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Emanuela ha ascoltato, su Isoradio, la notizia del compleanno odierno di Paolino Paperino e mi chiede se è vero, dato che i TG non l’hanno citato.

La cosa è logica, anzi, è alquanto strano che ci si ricordi oggi di fare gli auguri al personaggio, dato che la ricorrenza della sua nascita non ha una “cifra tonda”, per così dire.

Comunque sia, perché non accennare, pur pretestuosamente, questo glorioso settantesettennale?

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Chissà se ha scritto qualcosa in merito anche la rivista ufficiale (americana) della Community Disney, difficile da reperire dalle nostre parti, ma che compie un’ottima attività di studio, documentazione e informazione. Chi ne ignora l’esistenza può far riferimento a questo mio vecchio post del marzo 2009, dove si diceva, tra l’altro…

Oakland and Burbank, CALIF. – March 2009 – Disney announced the launch of D23 (www.Disney.com/D23), the first official community for Disney fans in the Company’s 85-year history. Through D23, fans will go backstage and behind closed doors to get the inside scoop from every part of Disney, while experiencing the nostalgia, adventure and fantasy of Disney as never before.
“We have a fantastic legacy that started in 1923 and is based on timeless stories, beloved characters and unforgettable experiences, but it’s our fans that keep the spirit of Disney alive year after year, generation after generation,” said Disney President and CEO Bob Iger at the Company’s annual shareholder’s meeting. “D23 is our way of saying ‘thank you’ and celebrating our fans, who bring the magic of Disney to life every day in every corner of the world.”

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As a part of this new Disney fan experience, today also marks the launch of D23’s new quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the all-new D23 Web site at Disney.com/D23; and a new collectibles line, The Walt Disney Archives Collection, which was created specifically with D23 members in mind. D23 also will host special events for its members throughout the year, highlighted by the organization’s signature event, the D23 Expo, which will be held in Anaheim this September 10-13.

A ciò aggiungo quanto segue (e che già avevo postato in precedenza):

Torta Fans also will be able to view and even take part in the first-ever Disney Fan Art Gallery, which will include the finalists in the Donald Duck 75th Anniversary Portrait Contest, as well as a one-of-a-kind fan art show. Full details and contest rules can be found at http://www.d23expo.com/ or www.disney.com/D23.

All activities at the D23 EXPO are included in single- and four-day admissions, including the “50 and Fabulous Film Festival”, which honors three classic Disney movies that are celebrating their golden anniversaries this year. Sleeping Beauty, The Shaggy Dog and Darby O’Gill and the Little People, all originally released in 1959, will be presented on the big screen, one movie each evening, for Disney fans of all ages to enjoy together.

Also featured at the D23 EXPO will be a special screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming Tinker Bell: Lost Treasure, along with an in-depth exploration of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Diamond Edition, which will be released this fall by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Tickets to the D23 EXPO, which go on sale today, are $37 for a one-day adult admission and $27 for children 3-12. To experience every bit of entertainment and excitement at the D23 EXPO, four-day passes are also available at $111 for adults and $81 for children. Members of D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans will receive a discount on up to four same-day admissions, as well as early entry to each day of the D23 EXPO for themselves and their guests.

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Special vacation packages are available at the D23 EXPO website, from both the Walt Disney Travel Company (including Disneyland Resort hotel accommodations, D23 EXPO tickets and theme park admission), and the Anaheim Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, which is offering a limited number of area hotel rooms at special rates to those attending the D23 EXPO.

Many more details about the entertainment, events and special guests that will be part of the first-ever D23 EXPO will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can keep up with all of the announcements by visiting http://www.d23expo.com/, as well as by following “Disney D23” at Twitter and on Facebook.]

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Resta, tuttavia, il fatto evidenziato dal fotogramma qua sopra: dal punto di vista della fiction, prima di spostare in via ufficiale la data di nascita dell’iracondo palmipede al 9 giugno (data di registrazione dell’avvio di distribuzione del primo film in cui Paperino compare), il nostro amico figurava nato in marzo nello sfortunato giorno 13, probabilmente di venerdì.

Per ricordare (comunque) in questo giugno il meritato alloro paperinesco vi somministro l’assaggio di qualche rarità che potrebbe essere sfuggita ai neofiti: la prima striscia di una serie che la Disney e il King Features Syndicate progettavano per la distribuzione sui giornali nel lontano 1989 e che poi non ha avuto seguito.

S’intitolava Poor Poor Donald (Duck) ed era stata fortemente influenzata dal successo del concept espresso in Chi ha incastrato Roger Rabbit?, blockbuster parzialmente inatteso dei botteghini di tutto il mondo. Lo stesso vento di novità che avrebbe dato origine alla serie televisiva Bonkers (esempio sotto), dove Paperino non compare, ma c’è, in compenso, Pico De Paperis.

La serie, di cui sopravvivono alcune strisce, dei panels a matita, inchiostrati e colorati velocemente a Pantone, qualche script e sceneggiatura schizzata velocemente (all’americana), sarebbe rimasta totalmente inedita.

Una veloce ricerca nel web ne mostra alcune tracce. Gli originali sono passati attraverso alcune aste. Su Worthopedia ne trovo una descrizione, che riporto.

Walt Disney Productions POOR, POOR DONALD ORIGINAL COMIC STRIP DRAWING, 1988

In the late 1980s the Disney Publications Dept. sought to revive the Donald Duck newspaper comic strip with a new title and storyline. Donald was to become a free lancer, loaned out of the Disney Studio to play various roles, taking on new assignments, and working out of the Busy Bees Employment Agency on temporary and undesirable jobs.

Regular supporting characters included Daisy Duck and Ashley and Bianca, the latter two his bosses at the agency; some originals feature 1990s celebrities and even Michael Eisner appeared in some strips that were in development.

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The lead artist on the project was Disney animation and comic artist Todd Kurosawa (foto sopra), yet others contributed to the project as well. This original design drawing for a comic strip by Daan Jippes features Donald Duck and a character named Staghorn Sumac.

Drawn in india ink on a 7 1/4″ x 17″ sheet of translucent paper, the image measures 5 1/4″ x 16 3/4″. The art is unsigned; the name Daan Jippes is written at upper right but it is not his signature. Included is a copy of the 7-page Publications Dept. proposal for the new comic strip and our certificate of authenticity.

Eccetera.

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Podon parte due

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