Sunday, December 8, 2013

Looking Back: Scrooge & Marley

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It was rather bittersweet this year unpacking our seasonal Walt Disney Classics Collection pieces. The line officially ended December 2012 and over the past couple years, we've anticipated the next release in Mickey's Christmas Carol and sadly we won't see what next release would be planned or figure how to work into our existing pieces :(

"Tonight You Will Be Visited By Three Spirits" featuring Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge and Goofy as Marley, sculpted by Ruben Procopio was a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 750 released in 2009.

The sculpture was plussed with pewter, resin, brass and brass wire. In addition to being one of my favorite moments in the film, the standout for me is Goofy as Marley. 

We're not used to seeing Goofy in this light and can you really imagine Goofy putting the fear into someone as depicted in the sheer terror on Scrooge's face? I also like the detail of Scrooge's chair, showing want a tightwad he was, very apparent by the various rips and tears in the chair's upholstery. 

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2 comments:

wendisue said...

Don, it's hard to believe that it's been a whole year now not being able to look forward to new pieces and try to figure out how to budget for them! We have truly missed the continuation of the WDCC. But, keep up this "looking back" situation, it provides a connection for those of us who suffer from "withdrawal".In the spirit of Walt, thank you for your website and your knowledgeable info on the WDCC. Sincerely,
Gary Roth

Duckman said...

Hi Gary,

Thanks! It is hard to believe it's over a year already since the last official release. This past year has given me a chance to go back and pick up pieces I either missed or passed on.

I really enjoy doing these 'Looking Back' articles, highlighting some of the great pieces over the years plus recognizing the artistic talents of the sculptors involved in the line.