Finally getting the chance to dive into the famous money bin of Scrooge McDuck isn’t something I thought I would share. Ever. But that is something we fans of Disney’s DuckTales can certainly imitate thanks to the upcoming D23 expo!
Image courtesy of D23.
I’m being absolutely serious here. Now we can reenact one of the most famous moments from the 1987 – 1990 animated series. Did I mention yet that for all of us wannabe Scrooge McDuck’s, that when you leap in, your photo will be transformed into an 180 degree gif? Life is like a hurricane, indeed!
Equally important is the reason that D23 is providing this opportunity. Chiefly it is to remind us fans of the classic DuckTales that a new series is on the way. On the positive side I would remind you all that none other than David Tennant is lending his voice as Scrooge McDuck. As a matter of fact I can’t think of a more perfect actor to take over the reins from the late and great Alan Young.
Now if a playful dive into Scrooge McDuck’s money bin sounds like a lot of fun. Here is the info from the D23 site explaining how you can in fact take part in that: “…the money bin will available for Disney fans when it is displayed on the show floor at D23 Expo 2017! That’s right, Scrooge McDuck is trusting us to display his money bin at D23 Expo, and we’re letting everyone jump in. Yes, that means you! If you want to get this once-in-a-lifetime chance, make sure to get your tickets now. D23 Expo 2017 takes place July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. We’ve got everything you need to know about it here.”
On the off chance that you somehow are new to Scrooge McDuck and the world of DuckTales. I humbly suggest you take a moment and listen to Episode 111 of the Retroist Podcast!
Disney’s next animated movie scheduled to hit theaters November 2012 just happens to deal with an 8-Bit Donkey Kong type villain named Wreck-It Ralph. Check out the arcade cabinet that Disney presented at the Expo…
The reports of the 4 minutes of footage from the D23 Expo state that Asteroids is mentioned as well as one of the ghosts from Pac-Man making an appearance at a support group for 8-Bit villains entitled, Bad-Anon where their motto is “One game at a time.”.
Disney has released an official description of the movie: “Wreck-It Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer). Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan-win a medal-but soon wrecks everything, and accidently unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman), a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade?”
A huge thank you to Mr. Beaks over at Ain’t It Cool News for this bit of information and more, make sure to follow the link above for a chance to win two tickets to the screening of the Rocketeer and the Q & A moderated by Kevin Smith with Joe Johnston, Bill Campbell, Rick Baker, Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, and William Stout! Follow that link quick though because the screening…is tomorrow night, Tuesday June 21st!!
Obviously that doesn’t give you much time as Mr. Beaks himself was just made the offer today, but not only do you have the chance to see the late great Dave Stevens’s most famous character again on the big screen but the official Disney Fan Club (D23) and Creature Features are going to be offering some very beautiful Rocketeer 20th Anniversary Merchandise!
Make sure to click that link to see more of the exclusive merchandise they will be offering tomorrow night! I would so love to able to attend this screening…sigh…if one of you lucky visitors to our site gets to go, do me a favor, when Dave Stevens makes his appearance in the film as an unlucky Nazi rocket test pilot, clap all the harder for me, because at least I’ll be there in spirit.
A huge thanks to D23 for this wonderful look at Walt Disney’s Treasury of Classic Tales, a comic strip that ran in most newspapers from the 1950’s until the 80’s. Make sure to follow the link up above to see even more from the Disney Archives!