Scrooge McDuck, the richest duck in the world from the Disney cartoon "Duck Tales" has been added to Glasgow City Council's list of Famous Glaswegians. This has put the animated duck in line with Gordon Brown, the present prime minister of United Kingdom, Alex Ferguson, the legendary footballer, Thomas Lipton, the "Lipton" label founder and many other celebrities, being the honor of the city.
At a web-page of Glasgow city council McDuck is included into separate column called "the others", next to the Groundskeeper Willie – from "the Simpsons".
The website states that "Scrooge McDuck is the richest duck in the world, Donald Duck's Uncle, and Great Uncle to Huey, Duey and Luey". The character first appeared in comics in 1947. 40 Years later the Disney cartoon "Duck stories" was released theatrically. 100 series and a full-length cartoon "Duck Tales. Treasures of the lost lamp" have been produced.
McDuck's "nationality" is obvious given his surname and his lugubrious Scottish brogue. Moreover, Scrooge lively demonstrates conventional wisdom about Scotch men, noted all over the world for their meanness. But his home town remained a mystery until an American Don Rosa has published a comic book "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck" in 1996. In this book Scrooge was represented as a shy shoe polisher from Glasgow, immigrating to the United States with the aim to try his fate.
"We have carried out some research and were delighted to discover that Scrooge McDuck hails from Glasgow." – has noted the representative of Glasgow city council.