Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 16 2011
Special thanks to Music Meister for additional sound clips.
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Disney VC section we take a look at the World's Richest Duck himself... SCROOGE MCDUCK! We begin with Scrooge's animated debut in the 1967 animated short "Scrooge McDuck and Money" in which he was voiced by the late Bill Thompson. Bill's voice for the role was actually pretty good as it is a pretty good attempt at sounding like an Elderly Scotsman (or shall I say Scotsduck). While Scrooge's love of money is of course seen but Scrooge's depiction in this short is one of his most benevolent and most rational depictions of Scrooge and Bill's performance suited the role rather well. So in other words Bill's work as Scrooge is another pretty classic example of the late Bill's work for Disney.
Alan Young (whom is the current VA for Scrooge) took over the role of Scrooge in Disney's Christmas Carol (in both the 1974 Record and the 1983 Animated Feature of the same name) but Alan Young really got to shine when Scrooge is the main character of the classic series Ducktales. Alan's voice for the role was practically PERFECT for the role as his elderly Scottish voice was very natural for the role. Alan's performance for the role was very energetic as it definitely suited how Scrooge's personality can be over how kind (and in some cases how sane) he can be. While Alan Young has done a splendid job voicing Scrooge McDuck all these years his most memorable work on the role is easily for the classic 1980's series Ducktales.
While Alan Young pretty much took over the role of Scrooge in animation since the early 80's there was one exception namely in the 1987 feature Sport Goofy in Soccermania in which he was voiced by Will Ryan. As for Will's voice for the role well even if you view it by its own merits is still a little iffy as he does try to do an Elderly Scottish-Accented voice and while its not bad but it seems like Will is trying to hard at it and it doesn't sound as Natural as either Alan's voice or Bill's voice for that matter. But to be fair Will's performance was pretty good as it does suit one known depiction of Scrooge as a generally friendly duck even though he is a little too against ever actually spending any money. Will's work as Scrooge is pretty good (especially if you view his work by its own merits) but doesn't come off as naturally as the aforementioned voice talent. Overall I am clearly going with Alan Young but with Bill Thompson at a good second place and Will Ryan at a decent third.