Late in 1954 Carl Barks was asked by the
Disney Studios if he would be free to write a script for a
Scrooge McDuck 7-minute animated cartoon. At the time Scrooge was
a huge success in the comic books and Disney now wanted to
introduce the miserly duck to theater audiences as well. Not only
was Barks free; just 6 days after the official inquiry he
delivered a detailed 9-page script! The script was accompanied by
a synopsis telling the story of the happy-go-lucky Donald Duck
working for the troubled Scrooge who tries to save his money from
a hungry rat. The script was never used as Disney soon after
decided to concentrate on TV shows instead.
The sub-pages take you through some of the initial steps towards 'the cartoon that never was'. Most of the chosen material has never been published before.