Scrooge appeared later in Mickey's Christmas Carol and the television series DuckTales, Alan Young provided the voice, complete with Scottish brogue; however, this version of Scrooge was more reminiscent of Ludwig Von Drake. Actor Bill Thompson provided his voice, though he was certainly no newcomer to Disney. His other voice work includes the characters of the White Rabbit, Mr. Smee and Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore, to name a few. Scrooge McDuck and Money is an educational film that teaches the history of money, so having Scrooge, the richest duck in the world, educate us on the subject certainly makes a lot of "cents."

# This is one of the few instances in Scrooge McDuck's history as an animated character that he doesn't speak with Alan Young's voice. He nevertheless sounds like an old Scotchman, the same way Alan Young would portray him.

# First screen appearance of Scrooge McDuck.


    Scrooge McDuck
    Huey, Dewey and Louie


    Director : Hamilton Luske
    Writer: Bill Berg
    Animation: Charlie Downs
                     Ward Kimball


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Technical Specifications

    Color Type : Technicolor
    Animation type : Standard animation
    Sound mix : Mono
    Negative format : 35mm
    Print format : 35mm
    Cinematographic process : Spherical
    Original language : English