Today I want to introduce you to the main character from the cartoon series Duck Tales, this is Uncle Scrooge. Very interesting character, I picked up some cool coloring pages of Mr. Scrooge. Let’s go guys.
Scrooge McDuck (also known as Uncle Scrooge) is a Scottish duck created by Carl Barks. Named after Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel A Christmas Carol, he is Donald Duck’s rich and miserly uncle, whose primary character trait is his extreme thriftiness. Scrooge first appeared in Four Color Comics #178 in the story Christmas on Bear Mountain, published in December of 1947.
Scrooge is the richest duck in the world, an achievement he credits to having been “smarter than the smarties, tougher than the toughies, and making it square.” Identified by his stately attire (including his top hat, pince-nez spectacles, spats, and cane), Scrooge’s money is not only a symbol of his frugality, but also his resilience and industriousness. As such, he prides his fortune to the point of being an avaricious tightwad, though he is honorable at his core.
As the character was further developed over the years, Scrooge would become Barks’ most famous creation, and still regularly appears in Disney comics produced for the European market to this day. Known for swimming in his cash, the character has become synonymous with wealth in pop culture. Though comics remain his most fruitful medium, Scrooge transcends his origins as he would find success in other media such as animation and even video games, making him one of the most popular and recognizable Disney characters.