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INCEPTION STOLEN FROM SCROOGE MCDUCK

04 August 2010
Music & Movies
2 stars
Comments:4
Everyone's favourite movie at the moment is Inception! If you havent' seen it yet, then you're probably the only one who hasn't. But where did the whole 'lucid dream' and inception idea come from?

It came from Scrooge McDuck. It seems director Christopher Nolan and his lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio may have jumped into Scrooge McDuck's dreams and stolen the plot for Inception!
Well, at least that's what we could work out after reading this comic strip published back in 2002.

The cartoon has the criminals (Those pesky Beagle Boys) breaking into Scrooge's dreams in the hope of getting dream Scrooge to hand over the combination to his safe. Sounds pretty similar!

What do you think?









So what do you think, coincidence or does pending Oscars belong to Scrooge?

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  • NicodemusLegend

    I'm a huge fan of this story (written by Don Rosa), but I'm reasonably confident that the idea is common enough to have come up independently.  It's not just "lucid dreaming" that similar, though. The fact that it's about criminals entering a dream specifically to steal information is what really makes the similarity striking.

  • curly_fries

    Sorry, but the film is amazing. Not to mention the idea of "lucid dreaming" has existed since the 1800s.

  • curly_fries

    "Development of Inception began roughly ten years before the film's actual release when Nolan wrote an 80-page treatment about dream-stealers. After presenting the idea to Warner Bros. in 2001, he felt that he needed to have more experience with large scale films. He spent six months polishing up the film's script before Warner Bros. purchased it in February 2009." - Wiki.

  • j_t_2

    ahhaha thats really sad if they stole the idea for that movie from this comic


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