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{{Character|title1 = Marco Polo|image1 = Marco Polo.png|in = The Secret Valley Of Tra Lah Lah}}'''Marco Polo''' is a character of unknown species from the world of [[Donald Duck]].
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{{Character
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|title1 = Marco Polo
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|image1 = Marco Polo.png
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|caption1 = [[Donald Duck]] playing Marco Polo in a telefilm.
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|species = Human
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|first_seen = June of 1954
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|in = ''[[Bottlecaps for Tralla La]]''
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|index = '''''[[:Category:Marco_Polo_stories|Marco Polo stories]]'''''
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}}'''Marco Polo''' was a human man.
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
Marco Polo was a great explorer of the old days. He went to Asia from Europe to reach China , where he lived for several years. He and his traveling companions were the first Europeans to know certain regions. His trip has allowed the development of exchanges between the two continents.
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Marco Polo was a great explorer of the old days. He went to Asia from Europe to reach China, where he lived for several years. He and his traveling companions were the first Europeans to know certain regions. His trip, which he later recorded in a book known as the ''Millione'', allowed the development of exchanges between the two continents.
 
 
 
== Behind The Scenes ==
 
== Behind The Scenes ==
Marco Polo is quoted in several stories. The first is probably Capsules for Tralla the of Carl Barks , published for the first time in 1954, when Scrooge McDuck , looking the valley Tralla The Chinese complained that the information given to it by local residents is information dating from the time of Polo.
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Marco Polo is mentioned in several stories. The first is probably [[Carl Barks]]'s ''[[Bottlecaps for Tralla La]]'', published for the first time in 1954, when [[Scrooge McDuck]], looking the titular lost valley, is told that what little information there is available about Tralla La dates back to the days of Marco Polo. Polo would be mentioned twice more by [[Carl Barks]], in ''[[The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan]]'' and ''[[Treasure of Marco Polo]]''.
   
Later the traveler is quoted in The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan , still from Barks, where it is said that he knew the Mongol leader Genghis Khan . As the title of the comic suggests, it is of course again mentioned in The treasure of Marco Polo , the same Barks.
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The 1974 story ''The Khan Can'', part of ''[[Mickey Through the Centuries]]'', where [[Mickey Mouse]] travels back in time and meets Polo himself (depicted as a semi-realistic human being) appears to have been the first appearance in person of Polo. It is notably inconsistent with ''[[Marco Polo (story)|Marco Polo]]'', a 1977 tale which depicts Polo as an ancestor of [[Goofy]]'s, looking and behaving as one would expect.
   
In the story The fantastic adventures of Marco Polo called "The Million" , by Guido Martina , Romano Scarpa and Sandro Del Conte (published in 1982, 1991 in France), Picsou decides to produce a television series dedicated to the adventures of the famous traveler. The role of Marco Polo is played by Donald Duck ; Scrooge, meanwhile, interprets the Genghis Khan of China, as well as Marco's uncle, Niccolò; Ludwig von Drake is in the role of Father Matteo Polo; and finally, Chris Yéyé had to play a beautiful Chinese princess. However, Daisy Duck, furious with jealousy at the idea that Donald plays scenes of love with Chris, the soap opera ends up not being produced ...
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Marco Polo is not to be confused with [[Marco Topo]], an ancestor of [[Mickey Mouse]] (though both are variations of the historical Marco Polo).
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Latest revision as of 07:50, September 7, 2018

Marco Polo was a human man.

History Edit

Marco Polo was a great explorer of the old days. He went to Asia from Europe to reach China, where he lived for several years. He and his traveling companions were the first Europeans to know certain regions. His trip, which he later recorded in a book known as the Millione, allowed the development of exchanges between the two continents.

Behind The Scenes Edit

Marco Polo is mentioned in several stories. The first is probably Carl Barks's Bottlecaps for Tralla La, published for the first time in 1954, when Scrooge McDuck, looking the titular lost valley, is told that what little information there is available about Tralla La dates back to the days of Marco Polo. Polo would be mentioned twice more by Carl Barks, in The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan and Treasure of Marco Polo.

The 1974 story The Khan Can, part of Mickey Through the Centuries, where Mickey Mouse travels back in time and meets Polo himself (depicted as a semi-realistic human being) appears to have been the first appearance in person of Polo. It is notably inconsistent with Marco Polo, a 1977 tale which depicts Polo as an ancestor of Goofy's, looking and behaving as one would expect.

Marco Polo is not to be confused with Marco Topo, an ancestor of Mickey Mouse (though both are variations of the historical Marco Polo).

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