Donald's billionaire uncle.
He has a Money Bin full of money.
Christmas on Bear Mountainfrom 1947.
Uncle Scroogeby Donald and the boys, and he calls them
nephews. All sources that have been more clear about it have agreed that he is a brother of Donald's mother.
The Round Money Bin(Lots more could be said about this dime -- I'll get back to this later.)
Swamp of No Returnthough, in which Donald recognizes amnesia-victim Scrooge from his accent:
For a Señor, that old duck sure had a Scotch accent like Uncle Scrooge's!(Scrooge referred to Donald as
laddiein his previous line.)
Also, at an interview at the
1976 NEWCON Barks was asked
Everyone knows what Donald Duck sounds like.
What did you think Uncle Scrooge would sound like?
Oh, I guess an old Scotchman. One that rolled his "r's" a lot...
In Scrooge's appearances on the screen it has of course been necessary to decide on his voice. See the section below on Scrooge on the screen for more about this.
Christmas on Bear Mountain1947, Barks next used Scrooge in
The Old Castle's Secret,
Race to the South Seas",
Trail of the Unicorn,
The Pixilated Parrot,
The Magic Hourglass,
Dangerous Disguise(only mentioned),
No Such Varmint(only mentioned), and
A Christmas For Shacktown.
Then in 1952-1953 there were three one-shots with Scrooge as the title character:
Only A Poor Old Man
Back to the Klondike
He also appeared in some issues of WDC, and in a few issues of Donald Duck:
Secret of Hondoricain DD 46
The Lost Peg Leg Minein DD 52
The Titanic Antsin DD 60
David Gerstein has compiled a "crash course" containing the comics he recommends as the ideal stories with Scrooge among those reprinted since 1986. It's a bit old now though.
The first attempt at a cartoon featuring Scrooge was in 1955. An article about that is in WDC&S 601. It was planned to be a movie theater short, but that genre of movies soon became obsolete and the cartoon was never produced.
The first(?) actual Scrooge cartoon was
Uncle Scrooge and Money from 1967
[Or is there something even earlier?]
[What was Scrooge's voice?]
There was also a
comics adaptation of
In 1983, Scrooge (voiced by Alan Young with a Scottish accent) was an
actor in the film Mickey's Christmas Carol
based on the 1843 Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol.
played Ebenezer Scrooge, actually the character that Scrooge was
named for back in 1947.
The DuckTales TV show, which ran from 1987 to 1993 (exact year?), featured
Scrooge (again with Alan Young's
Scottish accent) in a more
conventional role, with Huey, Dewey, and Louie as his usual supporting
cast. Many of its plots were taken from Barks stories.
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