Tag Archives: Donald Duck

Happy 4th Of July from Lattaland

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From all of us in Lattaland® to all of you in Jerkwater Town, have a happy 4th Of July…and many more!


Gladstone Gander

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Gladstone Gander is my favorite comic book villain. Most likely, because he is me.


Gizmoduck

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How come Gizmoduck has an “R” on his chest? I guess some things man wasn’t meant to know.


Happy 80th Birthday, Donald Duck!

Cripes, I remember Donald Duck’s 50th birthday well. I guess we are both old birds.


Happy 4th Of July From Lattaland!

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From your pals at Lattaland, don’t blow off any of your fingers and enjoy the country’s independence. Have a happy 4th Of July. I’m pretty sure it’ll be our last.


Happy 79th Birthday Donald Duck

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79 years ago today – June 9, 1934 – Walt Disney via United Artists released The Wise Little Hen, which featured the big screen debut of Donald Duck – one of the most beloved characters in the history of animation and comics. Well, he’s my favorite, anyways.

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Happy Veterans Day From Lattaland

From all of us at Lattaland, thanks to all the brave men, women, rabbits and ducks for keeping this country safe.


Happy D-Day!

The ‘D’ stands for Disney!


Happy Easter from Lattaland

Do you know what they are celebrating on this so-called “Easter”?

I don’t like the sound of it.

From all of us in Lattaland, have a hop-hop hoppy Easter and continue on with having a hoppy New Year.


How F*cking Romantic: Cartoons About Love Donald’s Diary

 If I said it once, then I said it, well, once. Disney cartoons aren’t funny. 1954’s Donald’s Diary comes pretty darn close, though.

This short displays more cynicism  than anything else to ever come out of The Magic Kingdom® before or  since.  I think another reason this cartoon  totally excels, I mean, besides the handsome backgrounds and animation, is that it circumvents the obstacle of Donald’s voice.

Also of note, Daisy Duck has never looked sexier. Qu-Quack! I wouldn’t mind throwin’ crumbs in that pond.

Sit back and enjoy, my love.


 

 


Get Ducked

Cartoons are for kids!

Most of these images were stolen from here. 


Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

What? Why didn’t anyone tell me that there is a large historical comic movie and cartoon character collection in a variety of venues nestled In its historic Camden Station a scant 8 miles from my home? (Please don’t try to find me, psychos.)

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Cartoon & Candy Halloween Hootenanny: Donald Duck In Trick Or Treat

Greetings again, Boils and Ghouls!

Today’s spine tingling cartoon is one of my Halloween beloved,1952’s Trick Or Treat.  Hold on to your horrifying socks and get ready for 7 minutes of bad duck! Hahahahaha.

http://youtu.be/IChM2qnLe9s


Donald Duck Drug Story

 

Every time I bother to leave my squalid home to face the pockmarked landscape of abandoned mini malls that I call my neighborhood, people stop me on the streets to talk about how much they love my duck posts. “Never enough duck posts!” That’s what I always hear.  Good thing my enthusiasm  for cartoon ducks without pants knows no bounds.

Here’s a trippy little drugged-out tale by my favorite cartoonist ever, Carl Barks.  Huey, Dewey & Louie trick “Unca Donald” into thinking that he’d slept to the far-off futuristic year, 1990.  Yeah, it’s your typical Rip Van Winkle scenario, but the ether (used to “doctor his cheap gasoline”) freak-out really makes this never reprinted oddity a great read  around the ol’  lava lamp.



Love & Ducks

For whatever cosmic chance and reason, the first comic I ever bought with my own money was a random Donald Duck comic. It might have been due to the fact that  I was repelled by how different superheroes looked in comic books compared to their ‘Superfriends’ counterparts. Of course, I eventually got into superhero comics as an angry adolescent with sizable revenge fantasies, but that was years later. None of that stuff really stuck with me or had any discernible influence, but  Disney sure as heck did. Enough about me, though. Enjoy some of this weird and wacky Donald Duck n’ friends images from the artist’s personal collection.


Dollar Dollar Bin, y’all. AKA I went to Target

Hello everybody, or as the Indians say “Maize.” Welcome to another exiting blog entry on stuff that I didn’t make. Yup, stuff YOU actually care about. This time, I paid a visit to my neighborhood Target store to pick up some ball medicine and Necco Wafers at 50%off – but that’s when destiny stepped in: I noticed the dollar bins were full of all sortsa cool, stupid crap.

(Smurfs Bags and generic figure)

Smurf tote bag and Smurf figure brought to us by the fine folks of Innovated Design and Jakks Pacific, respectfully.

As any one who has the displeasure of actually knowing me in real life will attest to, I have a semi-lob on for all things Franco-Belgian, especially the Smurfs. In fact, I never shut the hell up about the subversive political farce known as King Smurf. I yammer on and on about  how it is one of my favorite comics of all time, so on and so forth.  Anyway, this isn’t a review of that book, it’s a review of these Smurf bags, and it’s barely a review at that.  Measuring in at only 12 inches, these bags aren’t very useful. Too small to carry groceries in (not that a grown man should carry a Smurf bag to the grocers) and too large for drug contraband. In fact, I can’t think of a good goddamned thing to do with them except look at them, and they do look pretty neat.

(NOT the Smurf that I bought. Can’t get this one for a dollar.)

I spent the better part of 1981 to 1982 asking myself, “Would Smurf figures be a lot better of they were articulated?” The answer: eh, not really. You can spin this generic Smurf’s arms in circles but that’s pretty much it. Why, pray tell, did I buy the plain, untainted Smurf, you ask? Quite simply, I already had the others. Well worth a claim, though.

Mickey & Donald white board and Walt Disney Vintage Story Books by Creative Edge.

Donald Duck Tropic fruit snack mix by National Raisin.

I’ll start with the white board, why not?  I often need a whiteboard to write notes to myself such as “pay your bills” or” start acting like a grown man.” Why not write it on a holographic surface with a couple of vintage comic panels thrown in for good measure? Yup, I couldn’t think of a reason not to either, so I picked up this beaut for a buck. The only thing about this that bums me out is the fact it says “Friends, Mickey & Donald” in the top right corner (not pictured). It’s one thing to insult my intelligence by spelling out who’s on this whiteboard, but “friends”? Really?  I hate my friends, and I don’t need to be reminded of this every time the mood strikes to draw a pony princess on a white board.

I haven’t read the books, as they are a little beyond my reading level, but holy cow!  Lookit at the beautiful art in Bambi! Oh, that’s right, I was too lazy to scan the art. Take my word for it, this lit is fab.  “Barn Dance” is particularly fun, and reminds me why the world fell in love with that rodent in the first place. Say, what a minute, why isn’t Goofy in the “Clock Cleaner” book? I seem to remember Goofy in cartoon that this book has crudely adapted. Aw well. I got no time for this.

Okay, so I cheated a bit on the fruit snacks. I found these puppies in the plumbing section of Target, also 50% off.  I don’t quite remember the exact price, but one thing you never forget is the joy of seeing Al Taliaferro’s classic Donald Duck strip on a “tropical mix”  fruit snack. The snacks themselves? They’re okay, I guess. The apricots, papayas and pineapples are color coordinated with the box which is cool, but fruit is still fruit and fruit is boresville. I only like candy and stew.

That’s the end of that, kids! Join me next time when I review foundation garments picked up at my local Goodwill!

*BONUS SECTION*

Peanuts Figures Vampire Charlie Brown and Masked Snoopy by Forever Fun.
Check it, bros- CVS is blowing out these bad boys out at half price!

Charles “Sparky” Schultz was often criticized by peers and foes alike for going “too commercial” and marketing the ever-lovin’ shit out of the Peanuts, thus compromising the soul of the strip and the characters themselves. I say, pish posh to them! I like stuff. I like Peanuts stuff. The more Peanuts stuff that I can get the better. That’s what I always say. We’ve have Snoopy dressed as every conceivable thing ever made, but ol’ blockhead himself dressed as a creature of the night was particularly high on my bucket list.  I just might die a happy man.