Donald Duck's Big Family (an unofficial direct translation of the French title La Grande Famille de Donald Duck) is an expanded remake of Don Rosa's notorious version of the Duck Family Tree, done in the form of a large illustration. It features Sir Stuft McDuck, Sir Swamphole McDuck, Sir Eider McDuck, Sir Quackly McDuck, Malcolm McDuck, Seafoam McDuck, Sir Roast McDuck, Molly Mallard, Titus McDuck, Quagmire McDuck, Angus McDuck, Jake McDuck, Fergus McDuck, Downy O'Drake, Matilda McDuck, Scrooge McDuck, Hortense McDuck, Quackmore Duck, Della Duck, Donald Duck, Mr Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Goosetave Gander, Pintail Duck, Humperdink Duck, Elvira Duck, Daphne Duck, Gladstone Gander, Lulubelle Loon, Eider Duck, Fethry Duck, Whitewater Duck, Clinton Coot, Gertrude Gadwall, Fanny Coot, Luke Goose, Gus Goose, Gretchen Grebe, Cuthbert Coot, Cornelius Coot, Daisy Duck, April, May and June, Magica De Spell, John D. Rockerduck, Gyro Gearloose, Goldie O'Gilt, Magica De Spell, and, off the tree itself, Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys.
This version of the Duck Family Tree is based on Don Rosa's version but contains numerous expansions, some of them seemingly based on making too much of minor branches present in the art of Rosa's tree which were not meant to signify anything genealogical, but were interpreted differently by the anonymous authors of this tree. Most notably, Gertrude Gadwall is now a descendant of Pintail Duck.
The detail of John D. Rockerduck being a descendant of Cornelius Coot in his own right is lifted from Johannes A. Grote's Duck Family Tree, and the common fan theory of Gyro Gearloose being related to Gretchen Grebe's side of the family somehow is confirmed. April, May and June and Daisy Duck are also included in the tree near to Huey, Dewey and Louie's father, but their exact relationship is not clarified. More surprisingly, Magica De Spell appears in the tree near the branch of Downy O'Drake, Scrooge's mother.
Also featured in the illustration, though with no obvious family relationship posited, are Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys. Goldie O'Gilt also appears in a location suggesting her romantic entanglement with Scrooge McDuck.
Behind the scenesEdit
This version of the Duck Family Tree was released in December of 2019 in the French magazine Donald, Mickey & Cie. #1.