Lucky: The True story of a Duck who thinks that he is a Dog
These missteps will quickly cause you to lose your spot in the duck blind. However, good blind manners are required. Nobody wants to share a blind with a Chessie in a China shop. A dog that excitedly prances around the blind, breaks consistently, steals sandwiches, risks knocking over shotguns or spends more time playing in the decoys than sitting on its retriever stand will cause your buddies to lose your phone number. Shoot Outside Your Zone I was on a trip hosted by a major ammo manufacturer, when a single greenhead decoyed directly off my side of the blind.
The muzzle blast dropped me to my knees. My right ear has never quite been the same. Say there are three hunters in a blind. The hunter on the right can shoot any ducks out front or to the right; the hunter on the left can take birds to the left or in front; and the middle hunter can shoot birds centered over the decoys and a reasonable angle typically about 30 degrees to the right or left.
He calls so poorly, and so frequently, that all you can do is blare away on your own call to mask his caterwauling. Forget finishing chatter. We all miss a few notes on our calls. But those who hail away with neither skill nor a desire to improve tend to flare ducks, as well as friends. And to find a new hunting buddy.
Treat Your Friend Like a Free Guide Some people have a nose for the birds and love scouting almost as much as hunting.
Perhaps you possess neither of these traits, but you still have to make the effort. Scouting requires time, effort and plenty of gas money. Be a team player. Even the simplest johnboat requires physical and financial capital to maintain. So, pull your own weight. Otherwise, the captain might have you transferred. Any decent hunting buddy should recognize the need for such discretion. Loose lips sink ships — and ruin mallard honeyholes. Still, mistakes can happen. Years ago at a local Delta Waterfowl dinner, I overheard a buddy come dangerously close to revealing our favorite bluebill spot while making his fourth trip to the beverage station.
I whisked him away as the general location of the sandbar crossed his lips. He knows he came perilously near being stranded ashore the next time the strong winds of winter send a good push of diving ducks our way. To the person who posted this article , your forgetting what hunting is all about.
Other people have jobs that take them into the weekend and times to hunt are few and far between.
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To make somebody else happy always makes me happy! And to share a honey hole with parole that are not so fortunate is a good thing. Bob, you are apparently completely clueless—ever duck hunted yourself?
Avery Schreiber provided the voice for the adult Huey, Dewey and Louie in a possible future scenario in the episode "Duck to the Future". In the series, Huey short for Hubert , Dewey Dewford , and Louie Llewelyn are depicted as slightly older, and given distinct appearances, voices and personalities — Huey is the eldest of the triplets and the smartest of the group, a devoted Junior Woodchuck wearing a red short-sleeved shirt and cap; Dewey, wearing a blue long-sleeved T-shirt, is both the most adventurous and the most sensitive of the siblings, as well as the one most eager to find out whatever happened to their mother Della; and Louie, dressed in a green hoodie, is the youngest of the trio, the most money-obsessed and laid-back brother, jokingly described as the " evil triplet ".
Although all three are mischievous and sneaky around Donald, they are wide-eyed admirers of Scrooge's fortune and the legends of his adventures. Initially, the trio are sent to stay with Scrooge while Donald attends a job interview during the premiere episode,  but after renewing Scrooge's spirit for adventure and Dewey accidentally wrecking their houseboat , Donald and the nephews move into McDuck Manor and accompany him on his new adventures.
Della had initially wanted to name her sons "Jet, Turbo, and Rebel", respectively; their current names was given by Donald in her absence. Beakley and created for the DuckTales show. In the series, she is characterized as younger than the nephews, despite being the same size.
She is a tenderhearted girl who is always seen carrying her "Quacky-Patch" doll. Her love for animals is a recurring theme, be it penguins,  koalas,  dinosaurs,  or even the Yeti. In the series, Webby is around the boys' age, being an intellectual nerd and somewhat of an athletic tomboy , with her character wearing a pink and blue sweater vest, a purple skirt, and a smaller hairbow on her right-side.
She is revealed to be an enthusiastic adventure fan and Clan McDuck historian who idolizes Donald Duck as one of the greatest adventurers of all time. While the boys find her slightly intimidating upon their first meeting, they soon accept her as a close friend and surrogate sister, as her optimism and energy often help encourage them. He is an able flyer, but is somewhat incompetent and rarely ever lands a plane safely, usually crashing them and walking away without injury.
In the series, he uses the motto "If it has wings, I can crash it".
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He is introduced in the third part of the pilot episode,  but has been Scrooge's pilot since his early youth. The character later appeared as a main character in Disney's Darkwing Duck. In the series, Launchpad initially works for Scrooge as his limo driver, before being placed in charge of piloting various craft including the airplane "The Sunchaser", which becomes his signature vehicle. The goofy aspects of the character have been enhanced, often giving Launchpad the role of a comic relief.
He is Jewish ,  and has proven to be popular with the ladies  — a running gag includes him hooking up with ex-girlfriends while the others go on adventures. Like her granddaughter, Beakley is an original DuckTales character. In the series, she is shown as a gentle woman of upper middle age, sweet on her granddaughter, and typically wearing a purple dress and large white apron over her front and having two hair pins to maintain her hairstyle.
She is hired by Scrooge as a nanny for the nephews in the third part of the pilot episode, not asking for any payment other than a shelter for herself and Webby. In the series, her character is more down-to-earth than the other residents of McDuck Manor, often offering advice to Scrooge and the ducklings. She is much more resourceful than the version, and has worked for Scrooge for years prior to the series' start. Her backstory includes a career as an agent for the secret espionage organization S.
After years of being overprotective of Webby, the nephews' arrival causes her to agree to let her granddaughter be a part of Scrooge's adventures. B" and the two don't get along at first; though when the kids are kidnapped by the Beagle Boys, they join forces and eventually gain respect for each other. Donald Duck voiced by Tony Anselmo in the series and the series is a signature Disney character, originally debuting in the animated short " The Wise Little Hen ".
In the series, his appearance was deliberately downplayed, in order to give more focus to Scrooge and the boys. In the series, Donald's role is significantly increased to involve him in the adventures of Scrooge and his nephews, which included changing a part of his background with his uncle. In the reboot, he, Della, and Scrooge used to adventure together, until Della's disappearance caused Donald to cut off contact with Scrooge; not speaking to him for the next decade and raising Della's children in her absence.
In addition to increasing his appearance, the reboot also sees him wearing the black sailor suit that he wears in many of the comics upon which the show is based. Like in the comics, Donald's main character traits are his bad luck and short temper, while he's also struggling to be a good parent figure to his nephews.
The Beagle Boys are the show's most frequently appearing antagonists; a large family of dogs , constantly trying to rob banks or Scrooge's Money Bin. They were originally created by Carl Barks in , and given individual names, looks, and personalities for their DuckTales incarnation, which is introduced in the five-part pilot. The series also include several minor Beagle Boys, who have not appeared in the series as of yet:. Later on in the series, additional members of the Beagle family always voiced by Eric Bauza keep appearing:. Early Barks sketches for Scrooge and Glomgold show remarkable similarities, especially in temperament.
While the comics originally depicted Glomgold as a native of South Africa , due to the internationally criticized South African apartheid politics of the s, Glomgold was changed into a Scottish descendant for DuckTales. In the series, he first appears in the second part of the pilot episode,  and typically comes up with schemes to earn money at Scrooge's expense, in order to surpass Scrooge and capture the title of the world's richest duck.
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In the series, debuting in the hour long pilot episode "Woo-oo! Glomgold's aversion towards Scrooge is both personal and professional, as he doesn't shy away from attempting to kill him and even shows up at his ultimately fake funeral to litterarly dance on top of his coffin. Beakley and fondness for Duckworth. After meeting Scrooge, who refused to pay him properly for polishing his shoes, he adopted the name "Flintheart Glomgold" and swore to beat Scrooge in every way possible; including becoming the world's richest duck and proving himself as "the most Scottish" between them.
Magica is convinced that the dime has magic powers that will help her to gain world domination. In the series, Magica, making her first appearance in "Send in the Clones",  is living on a distant island, inside a volcano in the shape of her head. Her accent is Eastern European, and she is often assisted by her brother Poe, who has been trapped in the shape of a raven. In the series, Magica is "a vile sorceress with a mysterious, ancient grudge against Clan McDuck". At the last second, she used a spell to create Lena from a part of her shadow, thus remaining in contact with the outside world.
Eventually Magica is defeated, and, rendered powerless, forced to escape. Despite having "Duck" in his name, he is actually an anthropomorphic dog. In the series, he worked for Scrooge even before the nephews moved in, and was Scrooge's only household servant until the hiring of Mrs. He first appears in the first part of the pilot episode,  and appears as a supporting character throughout the series, serving both as butler and chauffeur. He plays a bigger part in the episode "Duckworth's Revolt", where he and the nephews get abducted by aliens,  and in the episode-segment "Take Me Out of the Ballgame", where he acts as the temporary coach of the Junior Woodchuck baseball team.
In the series, Duckworth died years prior to the series' beginning and was mentioned to be the only one who throws Scrooge a party. His inventions often help drive an episode's plot, as they do not always work as designed. In the series he is a mild-mannered, although somewhat absent minded, man who often works for Scrooge, designing anything from time machines  to relocation rays. In the series, debuting in the episode "The Great Dime Chase! The Lil Bulb is an invention of Gyro; a small non-speaking humanoid robot with a light bulb for a head. In the original comic books he is named Little Helper and was created by Carl Barks in In the series his appearance is downplayed, only appearing as a minor comic relief in a handful of episodes.
Besides Lil Bulb, notable inventions of Gyro's to appear in both the and the series include the Gizmoduck suit, as well as the Time Tub — a bathtub remade into a time machine    — and the Time Teaser — which allows the user to freeze time. In the series he is the nephews' friend and neighbor,  a devoted Junior Woodchuck scout, and Launchpad's sidekick.
Generally speaking, Doofus is a rather dim-witted and clumsy character, with a positive attitude as insatiable as his appetite. He exhibits hero worship for Launchpad, which frequently borders on the delusional. In the series, Doofus debuts in the episode "Day of the Only Child! When Louie, seeing the benefits of having a rich friend, tries to befriend him, Doofus rapidly grows deeply possessive of him, even trying to have him locked up inside his mansion.
He reappears in the second season, during the nephews' hunt to reclaim D'jinn's lamp in the episode "Treasure of the Found Lamp! Featherby or Mrs. In the series she is Scrooge's mild-mannered and capable, albeit somewhat gossipy, secretary. Dedicated to the point of obsession, she is perfectly willing to terrorize the ducklings if they refuse to heed her bizarre set of rules. Goldie O'Gilt , a. Glittering Goldie voiced by Joan Gerber in the series; Allison Janney in the series  is Scrooge's longtime love interest, and an original Carl Barks character from the comic book story " Back to the Klondike ".
The producer's of the series has called her the Catwoman to Scrooge's Batman. In the series, she first appears in the episode based on and named after the Barks story, where her origins as a music hall singer in Dawson is shown. Alongside Scrooge, she took part in the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 19th Century, and she explains her age by claiming to have found "a fountain of youth in Ronguay".
While she admittingly "always loved gold more than she loved Scrooge", the pair's mutual affection and respect go deep. Ludwig Von Drake voiced by Corey Burton in the series and the series is an established Disney character, appearing in several Disney animation productions beginning in In the series, he only makes one appearance, as a psychiatrist treating Launchpad in the episode "The Golden Fleecing". In the series, he is an old colleague of Scrooge's,  and debuts in "From the Confidential Case Files of Agent 22!
Tompkins in the series  is Donald's cousin, debuting in Carl Barks' " Wintertime Wager " from Much to his relatives' annoyance, he is unfailingly lucky. In the series he foremost appears in the episodes "Dime Enough for Luck", where Magica tries to use his good luck to steal Scrooge's Number One Dime,  but he is also seen bidding at an auction in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. In the series he is introduced in the episode "The House of the Lucky Gander! While the mother and father of Scrooge occasionally have appeared or been referred to in the comics, the names Downy and Fergus were created for their appearances in Don Rosa 's part comic book series " The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck ".
In the series, Scrooge's parents are simply referred to as "MacMama" and "MacPapa", and they appear in flashbacks in the episode "Once Upon a Dime",  where they are shown living as farmers in a small cottage. They are also alluded to in the episode "The Curse of Castle McDuck", which also mentioned the family castle being build by Scrooge's great-great-grandfather Silas McDuck, a character who makes his only appearance here.
Scrooge and Fergus' relationship is shown to be a conflicted one, while Downy happily greets her visiting family.
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Along with Scrooge's parents, the series pilot also refers to several additional members of Clan McDuck and the Duck family , including Scrooge's grandfather Dingus and sister Matilda , and Donald's parents Hortense sister of Scrooge and Matilda and Quackmore. The character was originally pitched by Tad Stones as "Bubbaduck". In the series, he first appears in the five-part episode "Time Is Money", which opens season two. To accommodate Bubba, Scrooge builds a replica of his original habitat on the McDuck Manor property, and eventually he starts attending the same school class as Webby and the triplets.
In the series, he has been confirmed to appear in season two. Fenton Crackshell or Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera , a. Gizmoduck voiced by Hamilton Camp in the series; Eric Bauza in DuckTales: Remastered ; Lin-Manuel Miranda in the series is an everyday office clerk who accidentally becomes robotic superhero Gizmoduck. The Gizmoduck character was originally pitched by Tad Stones as "Roboduck" inspired by the movie " RoboCop " , alongside "Bubbaduck" which evolved into Bubba the Caveduck and "Spaceduck" who never made it to the show , and made his debut in the second season.
In the series, Fenton doubles as Scrooge's accountant as himself and his personal bodyguard as Gizmoduck , hired by Scrooge in the five-part story "Super DuckTales". Furthermore, his regular dogged attempts to rectify his mistakes tends to make things worse until he ultimately succeeds.
He exhibits a remarkably different personality in his role as Gizmoduck a dual identity only known to Scrooge and Fenton's mother , as his high-powered suit gives him courage to make daring decisions and act as a strong leader and a hero. That Christmas, Tramp, now a part of Lady's family, has his own collar and license.
He and Lady now have four puppies together: a son named Scamp who looks identical to Tramp and three daughters named Annette, Collette, and Danielle who look identical to Lady. Jock comes to see the family along with Trusty, who is carefully walking on his still-mending leg. Tramp is happy to have finally become a house dog, and he and Lady live together happily with their children.
In early script versions, Tramp was first called Homer, then Rags and Bozo. However, in the finished film, Tramp never calls himself a proper name, although most of the film's canine cast refer to him as "the Tramp". Tramp has other names that are given to him by the families he weekly visits for food, such as Mike and Fritzi. However, he doesn't belong to a single family, so his name is never confirmed, although most comics and indeed the film's own sequel assume that he is also named Tramp by Jim Dear and Darling.
The character that eventually became Aunt Sarah was softened for the movie, in comparison with earlier treatments. In the film, she is a well-meaning busybody aunt revealed to be the sister of Darling's mother in the Greene novelization who adores her cats. Earlier drafts had Aunt Sarah appear more as a stereotypical meddling and overbearing mother-in-law. While she is antagonistic towards Lady and Tramp at first, she sends them a box of dog biscuits for Christmas to make amends for having so badly misunderstood them.
Earlier versions of the storyline, drafted in during the war, had the two cats appear as secondary antagonists, suggesting the yellow peril. They were originally named Nip and Tuck. In Ward Greene's novelization, they tearfully express remorse over causing Tramp's impending execution by hiding the rat's body as a joke and then try to make amends, while in the film they do not partake of the climatic scene.
These were dropped to highlight Lady's point of view. In a very early version, published as a short story in a Disney children's anthology, Lady refers to them as "Mister" and "Missis". To maintain a dog's perspective, Darling and Jim's faces are rarely shown. The background artists made models of the interiors of Jim Dear and Darling's house and shot photos and film at a low perspective as a reference to maintain a dog's view.
The film's opening sequence, in which Darling unwraps a hat box on Christmas morning and finds Lady inside, is based upon an actual incident in Walt Disney's life when he presented his wife Lillian with a Chow puppy as a gift in a hat box. The beaver in this film is similar to the character of Gopher from the Winnie the Pooh franchise , down to the speech pattern: a whistling noise when he makes the "S" sound. This voice was created by Stan Freberg , who has an extensive background in commercial and comedy recordings.
On the Lady and the Tramp Platinum Edition DVD, he demonstrates how the effect was done, and that a whistle was eventually used because it was difficult to maintain the effect. The rat, a somewhat comical character in some early sketches, became a great deal more frightening, due to the need to raise dramatic tension.
In legendary Disney story man Joe Grant approached Walt Disney with some sketches he had made of his Springer Spaniel named Lady and some of her regular antics. Disney enjoyed the sketches and told Grant to put them together as a storyboard. When Grant returned with his boards, Disney was not pleased and the story was shelved. He was interested in the story and bought the rights to it. By Grant had left the studio, but Disney story men were continually pulling Grant's original drawings and story off the shelf to retool.
Finally, a solid story began taking shape in , based on Grant's storyboards and Green's short story. Greene later wrote a novelization of the film that was released two years before the film itself, at Walt Disney's insistence, so that audiences would be familiar with the story. Grant didn't receive credit for any story work in the film, an issue that animation director Eric Goldberg hoped to rectify in the Lady and the Tramp Platinum Edition's behind-the-scenes vignette that explained Grant's role. This was the first Disney animated feature filmed in Cinemascope.
Presented in an aspect ratio of 2. Sleeping Beauty was also produced for an original 2. This new innovation of CinemaScope presented some additional problems for the animators: the expansion of canvas space makes it difficult for a single character to dominate the screen, and groups must be spread out to keep the screen from appearing sparse. Longer takes become necessary since constant jump-cutting would seem too busy or annoying. Layout artists essentially had to reinvent their technique.
Animators had to remember that they could move their characters across a background instead of the background passing behind them. The animators overcame these obstacles during the action scenes, such as the Tramp killing the rat. However, some character development was lost, as there was more realism but fewer closeups, therefore less involvement with the audience. More problems arose as the premiere date got closer.