Scrooge McDuck Wikia
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A-Hunting We Will Go is a comic story plotted by John Kane, scripted by Charlie Martin and drawn by José Colomer Fonts. It features Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Scrooge McDuck, and, in his debut, Count Von Turpentine. The 1994 localization by Don Markstein additionally mentions Alice, Dorothy and Chicken Little. It is functionally a Great Parody of Richard Connell's short story The Most Dangerous Game, though as it was not produced in Italy, its status as a proper Great Parody is debatable.

Plot

After a storm hits their ship, Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck and Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck find themselves stranded on the private island of a certain Count Von Turpentine — a nobleman exiled for being too bloodthirsty! How can they foil the insane hunter determined to try his hand at hunting “the most dangerous game” in the form of a wealthy old duck and his four nephews?

Continuity

  • As their lifeboat is torn off the ship by the twister, the Ducks compare the situation, in short succession, to Dorothy's predicament in The Wizard of Oz (1939), “Alice falling down the rabbit hole” from Alice in Wonderland (1951), and Chicken Little seeing the sky falling down on him from Chicken Little (1943).
  • The American localization by Don Markstein names Von Turpentine's country of origin as Brutopia; Brutopia and its dictatorial regime were first shown by Carl Barks's A Cold Bargain (1957) and have been used many times since.
  • Dialogue in said localization implies that Brutopia underwent some sort of improvement prior to its event, with the dictatorial regime being replaced by a juster one. David Gerstein attempted to show how this had happened in his 2010 localization of The Curse of Flabbergé (1992), although in the original version of the story, the U.S.S.R. stand-in in that story is not the same as Barks's Brutopia, instead being called Felonia. At any rate, a number of later stories continued to use a dictatorial Brutopia, such as The Underground Movement (2012).

Behind the scenes

This story was first published in July of 1990 in the German Micky Maus #1990-31. It was soon printed in English in the British Mickey and Friends #1993-35. The next year, a slightly shortened version of it was printed in Uncle Scrooge Adventures #45 with localization by Don Markstein, under the alternative title of Danger Island.

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