21 Facts About Beagle Boys


Beagle Boys are a group of cartoon characters created in 1951 by Carl Barks for the Donald Duck universe.

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Beagle Boys were originally created by Carl Barks, and made their first appearance in the 10-page story "The Terror of the Beagle Boys" that was first published in November 1951.

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The Beagle Boys are usually depicted as a gang of about three to ten members or more depending on the story, who are identical in appearance and personality.

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The Beagle Boys are often characterized to be very crude, boastful, aggravating, greedy, and self-centered – among themselves however, they are very loyal and have a strong connection of sibling camaraderie.

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The Beagle Boys are however proud of their criminal background; never willing to live their lives in accordance to the law.

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Beagle Boys are most often shown without an established leader, instead acting as a very coherent and homogeneous unit, and only give orders between each other interchangeably when needed.

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The Beagle Boys have their prison numbers tattooed on their chests.

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In one comic, the Beagle Boys have a worldwide organization known as Beagles International, in which the Beagles have spies in different countries around the world.

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In most of Carl Barks stories, the number of Beagle Boys was not exact but instead they were depicted as being ambiguously numerous, with their number of members varying from story to story.

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Beagle Boys usually operate on their own, but collaborated with Magica De Spell in the 1963 Barks story Isle of the Golden Geese, and again in the 1997 Don Rosa story A Little Something Special where they teamed up with Flintheart Glomgold.

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Beagle Boys wears a mortar-board cap and glasses over his black bandit mask and has the prison number "I-176".

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The Italian version of Grandpa Beagle Boys has the word "GRAZIA" where his prison number should be.

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The joke about him being a dachshund is that in Italy the Beagle Boys are referred to as "Banda Bassotti", which means "Dachshund Gang".

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The Beagle Boys frequently take Ottoperotto along on their robberies, to act as a guard dog and to reach spaces too small for the Beagle Boys themselves.

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Beagle Boys made their animated debut in the 1987 Goofy short Sport Goofy in Soccermania, voiced by Will Ryan.

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Unlike their DuckTales incarnations, the Beagle Boys are depicted as identical in both appearance and behavior, though lacking the prison numbers of their comic counterparts.

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Beagle Boys have many relatives who count each other as brothers and cousins: apart from Ma Beagle, there are re-imagined versions of the Beagle Brats, as well as the Beagle Babes.

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Beagle Boys make cameos in the Darkwing Duck episode "In Like Blunt", where they are among the villains bidding on a list of SHUSH's secret agents.

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Ma Beagle Boys first appeared in the episode "Robot Robbers", and since then she has become a recurring character.

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Beagle Boys appeared more frequently in the second season than in the first, however.

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Beagle Boys appeared as Pete's henchmen in the film Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers.

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