One of many websites I enjoy visiting for its retro art is that of Dark Ink Art which is usually well stocked with Super Heroes, Star Wars and other delights. Today was no exception when I found this wonderful Disney piece from artist James Silvani.
Without looking at the cheat sheet below, how many can you identify?
I love the art style here and the choice of shows and characters is great. I like that Scrooge McDuck is so prominent, but I’m not sure that Gargoyles mixes too well with Gummi Bears, Tailspin, Ducktales, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Goof Troop or Darkwing Duck. I guess the same can be said for Mickey Mouse and Timon & Pumbaa too, but who cares when the art looks so lovely?
In the 1954 “Dragon Around”, Chip and Dale think they see a dragon coming toward their tree, but it is really just Donald with a power shovel, clearing the way for a freeway. For some reason Donald thinks this awesome and decides to play along, fitting a welding torch to the jaws for an appropriate flame.
Hey, it’s Saturday…mow that yard a bit later in the evening, just sit back and bask in the glow of the screen as you take a moment from your hectic schedule to watch Donald Duck as well as Chip and Dale in Three for Breakfast from back in 1948! Directed by Jack Hannah and written by Nick George, this short features Clarence Nash as Donald Duck and Dessie Flynn (Dale) and James MacDonald (Chip).
Thanks to Dr.Asik100 for uploading this classic cartoon on YouTube!
This 1951 classic was directed by Jack Hannah and combines both my love of Donald Duck and model trains. It is one of the best Disney shorts of the 1950s.