Huey, Dewey and Louie take on Uncle Scrooge in “Wag the Dog,” one of four new stories in Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge 377. Writer Geoffrey Blum is well known for his expertise on the characters and their original creator, Carl Barks. Blum is also a regular at a Richmond, Calif., off-leash dog park, which gave him the story idea. “My dog J.J. and I are daily visitors at Point Isabel,” says Blum. “I spun the story around long-term squabbles between the dog people, prospective developers and preservationists, who wanted to kick out both and turn the shoreline into a bird preserve. I had no overt political agenda, just a strong emotional investment. I sketched maps and diagrams of Point Isabel, and the artist incorporated them into his drawings.” In this story, the Duckburg brothers fight to save Point Pintail from being turned into one of Uncle Scrooge’s savings-and-loan malls. With friends like Mother Marshbird, Spike Badmore, Tina Gabhard and hapless “Unca Donald,” the brothers don’t need enemies!
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Meet Bentley - Our Sept/Oct Cover Dog! [Video]
Vinny - Bark Rescue Wonder Dog. [Video]
Margaret Cho - Exclusive free download for one of the album’s songs, “Hey Big Dog.” [Audio]
DIY Dog Caves - Another great home design idea from Bark readers.
A Stray in Haiti - Winning over the men and women of Operation United Response.
Molly - See extended photos of Molly today (A Stray in Haiti).
Gateway Guardians - Q&A with documentary’s director Rebecca Ormond.
Photobooth Dogs - A one-of-a-kind collection celebrating the age-old bond between dogs and their people.
Q&A with Shawn Kobb - Unpublished writer sees ink as a finalist in Bark’s 1st Fiction Contest.
In our September issue, Lorraine Goodman gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Tiger, a rising dog star on the set of his first feature film. After putting a few dog years into last minute photo shoots (for everything from an Ikea catalog to Vogue), a national television commercial, and eight fruitless hours in David Letterman’s green room (bumped for the announcement about his girl troubles), the three-and-a-half year old Terrier mix got his big break earlier this summer. He went to work on The Son of No One, which “co-stars” such Hollywood luminaries as Al Pacino, Ray Liotta and Katie Holmes.
Recently, Goodman talked to us (on camera, of course) about Tiger, who was “discovered” during a routine training outing in Central Park. An actress in her own right, with credits including a few seconds in The Departed, Goodman provides insider advice to Bark readers who think their dogs might be the next Benji.