Donald Duck Meets Glenn Beck in Right Wing Radio Duck

Over 2 million views and translated into 6 different languages

“It is some of the best, well-made propaganda I have ever seen. We are looking into the funding of this gentleman and this incredible propaganda against me.  We’ll find out if it’s been federally funded – as part of the stimulus package”. – Glenn Beck

Description:
This is a re-imagined Donald Duck cartoon remix constructed from 50 classic Walt Disney cartoons from the 1930s to 1960s. Donald’s life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments. As his frustration turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming from his radio named Glenn Beck.

Will Donald’s feelings of disenfranchisement lead him to be persuaded by his radio’s increasingly paranoid and xenophobic rhetoric? Or will our favorite Disney duck decide that this voice is not actually on his side after all? Watch and find out!

Glenn Beck’s Response:
• See Glenn Beck’s response to this remix video via YouTube
• See Mickey Mouse’s response to Glenn Beck’s response  by ikat381

In-Depth:
• Read my op-ed on Al Jazeera English about why I made this remix video
• Watch the dynamic HTML5 version with detailed source annotations
• A long interview on remix video by Henry Jenkins via Confessions of an Aca-Fan
• Digital Researcher Profile - Interview on “Right Wing Radio Duck” & Remix Video

Fair Use Notice & License:
This transformative remix work constitutes a fair use of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law. “Right Wing Radio Duck” by Jonathan McIntosh is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 License – permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution.

Best Online Discussions:
• Cartoon Brew – CartoonBrew.com <– My favorite thread
• The Sun Times – Roger Ebert’s Journal
• Jezebel – Jezebel.com

Press & Posts:

• Featured on Virgin America Airlines’ BoingBoing channel (FEB – APR 2011)

• Open Video Alliance – Right Wing Radio Duck Goes HTML5
• Public Knowledge – Glenn Beck’s Fair Use Problem & on Huffington Post
• Sociological Images – Glenn Beck, Walt Disney and Fair Use
• TechDirt – Fair use, Glenn Beck and Donald Duck
• The Raw Story – Round up responses so far & their original post
• CBS Channel 5 local news – Glenn Beck gets “Donald Ducked”
• New York Times  – Interview in Technology sectionNewTeeVee.com
• Washington Post’s – Who Runs Gov Blog
• Huffington Post – Huffpost Comedy
• Boing Boing – by Cory Doctorow
• The Atlantic – by Andrew Sullivan
• Tages-Anzeiger – Swiss daily newspaper (in German)
• The Stranger – SLOG
• This Week – Best Video
• Detroit Free Press – by Mike Thompson
• Washington Examiner – Conservative Op-ed Against the Remix
• The Blaze – Beck’s “News Blog”
• TIME – Swampland Blog
• The Nation – Media Fix

• Maclean’s – TV Guidance
• LA Times – Online videos

• Atlanta Journal-Constitution - by Jay Bookman
• Gawker – by Max Read
• Talking Point Memo – by Jillian Rayfield
• Think Progress – Yglesia
• SlitSider – Glenn Beck, Cartoon Character

Tweets by:
• Roger Ebert – @ebertchicago
• John Cusack – @johncusack
• Bill O’Reilly  – @oreillyfactor

Subtitles:
• English captions on YouTube –  (In case you are not fluent in Disney duck-speak)
• Subtitles translated into Japanese, German, Catalan, Spanish, French.
• You can help translate and edit subtitles at universalsubtitles.org

Video Stills: (Click for large version)

 

 

 

 

Special Thanks:
Much thanks to my brother, designer Justin McIntosh, for his many hours of amazing photoshop work on the title cards and Donald’s newspaper. Thanks to vidder Laura Shapiro for helping to beta the editing and narrative with me. And lastly a shout-out to Patrick Reinsborough of SmartMeme for his always insightful prospective on story-based strategy.

 

Complete list of all 50 classic Disney cartoons used:
• Window Cleaner – 1940
• Lucky Number – 1951
• Symphony Hour – 1942 (Mickey Mouse Cartoon)
• Put-Put Troubles – 1940
• Donald’s Dilemma -1947
• The Autograph Hound – 1939
• Duck for Hire – 1957 (Wonderful World of Color)
• The New Spirit  – 1943
• Donald’s Dream Voice – 1948
• Cured Duck – 1945
• Donald and the Gorilla – 1944
• The Volunteer Worker – 1940
• Moving Day – 1936 (Mickey Mouse Cartoon)
• Donald’s Crime – 1945
• Donald’s Cousin Gus – 1939
• Donald’s Nephews – 1938
• Home Defense – 1943
• Donald’s happy Birthday – 1949
• Canine Casanova – 1945 (Pluto cartoon)
• Father’s Day Off – 1953 (Goofy cartoon)
• Mr. Mouse Takes A Trip – 1940 (Mickey Mouse cartoon)
• Donald’s Penguin – 1939
• Daddy Duck – 1948
• Lion Around – 1950
• Der Fuehrer’s Face – 1943
• Self Control – 1938
• How to Be A Sailor – 1944 (Goofy cartoon)
• Duck Pimples – 1945
• The Eyes Have It – 1945
• The Three Caballeros – 1945
• Thru the Mirror – 1936 (Mickey Mouse Cartoon)
• Donald’s Day Off – 1944
• Spare the rod – 1954
• Donald in Mathmagic Land – 1959
• Mickey’s Christmas Carol – 1983 (Mickey Mouse Cartoon)
• Donald’s Double Trouble – 1946
• The Trail of Donald Duck – 1948
• Clown of the Jungle – 1947
• Early to Bed – 1941
• Donald’s Diary – 1954
• Chef Donald – 1941
• Straight Shooters – 1947
• No Hunting – 1955
• Golden Eggs – 1941
• Aquamania – 1961 (Goofy cartoon)

Audio only:
• The Riveter – 1940
• Donald’s Camera – 1941
• Hook, Lion & Sinker – 1950
• Blame It On The Samba – 1948
• A Good Time for A Dime – 1941

Radio Audio:
• The Today Show – NBC (Fat cat’s radio)
• The Alyona Show – RT America (Fat cat’s radio)
• The Glenn Beck Program – Premiere Radio Networks (Donald’s radio)
• Glenn Beck – Fox News Channel (Donald’s radio)
• Glenn Beck – CNN (Donald’s radio)

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