Dorellik and Paperinik
totemboschi at libero.it
Sun Apr 9 18:00:13 CEST 2006
Here I am after a long time...
> Can anyone confirm that E. Penna was inspired by the Dorellik
> character, as it says on the webpage? Maybe someone knows her, or
> knows where I can find an interview/article where this is mentioned?
And Spea adds:
> Maybe Luca will be the one to enlighten us.
Well, Ole and Sprea (and Frank), it's a sure fact! Elisa Penna told
me this fact personally in a conversation with her when she was still
in charge at Disney, befere our writing of the "I Disney Italiani"
book. I was surprised, too. I never suspected this *clear*
relationship between the two charachters even if I watched all the
Dorellik comic sketches on TV, when I was a boy. And I was also a
Johnny Dorelli big fan (as an entertainer, not as a crooner), because
he was the showman presenting the marvelous radio weekly Sunday show
"Gran Varietà" (in 1966, in 1968 and so on). In 1968 the brand new
"Arriva Dorellik" movie (inspired by the TV show) was distributed
through the theatres, with a soundrack still very popular in Italy :
"Arriva la bomba" ("Here comes the bomb"). And the bomb is the same
Dorellik, obviously. Elisa Penna told me also to the she suggested
Guido Martina to take inspiration from the James Bond movies, too.
But I think that this issue was *after* the first story of Paperinik,
when they decide to revive the character.
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