Scrooge with children and Zigzag come to Scotland, in the Misty Valley. On the way, Willy furtively looks at the memories of Della, in a donated Sphere. Ponochka, becoming interested, asks if the young man told their brothers about their findings. But Willy is in no hurry to tell them, he pretends to be thinking. Meanwhile, travelers have already arrived at the clan nest of the MacDuck clan – the MacDuck Castle, where they are already met by Scrooge’s parents. Scrooge’s father Fergus is not very happy to see his son, he tells the surprised children that they became immortal when Scrooge rebuilt the castle from the stones of the Druids. In the house, Scrooge reveals to the children why they came: Scrooge is looking for the lost treasure of the Templar Order, so they must pretend that they like it here. As for Ponochka, she fell into a Continue reading
Flinthart Glomgold makes a presentation of his company Glomgold Industries for his new employees and gives them passes. Donald at this time talking on the phone with Scrooge, who at that time was sailing in his bathyscaphe in search of Atlantis. He assures Donald that he will be able to keep an eye on the children, just at that moment Willie orders to sink, Scrooge barely has time to shut the hatch. Having gone down he hands over to Dillie, he says that everything is in order and nothing interesting happens and disconnects. Ponochka is surprised that Dilli gave three unclean boxes to Uncle, but he assures that he lied for good and offers to call grandmother so that she does not worry about her granddaughter. Scrooge walks onto the bridge to Zigzag to get directions, Willy and Billy are enthusiastic, but Scrooge’s Continue reading
In the next article from the series “History and Theory of Animation of the USA”, we will take a closer look at the serial works of Walt Disney. These long-term animation cycles have had a huge impact on the full-length production of the Walt Disney Pictures studio itself, as well as on many other animated films of the world working in studios in the UK, Italy, France, Canada and even Russia.
In 1920-1921, Walt Disney commissioned to take 12 short films – “Newman Laughter”. These are the only cartoons made completely by him, from beginning to end (as an artist, animator and author). These scenes from Kansas life were not particularly successful, but they allowed (materially) Disney to begin implementing his own idea – a series of adaptation of fairy tales. Reliance on a literary source and a narrative beginning will become key for the Disney studio for many years, especially in full-length animation (the first semi-animated film according to the original Continue reading