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May 14, 2011 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
Does this duck look like a pervert to you? He does to April Magolon, the Upper Darby mother who sued Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, claiming that she suffers from nightmares, post-traumatic stress disorder and "acute anxiety" after a Disneyworld employee dressed as Donald Duck grabbed one of her breasts three years ago. Disney settled the suit this week in Philadelphia federal court. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in court filings. Magolon, 28, claimed that the pantsless cartoon character "molested her" during a March 2008 vacation, "then made gestures making a joke indicating he had done something wrong," according to the suit, which sought in excess of $50,000 in compensation, plus punitive damages.
NEWS
August 31, 1988 | By Calvin Trillin
I've been working my own angle on the Dan Quayle story. I realized almost from the start that the question the Bush campaign's interrogators ought to have asked Quayle was not who helped him avoid the war or how he got into law school or if he padded his resume or whether he thinks that a C average ought to be a requirement for the vice presidency. They should have asked him what "Dan" was short for. Then they might have discovered that a political party with a serious need to blunt the privilege issue was considering for vice president someone named J. Danforth Quayle - the name of the rich and pompous banker in old Donald Duck comics.
NEWS
August 12, 2010 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
THIS MIGHT sound Goofy, but a Delaware County mother suing Walt Disney Parks and Resorts claims that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and about a dozen other "permanent" maladies because Donald Duck grabbed her breasts two years ago at Epcot Center. April Magolon, 27, of Upper Darby, states in her lawsuit that a Disney employee dressed in a Donald Duck costume touched one of her breasts and continued to "molest her" when she approached him for an autograph in May 2008, while she held her child.
NEWS
January 4, 2011 | By Sam Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Delaware County woman who claims she was groped by Donald Duck at a Disney theme park may proceed with her case in federal court, a U.S. district judge has ruled. April Magolon, 27, was vacationing at Walt Disney World in May 2008 with her fiancé and young children. With a child in her arms, she approached a cast member dressed as the notoriously feisty fowl and asked for an autograph. Magolon, of Upper Darby, claims the man in the duck suit grabbed her breast, molested her, "and then made gestures making a joke indicating he had done something wrong.
NEWS
November 19, 1992 | By Robin Clark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Jules T. Katz of Old City received his voter registration card in the mail last month, he must have known immediately that something was fishy down at the Board of Elections. The document, his entitlement to vote in the Nov. 3 election, described Jules as 5-foot-1 (wrong), brown-haired (wrong again) and 37 years old (strike three). It even said he was a female. (I beg your pardon!) But the craziest part was the box indicating that Jules would not require assistance in the voting booth.
NEWS
December 22, 1992 | BY DAVE BARRY
If you're planning a party for your 12-year-old child, my main piece of advice is: Allow plenty of time for the CAT scan. I learned this important parenting lesson recently when my son, Rob, decided he wanted to celebrate his 12th birthday by holding a dance party. So we rented a hall used for exercise classes and hired a disc jockey. ("I won't play anything with dirty words," the disc jockey assured us. "Unless of course you want me to. ") Our plan was to decorate the hall with crepe streamers and helium-filled balloons, so several hours before the party, we went to a store that rented helium tanks.
NEWS
June 13, 2012
THIS ISN'T the first time the Phanatic's been accused of being too fanatical. In 2010 the Daily News found he'd been sued at least three other times in the previous decade, once for hugging someone too hard. One woman attending a Reading Phillies game with her church group claimed he sat on her legs, making her arthritis act up and leading to a knee replacement, a lawsuit alleged. The resolutions of the lawsuits could not be determined Tuesday. Nor is he the only mascot sued.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1990 | By Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
Though fall is traditionally the season of adult pictures, new and re- released animated movies should please cartoon lovers. Fantasia. Disney marks the 50th anniversary of its landmark animated movie with this re-release of a fully restored version, based on the original negative. The restored print preserves the work of the Philadelphia Orchestra under conductor Leopold Stokowski. The Rescuers Down Under. A new Disney movie, featuring the voices of Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor as two mice who travel to Australia to help a boy save an endangered bird.
NEWS
September 24, 1992 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
Meet Jam Quacky. He's a dredlocked duck who lives to rap. His girl, a feline hottie named Carlita, is into rhythm and blues. His homeboys are Hairball, a Mexican cat, and the nerdy-by-nature Eugene, also of the duck persuasion. The posse attends Quackadelphia High. Their 'round the way escapades - rockin' the house, fending off gang-bangers, standing for right, dealing with drive-bys, getting unfairly harassed by the police - are chronicled in a quarterly comic book created by 29-year-old illustrator Reggie Byers.
NEWS
April 26, 1993 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A delightful smirk creased Donald Duck's bright orange bill as the cartoon fowl kicked up his webbed heels above a tasseled sombrero, brightly chalked on a cement square in front of the town library. "Who did Donald Duck?" a little boy asked of no one in particular as he passed by. "Some girl who's going to win," his buddy chimed. The whimsical chalk creation, the work of Jean Schwarzwalder, attracted that sort of compliment from those who had turned out to view the annual screeving contest at the Lindenwold Library.
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NEWS
June 13, 2012
THIS ISN'T the first time the Phanatic's been accused of being too fanatical. In 2010 the Daily News found he'd been sued at least three other times in the previous decade, once for hugging someone too hard. One woman attending a Reading Phillies game with her church group claimed he sat on her legs, making her arthritis act up and leading to a knee replacement, a lawsuit alleged. The resolutions of the lawsuits could not be determined Tuesday. Nor is he the only mascot sued.
NEWS
May 14, 2011 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
Does this duck look like a pervert to you? He does to April Magolon, the Upper Darby mother who sued Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, claiming that she suffers from nightmares, post-traumatic stress disorder and "acute anxiety" after a Disneyworld employee dressed as Donald Duck grabbed one of her breasts three years ago. Disney settled the suit this week in Philadelphia federal court. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in court filings. Magolon, 28, claimed that the pantsless cartoon character "molested her" during a March 2008 vacation, "then made gestures making a joke indicating he had done something wrong," according to the suit, which sought in excess of $50,000 in compensation, plus punitive damages.
NEWS
January 4, 2011 | By Sam Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Delaware County woman who claims she was groped by Donald Duck at a Disney theme park may proceed with her case in federal court, a U.S. district judge has ruled. April Magolon, 27, was vacationing at Walt Disney World in May 2008 with her fiancé and young children. With a child in her arms, she approached a cast member dressed as the notoriously feisty fowl and asked for an autograph. Magolon, of Upper Darby, claims the man in the duck suit grabbed her breast, molested her, "and then made gestures making a joke indicating he had done something wrong.
NEWS
August 12, 2010 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
THIS MIGHT sound Goofy, but a Delaware County mother suing Walt Disney Parks and Resorts claims that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and about a dozen other "permanent" maladies because Donald Duck grabbed her breasts two years ago at Epcot Center. April Magolon, 27, of Upper Darby, states in her lawsuit that a Disney employee dressed in a Donald Duck costume touched one of her breasts and continued to "molest her" when she approached him for an autograph in May 2008, while she held her child.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2008 | By Natalya Bucuy FOR THE INQUIRER
An annual holiday treat - Disney on Ice - returns today to the Wachovia Center offering a combination of classic and new characters to entertain families. In town through Jan. 4, "Worlds of Fantasy" showcases classic characters from Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid, and introduces the new fairies from this year's Tinker Bell. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Donald Duck also will greet the audience with song and dance. " 'Worlds of Fantasy' connects classic and new Disney stories," producer Kenneth Feld says.
BUSINESS
February 17, 2004 | By Miriam Hill INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Despite Walt Disney Co.'s formal rejection of Comcast Corp.'s hostile bid yesterday, the home of Snow White, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck doesn't have many good defenses against acquirers. "When a company is exposed to a bid like this, the odds are rather high that it will not remain independent," said Harbir Singh, professor of management at the Wharton School and an expert on merger strategy. Perversely, one reason Disney is vulnerable is that it has tried to be a good corporate citizen.
BUSINESS
October 19, 2000 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gone are the pink and green walls and the glass window displays at the front of the store featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and other well-known Disney characters. Walt Disney Co. will open a redesigned Disney store - brighter, and with more merchandise and a modular design - at the Cherry Hill Mall on Saturday. Company executives hope such overhauls will catapult sales in Disney's lagging consumer products division. The revamped Cherry Hill store is a prototype, one of two in the country, for what the entertainment giant plans as a major retooling of 350 to 500 stores in North America over the next several years.
NEWS
December 1, 1998 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Two boats escort the USS Donald Cook, the Navy's newest guided missile destroyer, up the Delaware River into Philadelphia yesterday. It will be officially placed into service during a ceremony at Penn's Landing on Friday
NEWS
July 10, 1998 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
Uh oh. It's starting again. Disney's latest movie for kids, "Mulan," has opened to good reviews - indeed, to many enthusiastic raves. It's been called a story that teaches kids lessons about courage, honor, determination and devotion to family. And yet, at the same time, some reviewers have criticized it for sending bad messages to impressionable youth. The nay-sayers pick on it for "political correctness" because the heroine succeeds in a traditional male role. It has been attacked for displaying what one critic described as "men-are-pigs" stereotypes.
NEWS
April 26, 1993 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A delightful smirk creased Donald Duck's bright orange bill as the cartoon fowl kicked up his webbed heels above a tasseled sombrero, brightly chalked on a cement square in front of the town library. "Who did Donald Duck?" a little boy asked of no one in particular as he passed by. "Some girl who's going to win," his buddy chimed. The whimsical chalk creation, the work of Jean Schwarzwalder, attracted that sort of compliment from those who had turned out to view the annual screeving contest at the Lindenwold Library.
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