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With Professor Plumbottom captured and the Cat Pirates on the run, Xanadu was saved. But there was still the matter of how to get home. They couldn’t go back through the ice cave. It was way too slippery. Ducky suggested that they build a giant sling shot that would fire them over the mountains. Pembleton ignored his suggestion and said, “Even if we could fix Mr. Sloth’s plane, we would need to shield the plane from Xanadu’s magnetic radiation. My hypothesis is that the magnetic radiation given off by Xanadu is what caused the plane to crash. It is also keeps this valley hidden from modern satellites.”

The little green dino with glasses said, “We know someone who can help. We know some Yeti mechanics that live in the ice caves. They are experts when it comes to fixing machines and they know a lot about the science of Xanadu.”

The dinosaurs called the Yetis and to everyone’s surprise Ducky had already met them on another adventure. The Yetis, dinosaurs, and Pembleton all pitched in to fix the plane. Within a few hours they had the plane in top condition. The Yetis coated the plane in a special silver paint that shielded the plane’s instruments from Xanadu’s radiation.

“Pembleton, give the engine a try. I think we’ve ironed out all the kinks.” Mr. Yeti yelled as Pembleton brought the engine to life.

Before leaving, the dinosaurs of the village asked Ducky and the gang to stay for a farewell celebration.

To Be Continued…

"Try the engines Pembleton."

“Try the engines Pembleton.”

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In Israel, cucumbers and pickles are BIG BUSINESS, and Ducky (always the entrepreneur) has been busy preparing a crop of grade-A “mel-ah-fe-FONE” (that’s Hebrew for cucumber). First he used his hoe to make the dirt really soft. Then he planted some cucumber vines. A few days later, some flowers started to bloom. After a few weeks, a few tiny cucumbers appeared. In a month or two, it all add up to one thing. PICKLE MAKING TIME!! Only, he is not sure how to make pickles, but he will figure that out when it is time.

Makin' pickles is hard work!

Makin’ pickles is hard work!

Lately, Blizzard has been having trouble at school. He’s had his nose literally stuck in his books and he is bumping into walls and his classmates. The problem was so bad that his teacher called for a parent-teacher conference with Pembleton.

After an appointment with an optometrist, Blizzard got a new pair of glasses.  For days, Blizzard walked around with his mouth hanging open saying, “Wow! So that’s what that looks like!”

"Whoo, that's what that looks like!"

“Wow, so that’s what that looks like!”

Ducky and the gang have been practicing and practicing for the up coming nativity play. Pembleton not only had the lead as Joseph, but he was also directing the play as well. This did not sit well with Ducky. He wanted to be the lead and he did not like Pembleton bossing him around.

Since Ducky was unable to be Joseph, he decided he wanted to be one of the three wise guys. He has been wanting to wear his Blues Brothers outfit again. But Pembleton just gave him an angry glare and said he had been cast as the angel. An Angel! Ducky knew this was the role he was born to play. He was going to be the BEST ANGEL EVER!

During the dress rehearsal Ducky prepared for his grand entrance! He planned to be lowered in by a pulley mechanism, operated by some local raccoons.  Unfortunately, things did not go as planned…

Hopefully Ducky will have it straightened out before their first show tomorrow.

To us a child is born...

To us a child is born…

Mmm... Maple Syrup

Mmm… Maple Syrup

In Canada, maple syrup is everywhere. While eating breakfast, Ducky asked “Where does this stuff come from?” As he poured a little more on to his pancakes. “I love maple syrup.”

Pembleton excitedly ran to his office, grabbed his earth science book, and brought it back to the table. He opened the book and searched through the pages until he found a page with a brightly colored tree. He pointed at the tree and said, “That is where maple syrup comes from”.

Ducky looked at Pembleton cross-eyed and said, “What?! How can maple syrup come from a tree? I don’t see any fruits on that tree.”

“It doesn’t come from fruit, silly.” Pembleton replied. “It comes from the sap. Look here. Farmers have to tap the trees and harvest gallons and gallons of sap. 40 gallons to be precise. Then they have to boil it down until there is only one gallon left and that becomes yummy syrup. Then they bottle it and ship it to the store.”

“Why do they boil it? It seems like such a waste.” Ducky said.

“Well the sap isn’t very good on it’s own. In order to get the great taste we all know and love, it needs to be concentrated. That’s why they boil it.” Pembleton said matter of factly.

“Oh, okay.” Ducky just nodded his head. “So who makes better maple syrup? Canadians, New Yorkers or Vermonters?”

“Ducky that is an argument you do not want to get involved with. Just enjoy whatever maple syrup you have in front of you.” Pembleton recommended.

One thing Ducky and the gang have learned since being in Montreal is that it is COLD! While Ted, Blizzard, and Pembleton are enjoying the colder weather, Ducky is having a hard time staying warm. At first he tried a nice mug of hot cocoa, but that doesn’t last very long. Then he tried a blankie, but that only gets in the way when playing with his toys. So Pembleton had the idea of getting some cool new PJs from Mr. Moose’ Canadian Comfort store that would keep them warm, but also stylish. Ducky chose the dino pattern, while Pembleton went with the space pattern. Ted and Blizzard’s fur kept them warm enough, and decided PJs would make them too warm.

While their new PJs keep them nice and warm, they still enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa and a blankie while cuddling up on the couch. Even Ted and Blizzard.

We look good in our new stylin' pjs!

We look good in our new stylin’ pjs!

Ducky and the gang are currently exploring the Canadian North for a couple of weeks. They will be spending some time in the Montreal area and hopefully meeting new friends. One of the first friends they have met is Marty the Mounty, a Canadian pony and officer of the law. He will be showing Ducky and the gang the ropes as they acclimate to their new home away from home.

Aye, what would you like to know a-boot Canada?

Aye, what would you like to know a-boot Canada?

While in Italy, Ducky had a fountain made in his likeness. He wore a toga and a crown of olive leaves just like Caeser. When modelling for it, he thought it was weird that Gatocelli didn’t look at him much and that he wasn’t allowed to look at the statue until it was finished. Towards the end of sculpting, Ducky got tired, took off his costume, and went to get a snack.

When he came back the statue was gone. “Where is the statue?” Ducky asked.

“I put it on top of a fountain and it’s now in the garden”, replied Gatocelli.

Ducky was so excited … until he reached the garden. Once he saw the fountain, his eyes almost bulged out of his head and he sank back in embarrassment! The statue was not of him as a Caeser but as a chubby cherub- PEEING! So embarrassing! This is the last time he will trust Christmas Koala to recommend an artist!

 

Disgusting!

Disgusting!

Ducky and friends have been doing quite a bit of traveling lately. Their lastest adventure was Italia! They visited Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terra, and ROMA! While in Rome, Ducky got into some trouble at the Vatican after he made a minor improvement to some of their artwork.

"Much better!"

“Much better!”

Original piece: Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo (http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/)

Additions: Timothy Mann

Last night while studying, Pembleton heard an awful noise coming from the garage. Ducky had invited some of their friends from the neighborhood for an impromptu concert. “What are you doing Ducky?” Pembleton asked after the noise stopped.

“I’m singing the blues, Pembleton. What do you think I’m doing?” Ducky asked.

“Well at first I thought a cat might be dying, but then I recognized your singing.” Pembleton replied.

“Hey that’s not nice.”Ducky pouted.

“Sorry it’s the truth,” Pembleton said, realizing he was being a little mean. “I’m sorry Ducky. I didn’t mean to sound so mean. So why are you singing the blues?”

“Oh you know,” Ducky’s replied, “I got the- Sunny California, everything’s wonderful blues!

“WHAT?!?!” Pembleton said, shaking his head. “Sometimes I just don’t understand you.”

"Sunny California, ain't nothing wrong blues!"

“Sunny California, ain’t nothing wrong blues!”

The Top 5 Advantages of Being Little in the Summer

1. Being Little = Cuteness, which always gets you extra treats from the grandmas. (This happens year round, but more so in the summer and at Christmas.)

2. A free sample of ice cream is more than enough.

3.  An ice cube makes a nice and cool chair in the summer.

4. You can find shade almost anywhere.

5. You can use a bowl for a swimming pool.

This ice cream is good!

This ice cream is good!

Ducky loves pizza day at school. He is always the first one to the cafeteria, he flashes a big smile at the lunch ladies, and he asks for a large slice of Margarita pizza. Mmm… Mmm… PIZZA!

Mmm... Cheesy Pizza!

Mmm… Cheesy Pizza!

Bees have an important job.

Bees have an important job.

Blizzard was stung by a bee today. As Pembleton put a band aid over the sting, Blizzard said, “I wish bees would just disappear!”

Pembleton turned to Blizzard and said, “You don’t want that to happen.”

“Why not?” Blizzard asked, still sniffling a little.

“Because bees have an important job. Without bees most of our fruits and vegetables wouldn’t grow. Bees make fruits grow by pollinating them. We also wouldn’t get to enjoy the honey they make. Plus, bees are scientifically amazing. There is a lot we can learn about how bees fly.”

When Pembleton finished explaining all of the amazing things about bees, he looked down at Blizzard and found that he was fast asleep.

Until next time, Pembleton wants to remind you to:

KEEP BEING CURIOUS!

Earlier today, Ducky and Pembleton were looking at some old photos. They were so old, it was before they knew their little buddies Ted and Blizzard.

Ted and Blizzard were confused. They had never heard of baseball and were wondering why Pembleton was prepared for battle. This afternoon, the gang went to a nearby park, where Ducky and Pembleton taught the little guys how to play catch.  Then they came home to watch the end of the Oakland A’s beating the Red Sox, while eating Cracker Jacks. Ducky is a huge fan of Stomper (the A’s mascot) and caramel popcorn.

"Batter Up!"

“Batter Up!”

"Why bring a resume, when you can bring a trophy?"

“Why bring a resume, when you can bring a trophy?”

Tip # 4

Always be prepared.

Ducky always likes to be prepared. He has found this to be extra important when doing business.  When packing your briefcase for a meeting or business trip Ducky’s motto is “When in doubt, pack it.” You would not believe how many times a stinky boot or a clown wig is just what he needs to get the job done. Don’t forget to pack some snacks too.

Recently Ducky and the gang went to Paris for a Lego conference. One evening, Ducky went on a stroll through the Parisian streets, looking for some snacks. He found some delicious cookies and a nice gelato stand near a park.

In the park, Ducky saw a strange fellow duck, who appeared to be trapped in an invisible box. When Ducky went over to help, the strange duck burst out of the invisible box and stanched Ducky’s cookie and his ice cream!

Ducky shouted, “Who are you and why did you take my snacks?”

But the strange duck’s only reply was a silent laugh and then a bite out of the cookie.

Ducky was sad, and confused. Why would someone be so mean? Then Ducky went back to the gelato stand and got another scoop of ice cream. This time, he would be more careful.

"Who are you and why did you take my snacks?" - Ducky

“Who are you and why did you take my snacks?” – Ducky

 

 

Bearistotle’s Treasure.

They slowly entered the room, not knowing what to expect. On the ceiling there was an colorful mosaic depicting a galaxy and hundreds of stars. It was so beautiful, they almost forgot why they were there. At the top of the ceiling there was an oculus letting in a beam of light, shining down onto a pedestal in the center of the room.

“What is this? A BOOK! We came all this way for a stinking BOOK!?!” Ducky shouted as he looked at the pedestal.

“Wait a second! Ducky. Books can be very valuable treasures. I need to examine it.” Multilingual Mole said as he and Pembleton took a closer look.

“What are all those pots for Ducky?” Ted asked.

“Maybe those are filled with treasure.” Blizzard added.

“Good thinking.” Ducky said as he waddled over and opened one of the lids. “Oh My Goodness! GOLD! The tasty kind.”  Ducky dipped his wing into the pot of honey, just for a taste. “Oh, this is the good stuff.”

“Wait Ducky!” Pembleton shouted, but it was too late. Ducky had already dived in.

“This book, isn’t just any book.” Multilingual Mole explained. “It is Bearistotle’s mother’s famous recipe book.” Ted and Blizzard ‘Oooed’ and ‘Aaaawed’ as Multilingual Mole named delicious recipe, after recipe.  He then continued, “She made the best baklava in all the land, but her recipes were believed to have been lost in the great fires of Alexandria.” At this point, Multilingual Mole was giddy with excitement, as was Pembleton and the little guys. “This find is not only important for history and prosperity, but also the good of animal kinds tummies.”

As Multilingual Mole and Pembleton thumbed through other famous and delicious recipes Ducky, who had finally gotten unstuck from the honey pot came over and asked, “So what’s this your looking at!” Everyone turned to Ducky and gave him the stink eye.

“Weren’t you listening?” Pembleton asked.

“Actually, it’s a little hard to hear. I have honey in my ears.” Ducky replied.

Once they had examined the treasure. They made preparations to return to the nearest city. There they reported the cat pirates to the authorities and told them their location. Then Multilingual Mole and Pembleton held a press conference, announcing they had uncovered the Mystery of the Desert Sands. Amanda Panda and Penelope Penguin, donated their pendents to a local museum and in appreciation of their gift, the museum had two replicas made for the girls. Cornelius questioned the female camel that had been working with the cat pirates and was relieved to find out she had no idea what they were up to. Before handing the recipe book over to the museum for safe keeping, Ducky and the gang made a batch of Mama Bearistotle’s baklava! It was so good, they had to make another.

The End!

Mmmm... this is a tasty mystery

Mmmm… this is a tasty mystery

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 1

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 2

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 3

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 4

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 5

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 6

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 7

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 8

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 9

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 10

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 11

Unlocking the Mystery of the Desert Sands.

Before handing over the pendants, Amanda Panda and Penelope Penguin slid the two charms together. The halves formed the key Multilingual Mole would need to open the massive, ancient doors that stood before them.

Multilingual Mole translated the encryption on the pendent, “MORE THAN THIS KEY IS NEEDED TO UNLOCK THE MYSTERY OF THE DESERT SANDS. AS THE HALVES OF THIS PENDANT COME TOGETHER TO FORM A MESSAGE, SO TOO THE SECRETS OF BEARISTOTLE’S CHAMBER WILL ONLY BE REVEALED BY WORKING TOGETHER.”

"Cool! These are the best friendship pendants ever!"

“Cool! These are the best friendship pendants ever!”

“What does that mean? Haven’t we done enough teamwork for one adventure?” Ducky asked.

“I think it means that it will take all of us to unlock the mystery and the door.” Pembleton said.

“But how? I don’t even see a keyhole”, Amanda said, as she looked back and forth between the pendent and door.

“I think we might be too little”, said Ted sadly.

“Yeah, look how big those doors are, and how little we are”, Blizzard agreed.

“I got it!” Pembleton shouted. “How about we become big!”

“What does that mean? Are you drinking enough water? I think you might be loosing it!” Ducky replied.

“No, I’m not losing it! Each of us may be little, but together we can do big things! Haven’t you learned anything from our previous adventures?” Pembleton explained, “We need to climb on top of each other so we can see higher up! Maybe with Cornelius’ help, we can find the lock.”

They all climbed onto Cornelius’ back to get a better view. They searched for anything that might match the shape of the pendent. After searching for several minutes, Penelope tugged on Pembleton’s wing and then whispered, “Do you think that could be it? Up there?” she asked.

“Yeah! I think you found it!” Pembleton shouted with joy. He startled shy Penelope, and caught her before she fell off the hump. Both of them blushed a little, but then they got back to work.

Ducky, Ted, Pembelton, and Blizzard quickly formed an animal ladder on top of Cornelius and passed the pendent up the chain. Once Ted, at the top, received the pendent, Amanda told them, “Scoot to the right. No the other rights you nimrods! No, now that is too far! STOP! Right there Ted!” Then Ted slid the pendant into the cave wall and pushed it into place. There was a loud click, but then nothing happen.

They waited for about 10 seconds before they heard the rumble of stone doors sliding open. “It worked! It worked!” Multilingual Mole shouted as he did the happy dance. “Now lets see this treasure.”

Stay tuned for the GRAND FINALE!

"Woo Hoo! It worked!"

“Even though each of us might be little, together we can do BIG things!” -Pembleton

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 1

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 2

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 3

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 4

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 5

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 6

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 7

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 8

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 9

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 10

Meanwhile.

“Give us back our pendants! You ruffian!” shouted Amanda Panda & Penelope Penguin.

“Arrr… Be quiet. The only good thing about prison, was the peace and quiet. I didn’t escape to hear your belly aching. ” Captain One Mitten shouted back at the girls. “Once Egor gets here with that blasted mole, I’ll be able to unlock the treasure with your ‘friendship’ pendents.”

“Why do you need our pendents? They are ours. We got them fair and square from that antique dealer.” Amanda told the Captain.

“The dealer, said they were worthless and gave them to us for a bargain.” Added Penelope.

“One animal’s trash, is another animal’s treasure. Or in my case, a key to an ancient temple that was buried by a terrible sand storm hundreds of years ago. Once we unlock the temple. I will be RICH! Hahahaha!” Captain One Mitten cackled (huhu), “hairball.”

“Let us go.” Penelope begged.

“No. I can’t let you alert the authorities. Don’t worry, if your good, I’ll only make you walk the plank.” Captain One Mitten replied.

“You won’t get away with this! When our friends, find out, and they will, they will send you back to jail.” Amanda said sneeringly.

“I escaped, once, I can do it again.”

To be continued…

You won't get away with this!

You won’t get away with this!

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 1

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 2

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 3

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 4

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 5

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 6

Pit Stop.

The desert was hot and everyone including Cornelius wanted to get to the destination on the map as quickly as possible. Ducky tried to encourage Cornelius to speed up by repeatedly smacking the camel’s hindquarters with a stick and yelling “Giddy Up!” This approach, however, did not have its intended effect because, after a couple of minutes, Cornelius found a shady spot and sat down refusing to go further.

“Well, it’s probably about time we all took a short rest anyway”, said Pembleton as he unharnessed the supplies that Ducky had packed. “Maybe we can have some lunch.” Pembleton was trying to sound positive because he knew everyone was cranky after being in the sun for so long. When as he unpacked the “supplies ” he couldn’t help but be annoyed. “Ducky! Where is the water and the food?”

“Oh, I, uh, forgot to pack water, but I’m pretty sure I packed food,” said Ducky.

“What are you talking about?” said Pembleton as he laid out the stuff from their pack. “I see a few mushy french fries, two sticky butterscotch candies, a rusty fork, an old blanket, a cracked bottle, UNO cards, and a very stinky boot. Ducky! Why did you pack ONE stinky boot? We don’t even wear SHOES! What are we supposed to do with this junk!?!?”

“I was rushing. I just started grabbing stuff. Plus, you have to admit, UNO is a good family game,” Ducky said sheepishly.

“We got an idea,” Ted and Blizzard said in unison. “It looks like there is a well behind Ducky and an old bucket with some rope,” explained Ted. “If Pembleton is able to fix this bottle, maybe we can use it to store water for the rest of our trip,” Blizzard added.

“Good thinking little guys,” Pembleton said, “but I’m not sure how to fix the bottle.” Pembleton thought about it for a minute, then noticed Ducky was chomping on some gum. He forced Ducky to hand over the used gum and molded it over the crack. He then used some of the cloth from the old blanket to cover the gum to keep their hands from getting sticky. “I think that will have to do until we get to our final destination.”

After everyone had enough to drink and their bottle was filled, Pembleton made Ducky apologize to Cornelius. After some coxing, Cornelius forgave Ducky and they were on their way, again.

To be continued…

"What?!? One stinky boot?" - Pembleton

“What?!? One stinky boot?” – Pembleton

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 1

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 2

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 3

Mystery of the Desert Sands Part 4

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Easter is one of the gang’s favorite holidays. They get to dress up in their monkey suits, eat lots of candy, and search for Easter eggs! Sometimes the Easter Egg Hunt can get pretty competitive. This year was no different.

The humans took the gang to a nearby park for their Easter Egg Hunt. Blizzard and Ted decided to team up this year and boy were they glad they did. They found an egg under some leaves that was almost as big as they were! Pembleton and Ducky both spied a beautiful egg near a boulder, but Ducky was much closer and was able to grab it first. Pembleton wasn’t about to give up. He searched and he searched, and he found a nice big egg at the base of a tree.

Blizzard and Ted worked together to carefully roll their egg over to Ducky’s basket. But when Ducky picked up their egg, he accidentally dropped it and the egg crashed on to the ground and broke open. All three of them were upset, until they saw that inside their egg was filled with delicious candies!

This was definitely an Easter to remember.

"I found one! I found one!"

“I found one! I found one!”

Happy Easter!

Their boat was stuck in a sandbar and Pembleton felt like something fishy was going on because every attempt to radio for help was being jammed. The only thing they could do is take their life raft to the nearby island and search for help.

Once Ducky, Pembleton, Ted, and Blizzard made it to shore, they decided to explore the island. But Ducky insisted that they all stick together and Pembleton reminded them to walk quietly.

It didn’t take long for them to discover what was going on. Ducky and Pembleton heard rough voices through the dense jungle foliage. They carefully peeked through the bushes only to find CAT PIRATES!

“That explains it”, said Pembleton. “The pirates must be jamming our radio and they probably put that sandbar near the island to trap boats like ours.”

Ducky said, “Why does it have to be CATS? I hate CATS!”

“Except for kittens”, Ted reminded him.

As they listened to the cat pirates, they found out that their leader, Captain One Mitten, was aware of their boat. He had sent his first mate to check on the boat, but he returned saying that no one was on the ship and there was no treasure – only a few sandwiches. Both pirates agreed that they were hungry and went down to the boat to eat Ducky, Pembleton, and the little guys’ sandwiches.

Meanwhile, Ducky said, “Now’s our chance to find out what they are doing here.” Pembleton added, “Maybe we can disable their radio jammer.”

To be continued…

"Arrr... what kinda sandwiches, thee be?" -Captain One Mitten exclaimed.

“Arrr… what kinda sandwiches, thee be?” -Captain One Mitten exclaimed.

Part 1 Ducky’s Mediterranean Cruise

Part 2 Water Skiing on Ducky’s Mediterranean Cruise

Part 3 Sand Bar! Full Steam Ahead! Ducky’s Mediterranean Cruise

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