Thursday, December 27, 2012

"The Code of Duckburg"

Got time for another Christmas thing?  Of course we do!  After all, as we are all aware, the official Christmas season stretches until Twelfth Night and Epiphany on January sixth.  Ever wonder why that's the date specified for Jesus's birth in the "Cherry Tree Carol?"  Huh??  Well all right then.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

"A Christmas Quackarol"

Well, here we are: the part of this little project that I've been laboring over for the past month.  Actually, the idea of finding multiple Disney Christmas Carol things to write about came to me late in the game; initially it was just going to be this, a 1982 story written by Guido Martina and illustrated by José Colomer Fonts, who sounds like some sort of design studio but is actually just a guy.  A few dozen Fonts-drawn efforts have been printed in the US.  If you want to read the story before checking out my commentary, you had better do it and decrease the surplus population.  I have no idea what that was supposed to mean.
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Donald Duck and the Christmas Carol"

And now, we begin our survey of Disney takes on Charles Dickens' classic Christmas Carol, which has been retold so often that it's one of those uncommon literary works that pretty much everyone knows, at least in outline.  I know I do; in addition to reading the original, I've seen a shitload of theatrical adaptations--so many in fact that I was kind of sick of it for a while, but that was some time ago, and now I'm raring to go again.  So let's do this thing.
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Hear me, readers!

My time is nearly gone!  I am here tonight to warn you that you have yet a chance and hope of escaping my fate!  A chance and hope of my procuring!

You will be haunted by three blog entries.  Read them well, for without their visits, you cannot hope to shun the path I tread.  Expect the first tomorrow, when the bell tolls One.  Expect the second on the next night at the same hour.  The third upon the next night when the last stroke of Twelve has ceased to vibrate.  Look to see me no more, and look that, for your sake, you remember what has passed between us!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Stay tuned.

Been busy with non-Disney-related stuff lately, but I've got some Christmas stuff in the works that will hopefully be of interest.