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Duckburg is a fictional city that appears in various Disney comic books and animated projects, located in the fictional state of Calisota. In the comics and cartoons, Duckburg is the home of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Daisy Duck and most of their supporting cast. Duckburg was created by Carl Barks and was first mentioned in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #49 in 1944.

History

Duckburg has been given a long history by many creators, including such writers as Barks and Don Rosa.

In the comics, the location that would eventually become known as Duckburg was originally known as "Fort Drake Borough," a fort built in the 16th century by British explorer Sir Francis Drake. By the 19th century, the fort had been handed over by its departing British occupants to Cornelius Coot, who renamed the fort "Duckburg." "Drake" means a male duck, while "borough" and "burg" are synonyms meaning a town or district that is an administrative unit.

Duckburg remained a quiet, small town until the arrival of wealthy businessman Scrooge McDuck. McDuck had purchased the old fort from Clinton Coot, a descendant of Cornelius. Scrooge proceeded to construct his famous money bin and established various businesses in and around Duckburg. This construction caused Duckburg's population to swell and turned the small town into a bustling city within several decades' time.

Duckburg is probably the largest city in the state of Calisota, but not its capital city. There are no references to the governor, legislature, capitol, etc., of Calisota in any of the many stories about Duckburg. Duckburg seems to have its own governor; therefore, it could be a sort of city-state. In more than one story, a "Duckburg embassy" is shown, which would place it outside the USA at a legislative level. In a story by Barks, the Duckburg embassy displays a flag of Duckburg, which consists of a white duck over a green field.

Duckburg maintains a traditional rivalry with Goosetown, another city in Calisota.

In other media

Duckburg was the setting of the 1987 animated featurette Sport Goofy in Soccermania and the animated series DuckTales. The cartoon version of Duckburg was based heavily on the comic book version.

Duckburg also appeared in the 1996 animated series Quack Pack. In this series, Duckburg was populated almost entirely by human beings, with Donald, Daisy, Donald's nephews and Ludwig Von Drake as the only anthropomorphized animals that usually appeared. Moreover, the Money Bin is nowhere to be seen.

Duckburg was the setting for the second level of the video game Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers!

Although it is not seen onscreen, Duckburg is referred to in Darkwing Duck by GizmoDuck, who mentions to Darkwing that Duckburg is his hometown (in reference to GizmoDuck's appearances on DuckTales). A billboard announcing GizmoDuck's departure from Duckburg featuring Scrooge McDuck was also seen briefly in an episode. In Boom! Studios' Darkwing Duck comics, Duckburg is revealed to be close to St. Canard. Scrooge McDuck visits St. Canard to claim Quackwerks and shortly put Launchpad McQuack in charge of that company. Duckburg is later the second main setting of the story arc "Dangerous Currency".

Duckburg is the set for the intro and the main menu in the game DuckTales: Scrooge's Loot, this is the place where Scrooge McDuck's fortune is stolen by The Beagle Boys, Flintheart Glomgold and Magica De Spell.

Duckburg was also used as the setting of Mickey's Birthdayland (later Mickey's Starland) at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom from 1988 to 1996. It even included Grandma Duck's Farm and a statue of Cornelius Coot, though it was more of a rural town than a burgeoning metropolis. The connection to Duckburg was removed when the land was renovated in 1996 to become Mickey's Toontown Fair. However, the Cornelius Coot statue remained until Mickey's Toontown Fair was torn down in 2011.

DuckTales
DuckTales

Media: DuckTales (Episode list) | Videography | Gladstone comic | Magazine | Video game (HD remake | Soundtrack) | Disney Comics | DuckTales 2 | The Quest for Gold | DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp | Raw Toonage | Boom! Studios comic | Scrooge's Loot

Heroes and Allies: Scrooge McDuck | Huey, Dewey and Louie | Launchpad McQuack | Webby Vanderquack | Betina Beakley | Duckworth | Gyro Gearloose | Doofus Drake | Fenton Crackshell | Donald Duck | Bubba the Cave Duck | Tootsie the Triceratops | Gene the Genie | Glittering Goldie | Admiral Grimmitz | Duchess of Swansylvania

Villains: Beagle Boys (Big Time, Burger, Bouncer, Baggy, Bankjob, Bugle, and Babyface) | Ma Beagle | Flintheart Glomgold | Magica De Spell | Poe De Spell | El Capitan | Merlock the Magician | Dijon | Cinnamon Teal | Dracula Duck | Armstrong

Locations: Duckburg | Atlantis | The Money Bin | Scrooge McDuck's Mansion | Fountain of Youth | Scotland

Organizations: Junior Woodchucks

Objects: Number One Dime | Junior Woodchucks Guidebook | Gizmosuit | Gene's Lamp | Merlock's Talisman | Sun Chaser | Millennium Shortcut | Gyro's Helicopter

Songs: DuckTales Theme | Three Cheers for Bubba Duck | Boogie Beagle Blues | Moon Stage Theme

Other: Carl Barks | The Disney Afternoon | Darkwing Duck | Quack Pack | Disney XD (Netherlands) | Let's Go to Disneyland Paris


Quack Pack
Quack Pack

Media: Quack Pack | House of Mouse

Characters: Donald Duck | Daisy Duck | Huey, Dewey and Louie | Kent Powers | Antoinette | Gwumpki | Knuckles | Gustav Goose | Ludwig Von Drake | The Roborsons | Helga Needlehopper | Leslie J. Clark | Raven | Sir Harold | Nelly the Dragon | Cal Crudon | Flint Steel | Beef Jerky

Villains: Colonel | Colonel's Thugs | Horst and Klebb | Henry Villanova | Prince Gaylord | The Claw | Captain Storm | Agent X | The Green-Eyed Monster of Jealousy | Commander Buck Burpelson | Doug Slackwell | Fred | Dr. Horton Letrek | Moltoc | Soo Ling | Gil | Nigel Nightshade | Dr. Homer |Tasty Paste Monster | Vampire | Siegmund | Viking | Werewolf | The Hermit | Shark | ZO | Dr. Nocturno | Chundel | Dr. Emile Crocker | Dr. Tobar | Germlings | Andre DaMouss | Shorty Hollows

Locations: Duckburg | Quaintinia

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