sexta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2011

The Disney’s Horse History

The children’s area in the Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort lobby is decorated with artwork of famous Disney horse characters, which caught me off guard at first.

Sure Disney has tons of popular animal characters – mice, ducks, bears and so on – but Disney horses? 

1941 Disney Short 'How to Ride a Horse'

After a bit more research, it turns out we have a whole stable of horses in the Disney family. In fact, horse characters have been really important to some of Disney’s most popular animated films. Who didn’t smile when Woody reunited with his trusty sidekick, Bullseye, in “Toy Story 2”? Other horse characters have bravely ridden into battle with princes, helped princesses flee from danger or simply hung around to provide comic relief (like the horse featured above with Goofy in the 1950 short “How to Ride A Horse”).

I just L-O-V-E Maximus, the horse from Tangled!!! How not to love him???

In honor of the resort’s special day, let’s have some fun and name as many Disney horses as we can – especially those that can be seen around the Walt Disney World Resort. See if you can add to the list below.
    Horace in the 1931 Short 'Barnyard Broadcast'
  1. Horace Horsecollar (Disney shorts) – What may be Disney’s first horse character, Horace (pictured above/left in the 1931 short, “Barnyard Broadcast”), made his debut in the 1929 animated short, “The Plow Boy.” Guests currently can catch him “hoofing it” in the Frontierland Hoedown Happening that takes place at Magic Kingdom Park.
  2. Horse Major in 'Cinderella'
  3. Horse Major, mice Gus and Jaq (“Cinderella”) – Cinderella’s mice friends, Gus and Jaq, are temporarily transformed into horses to pull her pumpkin coach to the ball while the existing horse, Major, is changed into the driver of the coach. Gus and Jaq currently can be spotted giving an illuminating performance in the Main Street Electrical Parade at Magic Kingdom Park.
  4. Prince Phillip's Trusty Steed Samson in 'Sleeping Beauty'
  5. Samson (“Sleeping Beauty”) – Prince Phillip’s trusty steed accompanies him on all sorts of adventures in this 1959-flick, including meeting Briar Rose in the woods and joining him in the final battle against Maleficent. Guests can spot Prince Phillip, Samson and Maleficent in a new LEGO sculpture that decorates the LEGO Imagination Center at Downtown Disney Marketplace at the Walt Disney World Resort.
  6. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at Magic Kingdom Park
  7. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel (Magic Kingdom Park) – This carrousel, originally built by the Philadelphia Tobaggan Company in 1917, was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in the late 1960s. The carrousel and it’s 90 horses debuted at Magic Kingdom Park on opening day in 1971.
  8. Bullseye from 'Toy Story 2' and 'Toy Story 3'
  9. Bullseye (“Toy Story 2” and “Toy Story 3”) – Bullseye arrived on the scene in “Toy Story 2,” when Woody ventures into Al’s collectible toy showroom. Guests can play games with Bullseye (and other “Toy Story” characters) at Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or spot him in the park’s Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade.
  10. Khan from 'Mulan'
  11. Khan (“Mulan”) – This horse appeared in “Mulan,” which was the first of three feature films produced inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in the same building that currently houses The Magic of Disney Animation attraction.

quarta-feira, 26 de outubro de 2011

Some Ears from the 35th Festival of the Masters fine arts 2010

Festival of the Masters Artwork

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Each year a collection of award winning artists come together to create one of the most prestigious art shows in the country. What makesit  different? These artists have won a primary award in a juried art show within the past four years. So, be sure to stroll the West Side at Downtown Disney Area this year and talk with some of these outstanding artists.

The 35th Festival of the Masters fine arts was in November 12th-14, 2010.

segunda-feira, 24 de outubro de 2011

The Art of Marie Osmond [Doll Designer]

Marie Osmond is an Entertainer and Doll Designer who made the Disney-inspired Princess and the Frog doll.

Disney-Inspired 'The Princess and the Frog' Doll

Michelle: This year the Resort is celebrating the memories that guests make on trips to the Resort, and we’re asking guests to share these memories in the form of photos and videos. We have truly enjoyed having your family visit the resort on many occasions. Can you share with us one of your favorite experiences or memories?

Marie: “I was realizing the other day, while looking through scrapbooks that so many of my favorite family photos were taken at Disney, because everyone in the family is smiling from ear to ear. I think one of my personal favorite memories, which I’ve experienced eight times individually, is being on ‘it’s a small world’ with each of my kids for their first time and watching their eyes discover a whole new world. Then, they would almost always spend the rest of the day singing ‘it’s a small world.’ Even my now grown children still want to go to Disney for family vacation days.”

Michelle: You’ve been considered one of the top doll designers in the industry for almost 20 years. When did you first start to design for Disney? And while we’re on the subject, what has been your favorite doll, and why?

Marie: “I’m a founder of Children’s Miracle Network, since 1982, which helps more than 17 million sick and injured children every year. In the early 1990s, when I had just started out as a doll designer, we created a series of dolls called “Miracle Children.” One of the first sets, a boy and girl, wore Mickey Mouse ears and were on an adventure at Disneyland Resort. Soon after, Disney and I partnered to make my personal signature sculpt doll, Adorabelle, into the signature tour guides for various attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion. I can’t pick a favorite doll from all of these years, but I can tell you that my collectors continuously seek after the Tour Guide Adorabelles. It makes me so happy that they love them.”

Michelle: Not only do you create exquisite dolls for collectors worldwide, but you have also collaborated with Disney on Disney Theme Park exclusive dolls such as your newest release inspired by Princess and the Frog. Where do you draw inspiration to create your Disney-themed dolls and what can you tell us about this newest doll that makes it so special?

Marie: “For Disney’s 50th Anniversary year, I had the best time designing dolls of the three favorite Princesses from the stories which I had grown up loving: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and, of course, Cinderella. They were gorgeous, very limited edition, dolls and are now a hard-to-find collectible because so many of us adored these Disney princesses. They are still favorites, but now I see kids, including my own little girls, who want to hear the stories of the more modern princesses, like my newest Disney exclusive doll: ‘Disney’s The Princess and the Frog.’”

“Her gorgeous gown was inspired by the story and her delicate features and raven colored hair are breathtaking. Wait until you see her in person!! I love every aspect of this porcelain doll. She’s a stunning addition to any collection. I’ve got a place set aside on my own shelf for this one!”

Michelle: I’m sure our Disney Parks Blog fans look forward to seeing what’s next on the horizon from you. Without giving too much away, can you give us a glimpse into what we can expect to see in the future?

Marie: “I’m heading into my 20th anniversary of doll design in 2011. I think my collectors appreciate that I have always taken the chance to bring them the types of doll designs that I feel are collection stand-outs, both traditional and also trend-setting. I know my doll team has a great year planned, so…let me just say ‘Happy New Year!’ because it will be one for all of us who love to collect dolls.”

quarta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2011

Renaissance-inspired Disney character portraits by former Walt Disney Imagineer Maggie Parr

The collection is a beautiful art series that honors characters in iconic paintings from a few of the world’s most famous and historic artists. 

Renaissance-inspired Disney Character Portraits by Former Walt Disney Imagineer Maggie Parr

Michelle: Maggie, your work continues to provide a sense of enchantment to our guests. Your ability to capture some of our most notable Disney characters in many film-related scenes and scenarios is just part of the charm and magic that makes them so special. Some of your most recognized pieces have actually had a type of “Renaissance” inspiration. What made you choose to depict the characters in that style?

Maggie: I originally got the idea when Imagineering hired me to paint Disney characters in famous artworks for Tokyo DisneySea. I really enjoyed imitating classic paintings, but it was also an interesting challenge to figure out subtleties of the characters: how they’d look in costumes, what expressions they’d have, how they’d look rendered in different mediums and techniques. I realized that Goofy, and all of the characters, have their own psychology. In fact, when I painted them they came alive on the canvas and I began to appreciate and understand the Disney characters in a whole new way while inserting lighthearted American humor into serious European history. Mickey and Minnie are beloved to the American imagination – so it made sense to paint them as “Queen Minnie” and “King Mickey” after famous royal portraits. It feels fun and irreverent to frame Goofy and Donald as English noblemen in the 1700s. And of course, portraying Minnie as the Mona Lisa is the ultimate parody.

Renaissance-inspired Disney Character Portraits by Former Walt Disney Imagineer Maggie Parr

terça-feira, 18 de outubro de 2011

The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure with Imagineer Lisa Girolami

Imagineer Lisa Girolami at The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure Attraction

Tell us about the guest experience at The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.

“One of the great things guests are going to experience is the actual sensation of going under the water. Guests will start out on the shore with Scuttle but then quickly turn, go backwards and submerge. We’ve got some great effects that are going to make you feel like you’re going underwater. One of the effects is actually on the ride vehicle in front of you. As you start to feel yourself go under, you’ll see the waterline rise up on the vehicle in front of you. I know you’re going to hold your breath in that moment. You’re going to feel the cold around you, you’re going to see bubbles starting to swirl, and you’re going to feel that submersion.”

Tell us about the music.

“The music in The Little Mermaid is fantastic. The songs you hear are the original songs from the film. But we also had Danny Troob, who has been Alan Menken’s arranger, write additional music for us that plays in between each of these scenes. That music is wonderful, and it’s evocative of all the different songs we have in the film.”

Ursula at The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure Attraction

Do you have a favorite scene in the attraction?

“My favorite scene is Ursula’s lair. That’s the first time, in this attraction, that we actually go into black light – from white light into black light. The mood changes and you see Flotsam and Jetsam and you know Ursula is around the corner singing that wonderful song ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls.’ She’s amazing. She’s 7.5 feet tall and 12 feet wide, and you’re right up close to her and it’s my absolute favorite.”

Why build the attraction in Disney California Adventure park?

“We decided to put The Little Mermaid here in Disney California Adventure for a couple of reasons. We picked Disney California Adventure because we are bringing more and more of the Disney characters into this park and she seemed like a perfect fit. The second reason is that, here in Paradise Pier, we’ve created a seaside amusement park. So it felt right to have this under-the-sea adventure in this seaside environment.”

Why build an attraction based on “The Little Mermaid” now?

“We’ve been working a long time to bring this story to life. It’s been more than 20 years since the film was released. And it just seemed perfect at this time because the technology we need to create and tell this story has caught up with us.”

Ariel at The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure Attraction

What are some challenges you faced with this attraction?

“The number-one challenge is creating an undersea environment. For instance, when Ariel is under the sea, her hair has to animate like she’s under the sea. We actually tried to think of Ariel’s hair as an additional character. When she moves in the film, her hair reacts after she does. We actually had to do a lot of extra work there to make guests feel like ‘Yes, we’re underwater and we’re with Ariel,’ and have the hair take on its own personality.”

What was the process for bringing this attraction to life?

“We start in a phase called ‘blue sky,’ where the sky is really the limit, and we think about all the things we can do to bring this movie to life. We go through a concept phase and start to do design drawings before we can bring together people who will help us build all the different pieces. As we produce the pieces, we bring everything together in the facility that will house the attraction. From there we start to put the whole experience together for the guests.”

What’s it like to lead this kind of project?

“Being involved in this attraction is a dream come true for me. I watched the movie when it first came out. I’ve seen the movie many, many, many times since. To be able to create Ariel’s world and bring it to our guests and then get to watch the faces of the kids as they come through here is the best thing ever.”

quarta-feira, 24 de agosto de 2011

"Saludos Amigos" World Premiere in Rio de Janeiro [Aug 24, 1942]

Aug 24, 1942
Saludos Amigos World Premiere in Rio de Janeiro

“Saludos amigos, a fond greeting to you!” Those lyrics were sung in the 42-minute feature film Saludos Amigos, which had its World Premiere in Rio de Janeiro on this day in 1942. Four mucho entertaining animated segments were introduced, “Lake Titicaca,” “Pedro,” “El Gaucho Goofy,” and “Aquarela do Brasil,” which featured Donald Duck and a newcomer to Disney animation, Brazilian parrot José Carioca. Live-action footage of a South American goodwill tour with Walt Disney and some of his staff tied together the animated segments. The film was produced at a time when Nelson Rockefeller’s agency, the Coordinator for Inter-America Affairs, asked filmmakers to include Latin-American themes in their films as part of a Good Neighbor Policy. Ted Thomas, writer/director of the film Walt & El Grupo, is a qualified expert on the subject and recently explained to D23, “The Rockefeller request to make films with Latin-American themes came in the fall of 1940. By the spring of 1941 the government asked Walt if he would make a South American trip. Walt agreed to it on the condition that the journey would be a true research trip to develop films that the Studio would then produce.” The story continues in Walt’s own words, when he discussed Saludos Amigos in a CBC interview. “I took a staff and we set up headquarters in Rio and we also went and set up a studio in Argentina. We went over to Chile and some of my artists, we divided our party, and some of them went up to Peru, and when we came back I made these four short subjects… These four films were more or less put together and they went out in the theater. It was one of those things that they thought Disney needed a subsidy, but fortunately that little thing went out and it did a heck of a business and the United States Government didn’t have to put up one nickel.”

segunda-feira, 8 de agosto de 2011

The Complete Donald Duck Biography

Born ca. 1920 as one of two twins. Son of $crooge McDuck's sister Hortense McDuck and Quackmore Duck, son of Elivira "Grandma" Duck and her husband Humperdink Duck. Donald Duck thus is a descendant from both the Clan McDuck and the Coots. In Back To Long Ago! Barks shows that Donald seems to be the rebirth of the 16th century sailor Pintail Duck.

In Lo$ part 11 Don Rosa shows that Donald's first meeting with Scrooge took place in 1930. When the family leaves Scrooge Donald, still a child, for a moment return to his Uncle Scrooge and gives him a kick in his back.

Very little is known about Donald's life from 1930 to the early 1940's. At some point his family leaves Duckburg. If he stayed in Duckburg all the time (at Grandma Duck's farm?) or left with his family, and then returned at later point is still unknown. What we know is that at some time in the mid-1940's his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie moved in with him.

Donald Duck has trough the years tried all kinds of jobs without much success. This is though more caused by constant bad luck and stubbornness than a lack of talent. It however seems that his Uncle $crooge always has something for him, like shining his coins.

In An eye for detail and more recently in The Dutchman's Secret Don Rosa shows that Donald is an expert in detecting very small details. This is why he so easily can separate HD&L from each other while for instance the people in "Plain Awful" think that the boys are totally alike each other.

Once Donald built his own car (registered with the number 313) from spare parts. He has used it ever since.

Donald has a rumour for being a "difficult" neighbour. His fights with his neighbour J. Jones are matter of discussions all over Duckburg. Donald is also known for fights with his own cousin Gladstone Gander over Donald's girlfriend Daisy Duck.

In the private Donald raises his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, with great success. He's also known as a good cook with pancakes as his speciality.

First comic appearance: ZS 34-09-16 (The Wise Little Hen, 1934) - (Click Here for the .PDF)

First appearance ever: QMS 1934-009 (The Wise Little Hen, 1934)

Creators: Art Babbitt, Dick Huemer, Dick Lundy
Places: Duckburg
Friends: Jose Carioca, Panchito
Relatives: Huey Dewey and Louie (nephews), Uncle Scrooge (uncle)
Lovers: Daisy Duck, Reginella
Enemies/rivals: Gladstone Gander, Jones
Alternate identities: Duck Avenger, Donald Duckling, Baby Donald
Facts: drives a 313 car, likes fishing (Egmont produced stories)
Fictitious biographical data: born c. 1920 acc. to Don Rosa

Name: Donald Duck
Address: He lives together with his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie in a house in Duckburg.
Born: Ca. 1920 in Duckburg?
First appearance: On June 9th, 1934 in the movie "The wise little hen".
Created by: Walt Disney
Father: Quackmore Duck
Mother: Hortense McDuck
Siblings: Della Duck (twin-sister)
Spouse: None. He dates Daisy Duck
Children: None
Other close relatives: Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck (nephews) Scrooge McDuck (uncle)
Member of: "The Three Caballeros"
Occupation: Various. He often work for his uncle, $crooge.
Drives: 313, a car he (according to Don Rosa) built himself from spare parts.

The Duckomenta is a itinerant exhibition, whose name is a parody of the Documenta, one of the most important exhibitions of modern  and contemporary art which now takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany.

Duckomenta shows three dimensional sculptures that are inspired by famous works  in the style of Donald Duck. There are, for example, the Mona Lisa as a duck. It can be found art from almost all eras.

The Duckomenta was visible in many places in Germany. 

See the Chambers:
Chamber 01      Chamber 02      Chamber 03      Chamber 04      Chamber 05      Chamber06



Donald's dominant personality trait is his short temper and, in contrast, his positive look on life. Many Donald shorts start with Donald in a happy mood, without a care in the world, until something comes and spoils his day. His anger is a great cause of suffering in the duck's life, and he has on multiple occasions got in over his head and lost competitions because of it. There are times when he fights to keep his temper, and he has succeeded a few times, but he always returns to his well known, aggressive self at the end of the day. Donald's aggressive nature is a double-edged sword however, and while it at times is a hindrance and even a handicap for him, it has also helped him in times of need. When faced against a threat of some kind, Donald may get frightened and even intimidated (mostly by Pete), but rather than getting scared, he gets mad and has taken up fights with ghosts, sharks, mountain goats and even the forces of nature. And, more often than not, Donald has come out on top.

Donald can at times be a bit of a bully and a tease, especially against his nephews and Chip 'n Dale. As animator Fred Spencer once wrote:
The Duck gets a big kick out of imposing on other people or annoying them, but he immediately loses his temper when the tables are turned. In other words, he can dish it out, but he can't take it.
However, there is seldom any malice in Donald's pranks. He is never out to hurt anyone, and if he ever goes too far in his pranks he is always very regretful. In Truant Officer Donald, for example, when he is tricked into believing he accidentally killed Huey, Dewey and Louie he shows great remorse, blaming himself and willingly takes a kick handed out by one of the “angel” nephews. That is, of course, until he realizes he has been played a sap and directly loses his temper.

Donald has also been shown to be a bit of a show-off. He likes to brag, especially when he is very skilled at something. This has a tendency to get him into trouble, however, as he also tends to get in over his head. Still, Donald has proven that he is a Jack of all Trades and are, among other things, a good fisher and hockey player.

Among his personality traits is his stubbornness and commitment. Even though Donald at times can be lazy, and he has stated many times that his favorite place is in the hammock, once he has committed to something he goes in for it 100%, sometimes going to extreme measures to reach his goal.


Donald has a few memorable phrases that he occasionally comes out with in given situations. "What's the Big Idea!?" is a common one, which Donald usually says when stumbling across other characters in the midst of planning some sort of retaliation or prank, and sometimes when certain things don't go as planned or don't work properly. "Aw Phooey!" is another memorable saying Donald makes, usually after giving up on a particular action or event. Another popular phrase Donald says, in particular to Daisy, is, "Hiya, toots!".


A running gag in the Donald Duck comics is about his physical condition. Usually, some character close to Donald believes that because of his laziness, Donald needs to do some exercise, which annoys Donald. But, in spite of his apparent lazy condition, Donald proves that he is physically strong, as evidenced in one of his shorts, Sea Scouts, where Donald travels in a boat with his nephews, but a shark attacks the boat and Donald, after several misadventures, finally defeats the shark with a single punch.

Rivalry with Mickey Mouse

Through out his career, Donald has shown that he's jealous of Mickey and wants his job as Disney's greatest star. In the early Disney shorts, Mickey and Donald were partners, but by the time The Mickey Mouse Club aired on television, it was shown that Donald always wanted the spotlight. One animated short that rivaled the famous Mickey Mouse March song was showing Huey, Dewey, and Louie as Boy Scouts and Donald as their Scoutmaster at a cliff near a remote forest and Donald leads them in a song mirroring the Mouseketeers theme "D-O-N-A-L-D D-U-C-K-! Donald Duck!" The rivalry would cause Donald some problems, in a 1988 TV special, where Mickey is cursed by a sorcerer to become unnoticed, the world believes Mickey to be kidnapped. Donald Duck is then arrested for the kidnapping of Mickey, as he is considered to be the chief suspect, due to their rivalry. However, Donald did later get the charges dismissed, due to lack of evidence. Walt Disney, in his Wonderful World of Color, would sometimes make reference to the rivalry. Walt, one time, had presented Donald with a gigantic birthday cake and commented how it was "even bigger than Mickey's", which pleased Donald. The clip was rebroadcast in November 1984 during a TV special honoring Donald's 50th birthday.

The rivalry between Mickey and Donald has also been shown in Disney's House of Mouse. It was shown that Donald wanted to be the Club's founder and wanted to change the name from House of Mouse to House of Duck. However, in later episodes, Donald accepted that Mickey was the founder and worked with Mickey as a partner to make the club profitable.

Mickey Mouse has failed to realize how much Donald does not like him at times, and always counts him as one of his best friends. Despite the rivalry, Donald seems to be an honest friend of Mickey's, and will be faithful to him in tough situations, such as working with Mickey and Goofy as a team akin to The Three Musketeers. In the Kingdom Hearts games, Donald is quite loyal to Mickey, even briefly leaving Sora to follow King Mickey's orders.

The rivalry between Mickey and Donald is not unlike that of Warner Bros. characters Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, and many animation fans have commented on the parallels present among the four characters, the main difference being that Bugs actually realises that Daffy doesn't always like him, and uses this fact to play tricks on the duck.

Beyond Disney

  • Donald is the only popular film and television cartoon character to appear as a mascot for a major American university: a licensing agreement between Disney and the University of Oregon allows the school's sports teams to use Donald's image as its "Fighting Duck" mascot. In 1984, Donald Duck was named an honorary alumnus of the University of Oregon during his 50th birthday celebration. During a visit to the Eugene Airport, 3,000 to 4,000 fans gathered for the presentation of an academic cap and gown to Donald. Thousands of area residents signed a congratulatory scroll for Donald, and that document is now part of Disney's corporate archives.
  • Donald's name and image are used on numerous commercial products, one example being Donald Duck brand orange juice, introduced by Citrus World in 1940.
  • In the 1950s, an early Mad Magazine parody of Mickey Mouse (called "Mickey Rodent", written by "Walt Dizzy") featured "Darnold Duck", whose quacky voice had to be "translated" for the readers, and who was shamed into finally wearing pants.
  • Although Donald's military service has most been recognized as him in the US Army from his wartime cartoons (and to a lesser extent having Donald in the US Navy from Duck Tales), Walt Disney had authorized Donald to be used as a mascot for the US Coast Guard. The Coast Guard image shows a fierce-looking Donald Duck dressed in a pirate's outfit, appearing vigilant against any potential threats to the coastal regions in the United States. This image is still often used on many Coast Guard bases and Coast Guard cutters today.
  • In Sweden, a comic book artist named Charlie Christensen got into a legal dispute with Disney when his creation Arne Anka looked similar to Donald Duck (albeit Arne is a pessimistic drunkard). However Charlie made a mockery of the legal action, and staged a fake death for his character, who then had plastic surgery performed and reappeared as Arne X with a more crow-like beak. He later purchased a strap-on duck beak from a novelty gift shop, pointing out that "If Disney are planning to give me any legal action all I have to do is remove my fake beak."
  • In 1991, the Disney Corporation sued the Israeli caricaturist Dudu Geva for copyright infringement, claiming his character "Donald Dach" in the story "Moby Duck" was a ripoff of Donald. The Courts found in their favor and forced Geva to pay for the legal expenses and remove his book from the shelves. More mildly, the character Howard The Duck's original design was modified to include pants allegedly due to pressure from Disney.
  • Donald's fame has led Disney to license the character for a number of video games, such as the Kingdom Hearts series, where Donald is the court magician of Disney Castle. He accompanies Goofy and a young boy named Sora on a quest to find King Mickey Mouse, defeat the Heartless and destroy the evil Organization XIII. He is voiced by Tony Anselmo in the English version and Kōichi Yamadera in the Japanese version.
  • Asteroid 12410 was named after Donald Duck.

Just a image that I really love :)


Donald Duck Page at
Donald Duck Family Tree:

quinta-feira, 4 de agosto de 2011

The Duck Family Tree

Ahnentfel der Ducks, 1995

 Johnny A. Grote, 1999

Don  Rosa's  Duck  Family  Tree

Publication date: 1993, July 3 (Europe, Norway); 1995, December (USA)

Poland, KD 1996X08 Changes: special Polish version: sidebar with DA, AMJ, GY & HLP removed, the charaters on the sidebar moved elsewhere & MIM, MDS & BB added

Germany, MM1994-25 Changes: sidebar with Gyro Gearloose (and Little Helper), Daisy Duck, April, May and June removed / Der Ergänzungsrahmen mit Daniel Düsentrieb (und Helferlein), Daisy Duck, Dicky, Ducky und Dacky wurde entfernt

Germany, OX1994-05 Changes: sidebar with Gyro Gearloose (and Little Helper), Daisy Duck, April, May and June removed / Der Ergänzungsrahmen mit Daniel Düsentrieb (und Helferlein), Daisy Duck, Dicky, Ducky und Dacky wurde entfernt
Brazil, PD70 1
Finland, DR 2007-1
Poland, KD 2007X48

Finland, VK 2004
Italy, SUD 17
France, PM 338
Italy, ZP 87
Greece, KX 100

terça-feira, 2 de agosto de 2011

Mickey Mouse Sketches

Mickey Mouse Sketch:

- Bob Cratchit
- Hello, Joe
- Mickey´s Christmas Carol
- Brave Little Tailor [1937]
- The Sorcerer´s Apprentice RX-1
- Mickey Costume Sugg
- Mickey and the Beanstalk
- Action Sketches of Mickey
- Action Models
- Bergasted
- It Happens in the best Bathrooms
- Heads of Mickey
- Symphony Hour