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The Fantastic River Race is a comic story written and drawn by Carl Barks. It features Grandma Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Ratchet Gearloose, Blackheart Beagle and a few other Beagle Boys. It is part of the frame story Uncle Scrooge goes to Disneyland.


Grandma Duck asks Scrooge why he was in such a hurry to get aboard the Mark Twain, Disneyland's very own steamboat. Scrooge replies that it was out of nostalgia because he used to skipper such a boat himself in his youth, and he proceeds to tell her the story of one of his fights with Blackheart Beagle when he was the captain of the Dilly Dollar on the Mississippi.


Behind the scenes

This story was first printed in August of 1957 as part of Uncle Scrooge goes to Disneyland in an eponymous issue. It was reprinted as a solo story in Walt Disney Comics Digest #28, under the title Fantastic River Race, and then in The Adventures of Uncle Scrooge McDuck in Color #34, Uncle Scrooge #313 and Disney Magic Kingdom Comics #1. The whole of Uncle Scrooge goes to Disneyland was also reprinted in 1985 by Gladstone Publishings as a standalone book.

List of episodes of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
By Don Rosa
Side-Steps and Precursors
Of Ducks, Dimes and DestiniesLast Sled to DawsonThe Dream of a Lifetime
The Original Saga
I: The Last of the Clan McDuckII: The Master of the MississippiIII: The Buckaroo of the BadlandsIV: The King of the Copper Hill
V: The New Laird of Castle McDuckVI: The Terror of the TransvaalVII: Dreamtime Duck of the Never NeverVIII: King of the Klondike
IX: The Billionaire of Dismal DownsX: The Invader of Fort DuckburgXI: The Empire-Builder from CalisotaXII: The Richest Duck in the World
Bonus Chapters
III-B: The Cowboy Captain of the Cutty SarkVI-B: The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff
VIII-B: The Prisoner Of White Agony CreekVIII-C: Hearts of the Yukon
Deleted Scenes & Other Bonus Content
0: The History of the Clan McDuckIII: Cattle WarsVIII: The Phoenix of White Agony CreekX: Teddy's CampaignXI: The Girls Can't Help It
By Others
Bonus Chapters
I-XB: The Orphan's ChristmasVIII-XB: Dime NovelsVIII-XC: Clues of the KlondikeVIII-XD: Christmas on Wheels
Side-Steps & Homages
The Time VortexScrooge vs. Scrooge
Precursors & Inspirations
Christmas on Bear MountainThe Old Castle's SecretOnly a Poor Old ManBack to the KlondikeThe Fantastic River RaceMush!
Black WednesdayNorth of the YukonThe Invisible IntruderThe Secret of the GlacierChairman of the Bored
An Informal Biography of Scrooge McDuckMark Worden's Duck Family TreeOnce Upon a Dime
The Life ands Times of Scrooge McDuck: The Official Score
DuckTales 2017
The Golden Lagoon of White Agony PlainsThe Outlaw Scrooge McDuckThe Richest Duck in the World