Scrooge McDuck and Money

An Educational Cartoon

Release Date : March 23, 1967

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, Dewey and Louie
Scrooge McDuck

Credits

Director
Hamilton Luske
Animation
Charlie Downs
Ward Kimball

Television

Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 47

Technical Specification

Comments

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!