Scrooge McDuck and Money
Studio: Disney Release Date : March 23, 1967
Cumulative rating:
(1 rating submitted)

Synopsis

Huey, Dewey and Louie pay a visit to Uncle Scrooge. When they show an interest in becoming as rich as him, Scrooge gives them a musical lesson on money, banking, investing, and saving.

Characters

Huey
Scrooge McDuck
(Voice: Bill Thompson)
Dewey
Louie

Credits

Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Director

Hamilton S. "Ham" Luske

Animator

Ward Kimball
Julius Svendsen
Art Stevens
Chuck Downs
Jack Boyd

Story

Bill Berg

Backgrounds

Elmer Plummer

Layout

Joe Hale

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (unverified)

Art Direction

McLaren Stewart

Special Effects

Eustace Lycett

Music and Lyrics

Mel Leven

Score

Franklyn Marks


Distributor(s)

Buena Vista Distribution

Clips Used In:

Buyer Be Wise

Inside Jokes

  • On the montage of currency through the centuries, the credit cards and checks are made out to Disney staff members such as Julius Svendsen, McLaren Stewart and voice actor Bill Thompson.

Milestones

  • The first animated appearance of Scrooge McDuck.

Television

Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 47)

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From Zack613 :

This short was Uncle Scrooge's 1st animated app. (except a brief cameo in the Mickey Mouse Club opening animation) it is a shame it could not be better. It is an informational rather the entertaining short. Huey, Dewey and Louie play a role similar to the one they played in the Wonderful World of Disney episodes they were in with with J. Audubon Woodlore.

From Rich :

Having grown up with DuckTales in the late-80s and still embracing it's characters well into adult-hood, I can honestly say that seeing this short was a pleasant surprise. Scrooge is beautifully animated by Ward Kimball, who I think DuckTales fans like me owe a lot to the development of his character onscreen. Although Alan Young was a better Scrooge, Bill Thompson does a fine job. It may echo his earlier Trusty from "Lady and the Tramp", but the Scrooge we know is there.

As entertaining as this is, with it's goofy yet catchy tunes (Money's Gotta Circulate), I still prefer DuckTales. Watch this back to back with Sport Goofy in Soccermania and I think you'll get a kick out of it.

"One million, two million, three million, FORE!!!"

What I think would've been a really funny idea is to have had the Beagle Boys pop up and try to rob Scrooge's vault (because they're obviously poor) and Scrooge includes them in his lecture until the end when the cops show up. A bit complicated perhaps, but hey, I'm an animator and I need to think of these things!


From DaVon :

I thought this short gave a good lesson on finances and the economy. I'm not sure if it covered anything I've already learned about in economy class in high school, but it still is good to know how to handle money wisely so as not to end up in financial ruin. When I was little, I didn't know there was so much involved when it came to the values of dollars and coins or whatever other monetary units there are, like every time money is spent, money is made which I think would make sense. I found it very informative and okay.

From Alec Caprari :

Pure gold! The Xerox animation is superb, the characters are very well drawn, the plot is funny!