DCML digest, Vol 1 #940 - 11 msgs

Gerd Syllwasschy gsy at megatel.de
Fri May 24 12:39:09 CEST 2002

> From: HorizonHse at aol.com
> Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 05:35:24 EDT
> Subject: walt and carl
> does anyone have any information about walt disney every acknowledging carl
> barks' work, either to carl or to anyone else? was he even aware that the
> comics sold with him name on them were the best-selling comics in the world?
> i know carl was finally recognized and honored by the disney company, but not
> until many years after walt was gone.

I don't think there is any evidence that Walt Disney ever recognized
Carl Barks' work as a comic-book artist. The Disney Studio and Western
Publishing (where the comic books were made) were two separate worlds,
so to speak.

However, there IS evidence that the Studio, if not Walt Disney himself,
was aware of Barks' work, since he was asked to write a treatment for a
Scrooge cartoon in 1955. (That film was never made, eventually.)


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