Busted! Christopher Nolan Stole the Idea for Inception from... Scrooge McDuck?

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You know what they say, every story has been done before. The folks over at Videogum uncovered a dark truth about Christopher Nolan's Inception, flat out accusing the director of ripping the idea off from an old Disney comic in which the nefarious Beagle Boys try to steal the combination to Scrooge McDuck's safe by sneaking into his dreams.

Just look at the comic panel below, and you'll see an uncanny resemblance to the shared dream machine in Nolan's film, as well as the idea that a dream can be used as a con to extract information from a mark. While we're sure Videogum isn't completely serious about its accusations, it's still fun to see what could very well have been the genesis of the complex ideas in Inception.

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Inception Scrooge McDuck

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Inception Quotes

What's the most resilient parasite? An Idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules. Which is why I have to steal it.


Never recreate from your memory. Always imagine new places.


Inception Review

Oh Christopher Nolan, how do you do it? Here is a man I can't help but admire: First he manages to capture the attention of Hollywood...

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