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Walt Disney's Mickey and Donald: "For Whom the Doorbell Tolls" and Other Tales Inspired by Hemingway

Walt Disney's Mickey and Donald:

Other name: Mickey and Donald: For Whom the Doorbell Tolls

Genres: Anthropomorphic, Children, Comedy

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

Writer: Various

Artist: Andrea Freccero, Alessandro Perina

Publication date: March 21, 2023

Status: Completed

Views: 7,947


Ernest Hemingway: Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner, war hero, famed novelist, journalist, adventurer ― and inspiration to Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, and Goofy!

The year: 1999. The place: Italy. Fan-favorite Venetian Disney cartoonist Giorgio Cavazzano dared a creative team to take its cues from Ernest Hemingway for a striking, cinematic, and occasionally silly new series of Duckburg tales!

In this original Disney collection, Hemingway’s “The Battler” and “The Killers” inspire new Mickey and Peg Leg Pete parodies while our title adventure, with Mickey meeting “Ernest” in person!  From Donald’s bid for knighthood as “The Duck Who Would Be King” to Peg Leg Pete’s invasion of a diner in “Bad Boys” and Uncle Scrooge’s shark-wrangling in “The Older Man and the Sea,” these epics range from direct pastiches to shorts loosely based on “Papa” Hemingway’s work ― each paired with its authors’ “liner notes,” telling the fascinating tale of how and why they were inspired.


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