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Disney's Uncle Scrooge Comic, The Cave of Ali Baba - A Childhood Memory

Updated on June 11, 2014

Uncle Scrooge - Donald Duck's Billionaire Uncle!

This comic is from when comics were the best form of entertainment for a young boy. 

I have fond memories of locking myself in a room, building a fort or hiding in the lilac bushes in the backyard with a bag of sunflower seeds and a pack of starbursts or sweetarts and devouring all. 

The stories transplanted me to another world. Weather they were chasing down the Beagle Boys, exploring the amazon or discovering the lost treasures of the orient I always learned something from the stories. 

A few of the things I remember first reading about through an Uncle Scrooge comic:


The Arabic language

Compounding interest

The difference between African and Indian elephants

Petra in Jordan

Incan temples in South America

One of the stories that I remember clearly was about him meeting a King of some country who presented him with a certain type of elephant as a gift. The elephant was sent to live in his home and they soon realized that the elephant was pretty picky with his food choices. Along with the elephant he was given a box of avocados as well. Somehow they realized that the elephant would only eat the avocados. So, the King had given the gift of the elephant knowing full well that Scrooge would need to buy avocados from him in mass quantities. It was a lesson in creating a need as well as being cautious about accepting a gift!

About this issue:

Released December 1, 1970

Carl Barks -  cover, inker, penciler, writer 

John Carey - inker, penciler

On a trip to inspect the oil lines in Persia, Uncle Scrooge, Donald and Huey, Dewey and Louie are caught up in a wild story involving the caves of Ali Baba!

SweeTARTS Original Candy, 5 Ounce Box (Pack of 12)
SweeTARTS Original Candy, 5 Ounce Box (Pack of 12)

A box of these and a comic book! Heaven

Maglite Mini Incandescent 2-Cell AA Flashlight with Holster, Black
Maglite Mini Incandescent 2-Cell AA Flashlight with Holster, Black

You need something to read at night under the covers.


These are some great clips that show why I love Uncle Scrooge!

Who wouldn't love a bath in money.

He's known for blowing a fuse.

Scrooge explains inflation.


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    • georgepmoola2 profile image


      4 years ago

      Love the classic Disney cartoons.

    • Hairdresser007 profile imageAUTHOR

      James Jordan 

      4 years ago from Burbank, CA

      @WriterJanis2: wouldn't we all????

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      4 years ago

      I love them and your video was so fun. I wish I could dive int money like that.

    • Rhonda Lytle profile image

      Rhonda Lytle 

      4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      I loved this cartoon. it's been ages since I thought about it. Thanks for the smiles! I leave with a grin and the Ducktales theme song playing in my head.


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