Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Scrooge Doesn't Look To Happy About This Retirement??

Honored today (06-17-09) as a dry retirement is Scrooge McDuck from Mickey's Christmas Carol. Scrooge McDuck ("Mirthless Miser"), was released in July 2008 as an Open Edition release from the classic Counting House Scene that also included Donald Duck as nephew Fred and Mickey Mouse as timid clerk, Bob Cratchit. The complete scene was sculpted by Ruben Procopio.

To coincide with the retirement, please be watching later this week for more new releases from this terrific short to be announced!

Mickey's Christmas Carol is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. Mickey's Christmas Carol was the first new Mickey Mouse cartoon made in 30 years after The Simple Things.

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Jason S. said...

I admit this one caught me a bit offguard. I guess it really shouldn't be a surprise as we knew more Scrooges would be released as part of the series, but maybe it threw me more since Scrooge was the only one retired.

Must say my initial gut-reaction was "oboy, they're going to release a Scrooge at his desk to go with this scene now!" Mainly had this thought as I really would love to have that piece, but sanity tells me the more likely scenario is that we'll get a different scene with Scrooge, and Mickey & Donald were not retired as they do not appear in this new scene.

As Sergio mentioned on the WDCC Board (and a scene I've talked about before as a possible release), a likely next release for this series will be Scrooge in his chair being frightened by Goofy as Marley's Ghost. Goofy's character is a must for this series, and this would make for a nice follow-up story-wise to last year's scene. But, I guess we'll know soon.

Duckman said...

This retirement I believe took many by surprise, not one that was expected. My feeling, since we know he is going to appear again throughout this series, they kept production lower on this one vs. Donald and Mickey. JTDO.

Hoping we'll get to see all the ghosts visited and Fezziweg's before the series is complete.