Archive for December, 2006

Ehapa Verlag revives 1970s Goofy history stories

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Europe, New Titles

Ehapa Verlag in Germany launched a new series of hardcover books this month reprinting the Goofy history stories that were produced by the Jaime Diaz Studios in the late 1970s. These stories feature Goofy as a famous historical person. Each book prints five of these long 44-page stories. More »

December 29th 2006 | 10:52 pm CET | 3 Comments »

Gemstone’s Mickey And The Gang on new Disney Treasures DVD

Posted by Arthur in Disney products

Last week Disney released the new Walt Disney Treasures DVDs, tin-cased limited edition DVD collections featuring rare, classic cartoons and TV programs. One of this year’s four new volumes is More Silly Symphonies, featuring 38 of Disney’s vintage musical cartoons as well as their assorted spin-offs. More »

December 28th 2006 | 6:03 pm CET | No Comments »

Merry Christmas

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I wish everyone around the world a very merry Christmas — Arthur.

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December 25th 2006 | 10:17 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Walt Disney’s birthplace for sale on eBay

Posted by Arthur in Americas, Off-topic

The house where Walt Disney was born, 2156 N. Tripp in Chicago, is up for auction on eBay starting at US$ 250,000. The four-bedroom, frame house was built in 1893 by Disney’s father, Elias, and it is was where Walt Disney was born 105 years ago this week. The house was posted by owners Radoje and Barbara Popovic. More »

December 11th 2006 | 2:12 pm CET | 2 Comments »

Mickey Mouse joins the Foreign Legion!

Posted by Arthur in Americas, Disney comics

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #675From Scoop*: It’s here at last! Years ago, 1980s Disney licensee Gladstone Publishing planned to publish “Mickey Mouse Joins the Foreign Legion,” a legendary serial by 2006 Eisner Hall of Fame inductee Floyd Gottfredson. The story was shelved at that time, but this month Gemstone serves it up for us at last — and Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #675 (buy it here for $6.95) is its home. Join two-fisted Mickey for a harrowing induction into the Secret Service… and a battle for secret plans with a sinister spy! More »

December 11th 2006 | 2:09 pm CET | No Comments »

The Duckburg Money Bin, a monetary monument for 55 years

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Events

Money BinThere is no building on the Duckburg skyline as recognizable as Scrooge McDuck’s money bin, a twelve storey building first introduced in the Uncle Scrooge comic stories by Carl Barks in 1951. Behind dozens of booby traps and a strong safe door, the richest duck in the world (listed third on The Forbes Fictional 15 list this year) holds here a sea of money, a total of three cubic acres, in which the old miser likes to dive like a dolphin and burrow through like a gopher. More »

December 8th 2006 | 2:08 am CET | No Comments »

Dr. Erika Fuchs, German Micky Maus’ first editor-in-chief

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Europe, Publishers

Dr. Erika FuchsLegendary Dr. Erika Fuchs, born on 7 December 1906 in Rostock and first editor-in-chief of German’s weekly magazine Micky Maus, would have turned 100 years old today. She became famous in Germany for her quality translations of Carl Barks stories and set a very high standard for the language used in the German Disney comics, a standard that is still followed today. More »

December 7th 2006 | 1:16 am CET | 1 Comment »

Brazil celebrates 75 years of Pluto with special edition

Posted by Arthur in Americas, Disney comics, Events

Disney Aventuras, BrazilBrazil’s publisher of Disney comics, Editorial Abril, celebrates the 75th anniversary of Mickey’s dog Pluto with a special edition of Aventuras Disney. The magazine is dedicated to the character and contains “Pluto the Pup”, the first Pluto comic story from 1931 by Floyd Gottfredson. More »

December 6th 2006 | 9:18 am CET | No Comments »

Walt Disney Company Italy previews new comic series: Speed Loop

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Europe, New Titles

Speed LoopAt the Lucca 2006 Comics and Games fair in November, the Walt Disney Company Italy presented the first issue (‘Episodio Zero’) of a new comic book for boys. The new series is much more a cross between a manga-style comic and a video game, than your usual classic Disney comic. The exciting story is told like a true novel, interpreted in the form of a comic strip with an original graphic style. More »

December 1st 2006 | 6:39 am CET | No Comments »
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