Thursday, October 22, 2020

Show Notes: Episode 8-5: Duck Tales

*Special thanks again to Geno from our Facebook group for suggesting we talk about Duck Tales and for sharing his thoughts on the series! Come on over and join us to talk about classic (and maybe not-so-classic?) television!

*Duck Tales' original incarnation aired September 1987 to November 1990 in first-run syndication, mostly weekday afternoons.

*Uncle Scrooge McDuck first appeared in Carl Barks' comic book story "Christmas on Bear Mountain" in the issue of Four-Colour cover-dated December 1947. He then made a cameo in the animated opening of The Mickey Mouse Club, but his first speaking role came in the 1967 short Scrooge McDuck and Money, in which Bill Thompson provided the voice. Here is some more info about Scrooge.

*Huey, Louie, and Dewey debuted in the syndicated Donald Duck comic strip by Ted Osborne and Al Taliaferro. They made their screen debut the following year in 1938's Donald's Nephews.

*Talking dogs vs. non-talking dogs? Ducks with and without pants? We will just have to continue exploring these issues because we don't have solid answers.

*Disney bought Capital Cities/ABC in 1995.

*Roy E. Disney, nephew of Walt and son of Roy O. Disney (who died in 1971), was a longtime member of the Disney board of directors and an active figure in the company for years.

*Donald Duck Presents aired vintage Disney animated shorts on The Disney Channel from 1983-1992.

*Scrooge McDuck is not in season 1 of The Mandalorian, but we are not sure if he will show up in season 2.

*Old Man Ribbit is credited to William Callaway, whose other TV animation roles include Clumsy Smurf, Ming the Merciless, and Aquaman!

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