Scrooge McDuck

Ready To Dive Into Scrooge McDuck’s Money Bin?

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!

Scrooge McDuck - Money Bin

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!

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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.

[Via] Disney Television Animation News

Scrooge McDuck - D23
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!
Retroist DuckTales Podcast

Do You Remember Disney’s Animation Studio Tour with Robin Williams?

Image courtesy of the Disney Wikia.

Image courtesy of the Disney Wikia.


If you visited Disney MGM Studios back in 1989, this is the sign you would have seen as you entered the park.

I remember going to Walt Disney World and Disney’s MGM Studios shortly after it opened back in 1989. It was exciting to visit a new Walt Disney World park that was based around movies. It even had a working Animation Studio.

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I loved visiting The Magic of Disney Animation attraction where you got to see how animation was done and where you could see actual animators working on an upcoming Disney animated movie.

At the entrance, while waiting for the attraction, guests could see Animation art and awards.

To start the tour, guests were seated in a large auditorium to watch a short feature. Walter Cronkite interviewed Robin Williams who was posing as a guest at Walt Disney World. Robin then proceeded to talk about his favorite Disney animated movie.

Here’s a video of the History of the Disney MGM Studios that includes this clip with Robin Williams and Walter Cronkite. Walter Cronkite appears about 2 minutes and 40 seconds into the video.

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This attraction used Robin Williams to show how cartoons were created. It was a great way to start the animation studios tour. Robin became one of the Lost Boys with Peter Pan and became the star of Back To Neverland.

Image courtesy of the Lasertime Podcast.

Image courtesy of the Lasertime Podcast.


After this film, guests walked through a hallway where they could look through glass windows and see real animators working on the next Disney animated move. After that, guests saw a video of animators talking about the joy of animation and then they entered the Disney Classic Theatre to see clips from past and future Disney animated features.

Finally, as with all good Disney attractions, everyone exited through the gift shop.

This studio produced some great animation: Roger Rabbit shorts: Roller Coaster Rabbit and Trail Mix-Up, the Be Our Guest sequence from Beauty and the Beast , Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear.

Unfortunately, the working Disney Animation Studio was closed in 2004. The Magic of Disney Animation Attraction later evolved and added The Animation Academy where a Disney animator would show guests how to draw a Disney character. My family got to do this and really enjoyed it. Our drawings did not look like the animator’s version, but they were fun to do.

The attraction closed on July 12th, 2015.

I’m a big fan of the Disney Animated Movies and Disney characters so I feature them regularly on my blog, Between the Pages. Check out these amazing Disney Cakes.