China

China is a country in South-East Asia that has been indirectly mentioned in DuckTales many times. The location was visited in “The House of the Lucky Gander!” where Scrooge McDuck and his family went to a casino in Macaw. In “A Viking at My Door!“, Scrooge sought out to solve a mystery involving sheep appearing in Chinese restaurants around Duckburg.

 

Locations

Citizens

 

Brutopia

Brutopia is a country aiming for world domination

 

Official Information

Government

Dictatorship

Officials

Bruto Castrova

Language(s)

Brutopian

Capital

Brutopia City

Description

Brutopia is a country aiming for world domination. They have often come up against Scrooge McDuck during these attempts. In 1957, they tried to steal the element Bombastiumfrom Scrooge to use it for nuclear weapons. In 1965, the Brutopian Consul in Duckburg hypnotized Scrooge and planned to use the hypnotizing machine to take over the world. And in 2001, the Ducks, while searching for a map, get attacked by Brutopian armies. However, Scrooge always manages to stop the Brutopians. Brutopia has a space program of some sort, as they are known to have a few satellites in orbit, one of which was destroyed when the Curse of Nostrildamus caused it to fall to Earth. A Brutopian representative in Duckburg was among the rivals of Scrooge McDuck to wait at the Duckburg Airport to find out the location of the mysterious Plain Awful, however, the Ducks were disguised, and the location was not found out.

 

Behind the scenes 

Brutopia first appeared in 1957 in A Cold Bargain by Carl Barks. It was based on the Soviet Union.

For more locations see Locations category 

Atlantis

Atlantis is the 2017 Continuum version of the city of the same name.

Description 

Atlantis is the famous and mysterious sunken city off the coast of the Drake Barrier Reef. The entire population of the city either abandoning it or perishing with its collapse, Atlantis is a lost city with great treasure.

History

Rise and fall

The Atlanteans were an advanced species of Ants who wanted to build a city of wonder and death traps, and so they built Atlantis on the surface of the ocean.

They achieved this goal, as the city was filled with artifacts of great power and several lethal death traps. However, the Atlanteans simply forgot to build a proper support system and thus the entire city collapsed on itself, killing the population and flipping the entire city upside down.

After the collapse

An untold number of years after the collapse, the city of Atlantis became the destination for Scrooge McDuck, his nephews, Flintheart Glomgold and his henchmen, wanting to retrieve the treasures the city held. After Flintheart snatched the fake Jewel of Atlantis, he made a break for it, leaving the city and attempting to destroy it, killing not only the Duck-McDuck family but his employees in the process. However, with quick thinking, Dewey Duck (2017 Continuum) discovered that he had taken the wrong jewel and deduced that the jewel up on the floor was the actual treasure the entire time. With the help of Scrooge and Donald, Dewey pried the jewel away.

Moments later, he reunited with his friends and family as they were dispatching Flintheart’s goons. Now all together, the Duck-McDuck family, along with Launchpad McQuack and Flintheart’s goons entered Scrooge’s submarine, sailing away from the collapsing city to safety.

Culture

The Atlantean culture was built upon the desire to house as much culture and death traps as they possibly could. As such, the architecture and treasures the civilization housed were truly wondrous, but also lead into their untimely demise.

Technology

The Atlantean had incredible technology for their time. They were able to produce machinery such as saw blades and laser pointers, as well as another simpler, yet still advanced works of engineering such as geysers of fire. Perhaps their most advanced piece of technology was the Jewel of Atlantis, which was said to be able to power Duckburg for over fifty years.

Behind the scenes

This version of Atlantis was first seen in 2017 in Woo-oo!.

Trivia

  • The hieroglyphics featured in the Atlantean halls were more than likely designed after Egyptian hieroglyphs, some hieroglyphs also resemble Aztec hieroglyphs.
  • The architecture of Atlantis appears to be modeled after famous Mesoamerican sites such as Chichen Itza

Fort Duckburg

Fort Duckburg, also known as Fort Drakeborough and Fort McDuck, is an old fort in Duckburg.

 

Description

Fort Drake Borough was built on Killmotor Hill by Sir Francis Drake in 1579 as he explored the Western coast of the United States, becoming one of the first (if not the first) European settlement in Calisota. Sir Drake hid what remained of the Library of Alexandria (which he had come to own in one of his sea raids) underneath the Fort and then left for to resume his usual lifestyle of piracy, leaving his trusted first mate Malcolm McDuck in charge of Drake Borough (under whose command the Fort was temporarily known as Fort McDuck). The fort quickly became the center of a small colony which was still bustling with activity in 1726. However, soon thereafter, an incident of unknown nature destroyed the village of Drake Borough, only leaving the old fort and a couple of ruins behind.

In the early 19th century, the British army finally remembered the existence of Drakeborough, now the only piece of land in this region of the United States that did not belong to Spain, and they sent a new garrison there. Quickly enough, however, they were attacked by the Spaniards. To be able to leave the fort without technically abandoning their duty, the British gave up Killmule Hill and made American bystander Cornelius Coot its owner. Coot, unexpectedly, managed to fight off the approaching Spanish army and was left with a fort all his own. He renamed it Fort Duckburg, thinking it sounded more American and welcomed new colons to rebuild a city (Duckburg) around it. However, as the colony became a small town, people stopped living in the fort and built their own houses, resulting in Fort Duckburg being abandoned once again. The earliest Junior Woodchucks did use it as a meeting place, but it didn’t stop it from falling into disrepair.

In 1902, Scrooge McDuck, who had bought Killmule Hill, had the fort dismantled, its parts scattered in various warehouses, to build his first Money Bin on the newly-renamed Killmotor Hill in its place. Only in 1951, thanks to Junior Woodchucks Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck and their uncle Donald, would the parts be gathered once again and the Fort be rebuilt near the Black Forest. Fort Duckburg, now a tourist attraction, was later used as a scenery for a movie about the Western Frontier.

Behind the scenes

The Fort was first cited as “an old fort” in 1956 in Carl Barks‘s story Migrating Millions.

Killmotor Hill

Killmotor Hill is a large hill in Duckburg where Scrooge‘s Money Bin is built.

 

History

It was formerly the location of Fort Duckburg until Scrooge built his Bin there instead. Killmotor Hill was formerly known as Killmule Hill. When Scrooge McDuck first came to Duckburg with his sisters, they drove up the hill and their car broke down, causing Elvira and Humperdink Duck to rename the hill to Killmotor “for the new auto age”. Scrooge later had Fort Drakeborough dismantled to build his Money Bin.

Afghoristan

Afghoristan


Afghoristan
 is a foreign country.

Description

Presumably located somewhere near Afghanistan, Afghoristan is an obscure country where Scrooge McDuck owns some ruby mines. In 1962, he traveled to Afghoristan in order to inspect said mines.

Behind the scenes

Afghoristan was only ever seen in the 1962 story Having a Panic.

Though the name likely implies Afghoristan is a whimsical counterpart to the real-life country of Afghanistan, other sources show that a genuine Afghanistan also exists in the Disney comics universe. This makes the matter akin to Brutopia‘s relationship with Russia.

 

 

For more locations see Locations category 

Scotland

Scotland is a country that is a part of the United Kingdom. It occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It shares a border with England to the south, is bounded by the North Sea to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and the Irish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland constitutes over 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

 

Disney Films and Shows

Disney Locations

 

Actors and Crew born in Scotland

 

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Cottage McDuck

Cottage McDuck is Scrooge McDuck‘s childhood home in Scotland.

Scrooge grew up in the cottage and lived there with his penniless farmer parents, McPapa and McMama. (“Once Upon a Dime“)

Later Scrooge moved into the beautiful McDuck Manor.

Many years later, in the present, Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webbigail visit the now dilapidated Cottage McDuck. (“The Curse of Castle McDuck“)

 

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McDuck Manor

McDuck Manor, as the name implies, is the mansion home of Scrooge McDuck. According to various comics about him, he lives in an area above his Money Bin. But in other media, such as different comics, children’s storybooks, and the television series DuckTales, he lives in a large mansion, and the Money Bin is located next to the mansion.

 

Appearances

DuckTales

Scrooge’s mansion has appeared in various media, including animation, mainly in DuckTales. Scrooge, along with his nephewsWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworth, and later, Bubba the Cave Duck and his pet triceratops, Tootsie, lives in there together. The mansion gets more than its share of damage, due to the fact that some of the adventures even take place in or around it. Scrooge moving from his money bin to the Mansion for the duration of the series has been explained to me that the money bin wouldn’t be a good place to raise kids such as Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

In the film’s segment, Christmas Impossible, Scrooge hosts a Christmas dinner at his mansion.

Mickey Mouse

In the episode, “Goofy’s First Love“, MickeyDonald, and Goofy visit Donald’s rich uncle in his gigantic mansion.

 

DuckTales (2017 series)

McDuck Manor is once again the prominent setting for the Duck family in the reboot. In the pilot movie “Woo-oo!,” Donald Duck and his nephews move into the mansion after Donald’s houseboat explodes, although Donald has it moved into the mansion’s pool anyway. The mansion’s garage is also shown to possess many treasures and mystical artifacts collected by Scrooge over the years

 

Printed media

 

Comics

 

McDuck Manor (under the name of McDuck Mansion) first appears alongside Scrooge himself in 1947 in Christmas on Bear Mountain by Carl Barks. Scrooge is first seen sitting in an armchair in his mansion’s heavily decorated living room, looking through a window. Scrooge is seen again living in his mansion at the beginning of Hoodoo Voodoo by Carl Barks again. A considerably less luxuriously furnished version of McDuck Mansion was seen again in Paul Murry’s The Firebugs, Scrooge’s first official appearance outside of Barks’s stories, and the Mansion was prominently featured in Bob Moore’s Trail Blazer, which came out around the same time as The Firebugs.

Even after Carl Barks created the Money Bin on top of Killmotor Hill (1951), he portrayed Scrooge as living in a mansion. In Barks’ 1955 one-pager Easy Mowing (Uncle Scrooge #9), we can see Scrooge’s mansion from the outside, surrounded by a gigantic garden and a dollar-signed iron fence.

 

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McDuck Tower

McDuck Tower is the tallest tower in Duckburg. It is located downtown somewhere near the statue of Cornelius Coot. The building consists mostly of offices and apartments with residences. On top of the tower, there is a large clock with the words “McD” spelled on the back, referring to “McDuck”. It was built by Scrooge McDuck, originally to be three stories tall but then greatly extended due to the price of the building materials. Most of it is unknown due to it not being used in many comic stories.

The incident at McDuck Tower

In the Don Rosa comic story Incident at McDuck TowerDonald Duck gets a job as a window washer in the tower, having conquered his fear of heights. However, his job goes terribly wrong, and in the end, his fear of heights returns.

 

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