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Donald Duck Bust Fireworks

Donald Duck Bust Fireworks – $64.95 Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Donald Duck fan? Oh boy, of boy, oh boy. You are going to love the Donald Duck Bust Fireworks from the NeatoShop. This collectible figurine features amazing hand-painted details.  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Collectibles.  Link

Celebrity-Shaped Popsicles

Nothing like a cold blueberry Darth Vader pop or a strawberries and cream Marilyn Monroe-sicle to quench your thirst on a hot summer day, is there? Created by a Russian company called Stoyn, these treats also come in Mario (tequila sunrise), a graffiti can (bubble gum), Donald Duck (banana chocolate), Mickey Mouse (mango) and poet [...]

Pop Culture Ice Cream

The art collective Stoyn made molded ice cream treats of pop culture figures, including Marilyn Monroe and Donald Duck. It’s unclear whether Mario, who is available in tequila sunrise flavor, is actually alcoholic. Link (Google Translate) -via Fubiz (Google Translate)

11 Fictional Family Trees

They say you can’t tell the players without a program! When a story is an “epic saga” or a long-running series, some kind of guide will help immensely. Plot lines turn on family secrets, and fresh material is injected by the introduction of yet another relative. And sometimes, complicated bloodlines meet as characters marry each [...]

The Donald Duck Family Tree

Disney dorks like me will find this peek at Donald Duck’s lineage fascinating. Drawn by comic artist Don Rosa, it first appeared in “Walt Disney’s Comics (and Stories)” in 1995. It gives us a peek at little-known characters like “Sir Swamphole McDuck” and “Humperdink Duck.” What’s up with the mystery around Huey, Dewie and Louie’s [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Obscure Disney Characters

No doubt you’re familiar with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and their posse of pen-and-ink pals. They all have incredibly complicated (and sometimes contradicting) backstories involving rarely-seen relations who pop up when it’s convenient to a comic strip plot. Here are 10 little-known Disney characters you’re probably never going to find signing autographs at [...]

The Late Movies: Disney Propaganda Cartoons

During World War II, Disney created propaganda for the US government. The cartoons dealt with subjects as varied as income taxes, the daily life of Nazis, and military tactics. I’ve collected a sampling of the cartoons below, for your viewing pleasure and amazement — be warned, some are pretty weird, and many contain offensive racial [...]

Learn Math With Donald Duck

Donald in Mathmagic Land was produced by Disney in 1959 to educate kids about math. After its theatrical release (and nomination for an Academy Award), the film was distributed to schools, and apparently children of the 60′s learned some math from this trippy cartoon. I’d never heard of it until a friend posted a link [...]

Donald Duck on the Futility of Nuclear War

In 1952, Disney released the 7-minute cartoon “Applecore” featuring Donald Duck and Chip ‘n Dale, the mischievous fast-talking chipmunks. In this short, Donald plays an apple farmer whose crops are being eaten by Chip ‘n Dale, so Donald retaliates, only to be foiled at every turn. This short is cute, but there is a hugely powerful [...]

A Very Disney Christmas in Sweden

The people of Sweden really love Donald Duck, or Kalle Anka as he’s called. They are especially enamored of the duck’s comic antics during the Christmas season, as the country pretty much shuts down for an hour on Christmas Eve to watch the 1958 Walt Disney Presents Christmas television special, “From All of Us to [...]