Dell Giant #26 - Walt Disney's Christmas Parade
(December 1959)

Dell, 1959 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
On-sale Date
1959
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Giant
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig ? (story editor); Del Connell ? (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994).

[Christmas Carols with Elephant] (Table of Contents)

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Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Norm McGary (painting)
Colors
Norm McGary (painting)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy; Donald Duck; Daisy Duck; Morty; Ferdie
Reprints

Gifts for the Gang (Table of Contents: 1)

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Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout); Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Mickey Mouse; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge; Morty; Ferdie; Daisy Duck; Goofy; Minnie Mouse
Reprints

The Christmas Cha Cha (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks (see notes); Bob Gregory
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Garé Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Uncle Scrooge McDuck; Daisy Duck; The Billionaires' Club
Synopsis
Donald practices the cha cha so that he can win the first prize in a dance contest, a silver bowl, with Daisy, and give her his half of the bowl as a Christmas gift. But Scrooge is supposed to supply the bowl, and so he enters the contest, too, with a dance teacher as his partner.
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Indexer Notes

Gregory script credit from Bob Gregory's collection of payment remittance invoices from Western Printing & Lithography Co., invoice dated April 23, 1959.

Art submitted on May 26, 1959. Barks caricatured himself on a wanted poster on page 13 of this story. Quote from Barks: "I did the drawings and a did a great deal of rewriting and polishing on the dialogue of the script, which was sent to me by the office."--June 9, 1968, letter to Michael Barrier. Notes and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

What Will Santa Do ? (Table of Contents: 3)

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Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
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?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Huey; Dewey; Louie

Roly-poly Santa (Table of Contents: 4)

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Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
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typeset

The Moose Head Mystery (Table of Contents: 5)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Nick George
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie; Goofy; Minnie Mouse; Chief O'Hara
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Santa's Yule School (Table of Contents: 6)

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Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
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?
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Western Publishing Production Shop
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typeset

Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie
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Christmas Crossword (Table of Contents: 7)

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Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
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?
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Characters
Mickey Mouse

The Topsy-turvy Tree (Table of Contents: 8)

Chip 'n' Dale / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Chip; Dale
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Grandma's Eggshell Mosaic (Table of Contents: 9)

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Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
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?
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Western Publishing Production Shop
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typeset

Characters
Grandma Duck
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A Gift for Santa (Table of Contents: 10)

Gyro Gearloose and the Big Bad Wolf / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Del Connell
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Big Bad Wolf; Li'l Bad Wolf; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]; Santa Claus
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Minnie's Spiral Christmas Tree (Table of Contents: 11)

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Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
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?
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typeset

Characters
Minnie Mouse
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The Gullible Guard (Table of Contents: 12)

Pluto / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Del Connell ?
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Jack Bradbury
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Pluto; Grandma Duck; Gus Goose
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Pluto's Popping Present (Table of Contents: 13)

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Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
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?
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Western Publishing Production Shop
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typeset

Characters
Pluto
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The Bear Claus (Table of Contents: 14)

Brer Rabbit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Brer Rabbit; Brer Owl; Brer Bear; Brer Owl; Brer Possum
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Keywords
folk tales

Morty and Ferdie's Snow Scene (Table of Contents: 15)

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Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
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?
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typeset

Characters
Morty; Ferdie
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Christmas Around the World (Table of Contents: 16)

Donald Duck / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Jose Carioca [Joe Carioca]; Pinocchio; Jiminy Cricket; Tinker Bell
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Daisy's Picture Windows Christmas Cards (Table of Contents: 17)

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Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
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?
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Western Publishing Production Shop
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typeset

Characters
Daisy Duck
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Goofy's Package Riddles (Table of Contents: 18)

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Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
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?
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Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?; typeset

Characters
Goofy
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Stocking Wishes (Table of Contents: 19)

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Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
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?
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Western Publishing Production Shop
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typeset

Characters
Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck
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From All of Us to All of You! (Table of Contents: 20)

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Script
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl (pencils); Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout)
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?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Huey Duck; Dewey Duck; Louie Duck; Grandma Duck; Pluto; Tramp; Mickey Mouse; Chip; Dale; Goofy; Donald Duck; Minnie Mouse; Daisy Duck; Clarabelle Cow; Morty; Ferdie; Uncle Scrooge McDuck
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Christmas Carols with Elephant]
  2. 1. Gifts for the Gang
  3. 2. The Christmas Cha Cha
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. What Will Santa Do ?
  5. 4. Roly-poly Santa
  6. 5. The Moose Head Mystery
    Mickey Mouse
  7. 6. Santa's Yule School
  8. 7. Christmas Crossword
  9. 8. The Topsy-turvy Tree
    Chip 'n' Dale
  10. 9. Grandma's Eggshell Mosaic
  11. 10. A Gift for Santa
    Gyro Gearloose and the Big Bad Wolf
  12. 11. Minnie's Spiral Christmas Tree
  13. 12. The Gullible Guard
    Pluto
  14. 13. Pluto's Popping Present
  15. 14. The Bear Claus
    Brer Rabbit
  16. 15. Morty and Ferdie's Snow Scene
  17. 16. Christmas Around the World
    Donald Duck
  18. 17. Daisy's Picture Windows Christmas Cards
  19. 18. Goofy's Package Riddles
  20. 19. Stocking Wishes
  21. 20. From All of Us to All of You!
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