One of our favorite childhood cartoon show, Ducktales is back. It rejuvenates many cells of the brain with the episodes that are not so vivid but release happy hormones. Though, the cartoon has been rebooted by Disney for our entertainment, let’s dig a bit and brush up the concepts that established ‘Scrooge McDuck’.
Uncle Scrooge made it big with his survival instincts – a phenomenon called ‘Social Darwinism’ – existence of the fittest in the social context. In fact, in Charles Dickens’ “A Christams Carol’ , Scrooge mentions that the poor must be secluded to the public workhouses. The parallels could be drawn between the Nazi philosophy and Scrooge’s character.
“Those who are badly off must go there.” But, objects another man, “Many would rather die than go there.” To which Scrooge coldly replies that, “If they would rather die, then let them do it and decrease the surplus population.”
But, Scrooge McDuck’s character is grey and one can easily dwell between the positives and the negatives.
Ounces of gold drops from everywhere in the vicinity, Uncle Scrooge is an investor and now he is back to accumulate more & more. Scrooge’s story is like rags to the richest – no mother, cruel father and the fear of poverty made him what he is. Named after Ebenezer Scrooge, we don’t know what new flavors Disney has added to the stinginess of Uncle Scrooge this time.
“I’m Scrooge McDuck, I made my name being tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties.”
We hope this type they would have worked more on the personalities of Huey, Duey, and Luey, providing them with individual characters.
Here, enjoy the trailer: