Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Mystery Disney script

This script for a Donald Duck was up for sale on eBay a year ago or so. (I didn't get it but saved the photos.) If I remember right the seller wrote that it was from the 50's (1953?) and that it was missing a few pages. I've never seen a scribbled script for a 50's story before and I have no idea wich issue this story was published in. As you can see on the scribbles the name of one of the characters is Professor Egghead E. Egghead and Donald is tiny as a bug.
Anyone who recognize the story?
[Edit: See the comments for more info on these script pages!]






5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Donald Duck 29 (May/June 1953) by Jack Bradbury

---Fortunato

-= Steamboat Willie =- said...

"W DD 29-03", utan titel. Kalle Aaka & C:o nr 6/1958.

Joakim said...

Great! Thanks! :)
Unfortunately the first page is missing so we still don't know who the writer was. But I'm sure some expert will recognize the style sooner or later.

Gianfranco Goria said...

Answer from Luca Boschi (who greets you), via Gianfranco Goria:
Ciao!
Certo, questa storia l'ho fatta ripubblicare su Zio Paperone anni fa, Zio Paperone 124 (2000) con il titolo Paperino e la formula del professor Testaduovo; è disegnata da Jack Bradbury, La sua prima edizione italiana aveva il titolo:
Paperino e la formula del Prof. Torlodovo

Eccola nel COA: http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=W+DD+++29-03&search=torlodovo

Vedo che viene da Joakim Gunnarsson... Se gliela invii, salutamelo. Sarebbe interessante sapere chi sia stato lo sceneggiatore (NON Fallberg perché le sue sceneggiature sono diverse, ben più elaborate, né Bob Gregory non direi neanche Lockman, perché questa storia non sembra farina del suo sacco, e probabilmente è presto per lui), e quelli sono periodi strani, anche il soggetto della storia è un po' farraginoso. So che all'epoca scriveva Warren Foster, o anche Homer Brightman (amico di Bradbury, me lo disse lui). Ma non ho riscontri grafici su come lavorassero i due.
In surroga, POTREBBE essere Michael Maltese. Ma Foster mi sembrerebbe avere più punteggio.
Ciao! L.

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Interesting!
Here's a rough translation of what Luca wrote:
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It would be interesting to know who was the scriptwriter (NOT Fallberg because his scripts are different, much more elaborate, nor Bob Gregory not even say Lockman, because this story doesn't seem like his bag, and probably too early for him), the subject of the story is somewhat 'cumbersome. I know that Warren Foster wrote, or even Homer Brightman (friend of Bradbury).
In subrogation, it MIGHT be Michael Maltese. But Foster would seem to me to be more likely.
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(I hope this is what Luca meant. I've been using Google translation and it's a bit rough.)

Still, someone might actually have the first page in his or her colleccion. The mystery continues...