Saturday, October 16, 2010


The cartoon DuckTales, aired in the late eighties and early nineties, owes much to the work of Carl Barks. Many episodes of the show were adapted from stories originally written by him. The strange thing though is that Donald is hardly in the show at all, he only guest stars in a handful of episodes. Instead of Donald being the star, Uncle Scrooge takes center stage. Consequently, many of the stories originally written by Barks had to be changed somewhat to not include Donald. It's still a good show however, so don't be afraid to pick it up.

Three volumes have been released on DVD so far (Volume One, Volume Two and Volume Three) but the fourth volume is currently in limbo. Other Disney animation DVDs are in the same boat. Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Darkwing Duck, Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers and Talespin have all had multiple DVD releases but in every case, the final volume to complete each series is being withheld from release. Why Disney is doing this is anybodies guess, but the fans aren't too pleased.

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