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Disney XD’s “DuckTales” Revival Gets “First Look” Image

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Disney has revealed the first official image tied to its new DuckTales animated series since the initial announcement of the revival project in February 2015. In addition to Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Duey there is “Webby” Vanderquack and none other than Donald Duck himself, previously described as an “optimistic yet temperamental” character that would take a starring role in Scrooge’s world-spanning quest for adventure and treasure in contrast to his general absence in the original series. Confirmed supporting characters from the first DuckTales cartoon include Duckworth, Mrs. Beakley, Gyro Gearloose and Launchpad McQuack, while old villains like Flintheart Glomgold, Magica Despell and Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys will also return.

The DuckTales revival is being produced by Disney Television Animation and is still planned to debut in 2017 on the Disney XD cable network.

 

 

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  1. TsWade2

    You know what I would love to see? I would love to see a Three Caballeros episode in that show since Donald Duck is now a one of the main characters of this reboot. I mean, Jose Carioca and Panchito Pistoles were featured in House of Mouse, Paul Rudish's Mickey Mouse Shorts, and Mickey and the Roadster Racers, so why not? I thinks that would be awesome to have a Three Caballeros episode in the reboot of Ducktales.

    The new series writer Frank Agnones mentioned, there are no plans yet, but he would love to have them (if I remember correctly).

    And I love that idea too!

  2. SaneMan

    also on Youtube

    I must have watched that clip at least 20 times. The animation is mesmerizing.

    The show proper probably won't look like this but it still looks like it will have higher production values than the typical animated television series nowadays – and it now just dawned upon me that this reboot premieres around the 30th anniversary of the original show. *smacks self on the forehead*

  3. Rick Jones

    The only place I looked for opinions, besides here, were YouTube comments (I never learn) and most of what I saw was negative especially in comparing the style and voices of the 80s show to this one.

    Sent from my HTC6535LVW using Tapatalk

    So it is true, Youtube really is more picky than 4chan

  4. DeanBurrito25

    I must have watched that clip at least 20 times. The animation is mesmerizing.

    The show proper probably won't look like this but it still looks like it will have higher production values than the typical animated television series nowadays – and it now just dawned upon me that this reboot premieres around the 30th anniversary of the original show. *smacks self on the forehead*

    Yeah, the immense success of the original show is also partly believed to be due to its higher production values than other shows at that time (think of Hanna-Barbera).

    As someone who knows nothing about animation techniques, but who always likes to learn something: What exactly in the teaser does you tell the animation is high quality?

  5. Duckfan

    Yeah, the immense success of the original show is also partly believed to be due to its higher production values than other shows at that time (think of Hanna-Barbera).

    As someone who knows nothing about animation techniques, but who always likes to learn something: What exactly in the teaser does you tell the animation is high quality?

    A basic sign of the fluid animation is how the characters are always moving. Notice how much movement is going on with Donald in the promo teaser, compared to what's going to appear in the show, where characters are on screen periods at a time without moving or only part of their bodies moving. These are typical instance of limited animation, that's been prevalent in television animation since the very beginning of the industry.
    Personally I find it a bit unfair for people to expect the level of animation you see in that promo in an entire 22 minute TV series in each episode.

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  6. Dudley

    A basic sign of the fluid animation is how the characters are always moving. Notice how much movement is going on with Donald in the promo teaser, compared to what's going to appear in the show, where characters are on screen periods at a time without moving or only part of their bodies moving. These are typical instance of limited animation, that's been prevalent in television animation since the very beginning of the industry.
    Personally I find it a bit unfair for people to expect the level of animation you see in that promo in an entire 22 minute TV series in each episode.

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    This reboot will suck, it will not even be close to the quality of the 1987 version and will likely be filled with terrible pop culture references and the new voices SUCCCCCCCK HARD! I have no faith in Dinsey anymore especially when all their movies are in CGI

  7. ToonzMaster

    This reboot will suck, it will not even be close to the quality of the 1987 version and will likely be filled with terrible pop culture references and the new voices SUCCCCCCCK HARD! I have no faith in Dinsey anymore especially when all their movies are in CGI

    Oh no! Not you again! Haven't you been banned in this site?

  8. TheVileOne

    It's not a Mickey Mouse show. Goofy and Daisy Duck never appeared on Duck Tales either. Mickey and Donald were never on Goof Troop.

    That didn't stop Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto from making guest appearances on the mini series Minnie's Bow Toons, which focused on Minnie, Daisy, and Cuckoo Loca

  9. SweetShop209

    That didn't stop Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto from making guest appearances on the mini series Minnie's Bow Toons, which focused on Minnie, Daisy, and Cuckoo Loca

    Well, that's more because it was a purely within Mickey Mouse Clubhouse more than being a seperate series that probably made them allow to include them. Unlike say Ducktales or Goof Troop as that previous person applied.

  10. I don't mean any offense, SweetShop209, but this is DuckTales we're talking about. We really need to focus on that. Besides, Minnie's Bow-Toons is a spinoff of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so Mickey appearing on that show is a given. DuckTales is specifically about characters related to Donald Duck (not just by family, but by species as well; Mrs. Beakley and Webby aren't related to him, after all), namely his Uncle Scrooge, as well as his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie (other species of animals also appear on the show [e.g., the "Beagle" Boys], but still).

  11. SweetShop209

    That didn't stop Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto from making guest appearances on the mini series Minnie's Bow Toons, which focused on Minnie, Daisy, and Cuckoo Loca

    The thing is, that was a spin-off of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, while DuckTales is meant as a separate continuity.

  12. Checkerboard

    Anything new? Disney Channel and Disney Junior in Central Europe will air a 5 minute first look on June 9th. I assume the US is getting it sooner. Or no word on that yet?

    Chances are the first episode airs internationally and that is all for that time. Then the US comes in month later premiering the episodes, with the same happening elsewhere.

  13. Checkerboard

    Anything new? Disney Channel and Disney Junior in Central Europe will air a 5 minute first look on June 9th. I assume the US is getting it sooner. Or no word on that yet?

    can't wait. But where exactly do you know about a 5 minutes first look? Just wondering 🙂

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  14. ToonJay723

    There actually isn't going to be a five minute sneek peek on June 9th.

    I'm actually not sure that's what he was referring to. The user he responded to said that it was reportedly premiering (which isn't usually the same thing as a 5 minute preview) on June 9 and I think he said that wasn't true. I did ask him for some clarification. I'll update if he responds.

  15. Since when is the United States part of Central/Eastern Europe?

    I find it absurd how you trust an American who knows nothing about CEE more than someone who actually lives there. They're getting a preview on June 9th, whether you want to like it or not.

    Source: prartoon.com/dokumentumok/

  16. Checkerboard

    Kinda surprised CEE would get it sooner than US.

    DuckTales and the Disney Afternoon in general were HUGE over here
    As in, they are still airing re-runs of those shows till this day, and said re-runs still get good ratings

  17. Red Arrow 😀

    Since when is the United States part of Central/Eastern Europe?

    I find it absurd how you trust an American who knows nothing about CEE more than someone who actually lives there. They're getting a preview on June 9th, whether you want to like it or not.

    Source: prartoon.com/dokumentumok/

    He's the co-producer of the show. Not some random American.

  18. SaneMan

    DuckTales and the Disney Afternoon in general were HUGE over here
    As in, they are still airing re-runs of those shows till this day, and said re-runs still get good ratings

    For reals? Over here they stopped airing DuckTales and the other Disney Afternoon shows in 2012 if I remember correctly 😮

  19. ToonJay723

    He's the co-producer of the show. Not some random American.

    True, but often the production team is left in the dark until last minute – voice actors and actors included. Networks and their marketing/management teams don't usually communicate this kind of stuff well and in advance. Plus, we are talking about Europe in this case – it's obvious he has no clue if he's based in the States.

    Red Arrow 😀

    For reals? Over here they stopped airing DuckTales and the other Disney Afternoon shows in 2012 if I remember correctly 😮

    Yeah, Saneman is right. Decko is airing reruns of Rescue Rangers and Goof Troop right now. Disney shows have been airing in CZ/SK since 1991 on regular basis in rotation nonstop. They always have good ratings. So I guess maybe it's not so suprising for Europe to get it first. Question is what exactly we're getting.

  20. I was wrong, we still get Timon and Pumbaa from time to time, but this is because both characters are dubbed with Belgian accents and they also use lots of typical Belgian words. Dutchmen find this hilarious and Belgians are pretty proud of this, so the Dutch dub got quite popular 😀

    But other than that, they haven't aired any Disney Afternoon series here from 2014 till present.

  21. Red Arrow 😀

    For reals? Over here they stopped airing DuckTales and the other Disney Afternoon shows in 2012 if I remember correctly 😮

    mind you, I em talking arout regular TV networks that air them in syndication, rather than our regions Disney Channel

  22. I just want to say that in my personal opinion, if this show gives everyone something like a 15 second opening that just runs through the theme song, and relies more on punny episode titles (which, yes, the original show also had, but it never relied more on those kinds of titles over everything else), or even "idosyncratic episode naming", I personally think we need to start being concerned. From what I've seen, that tends to be a sign that the show would likely have the same generic, "they-won't-know-the-difference" writing that other recent Disney Channel shows have had that's designed to appeal more to certain groups of people in the short term, and less and preserving/reflecting the Disney legacy. We should also be concerned if it seems to focus more on HD&L (and Webby)'s school life as well (after all, that's not what the viewers came to see). I say "HD&L (and Webby)", because, I'm assuming that they'll be living together in the same house like before, with Mrs. Beakley as a live in housekeeper/nanny. Speaking of, I'm hoping, again, that they don't give her the stereotypical "disciplinarian / 'old nag'" personality. She's a much more developed character than that. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, at least a couple episodes of the original show have shown her to have hidden depths. That said, (along with Webby), I also hope they don't make her too "hip" either. We don't need to be continuously reminded/reassured that she's "with the times". The viewers don't need to be constantly reminded of this or other things, especially things they already know/get…

  23. Mandouga

    I just want to say that in my personal opinion, if this show gives everyone something like a 15 second opening that just runs through the theme song, and relies more on punny episode titles (which, yes, the original show also had, but it never relied more on those kinds of titles over everything else), or even "idosyncratic episode naming", I personally think we need to start being concerned. From what I've seen, that tends to be a sign that the show would likely have the same generic, "they-won't-know-the-difference" writing that other recent Disney Channel shows have had that's designed to appeal more to certain groups of people in the short term, and less and preserving/reflecting the Disney legacy. We should also be concerned if it seems to focus more on HD&L (and Webby)'s school life as well (after all, that's not what the viewers came to see). I say "HD&L (and Webby)", because, I'm assuming that they'll be living together in the same house like before, with Mrs. Beakley as a live in housekeeper/nanny. Speaking of, I'm hoping, again, that they don't give her the stereotypical "disciplinarian / 'old nag'" personality. She's a much more developed character than that. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, at least a couple episodes of the original show have shown her to have hidden depths. That said, (along with Webby), I also hope they don't make her too "hip" either. We don't need to be continuously reminded/reassured that she's "with the times". The viewers don't need to be constantly reminded of this or other things, especially things they already know/get…

    Depending on adaptations they might do things differently though I wouldn't hold my breath if they try changing some stuff.

  24. Mandouga

    I say "HD&L (and Webby)", because, I'm assuming that they'll be living together in the same house like before, with Mrs. Beakley as a live in housekeeper/nanny.

    Not to sure about that. Donald isn't absent this time, so there's no reason why the nephews shouldn't live with him.

  25. Speak for yourself, Mandouga, I wouldn't have any trouble at all seeing episodes about the kids' school life or something. I like to think of this show as an adaption of the duck comics in general and not just the adventure stories. And, as a matter of fact, most stories deal with the Duck's day to day life – and some of them are really well written (mostly by William van Horn). I think a mix of both would be perfect. Even for a character like Scrooge it would be non-credible that he's "out there making DuckTales" everyday. He also has to run his imperium.

  26. Love it. Love the fact that the only superhero I ever cherished as a kid will be back. Love that it's still Fenton putting the suit on. Love the fact, that Disney is now putting in some diversity ON screen. Love that it's Lin to play him.

    Hope that he will still be a numbers-loving accountant and not an artist (like the choice of his voice actor suggests). Hope that also Mrs. Crackshell, his hilarious mom, will be back!

  27. …yeah. That sounds like an inaccuracy to me. Unless of course, he was an intern for Gyro in the comics…except that if I understand correctly, both Fenton AND Gizmoduck (a semi-parody of Robocop*) were invented for the show, which is just as much the "source material" as the "Uncle $crooge" comics are. I'm sorry, but I'm really starting to detect the "in name only" trope at this point. I mean, we'll see, but to be really honest, it just doesn't look good at this point…

    *Indeed, he was originally going to be called "Roboduck", a name that was eventually used for both the Japanese dubbed version of the show and the Japanese release of the 1989 NES game, both of which are called "Wanpaku Duck: Yume no Bouken" (literally, "Mischievous Ducks: Dream Adventures", but I'm thinking that "wanpaku" and "yume" are both metaphorical, and are really meant to be translated as something else…).

    EDIT: It turns out, it's known by both names in Japan.

  28. I figured it was a given we'd get most of the main characters from the comics, but wasn't sure about the ones created for the old show. But so far it seems everyone except maybe Duckworth and Bubba has been confirmed.

    As for Fenton, I can see why they made him work for Gyro instead of Scrooge. Donald is in this show, and along with Launchpad that already makes two clumsy oaves to assist Scrooge on his adventures.

  29. I am not buying these ones. Scrooge living a luxury mansion was like a major continuity error in the original show that definitely needed to be corrected. Also I don't like the new money bin. The monolith on the hill is too iconic to be changed. And it definitely doesn't look safer now – in fact the opposite is true: A very small island in the sea is far less secure than continent. And what about this architecture? Whith that small foot it looks like its gonna collapse any second. And that shabby house in Silverbeak are supposed to be Duckburgs high-tech-area? Are you talking of 19th century high-tech?

  30. In The Great Steamboat Race (US W 11-01), it looks like he lives in an apartment : O
    I might be wrong, though. Not a Barks expert.

    I love the way that mansion is drawn so I don't mind it. I don't understand why @Duckfan wants this to be a carbon copy of the comics.

    (They made a Spirou cartoon in the 90s, thinking it would be safe to copy the fantastic Tome & Janry comics completely. I'm a huge Tome & Janry fan but the cartoon turned out horrible. A new cartoon was made in 2006, an entirely new take on Spirou. It turned out fantastic.
    Conclusion: things that make certain comics great, do not necessarily make a cartoon great as well, so it's for the best to give the animators enough creative freedom)

  31. Mandouga

    Do you mean to say that he didn't live in a mansion in the Uncle $crooge comics? If not, then what did he live in?

    He lived in a mansion in "Christmas on Bear mountain". But in other stories he lives in the moneybin.

  32. Red Arrow 😀

    I love the way that mansion is drawn so I don't mind it. I don't understand why @Duckfan wants this to be a carbon copy of the comics.

    I'm far away from this. In fact, I often find myself defending some of "DuckTales"' changes (be it the old show or the new one) against hardcore comics fans these days. But Scrooge, who is supposed to be incredibly parsimonious, living in a luxury mansion just makes no sense at all.

  33. Duckfan

    I'm far away from this. In fact, I often find myself defending some of "DuckTales"' changes (be it the old show or the new one) against hardcore comics fans these days. But Scrooge, who is supposed to be incredibly parsimonious, living in a luxury mansion just makes no sense at all.

    They probably wanted to make some changes for the show, it might not make sense but not everything is going to be done completely to the comics interpretation.

  34. Gladstone looks fairly similar to his comic counterpart, Gyro might take some getting used to, not sure I will ever like the design of Glomgold.
    I understood why they made Glomgold scottish in the old show because of all the controversies surrounding South Africa, but why make him fat? Can't think of any good reasons why that would be a necessity.

  35. I, too, don't like Gyro's new desgin, but that's about it. Everything else sounds incredibly great!

    As matter of fact, it saddens me a bit, that everyone is talking so much about the design. To me, the writing is most important, and from all what I've seen so far and especially from what I read in this article, the writing must be truly awesome!

  36. Duckfan

    As matter of fact, it saddens me a bit, that everyone is talking so much about the design. To me, the writing is most important, and from all what I've seen so far and especially from what I read in this article, the writing must be truly awesome!

    Well, that is because no episodes have been released yet so people don't have much to discuss other than the designs and other promo stuff.

  37. I really don't like this. This (almost) screams "in name only", comics or not. Also, adding new characters is not really a good idea, IMO. However, we'll see.

    Oh yeah. As for the shorts, it's too early for that, IMO. That feels like jumping the gun to me…

  38. Hey, I saw the latest characters for the reboot and they look great and faithful to the originals including the new guy but the one thing the bothers me is why the press and the crew didn't reveal Magica de Spell and Pa beagle.I mean Magica de Spell is also a recurring antagonist in the Carl Barks comic and the original Ducktales and Pa beagle is the leader of the Beagle Boys in the comics, He should appear similar to Donald Duck since he is now the recurring character of the reboot.Maybe the reboot hasn't made them yet.

    I mean if the reboot has Pa beagle maybe the reboot Ma and Pa would be a lovey dovey couple but bad like Bonnie and Clyde, I think.

  39. thomas2313412

    Hey, I saw the latest characters for the reboot and they look great and faithful to the originals including the new guy but the one thing the bothers me is why the press and the crew didn't reveal Magica de Spell and Pa beagle.I mean Magica de Spell is also a recurring antagonist in the Carl Barks comic and the original Ducktales and Pa beagle is the leader of the Beagle Boys in the comics, He should appear similar to Donald Duck since he is now the recurring character of the reboot.Maybe the reboot hasn't made them yet.

    I mean if the reboot has Pa beagle maybe the reboot Ma and Pa would be a lovey dovey couple but bad like Bonnie and Clyde, I think.

    There's still more character releases. They could come later on.

  40. It looks really good so far. I don't see how someone an think this is an in name only remake, it looks really loyal to the original series with some understandable updates. Giving the boys more distinct personalities, making Webbie less girlie, giving Donald a larger role.

    As for the new character, I'm thinking Beaks might be a replacement for John D. Rockerduck from the Comics. Where Rockerduck represented the type of American billionaire back in the day Becks is a more modern billionaire. It makes sense for the remake. It depends on how well written he is.

    I can't wait.

  41. There were six new shorts on the XD page. I thought they were all neat little looks at the show and character personalities but they were all incredibly short. Launchpad's probably got the biggest chuckle out of me.

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  42. Dragnatek

    It looks really good so far.

    (quoted for emphasis)

    That's just it. Just because they "look" like the characters doesn't mean they actually "are" the characters. Besides, as they say, "first impressions are not always correct", which works both ways. I haven't given up on the show, but that doesn't mean I'm willing to only accept it at face value and pretend as though the Disney legacy (which the original show is a part of in its own way) doesn't exist, and neither are others, I imagine.

    Look, you (and others) make it sound like we should just superficially accept however the show turns out, even if it (to use a hypothetical example) turns out to be another unfunny tribute/parody series that uses the source material (and yes, the Disney Legacy as a whole) as just a means give everyone the same unfunny jokes that other Disney Channel (and Disney XD) shows have done eleventy billion times before, and overall doesn't do the original show (or the Disney legacy) justice; that we should just silently accept what we're given and not ask questions. I can't speak for anyone else, but that's not what I came to see. This show shouldn't need to have an episode that "looks" like the kind of episode the original show would do, only to end with Uncle Scrooge (or whoever) telling HD&L (and Webby) "you're grounded (for a month)". We came to see a series about great adventures, not another lecture about how we need to do as we're told because our moms/dads/uncles/aunts/grandparents, etc supposedly because know what's best for us. The original show allows the viewers to imagine the possibilities, such as following your heart, even when others tell you not to (as HD&L had done many, many times in the original show). If this new version is going to just be another (redundant) reminder of the difference between fantasy and reality, then I want nothing to do with it. I honestly don't see that as being unreasonable.

    In short, we know what it "looks" like, but that's not enough. It can't just "look" like DuckTales, it also needs to actually "be" DuckTales. Also, for the record, I'm not (exactly) expecting it to be exactly like the original show, but at the same time, I'm hoping the writing doesn't turn out to be like all the other (recent) Disney Channel (and Disney XD) original shows, with their unfunny writing based on things like "target demographics". Ducktales, just like the rest of the legacy is meant to transcend things like that, but I go on. The point is, we really can't judge a book by its cover, which again, works both ways.

  43. bat16

    my biggest excitement is that Donald Duck is a major character. Something I thought was my main problem with the original.

    I want the Duck family together, all of them!!!

    I don't remember a lot of specific adventures from when I was a kid but I do remember wishing Donald would show up more often instead of just being away in the Navy all the time or whatever he was doing. Not that the show needed him to work but Donald is always a plus.

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  44. It's a major plus given that his personality is different than the 3 nephews and Scrooge. He will add a new dimension to the interactions and adventure.

    I do like what was said in the EW
    "Donald Duck (Tony Anselmo)
    Expect to see a lot more of this world-class walking temper tantrum in the new reboot, which bumps Donald Duck up to main cast status. “He’s been a single parent obsessively taking care of the boys, and he’s a little bit overprotective and doesn’t want to take a lot of risks, whereas so much of Scrooge’s success is based on the fact that he’s willing to take risks,” says Angones. “In our world, about 10 years ago, Scrooge and Donald used to go on these big, crazy, rip-roaring adventures, and then they stopped talking to each other, to the point where when we start our show, Huey, Dewey, and Louie don’t even know that the richest duck in the world and this legendary explorer is their great uncle.” By the end of the first episode, Donald reluctantly moves his whole family in with Scrooge, but maintains some degree of his own independence — by keeping his houseboat in the pool. "

    very interesting especially the part about the falling out between Scrooge and Donald. Will be fun seeing what happened and how they reconcile.

  45. So you basically ignore everything I said and just focus on one line where you rant about nothing. First impressions are important and there is nothing indication that the show will be anything like you claim it will. I understand your fears but it seems you won't give it a chance.

    All indication shows that it is going to be an adventure show. You are just st assuming it won't be.

  46. And the announcement was the release date. It will premiere with a one hour TV movie titled Woo-oo! on August 12. It will air 24 times straight beginning at midnight. Regular episodes will start on September 23 with 2 new episodes. The theme song was also released.
    http://ew.com/tv/2017/06/14/ducktales-new-theme-song-premiere-date/

    They actually did a Facebook live event with actual ducklings (which I unfortunately couldn't watch because I don't have a Facebook account).

  47. The description says it will premiere as a one-hour television movie to be presented for 24 consecutive hours, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 (beginning at midnight, EDT/PDT). Then, the series will debut with two new episodes SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m., EDT/PDT)……………………………………………Yep, it's Rick and Morty Season 3 all over again.

  48. Wow, a cartoon opening that's over 30 seconds. To think that was once the norm…

    The cover of the song itself won't be for everyone, but I gotta say I love the visuals that accompany it. Everything about it just feels so dynamic, made even better by just how much is happening onscreen at any given moment.

    Also I don't think it's a coincidence that this reboot is starting off with a TV movie when the original show did just that as well (albeit two hours instead of one).

  49. What's great about the new intro is that it doesn't adhere to the under 30 second rule that most cartoon theme songs follow nowadays. That alone is noteworthy. Hopefully it will persuade other networks to follow suit.

    The new theme rendition sounds great, the animation looks nice, and the overall comic aesthetic is a nice homage to the Carl Barks era of DuckTales – and we can't forget that classic Scrooge gold diving action. I'm excited.

  50. Really liked the intro. It's entirely original animation and doesn't have clips from the show. I think this is the first Disney series in a while where the animation in the intro looks significantly better than the actual show. Cartoons nowadays have intros that are on par with the show.

    I don't understand the praise for the opening being more than 30 seconds. A lot of modern Disney cartoons have openings that are longer than 30 seconds.

  51. PinkiePie97

    The intro is no longer unlisted, so I'll post it here now.

    The theme song is quite captivating. It perfectly has the spirit of the older theme song, yet has nice up to date touches. I think this is the first Disney XD show since Kick Buttowski to have an intro almost a full minute long, as opposed to 30-45 seconds. Coincidentally, August 12 is my cousin's birthday, so we have another thing to look forward to.

  52. ToonJay723

    I think this is the first Disney series in a while where the animation in the intro looks significantly better than the actual show. Cartoons nowadays have intros that are on par with the show.

    I don't understand the praise for the opening being more than 30 seconds. A lot of modern Disney cartoons have openings that are longer than 30 seconds.

    Gravity Falls' intro had some spectacular character animation, some parts of which were handled by renowned Disney and Dreamworks traditional animator James Baxter (Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron, Beauty and The Beast, The Lion King, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, etc.) Check out the segment where Dipper is holding a candle in the mysterious cave and shines the light on a scary looking skull. That part in particular stands out in my mind.

  53. So the pilot is being called "Woo-oo", a play at one of the production values of the original show (namely the "catchiness" of the theme song).

    (sigh) Look, everyone, I trust my instincts, and I say we really should be cautious, for reasons that I've already talked about.

  54. Mikurotoro92

    I see that Disney is doing the same thing they did with Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, and The Lion Guard which is premiering a hour-long "pilot movie" before the actual show

    The question is: Does Ducktales need that?

    The original Ducktales also premiered with a movie, albeit one that was about two hours long instead of one hour long. This isn't surprising. It's probably for shows connected to an existing franchise that's not Mickey. Sofia The First and The Lion Guard are connected to the Disney Princess line and The Lion King respectively, while Elena is connected to the former.

  55. Mandouga

    So the pilot is being called "Woo-oo", a play at one of the production values of the original show (namely the "catchiness" of the theme song).

    (sigh) Look, everyone, I trust my instincts, and I say we really should be cautious, for reasons that I've already talked about.

    Mandouga, I have been on Toonzone for almost 5 years now and I have never seen you post something positive 🙁 Why does your instinct say everything will be horrible?

    I am not sure this show will be my cup of tea, but so far I really like the backgrounds. Of course the plot is the most important, but we don't know anything about that yet till late August.

  56. My instinct only says that we need to be cautious about this show. There have been "remakes" and "adaptations" and other new incarnations of existing franchises that have ended up being neither in the long run*, and then there's recent Disney Channel (and XD) "original" series, remakes / adaptations or not that have appeared to be the genuine article, but end up being unbalanced in terms of comedy, and pop culture references (and some cases, domestic life referneces) and ultimately, there's a reason for it, those shows (which shall remain nameless) have ended up being nothing more than lectures about the difference between fantasy and reality, and how we need to do what we're told because our parents (or whomever) supposedly "know what's best" for us (which is true most, but not all of the time, but that's neither here nor there), and/or how we need to respect our limits because they exist for a reason (e.g., obeying signs that say no trespassing or stuff like that…even when we have a very good reason for it), which basically assumes the viewers don't know any better, and thus the show is really something for the parents to somehow "educate" the families with. Either that, or the writers simply thought that it would be a funny joke (maybe even both, but in this case, it's not funny either way in the long run). In both cases, it's all because it focuses more on things like "demographic research", ultimately, giving justification for the more ignorant / clueless / less educated parents who may or may not realize what their parenting may or may not in fact be doing to their sons / daughters in the long run, while focusing less on actually telling the story, creating a unique experience, and allowing the viewers (regardless of age) to imagine the possibilities (something that an individual by the name of "Walter Elias Disney" always did).

    You think I'm being negative? Believe me, I can give you negative. If I thought this new DuckTales series wasn't going to be worth watching, I wouldn't even be checking out this thread at all, or I would be saying something like "Forget it, it's just going to be another typical Disney Channel [or XD, as the case may be] series not worth watching. I'm not going even to bother with this show.", or something to that effect. I really want to believe that this will actually do the original show (and yes, the Uncle $crooge comics) justice, but in this case, that won't be enough. It also needs to do the Disney legacy justice as well, since it's just as much a classic Disney production as it is an animated action-adventure series. In any case, I'm at the very least giving this show the benefit of the doubt, but that doesn't mean I'm willing to only (repeat: "only) accept this show at face value. After all, having a recognizable name, concept, and characters isn't enough for a show (let alone this one) to be successful in either the short term or the long term. Almost, if not everyone* has been recast (not even the DuckTales Remastered actors appear in this series). Some characters have been given different roles, at least one character (Webby) may, or may not have a different personality from the original show, and there's at least one character who has been created just for this series. All of this can (repeat: "can") be a recipe for disaster if not done right.

    In short, all I'm doing is stating the facts (and my own hopes for the show). Again, I'm at least giving this show the benefit of the doubt, which means that I'm not outright dismissing it. It's just that, I've heard these stories before: a new iteration of a show has different character designs, some personality changes, and other things that tend to result in the show not living up to its (true) potentional; something I really hope this show will ultimately do, again, in both the short term and the long term.

    *This also applies to that certain show involving "ponies"…except when it doesn't, which is another problem, but that's not for this thread. Also, there's still Magica DeSpell and Ma Beagle (assuming they'll be in the series), who some people hope that June Foray (who is almost 100 years old) will be brought back for, but that, admittedly, is unlikely.

  57. Anytime @Mandouga posts:

    Mandouga

    Also, there's still Magica DeSpell and Ma Beagle (assuming they'll be in the series), who some people hope that June Foray (who is almost 100 years old) will be brought back for, but that, admittedly, is unlikely.

    If you bothered looking at anything and not just doing the stereotypical "only old things are good, everything new is awful" nonsense, you'd know Ma Beagle is in the show. She's in the opening credits even. Being voiced by character actress Margo Martindale.

  58. I'm impressed by the level of detail in the opening sequence, as mentioned before, the references to the comics, and to the lyrics of the theme song itself. As an example: "Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes," and all three are shown in sequence and introducing a character: Mark Beaks is driving a car, Gyro Gearloose is remote controlling a robot, and Launchpad is flying a plane.

    This appears to be a franchise series already, because there is a comic book series, and books on the way early next year. But what I want to see most is "Ducktales 3." If Sonic the Hedgehog can get a new retro style game this year, Ducktales should have one as well, considering how popular the original NES game is. I would be surprised if Disney does not get some developer out there to make a new Ducktales video game based on the 2017 series.

  59. Tommy Lawson

    This appears to be a franchise series already, because there is a comic book series, and books on the way early next year. But what I want to see most is "Ducktales 3." If Sonic the Hedgehog can get a new retro style game this year, Ducktales should have one as well, considering how popular the original NES game is. I would be surprised if Disney does not get some developer out there to make a new Ducktales video game based on the 2017 series.

    If they can get Lizardcube on that I'd be all over a Ducktales 3 purchase in a heartbeat. They recently did the stunningly gorgeous Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap remake and I'd love to see what they can do fully on their own and not just a re-skinning of the original.

    I wonder if they'll be putting out a Junior Woodchuck Guidebook for the show. That is one of those in-show titles that I think could sell well.

  60. Webby is completely changed but it's for the better. She was one of the low points of the original. A character who was there to be as girly as possible because that's girls liked.

    A remake is hard, you want to be loyal to the a original but not a direct copy. I understand being worried.

    Oh and what are you talking about with modern Disney I am being a shows? They tend to be anti moral. You must have watched a gravity falls and star vs the forces of evil if they are as you say " nothing more than lectures about the difference between fantasy and reality, and how we need to do what we're told because our parents (or whomever) supposedly "know what's best" for us." No Disney XD cartoon is like that.

    I am being cautionally optimistic you are building the show up for failure by making things up.

    I'm typing on a tablet so sorry for any mistakes.

  61. This show is ultimately building itself for whatever it turns out being. That's all I'm saying.

    For this reason, MDawg, it seems to me, that maybe (just maybe) you didn't read my post all the way through. I said that I could do negative, but I'm instead giving this show the benefit of the doubt. If I already thought it was going to be failure, I wouldn't have even bothered posting in this thread, or I would have stated otherwise and would have been done with it.

    Furthermore, I don't like the implication that you think you understand how I view any form of entertainment, let alone this animated show. I'm optimistic about things, and I'm not so sure about others (in some cases it's to the point of being, yes, "cautiously optimistic"). Long story short, I don't like your insinuation that I only ever view entertainment (regardless of whether it's a new production or a remake/adaptation of an older one) negatively. Again, I'm only stating the facts. You have to do more than just scratch the surface, and you have to consider both the old and the new. That's all.

  62. If you thought something was off about the Youtube version, you were correct. It was uploaded in mono sound, meaning some key musical elements were missing, from the very opening of the song. Disney XD has uploaded the sound-corrected stereo version, which matches the music for the instrumental "selection screen" at the end.

    The new version also adds a credit: "Developed for Television by Matt Youngberg & Francisco Agnones." And from Twitter:

    CBR.com has details about the first DuckTales comic issues from IDW.

  63. I am very pleased with the new intro. I'm glad it wasn't shortened and its length was kept pretty much intact, similarly to the lyrics. I think it sounds, both instrumentals and vocals, as it should. Respectful to the original, but updated enough to fit in with today's standards. The female singing sounds appealing. Curious if the international versions will go with a female voice as well or not – for example the Czech version wants to remain close to the original series which had a male. Visuals I think are a chapter themselves. I didn't like the comic book and Mickey Mouse style they were going for, but seeing the intro along with the short clips they released earlier changed my mind. In motion it looks much better than stills. They're quite creative, too. Nods to original opening and the comic books, moving from frame to frame, all while giving a good idea about the show's premise. This is well done. Looking forward! 🙂

  64. TheUnderMiner

    That Launchpad short got me good. Out of all the characters Bennett also sounds the closest to the original voice actor. I hope LP's role isn't diminished too much with the inclusion of Donald.

    With Webby in a larger role and Donald as a main character I hope its not crowded. Yeah it would suck if Launchpad is only there to fly the plane.

  65. Mandouga

    I really don't like this. This (almost) screams "in name only", comics or not. Also, adding new characters is not really a good idea, IMO. However, we'll see.

    After reading this, I wanted to know what the creators of the original 1987 series did, and I found this highly relevant quote from the Los Angeles Times from September 1987:

    "Barks was never really consulted," Ruzicka said, "although the show was initially based on the concept of doing Scrooge McDuck and the nephews. We discovered that a lot of stuff that made wonderful comics wouldn't translate into the '80s or into animation, so we started evolving new characters and other things to contemporize the show. As we did that, the stories got further and further away from the comics, although a few episodes are lifted right out of them."

    The biggest change is the frequent absence of Donald: He's joined the Navy, and his role has been reduced to an occasional cameo. Huey, Dewey and Louie now play under the semi-watchful eye of their nanny, Mrs. Beakley, who's so plump she looks like a duck-billed pillow. She brings her tag-along daughter, Webbigail–a sort of composite of Daisy's old nieces, April, May and June–into the McDuck household.

    So, saying that the original 1987 cartoon was a product of its time is correct, because it was intended to be. And regardless of how much they kept from the original cartoon, there are still going to be those who won't like the new show, because it isn't the 1987 cartoon.

  66. Tommy Lawson

    After reading this, I wanted to know what the creators of the original 1987 series did, and I found this highly relevant quote from the Los Angeles Times from September 1987:

    So, saying that the original 1987 cartoon was a product of its time is correct, because it was intended to be. And regardless of how much they kept from the original cartoon, there are still going to be those who won't like the new show, because it isn't the 1987 cartoon.

    Well, it's their loss, TBH.

  67. I think it's even more interesting what's on page 1 of that article:

    It is cheaper for American studios to ship the work out than to pay union wages here, but Disney Vice President of Television Animation Michael Webster and "DuckTales" associate producer Tom Ruzicka insisted that cost was not the determining factor in the decision to make "DuckTales" in Japan. (At $300,000 per episode, the budget for "DuckTales" is good, but not extraordinary.)

    "When we started, the yen was at 240 to the dollar; it's now at 143 to the dollar, so our costs went up 40% just through shifts in the currency," said Webster. "It is not cheaper for us to do it over there. But they have a talent pool of fantastic draftsmen that we don't. We have some talented artists over here, but nowhere near enough to handle the massive amounts of footage we need. And the work ethic in Japan is phenomenal: They all work six-day weeks, and probably at least 10-hour days. Some of them work all night. I've gone into the studio in the morning and seen guys sleeping under their desks–it's unbelievable."

    Weren't the then new Disney TV Animation shows praised for their high budget which let to an enourmous increase in quality of TV animation? But reading this makes me think that the parsimony, which is critisized on page 2 of the article as being removed from Scrooge (and by that withdrawing his main character trait), went on to the producers of the show.

  68. Well I have this idea, tell me what you think. I want Magica to have a young apprentice (maybe her niece, maybe no relations) that would be the ages of Webby and the nephews and be their frenemy. Maybe frenemy is not the right word, whatever the word is for someone like Stromer from the Jem and the Holograms cartoon or Scoop from the Glo Friends cartoon.

  69. Disney XD will be going all-duck on Saturday, August 12 with a 24-hour marathon of the premiere movie, "Woo-ho!" that entire day.

    Be sure the mark Saturday August 12th on your calendar when DisneyXD airs the one-hour TV movie appropriately titled “Woo-oo!” at midnight ET/PT for 24 consecutive hours. So looks like you won’t have to worry about setting the DVR, but it never hurts to be on the safe side. New episodes will follow the next month on September 23rd, coinciding nicely with the original DuckTales 30th anniversary.

    First Rick and Morty debuted the first episode of season three for multiple hours back on April Fools' Day, now an entire day for an hourlong premiere. Start of a new trend in scheduling coming our way?

  70. So does that mean that some episodes will try to "keep the viewers guessing"? Just saying, but there is a difference between that, and simply saying one thing, then saying something else later, or even saying one thing, only to take it back one way or another.

    Still, we'll see what happens.

  71. Darkwing Duck being on the show was apparently mentioned last year and it went under the radar. Jim Cummings is reprising his role, and from the sounds of it (it gets a bit hard to hear, but I'm guessing that's the direction it's going), Michael Bell is coming back as Quackerjack. Start the video at 36:31 for this.

  72. Dudley

    I hope they save the Darkwing Duck stuff for the second season. Let the first series breathe on it's own without having to feature another big IP in the series

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    "Too much, too fast" is a big worry for me now. They are introducing a lot of characters quickly. I know Frank says he's a huge DuckTales fan, but pace is important here. I mean, it is possible there is a DuckTales moon level reference in this show without establishing why the moon is important in this show first.

    We're getting Gizmoduck in the first season here, whereas in the original cartoon, it debuted in the spring of 1989 in "Super Ducktales," well after Ducktales had established itself. Plus, how would a new Darkwing Duck action figure be sold in stores? Would it have the Darkwing Duck logo and branding, or would it be as part of a DuckTales toy line that feels like it is diminishing Darkwing's importance? I would have preferred a crossover leading into a new Darkwing Duck series.

  73. The 90s science-fiction Duck Avenger (PKNA) cannot appear in DuckTales. No way. That wouldn't make sense.

    But the normal Duck Avenger would fit in the DuckTales universe, I think. It's really just Donald Duck in disguise. Nothing else.

    They shouldn't show him in season 1, though. The trailer made it clear that Donald Duck isn't interested in adventures as much as Uncle Scrooge, Launchpad and the nephews.

  74. In any case, let's not get ahead of ourselves. Just saying, but we really shouldn't assume anything. After all, the show hasn't premiered yet. Whatever happens, both the makers of the show, and us the viewers, should just concentrate on what we're getting right now. For these reasons, among others, I wasn't happy with Star and the Forces of Evil ending with a cliffhanger, and I hope this show doesn't do the same thing. IMO, teasing something that, for all anyone knows, may never happen reeks of overconfidence. Just saying. Okay, so Star got a second season, but that still doesn't change anything.

    In short, we all need to take this show one episode at a time.

  75. Irrelevant either way. Even if that was done just before the season finale aired (which is what your post implies), anything…and I mean anything can happen during that time. As a result, my previous post still stands. That, and one way or another, it was also done as a way of trying to get people to watch in the short term, something I hope this new DuckTales also doesn't do. By this, I mean, in addition to cliffhanger endings, I'm also hoping it doesn't resort to other kinds of spur-of-the-moment writing meant just to get people watch; which also includes, yes, the kind of writing that goes against the show's integrity (and in the case of DuckTales, the original show's integrity as well).

    Also, so it is "Star 'vs.' the Forces of Evil". My mistake. I wasn't completely sure of the title when I made my post.

  76. NO WAY, JOSE!!

    Sorry, for the ALL CAPS, but really, to be completely honest, that would just be idiotic. Crossovers like that are just parodies, and even if they weren't, they're still sarcasm. I think most of us (at Toonzone and elsewhere) are to watch a DuckTales series, not (more) sarcasm.

  77. Mandouga

    NO WAY, JOSE!!

    Sorry, for the ALL CAPS, but really, to be completely honest, that would just be idiotic. Crossovers like that are just parodies, and even if they weren't, they're still sarcasm. I think most of us (at Toonzone and elsewhere) are to watch a DuckTales series, not (more) sarcasm.

    Why would a crossover between the two series be parody or sarcasm? I would think it's possible to honor and do justice to both series without parody or sarcasm.

  78. @Mandouga – This show looks way more promising than Star Vs. ever was and could ever hope to be, at least IMHO.

    And BTW, I'm not saying that to reassure you – I'm just looking forward to hopefully another good reboot (besides Samurai Jack) – and this is coming from someone who prefers original ideas over reboots, anyday.

  79. Some episodes will be reboots of creator favorite original episodes, awesome.

    Darkwing Duck and all of his supervillains to show up in the DuckTales reboot, AWESOME, best guest appearances ever, cool to see them get reboot love, hehehe:D.Cool with both Jim Cummings/Michael Bell to return as Darkwing Duck/Quackerjack, sweet.I'll so enjoy the awesome DuckTales reboot when it comes.

  80. jaylop97

    Someone as old as Jim is probably going to sound of, I would be surprised if he manages to sound alike to his original interpretation of DWD.

    I dunno, there's lots of voiceover actors in addition to Jim Cummings who can still do characters from cartoons they voiced 20 years ago. Jim Cummings is also among the most versatile actors in the biz — I keep getting surprised to learn that it's him doing a voice in the credits that sounds absolutely nothing like what he's done in the past — so I wouldn't expect his age to be a blocker. He's got more than enough skills to compensate.

  81. Ed Liu

    I dunno, there's lots of voiceover actors in addition to Jim Cummings who can still do characters from cartoons they voiced 20 years ago. Jim Cummings is also among the most versatile actors in the biz — I keep getting surprised to learn that it's him doing a voice in the credits that sounds absolutely nothing like what he's done in the past — so I wouldn't expect his age to be a blocker. He's got more than enough skills to compensate.

    I mean there are plenty of voice actors older than Cumming that can still do iconic voices from 30+ years ago. Peter Cullen is 76 and can still do Optimus Prime. Mel Blanc was working until his death at 81 and could still do every voice save Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn.

  82. Mandouga

    A theater PSA based on a show that hasn't premiered yet, and which (for all we know) could just be an in-name-only rendition (even if later on if not right away).

    Now I'm really concerned…

    What? I see no reason for concern from something like this. I think you may be overreacting.

  83. BTS video from ABC Nightline. Most interesting part to me was the character wall they showed in the writer's room.

    – Doofus Drake listed under Villains
    – No Magica De Spell that I could see although we know she's a character
    – Darkwing Duck listed under Recurring. I thought he'd only be used for one episode.
    – Tons of Beagle Boy variations

  84. Why would Doofus be a villain? I'm sorry, but that sounds just like the sort of sarcasm one would expect from a parody, rather than an actual remake. Either that, or it might be the writers' personal view of/opinion about Doofus (i.e., "I hate Doofus, he's annoying, so I'll make him a villain"). It might even just be a spur-of-the-moment gag, one way or the other.

    I'm telling you guys. I trust my instincts, and I really don't like what this is looking like. Overall though, while I do hope and pray that this is the genuine article (not just this pilot, but the entire series, however long it ends up lasting), and not just another in-name-only production, I just can't help but think that this is all somehow too easy. I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt, but something just doesn't feel right to me (e.g., why is the show's actual premiere more than a month away. Well, the pilot premieres tomorrow, so we'll see.

  85. zoombie

    Well I doubt Doofus is a villain, at worst he could be a bully antagonist but not an outright villain.

    Same difference. Doofus is not supposed to be a bad person at all. He's a little clumsy, and not entirely confident in himself, but he's supposed to be a good person. Making him a bad person is the complete opposite of that. He may as well be a completely different character altogether if that's what they're going for…

  86. Mandouga

    Same difference. Doofus is not supposed to be a bad person at all. He's a little clumsy, and not entirely confident in himself, but he's supposed to be a good person. Making him a bad person is the complete opposite of that. He may as well be a completely different character altogether if that's what they're going for…

    Maybe he has a character arc where be becomes a good person.

  87. trance2009

    Lol @ the reference to Goof troop and Darkwing

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    The references were to the "Spoonerville and St. Canard markets." It is satisfying to see them acknowledge Darkwing Duck's home city in the very first episode, plus if they ever wanted to have Donald meet Goofy in this show, we know which version of Goofy we should expect to see.

    My favorite reference to the original show was actually IIRC during a commercial break with a preview for other episodes. There was a reference to cola, and the name of that cola was "PEP!" which was a reference to one of the plots in the 1987 series. Scrooge also warned about diving into the money bin in another preview, which made me first think about Peter Griffin when he tried to imitate Scrooge McDuck.

  88. Good beginning for the series. The animation was really good. I was surprised it was done by Snipple and Toon City, since the other work I've seen from them is average or subpar. Looking forward to the rest of the series, and I'm glad it's weekly and not a "month long daily premieres" thing like Star vs. and Milo,

  89. SweetShop209

    Maybe he has a character arc where be becomes a good person.

    I repeat: same difference.

    Anyway, so here we have the pilot (which I'm watching on their website).

    :45 – Louie (I assume…): "You gotta transfer the job you WANT, not the job you HAVE, which is NO job." Well, this could be either or I suppose. Still, it kind of felt like sarcasm to me. After all, Donald's sailor suit is like Mickey's shorts, or Mario's shirt and overalls, or Sonic's shoes (the latter two are video games that have nothing to do with Disney, but still). I'm not sure it was necessary to make fun of his iconic outfit.

    1:02 – First the thing with the garbage disposal(?), now the thing with the iron board. I don't know. It feels kind of forced to me. Then again, this sort of thing has happened in the classic shorts. We'll see, though. I'm tempted to say "grandfather clause", but Disney is supposed to transcend ideas like that.

    1:23 – Donald: "I didn't give you a new address." Of course, we all know who did. Could be either or, but something tells me we probably wouldn't have a show otherwise. That also concerns me…

    1:43 – Louie: "We can survive for a couple of hours." Yes, they can. However, I've seen this sort of thing before. This feels like a setup for a gag to me. It just better not be the gag where the punchline is that they end up getting into trouble and have to be reprimanded or something.

    1:56 – Donald: "Where's Dewey?" / Louie: "Sleeping." / Huey: "Who's Dewey?" See? This is exactly what I hoped wouldn't happen. This is the kind of sarcasm you would find in a parody. To me, it sounds more like [sarcastic tone] "Who's DEWEY?" [/sarcastic tone]. That said, I can't admittedly call it a parody at this point, but none of nephews would lie. Well, okay, there was that one time in the original show where one of them tried to claim he was one of the other nephews, with Mrs. Beakley seeing right through him, but the intention was never to preach to anyone. The viewer knows that lying is wrong, and even then, it's just a short reminder of that fact. This bit…could be either or, but still.

    1:59 – Louie: "WHO'S Dewey?" AAUGH!! There! You see? That was NOT funny. What are they trying to imply, that Louie doesn't know the name of his own brother? This is NOT the nephews occasionally getting themselves mixed up. [thinks for a moment] Oh, THAT'S right [/sarcastic tone]. Louie is supposed to be calling out Huey on an obvious lie, hence it's supposed to be "'Who's Dewey'?" Yet, it didn't come out to me that way at first. I didn't catch on right away, and I probably should have, but so many other Disney Channel (and Disney XD) shows had done similar, unfunny jokes, that it was possible that this bit might have been no different…

    2:07 – "Cape Suzette"? Why yes, I know what TaleSpin is. OTOH, this could have been either or: a legitimate tip of the hat, or a reference for the parents that assumes the rest of the family might not get it. However, I didn't like "Dorkburg". What is this show implying, that Dewey hates his hometown. If they were going for the "nothing exciting ever happens here" idea, they could have done it a little better, at least.

    2:18 – Oh no. Not the "Full Name Ultimatum", bit. "Hubert"? "Dewford?" Now I'm really concerned. One way or another, it feels like more sarcasm to me. Furthermore, to me, this tends to be a sign that there may (repeat: "may") more of the same old unfunny / spur-of-the-moment crowd pleasing writing coming up, but we'll see.

    2:30 – Now we have the patronizing / arbitrary "We've all got to do things we don't want to do" speech (which is another topic entirely, so we'll leave it at that). This one's tough to call. It could just be an in-universe thing, or it could be a sign that this show may end up being more of the same. In other words, the "ball" may or may not have just "missed the outside corner". I can't be certain at this point. We'll see, at any event. Also, this is one those things that could also refer to the company, and might be a message from them to the viewers (long story).

    2:43 – I didn't really like the "You're finally gonna sell us" line, but suddenly things just got a little more exciting when the name "Scrooge McDuck" came up, but what does Donald mean by saying that Scrooge "owes" him? Donald isn't joining the Navy in this version (he was originally going for a job interview), so it must be something else.

    3:03 – …yeah. At this point, they're already telling everyone what they already know (yes, even those who already don't know; long story). Again, though. This could be either or.

    3:15 – Spoonerville (Goofy's home town) and St. Canard (setting of Darkwing Duck, which had previously been mentioned here) are mentioned. Not too bad, I guess. Also, Scrooge looks like he might be the grouch he was at first in other versions. I want to say that we know he'll come around later (which we all do), but…well, I can rule out the "constant tension" possibility at this point (luckily), but we'll see.

    3:29 – Of course, we all know those things will become necessary in the end (isn't that right, writers?)…

    3:41 – Gee. His money bin doesn't look as full as it should be, but that will soon change. In any case, that's not what concerns me.

    4:05 – Launchpad has Duckworth's role (or at least one of them) in this version? That's a new one…

    4:13 – Alright, where did that Last Name Basis thing come from? That's a little, well, different.

    4:51 – So, it looks like Mrs. Beakley (and therefore, Webby) are there already (there's no other "Mrs. B" he could be referring to…). Can't say I was expecting that.

    5:10 – Why are they looking at each other like that (and saying each other's names like that)? I don't think they've ever disliked each other, so what's going on?

    5:40 – More sarcasm…

    6:09 – Oh no. I think we have an intentional "tempting fate / forshadowing" thing going on here, but wait a minute…

    6:15 – Donald: "I wasn't talking to you." Well, that's different…

    6:56 – Once again, this could be either or (the "million questions" bit).

    7:22 – Mrs. Beakley: "Please do not leave the designated play area." Okay, I was afraid of something like this. The writers seemed to have given her an attitude of some kind…

    9:17 – So far, so good. So Webby is researching HD&L's family history. Okay. I just hope she isn't too different…

    10:09 – Calling your own great-nephews has-beens? Not cool, Scrooge.

    10:50 – Hopefully, he'll change his mind later on. Hopefully.

    12:52 – HD&L are in disbelief over Donald ever having done anything worthwhile (which we all know he has anyway), and Webby tries to convince them that Donald is the greatest. That was kind of predictable, but hopefully it doesn't mean anything…

    14:23 – Question: "What can be worse than this?" Answer: Scrooge McDuck showing up. Oh brother. Here it comes…

    15:58 – There, you see? They said one thing, but then they said something else. That's just the garage? Give me a break. Were they trying to be funny here? Well, they failed miserably.

    16:28 – Predictably, we have more sarcasm at this point

    16:34 – What's the matter, Scrooge, truth hurt?

    21:10 – Surprise! Donald is suddenly working for one of Scrooge's most hated enemies: Flintheart Golmgold. Hopefully, that will change. Hopefully.

    End of part 1. Opening sequence, and then, part 2

    24:50 – That wasn't funny. Besides being more sarcasm, that line was clearly written as a parody of the "lying is wrong" (which it is; just saying) moral lesson, or at least that's what it sounded like, possibly as a spur-of-the-moment attempt to somehow relate to the viewers who are tired of moral lessons on family shows (which is not necessarily a bad thing, but yeah, everything in moderation, etc.) I'm tempted to say "strike one", but I can't be sure of that.

    25:57 – I'm pretty sure they could have done better than the "doesn't know our names" gag. I'm also beginning to suspect "wrong genre savvy" as well, which was only occasionally done in the original show.

    34:04 – Did this show really need any of the nephews, let alone Dewey, criticize Scrooge's use of British/Scottish terms by mocking him for it? If it's not a parody, then this bit was made based on the idea that the viewers wouldn't understand the whole "Scottish" thing (i.e., to the point of trying to tell them what to think). Whatever the reason, I think it was unnecessary. I'd probably call this a foul ball, though…for now, anyway.

    35:17 – "Hire some family"? They were probably trying to be funny with this one, but to me that was kind of uncalled for, and unnecessary, especially since we know he'll come around (right, writers?)…

    37:06 – I guess this means they're already Junior Woodchucks?

    37:13 – So they've decided to make running gag out of the whole "Webby lies to her grandmother" thing. I'd pretty much call that dark comedy, although I can rule out the possibility of this being a deconstruction of the "original" Webby, but only for now…

    37:24 – This is immediately followed by Louie saying she won't back up that lie, only for Launchpad to somehow "coincidentally" do it for her.

    40:37 – Oh, so now Scrooge knows Dewey's name…

    41:43 – So Mrs. Beakley knew the whole time. (sigh) Here it comes…

    41:55 – "No more lies, and you can go with him wherever you like". That's what I thought, writers. That's what I thought…

    42:56 – The show is being self-referential again. That could be either or, but anything can happen.

    End of part 2 and credits

    Okay, this pilot episode was shaky at best, but it was (barely) watchable. HOWEVER…that was just the pilot episode. I'm sorry, everyone, but this show isn't off the hook just yet. The pilot episode was okay, but the entire show has to be watchable as well. Look, as they say, first impressions are not always correct, which works both ways. I've seen shows that start out okay, but start taking shortcuts later on, to say the least. The fact is, this pilot episode had a number of opportunities to patronize the viewers, and/or otherwise tell them what to think, etc (again), but I am glad they didn't do it. In any case but it has to be said. For all we know, later episodes could start doing it. That said, it's also possible that none of the episodes might do it at all (I hope). In any case, one thing is certain. Just as Hordak once told She-Ra that "one battle does not win a war", one pilot episode does not make a series, either. Going back to Webby, I didn't like how they made her lie just to show that even she isn't perfect. If not a deconstruction, then it otherwise sounds to me like either a personal vision or a personal commentary ("The original Webby is such a girly goody-goody. Let's make more like "real" people and have her lie so that she has at least one 'imperfection'"). That was never meant to be the point of either her, or the original show one way or another. To me, it looks like it may be possible that the writers (and/or the two guys who developed this version) might not get her or the original, except when they do. This also has to be said: as long as they don't go all "Friendship is Magic" on this show, it should (repeat: should) be alright. Unfortunately, this show doesn't premiere for more than a month. I just hope that everyone involved knows what they're doing…

  90. trance2009

    frankly that is how kids after these days.

    That's your opinion. You make it sound like everyone is like that, but everyone is unique, etc. "True to life", and "realism" can only go so far either way. The reality is that anything is possible, including the possibility that any of the viewers (regardless of age) can learn by example, and not have it shoved down their throats (by, among other things essentially telling them what to think). For these reasons, among others, I truly hope that this show can avoid the kind of ignorant, arbitrary, and patronizing writing that other Disney Channel and Disney XD originals (such as MECH-X4, for instance) had ultimately resorted to. I don't know about anyone else, but I came to watch DuckTales, not another "reality check" production that assumes I don't get it even when I already do (nor did I come for another tribute/parody that assumes certain viewers won't "know the difference"). Yes, there might be some viewers who actually don't get it/know the difference, but that doesn't mean that those who do should end up getting caught in the crossfire as a result.

  91. Okay this was a very good pilot, only complaint no Beagles Boys. Still a solid start to getting its foundation.

    I liked that Donald is not a complete idiot, that is why has been reduced over the years heck in the old classic shorts days, I have see Donald this smart. What world am I living in.

    The nephews they gain some individual personalities here and their own voices, Webby is much improved, even Mrs. Beagly here is improved, I liked how she is not afraid of Scrooge, and Launchpad he is hilarious as always.

    So Glomgold is the first villain which surprised me, I thought we would start with the Beagle Boys, but he is Scrooge's arch nemesis, and I love how Donald said he can't keep track of Scrooge's enemies. He is treating but hilarious. Though if the show had a big bad villain, he just be the underling.

    Besides the usual suspect of characters that we know and love, a character I liked was the female henchmen, if Daisy doesn't show up in the series, I am not oppose to her and Donald having some kind of relationship. I hope we see her again.

    All and all a good start, the world looks interesting to me, though someone tell me what happened to Duckworth, it seems Mrs. Beagly and Launchpad have taking all of his previous jobs.

    And how could i forget, the nephews mother, Donald's sister, could she be alive?

  92. This show is wasting no time, but I'm not fully warmed up to the kid characters just yet – hopefully, in a few more episodes, they'll prove themselves to be what Scrooge wants – trouble in an awesome way. The central premise, animation/art-style, and dialogue are spot on enough, however. So yeah, this show is definitely looking like a hit out of the starting gate – I will be keeping up with it.

  93. That reveal at the end with the mom was crazy! This will be her first animated appearance if they delve into exploring what happened to her!
    I wonder if they'll show her as a space explorer like in one of the European comics.

    This show is off to a great start!
    I looked up the animation studio, and now I understand why the animation is fluid yet still stiff at the same time. I don't mind it though.

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  94. Woo-oo! was pretty awesome/enjoyable, great beginning to it,

    Love the TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, and Goof Troop references on the cities, sweet.
    Both Scrooge, Donald Duck, Huey/Dewey/Louie, Webby, Launchpad, and Mrs. Beakley, all of their moments were pretty sweet/enjoyable, loving their great new voices:D.
    Reboot Webby is SO CUTE next to Classic Webby.
    No Duckworth, rats, he was the best butler ever.
    Love Captain Peghook and Pishu the golden dragon.
    Cool seeing Flintheart Glomgold, my favorite best funny classic villain, love his new reboot design.
    Love his new hired henchmen Hack/Smash and Gabby, the cool female bird goon Gabby is hot:D.
    Webby lying to Mrs. Beakley made me laugh, hehehe.
    Both Scrooge, Donald, Huey/Dewey/Louie, Webby, and Launchpad's first crazy adventure vs. Flintheart Glomgold was great/funny.
    I hope to see more of the female bird goon further episodes.
    Love the cute heartwarming moment with Mrs. Beakley/Webby:anime:.
    Love the mother reveal at the end, her first animated appearance, they'll finally show her, awesome.

    So loving the awesome DuckTales reboot by the minute, such amazing new animation/artstyle, I'll enjoy the next great episodes.
    I like/enjoy Doofus, making Doofus a villain worse than Scrappy-Doo(poor Scrappy) due to the writers' hatred on Doofus.

  95. Radical

    Woo-oo! was pretty awesome/enjoyable, great beginning to it,

    Love the TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, and Goof Troop references on the cities, sweet.
    Both Scrooge, Donald Duck, Huey/Dewey/Louie, Webby, Launchpad, and Mrs. Beakley, all of their moments were pretty sweet/enjoyable, loving their great new voices:D.
    Reboot Webby is SO CUTE next to Classic Webby.
    No Duckworth, rats, he was the best butler ever.
    Love the evil pirate bird ghost and the cool dragon.
    Cool seeing Flintheart Glomgold, my favorite best funny classic villain, love his new reboot design.
    Love his new hired henchmen, the cool female bird goon is hot:D.
    Webby lying to Mrs. Beakley made me laugh, hehehe.
    Both Scrooge, Donald, Huey/Dewey/Louie, Webby, and Launchpad's first crazy adventure vs. Flintheart Glomgold was great/funny.
    I hope to see more of the female bird goon further episodes.
    Love the cute heartwarming moment with Mrs. Beakley/Webby:anime:.
    Love the mother reveal at the end, her first animated appearance, they'll finally show her, awesome.

    So loving the awesome DuckTales reboot by the minute, such amazing new animation/artstyle, I'll enjoy the next great episodes.
    I like/enjoy Doofus, making Doofus a villain worse than Scrappy-Doo(poor Scrappy) due to the writers' hatred on Doofus.

  96. I saw the pilot and I thought it was pretty good. My only complaint was that I still can't get used to the kid characters. I will probably get used to them eventually, but not now. They sounded too much like a bunch of people my age and Webby is 100% different. I'm also a little disappointed that we didn't get to see Gyro (he was my favorite in the original series).

  97. I saw the pilot and I love it! I notice a Talespin reference when Dewey mention Cape Suzette. I notice Donald wears his blue sailor suit in the beginning and show the villainous sidekicks his nephew's baby pictures on the phone. And I was shock in the end when Dewey finds out that his mom was an adventurer too in the painting. The headless horse cracks me up and when he received a head of the statue of Scrooge McDuck and says in translation, "A head. I'm no longer a freak. Thank you." Silly headless horse. Anyway, love the show and can't wait to see more episodes of it next month. Ducktales! Woo-ooo!;)

  98. Bobby Moynihan (ex-Saturday Night Live) is Louie. Danny Pudi (ex-Powerless) is Huey. Good job on the voices, though.

    "Woo-oo" was cool. Looks like they will replay this in 2 parts (September 23 and maybe 30). since the theme song plays to start part 2. I don't think Flintheart got as much use or play in the original series, so it was good that Scrooge's greatest rival gets to be the first villain.

    Donald is almost incomprehensible as usual.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who caught the nod to Darkwing Duck, with the reference to Drake Mallard's hometown of St. Canard. Maybe they'll finally do a DucktalesDarkwing crossover, something they didn't really do back in the day? I confess on missing the references to Goof Troop and TaleSpin, and maybe even Quack Pack, Huey, Dewey, & Louie's last series.

  99. Well I saw and enjoyed the whole concept of a episode, it took me a while to get used to the changes since the last time from the original, I enjoyed the art style, even though it looked too comic-y, while Louie's voicing sounded almost too much like what Panda sounded, while the rest I'm hoping we see more on them and hoping we'll see whether Darkwing will appear or not.

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  100. So they mention Scrooge needs to hire an administrative assistant, I have some possibilities of might that be.

    1) Fenton – that could work I guess.

    2) Daisy – that is how she and Donald me.

    3) Magica Da Spell – now this one I really hope they do, Magica she shape shifts to look like someone else, and for the whole season, she is Scrooge's assistant, and we don't know who she is, only down the line, she reveals herself to everyone including the audience.

  101. zoombie

    3) Magica Da Spell – now this one I really hope they do, Magica she shape shifts to look like someone else, and for the whole season, she is Scrooge's assistant, and we don't know who she is, only down the line, she reveals herself to everyone including the audience.

    I love this idea.

  102. I really enjoyed this pilot. I know I loved the original series when I was very young but outside of burning through my copy of the movie on VHS, I never went back to it after getting hit with the Fox Kids wave in either 93 or 94. This manages to feel fresh to me while playing on my dormant nostalgic memories at the same time. I think the look works and allows for some fun animated moments. I think the voice acting pretty much works. I feel pretty familiar with all of the main cast and none have stuck out to me in a recognizable way outside of Ben Schwartz, which may be due to rewatching a lot of Randy Cunningham recently. Donald is tough to understand at times but I guess that might always be the case. I think David Tennant is killing it so far. One thing that felt a bit off was how easily Webby and the boys dispatched "the best of the cheap" but I'm going to assume they probably couldn't go in depth with that during the given time. I'm far from disappointed so far and I'm looking forward to what else they have in store. It's nice to have a new cartoon that excites me. It's honestly been a while.

    I really feel for Donald in this. He lost his only sibling and has been trying to protect and care for her kids as best he can, with no help, and it's unappreciated. I guess it's just part of the gig when it comes to parenting.

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  103. zoombie

    3) Magica Da Spell – now this one I really hope they do, Magica she shape shifts to look like someone else, and for the whole season, she is Scrooge's assistant, and we don't know who she is, only down the line, she reveals herself to everyone including the audience.

    OMG I am so sorry and embarrassed, I did a typo and accidentally typed in a swear word, I am sorry. I hope you all understand.

  104. I'm definitely getting a slight Gravity Falls vibe from this, me like, a lot.

    The only aspect that I'm still getting used to are Huey, Duey and Louie's voices. This is mostly because the only other notable (not as many know of Donald's Fire Survival Plan and/or Scrooge McDuck & Money) piece of media where Huey, Duey and Louie's voices weren't 'quackish' so to speak was Quack Pack, which brings back some pretty bad memories. Plus, like Dipper from Gravity Falls, they sound much older than they are. They'll grow on me though, but yes, this show is off to a GREAT start.

  105. The dramatic portions are a tad awkward; "proving Scrooge McDuck still got it, family is useful, Dewey can do something right, Webby being nervous about not letting her grandma know, and Donald trusting McDuck & the triplets"

    McDuck is still highly capable. It's not quite the triplets as it is Webby who figured out what would help out McDuck. Dewey comes across as the duck most actively trying to get into trouble or make things worse, so when he makes a convenient realization it feels convenient story-wise. Webby had nothing to worry about given her grandma stated McDuck is the safest one to adventure with (would've preferred she said I trained you to be prepared for anything). The last one happened so swiftly during that Dewey moment.

    It's a solid premiere, otherwise, and I look forward to getting some more focus on Huey or Louie.

  106. zoombie

    3) Magica Da Spell – now this one I really hope they do, Magica she shape shifts to look like someone else, and for the whole season, she is Scrooge's assistant, and we don't know who she is, only down the line, she reveals herself to everyone including the audience.

    I'm going to assume that you mean having Magica appear as Magica, then have the audience actually see her do the shape-shifting thing. I'm not so sure I agree with that idea. In my opinion, this show doesn't need ongoing subplots like this that only serve to…I don't want to say "torture" the viewers since that would be too extreme. That said, as for HD&L's mother, since she was never part of any of their other appearances*, the whole "will HD&L see their mom again" thing doesn't really run the risk of overtaking the show (unlike a certain recent incarnation of a certain franchise involving a certain group of martial arts reptiles…^). That said, I do hope they don't constantly use that to taunt the viewers (e.g., implying they'll reunite, or even making it look like they will only to take it back later). That's something this show doesn't need. On a related note, it also doesn't need cliffhanger endings (like the one that Star vs. the Forces of Evil has) either; something I also hope they don't do.

    Another thing, too. I mentioned how this pilot episode may or may not necessarily reflect the rest of the series. While the original show has its fair share of slice-of-life episodes, I'm hoping this show doesn't just toss the action-adventure part aside in order to focus more on slice-of-life episodes. Even the original show was never a glorified sitcom series, which is another thing this show doesn't need. Even when there are episodes that do focus on adventures, the viewers also don't need to be reminded constantly of some b-plot that involves some slice-of-life thing. More broadly, the show doesn't need constant "real life" reminders every other minute/line of dialogue (an exaggeration, but you get the idea). We know the characters go through things that are at least similar to what us viewers go though at home (or school). We don't need to have that spelled out for us. In other words, we don't need to be constantly reminded of the difference between fantasy and reality. We get it, already. Yes there are those who might not get it, but as I said before, that doesn't mean that those of us who have to end up being caught in the crossfire.

    The bottom line is, the show should just be DuckTales, and not try to be anything else. Trying something different is alright, but only if it doesn't get in the way., In any case, this is what the viewers came for: the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his family, not to be constantly reminded of reality/real life, because again, the reality is that anything is possible .

    *Well, there was their first appearance, "Donald's Nephews", where Donald got a letter about them from his sister, who is named "Dumbella" (I think), whom we never actually see (as I remember, anyway), so that doesn't really count.

    ^Whose original TV incarnation, coincidentally, debuted the same year as the original Ducktales series.

  107. Mandouga

    I'm going to assume that you mean having Magica appear as Magica, then have the audience actually see her do the shape-shifting thing.

    No that it is not, I want Magica to be Scrooge's assistant and we don't know either, we she makes her move and reveals herself it would be total shock for everyone.

  108. The series is definitely getting overhyped IMHO. I didn't think the premiere was bad. I thought it was decent. But overall, it just didn't overly wow me. The only parts I kind of enjoyed were the tension between Donald and Scrooge.

    More than anything, I don't think the voices really fit the characters. I like David Tennant, but I'm not sure he makes a good Scrooge McDuck. Scrooge is supposed to be a kind of older gentleman, but Tennant's voice just sounds like a younger man's voice.

    Beakley was a little annoying. If she's a housekeeper, she might have to do secretarial things. Get over it. Didn't really sound like a convincing voice as a grandmother to Webby either.

    It definitely feels like they want this to be their new Gravity Falls. And my problem with that is that works for Gravity Falls. I'm not sure it works for DuckTales. I'm not going to begrudge people that love this show or who enjoyed it. I just didn't love it.

  109. I expected nothing more than a decent start to a series I have big hopes for. And that's exactly what I got.

    I've been a fan of Disney's take on their classic characters since the Paul Rudish Mickey Shorts in 2013, so I had no sense of worry or hype going in. It was exactly what I expected it to be I and there's nothing wrong with that. All the little Easter Eggs were great, especially them namedropping various other towns from the Disney afternoon, which may or may not be foreshadowing.

    My only real complaint would be I wish Launchpad had more to do during the episodes, but from what we did see from him it wasn't bad.

    I look forward to what else the crew has in mind for what the series is going to do in the future.

  110. "Gravity Falls", this. "Gravity Falls", that. The original show existed long before the show whose premise involves the main characters' summer plans being "ruined" when they have to spend it with their "boring" grandfather (obviously things change, but, IMO, this premise is what ruins the whole thing; long story). We just need to focus on this show being DuckTales (which I personally hope it is, for the reasons I talked about in other posts), and not try to compare it to anything else. In other words, too much like Gravity Falls? I'm more concerned that this show might not be enough like DuckTales.

    zoombie

    No that it is not, I want Magica to be Scrooge's assistant and we don't know either, we she makes her move and reveals herself it would be total shock for everyone.

    That would be even worse. Plot twists like that (I repeat: plot twists "like that"; that is, like the one you just mentioned) only serve to manipulate the viewers' emotions, and that's another thing this show doesn't need.

  111. Mandouga

    The original show existed long before the show whose premise involves the main characters' summer plans being "ruined" when they have to spend it with their "boring" grandfather

    The original DuckTales' premise is that the boys have to stay with their detestable uncle after their other beloved uncle joined the navy. The rebooted premise is a tad more detailed with Donald trying to get a job, the babysitter couldn't come, can't trust the mischievous boys home alone, so now they get to stay with the rich uncle. Plus, now that he lost that job and his home, he's got to tag along as well.
    Where it veers into Gravity Falls territory is the inclusion of the supernatural entities right in the 1st ep/1st half of the premiere and the mystery angle that also plays into that.
    The first 2 episodes of the 80s series is simply an action adventure toon with some gags thrown in.
    Ergo, it's surprisingly dramatic amidst all the cartoonish absurdities. Also, just now found out that was a 5 part special.

    The reboot also has an unusually hyperactive girl and a goofy stocky side character who instead of the insane chauvinist acts more like a dude with a few screws loose.
    I'd say Gruncle Stan would still be more akin to OG Scrooge or Mr Krabs, whilst this Scrooge is cranky & a cheapskate but more infatuated with what he used to do (could just be for this premiere).

  112. Mandouga

    That said, I can't admittedly call it a parody at this point, but none of nephews would lie. .

    The nephews are kids. They lied in the comics ALL THE TIME. The 1980's TV series making them so square and vanilla was them not doing the property justice. Having the kids be kids for the first time ever is this show actually writing them properly.

    EDIT:

    And rereading your entire post makes me shake my head. You are picking at every little thing. If Hank Azaria read your post aloud in nasally voice, I'd call it spot-on. Is it truly your opinion that because heartwarming scenes and lessons learned have been used elsewhere, that nobody else is allowed to use them ever from now on? Why do you get to decide that?

  113. DuckTales "Woo-ooo!"

    This is the DuckTales series we have always deserved. I'm less grateful than many fans, because this is how it always SHOULD have been. It's not like it was based on a cr*p property like Transformers, which made me vastly appreciate Transformers: Prime more than I would have if every other Transformers project didn't suck. But the Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge comics were literally the best untapped children's property ever, and they managed to drastically change enough things to out right ruin it in the 1980's.

    This is much closer to Don Rosa than Carl Barks, which suits me fine. Rosa has always been far nerdier in his stories, and more slavish to Barks than any other writer or artist. It's sort of the fact that while Duck Comic fans before me grew up on Barks, which is why I prefer Rosa. Barks is technically better, but I was THERE for when Rosa's stories were published, so I appreciated reading them more. Because they were new, and I was one of the first people reading them before they got reprinted a bunch of times.

    But yeah, this has a ton of Easter Eggs, and references to other properties. St. Canard from Darkwing Duck was mentioned, as was Spoonerville from Goof Troop, and Cape Suzette from TaleSpin. I was disappointed we didn't immmediately get a shout-out to Mouseton (if I never see Spoonerville again I'll consider myself lucky) but these cities being referenced in the Pilot suggests it is possible the writers plan to build up a giant rebooted Disney Afternoon inspired universe with various spin-offs coming, based on how successful this is. Which is AGAIN something we should have already gotten with Darkwing Duck. I still can't believe we never got a proper DuckTales crossover on that show. What was Disney thinking?

    The Cape Suzette thing also says to me that the producers consider TaleSpin set in the DuckTales universe, only a prequel from the 1940's. I'd love to see TaleSpin brought back in that capacity myself.

    There were a ton of Easter Eggs, but the ones that caught my eye were the Giant Golden Suns coins, Merlock's Lamp, and a deactivated Armstrong. Donald being a seasoned adventurer is a great twist.

    Do you know what really bothers me about Donald's absence on the original series in hindsight? Apparently, Disney was afraid he'd pull the focus from Scooge. Which means Disney didn't understand the property at ALL, and never did. You just watched the same thing I did. Who was the break-out character there: Donald or Scrooge? It's Scrooge, of course, and always would be, and always was in the comics, and Disney not getting that that's what EVERYONE would think immediately, shows that they had so little faith in Barks' stories, that they probably should have waited to adapt them until they found it.

    I love that Donald speaks in complete sentences. This was my biggest concern upon hearing that Tony Anselmo was still going to voice Donald. It sounds sacrilegious, but I would have totally accepted a recast on Donald's voice for this project only, to be able to have Donald speak like he does in the comics. And the interesting thing is that the recent Paul Rudish Mickey Mouse cartoons have given Anselmo enough practice to be able to have Donald speaking full sentences, and be able to hold onto a conversation. This does not work perfectly, as I don't understand everything he says. Subtitles will be very helpful on whatever DVD's come out. But I also now recognize the character as the exact same person from the Barks / Rosa comics, who is completely alien to me in every other animated version. Donald Duck is an everyman in the comics, not a spoiled brat, and an amazing parent and a terrible one at the same time. It's the fact that he possesses both of these facets which is what makes his struggles interesting and relateable. This is literally the first cartoon I have EVER seen that uses Donald Duck properly, and as he should be. And people might be a little surprised at how muted the character seems compared to other tantrumy characterizations. But this is the Donald I know and love.

    The reboot also goes back to the original series, and keeps things that worked practically the same (Launchpad McQuack), tweaked the things that didn't until they did (Webby and Mrs. Beakley), and ignoring the crap that would NEVER work (Bubba and Doofus). I always hated that Flintheart Glomgold was Scottish on the old show. Him being South African in the comics struck me as extremely exotic and mysterious sounding. Somebody recently pointed out to me that the cartoon producers changed it because of Apartheid in the 1980's. And that makes sense to me now. But I think the Scottish thing works for me for the first time ever. Because as Scrooge notes, he's the poor man's Scrooge McDuck. Scrooge is Scottish also, but he speaks in a very naturalistic tone (probably because David Tennant is Scottish). But the guy doing Glomgold sounds like a cartoon, and like he's trying too hard. He actually has to point out the kilt, and say, "I'm Scottish," several times for people to take him seriously. And suddenly when Scrooge calls him "The poor man's Scrooge McDuck," I approve of the Scottish thing for the first time ever. Because it's half a put-on, and a part of the chip on Glomgold's shoulder.

    Dewey recognizing Della in the picture at the end is interesting. Rosa had tried to do a story about the origin stories of the nephew's parents, but Disney nixed it for the same reason they didn't let him reunite Donald with his mother, Hortense. The reader would ask of Della, "Where the frak was she? What kind of mother leaves her child like that?" I'm thinking at this point, with modern families being defined in lots of different ways, Disney is now more open to exploring that idea. But it's also possible she's dead. Rosa sort of hinted Donald's twin sister WAS dead in The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck, in the absence of being able to create an explanation for her being missing from Return To Xanadu. I personally hope she winds up popping up on the show. The reveal of the nephew's father would also be explosive, because Rosa wasn't even allowed to put that on the freaking McDuck family tree! It seems like Disney is being a lot more permissive with its iconic characters (Paul Rudish's Mickey Mouse is another good example) and this show will be better for it.

    I cannot decide if this is now my current favorite cartoon on the air, or if Justice League Action is. I often have cartoons I get obsessed about, that I will probably get as obsessed with as this. But there never tends to be two of them on the air at the same time. My kid-friendly cartoon fanboy self is very happy right now. *****.

  114. Fone Bone

    The nephews are kids.

    That's a little overgeneralizing, IMO.

    They lied in the comics ALL THE TIME.

    The original show is just as much the "source material" as the original comics (which the original show was never meant to be a complete adaptation of in the first place*) are. Besides which, I also mentioned that in the original show, they tried to fool Mrs. Beakley by having one of them claim they were one of the others (which didn't work), so they certainly did lie at least once. The concern is whether or not this show will focus more on that in order to be arbitrary and patronizing towards everyone (again), including those who already understand that lying is wrong. With this in mind, nowhere did I ever say (or imply) "that because heartwarming scenes and lessons learned have been used elsewhere, that nobody else is allowed to use them ever from now on" (if it was my "Friendship is Magic" comment, that was not what I was referring to, but I don't want to derail this thread, so I'll just leave it at that…for now). I only ever said that if this show does involve "lessons learned", that they don't try to shove them down everyone's throats thinking that the viewers might not be capable of learning by example, something that has been a problem with other Disney Channel and Disney XD shows.

    *The point of the original show is that, one way or another it's still a fitting tribute to Disney's legacy as a whole, and that's what's most important, hence why the original show is just as much the source material as the comics are.

  115. Mandouga, you are contradicting yourself. You have said this reboot shouldn't be a carbon copy of the original DuckTales, yet every time they do something different or try to be more like the original comic, you complain.

    Make up your mind. Be honest to yourself. Either you admit to yourself that you're not giving this reboot a proper chance, or you start watching it with an open mind.

    (I haven't seen anything so far. The episode is geoblocked here)

  116. Contradicting myself, you say? I respectfully disagree. In fact, that's just it. I am giving it a chance, and I am watching it with an open mind. My concern is whether or not the makers of this show will give the viewers a chance, and have an open mind about what DuckTales (and yes, the comics) are supposed to be about. The later episodes will determine that. I also mentioned that the original show is just as much the "source material" as the comics are, so they shouldn't ignore that either. I will however, admit that while it should try some new things, it can't stray too far from what the previous show is about either. Personally, I believe it is possible to have it both ways, if anything.

    In any case, you say you can't watch the episode? Then you don't really have much of a right to criticize my views on this show (or anyone else's, for that matter). Just saying.

  117. Since folks here are anticipating Magica de Spell appearing, I wonder if they're getting someone new for the part, since June Foray passed on recently, and I'm not sure if she'd been brought in during recording.

    Seeing as how the opener is on DXD's YouTube channel, I wonder also if they have eps of the original series for comparison's sake.

  118. hobbyfan

    Since folks here are anticipating Magica de Spell appearing, I wonder if they're getting someone new for the part, since June Foray passed on recently, and I'm not sure if she'd been brought in during recording.

    Seeing as how the opener is on DXD's YouTube channel, I wonder also if they have eps of the original series for comparison's sake.

    Well, it seems like they recast the majority of the voices anyway. Heck, even if Alan Young were still alive, they may have still gotten the other Scrooge voice. I did like Kate Micucci as Webby. Good to hear her as other characters besides Velma.

  119. Mandouga

    In any case, you say you can't watch the episode? Then you don't really have much of a right to criticize my views on this show (or anyone else's, for that matter). Just saying.

    Red Arrow doesn't actually need to see the show to know that you keep contradicting yourself. He just needs to read your posts. Because that is what you are doing. Your original review is so full of contradictions it makes my head spin. You are making full judgements about the quality of the entire story like 6 minutes in, without waiting to actually see how the narrative plays out. You say the show should do something you want (like point out that lying is wrong) and then when they do it, you twist yourself into knots to say they didn't just do exactly what you wanted. I do not claim to be a professional reviewer, but here is some friendly advice about writing reviews. Watch the entire episode before forming an opinion, rather than doing a play by play. And if you aren't willing to do that, at least proof read the review before you hit post, so your opinions at least stay the same during the same review. It is very clear to me that you did not proof-read that review. Otherwise you'd realize the contortions you actually twist yourself into to find reasons to dislike the show. It is very transparent that you are NOT giving it a chance.

  120. It's hard to believe something could feel this familiar yet so incredibly different at the same time. And for the most part, I mean that in the best ways, as not only is this an incredibly difficult balance to hit in general but it's one that kills nearly every other reboot specifically because of failing to hit said balance.

    That being said, I think I respect it more than I actually enjoyed it. While everything was handled quite well on its own merits, a lot of how it's written and presented does feel rather standard for most 2010s animations. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the original show was more its own thing even for the time.

    It's hard to properly explain. There were definitely some elements that I thought were a lot more interesting than the old show, like Webby and Mrs. Beakley, and even many that I don't necessarily considered better were at least interesting to see in a new take, such as Glomgold, Scrooge's backstory, and especially Donald Duck's role. I wouldn't say it's a mixed bag by any stretch, since there's nothing wrong with how they're used here, but there's also nothing wrong with how the original was done either. To name one good example, the actual animation may be inferior to the original show's (at least IMO), but it's by no means bad and they definitely upped their game on the cinematography and lighting. Additionally, while Alan Young's Scrooge was a bit more upbeat and obsessive, here he's more complex and kind of grouchy. The two are so different yet so similar it's legit hard to tell if I even should compare the two. If I had to, I'd take the former, but by no means do I dislike the latter either, and David Tenant really does sell the Scottish accent.

    To sum up, this is by all means a good show in my eyes, and is easily one of the best reboots we've gotten in recent years. I'm not sure if I would prefer this over the old show, but then again it's not like I'd at all mind watching either and the effort most definitely goes appreciated. It's the kind of reboot where I can very, very easily see some people prefer certain elements while other people prefer different ones, and I kind of like the idea of there being multiple interpretations like this. Will definitely be interested in seeing where this goes.

  121. One thing I noticed about this show so far is that the humor feels a bit more… for the lack of a better term, random than the original series. I mean jokes like the hamburger line, and the headless horseman aren't really things you'd see in the 80s series. Not that I'm complaining though, the jokes were all top notch and very clever, and I like the fact that the dialogue feels quirkier and more spontaneous this time.

  122. Goldstar Neo

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    Seriously?

    No one can definitively answer that question for you, because it would just be others' personal opinions. If you don't remember the series, Try to watch or re-watch the original episodes and judge for yourself whether the series is any good or not.

    I have seen the show and it's something I can live without.

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  123. TheMisterManGuy

    One thing I noticed about this show so far is that the humor feels a bit more… for the lack of a better term, random than the original series. I mean jokes like the hamburger line, and the headless horseman aren't really things you'd see in the 80s series. Not that I'm complaining though, the jokes were all top notch and very clever, and I like the fact that the dialogue feels quirkier and more spontaneous this time.

    That's why it reminded me of Gravity Falls. Just to be clear, that wasn't a complaint.

  124. I’m truly enjoying this series so far. I thought the first part of the episode was a little shaky, but the second part was genius. As others have pointed out, the references to the original DuckTales as well as to other Disney Afternoon properties were awesome. I have to admit that many of you were sharper than I was in catching these references, but my ears did perk up on hearing St. Canard mentioned and I noticed Armstrong in Scrooge’s garage.

    The new animation style is absolutely stunning—the dragon scene, in particular. I love the comic book-esque design. It kept me watching when I still wasn’t quite sure what to think of the show.

    The theme song is also on point. It’s a nice homage to the original—but it has its own personality. The singer really makes it her own and her interpretation works for the modern/retro blend of the show. Listen to the theme songs side by side, and you’ll notice they complement each other beautifully.

    I like that the three nephews will have different personalities in this series. That’s one of my (few) complaints about the original.

    The voice acting mostly works, even if it takes some time getting used to. David Tennant has nearly impossible shoes to fill but manages quite well. Kate Micucci does an outstanding job with the new Webby Vanderquack. Launchpad and the three nephews’ new voices were a little off-putting at first, but I didn’t mind them in time. Mrs. Beakley/Beagley has become a dominatrix, which threw me off, but I think the new voice fits the character. Keith Ferguson, well known for his work as Bloo on Foster’s Home, captured the essence of Flintheart Glomgold.

    In fact, I’d say the only thing that needs to find its footing is the humor. Webby’s desire to eat a hamburger was a bit strange, considering ducks aren’t usually carnivores. The Photoshop reference also didn’t work. Launchpad’s lines were probably the best. (“Yes sir, random kid I just met!” and “Oh no, the ground.”) But I think the writers will perfect this in time.

    Overall, I was delighted by what I saw. The production crew’s attention to detail, especially in the references and animation, reflects a healthy respect for the original series. You get the sense that they grew up with the 80s DuckTales and are like little kids again with the prospect of working on this reboot; they bring that kind of enthusiasm to the table. Rarely has a reboot been so respectful of the original while creating its own identity. Bravo!

  125. Upcoming episode descriptions:

    Saturday, September 23
    "Daytrip of Doom!"
    (7:00 – 7:30 A.M. EDT)

    The nephews take Webby to Funso's Fun Zone and have a dangerous run-in with the Beagle Boys.

    *Margo Martindale ("The Americans") recurs as Ma Beagle.

    Saturday, September 23
    "The Great Dime Chase!"
    (7:30 – 8:00 A.M. EDT)

    Louie accidentally spends Scrooge's Number One Dime and turns to mad inventor Gyro Gearloose for help to get it back, while Dewey and Webby become entangled in a conspiracy.

    Saturday, September 30
    "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!"
    (7:00 – 7:30 A.M. EDT)

    After crashing Ma Beagle's birthday party, Webby and new mysterious friend Lena must fight their way through Beagle Boy turf to get back home.

  126. TheUnderMiner

    Upcoming episode descriptions:

    Saturday, September 23
    "Daytrip of Doom!"
    (7:00 – 7:30 A.M. EDT)

    The nephews take Webby to Funso's Fun Zone and have a dangerous run-in with the Beagle Boys.

    *Margo Martindale ("The Americans") recurs as Ma Beagle.

    Saturday, September 23
    "The Great Dime Chase!"
    (7:30 – 8:00 A.M. EDT)

    Louie accidentally spends Scrooge's Number One Dime and turns to mad inventor Gyro Gearloose for help to get it back, while Dewey and Webby become entangled in a conspiracy.

    Saturday, September 30
    "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!"
    (7:00 – 7:30 A.M. EDT)

    After crashing Ma Beagle's birthday party, Webby and new mysterious friend Lena must fight their way through Beagle Boy turf to get back home.

    Man, that's a little too early for me, but I can always DVR record.;)

  127. As a fan of the original I was positive about the series ever since it was announced. When they released the first image from the show (the one with the crew in the off-road car) I was really hyped. I was okay with the design changes. I've had high expectations and I watched first two episodes. It was good! Really good! I liked so much about it. The new version of the theme song is on par with the original, the references were really cool and unexpected (St.Canard you could expect. Cape Suzette? Spoonerville? Wow). I was okay with original Webby character but the new version is more interesting and will play larger part in the story. Overall I didn't find anything that I dislike about the new series. 😀 It may be early to tell (we've seen only two episodes) but I think it will be successfull. 🙂 I've decided to wait for the Polish dubb now, it will be in 2018 though. 🙁 Maybe I should just keep watching in English.

  128. Mandouga

    Try not to think about it. I think most (repeat: "most") viewers assume that it won't be that kind of "massacre"..

    What other kind massacre is there? I've only heard the word associated with massmurder. Of course that is not gonna happen in the episode, thus the choice of word seemed bizarre.

    Mandouga

    Gee whiz. Some people take some things too seriously…

    You just did that yourself. I was merely pointing out an absurd juxtaposition and you seem to seriously believe it was a moral overraction of some kind.

  129. TheUnderMiner

    After crashing Ma Beagle's birthday party, Webby and new mysterious friend Lena must fight their way through Beagle Boy turf to get back home.

    Is Lena some obscure character that I'm forgetting, or is this a reference to the "Uncle Lena" meme from like 10 years ago?

  130. I'll enjoy those next great episodes.

    Cool seeing Gyro Gearloose, yaaaaaay, and cool seeing Ma Beagle/The Beagle Boys, I'll love their sweet new reboot designs:D.Margo Martindale as Ma Beagle, sweet.

    I hope to see Filler Brushbill, Feathers Galore, Cinnamon Teal, Dangerous Dan, Millionara Vanderbucks, The Merman King/the merpeople, and Circe show up in the reboot as well pretty soon.

    Massacre on that title is so weird on a kid friendly reboot show.

  131. DeanBurrito25

    Jim Rash (a.k.a Dean Pelton for Community fans) is such a great fit as Gyro.

    The voice sounded familiar but I couldn't place it. I guess the voice pops out at me quicker with Randy Cunningham, where he's playing a similar role to the dean.

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  132. Daytrip Of Doom!

    So we meet the Beagle Boys here and I love this show version of them. Bigtime saying "why can't we have what they have", line of the episode. And poor Bigtime I thought was pretty solid and well executed, but still can't get no approval from mom.

    The Webby scene on the bus hilarious and Webby is so adorable. She has that Mabel vibe, but she has her own charm as well. And boy's don't worry, Scrooge could easily buy that amusement park.

    As for the Donald / Beakley plot, very well done, they play off great off each other. I wouldn't ship them like Louie does, but that is a ship I never thought of and don't want to think of every again. And I knew it, Beakley was a spy, it was so obvious. Perhaps I am still hanging to my theory that we will see Daisy and she will be Beakley's niece and Webby's aunt in this series, Webby does look a bit like the modern day Daisy, so we will see.

    The Great Dime Chase!

    Another great episode, we get some more lure which I am loving. The Louie plot, he loses Scrooge's dime and we are introduced to Gyro and I love how self aware the show is of its 1987 counterpart, on the old show Gyro's robots almost always went evil. This Gyro is a little more insane than the old version, and I thought for a moment he went evil at the end, but than I realized it is probably referring to Gizmoduck. And Scrooge doesn't leave his dime lying around in a case which makes sense unlike the old show, and Scrooge's having security protect against magic, must be referring to Magica DeSpell, can't wait to see her.

    As for the other plot, we continue on the Delia mystery and it looks like she is alive. Interesting to learn. And the guardian of the duck family library, I just love her, she is so crazy and she is awesome. I don't remember her from the old show And could she have some connection to the family, who knows. And more of Webby being a fan girl, just love it.

    So the shows follows up greatly with the pilot, so good job.

  133. So we've got two new episodes: Daytrip of Doom, and The Great Dime Chase.

    First, Daytrip of Doom:

    00:26-00:31: So Mrs. Beakley just had a run in with HD&L (obviously). "Prepare [him] for what's 'out there'?" Meaning what, exactly? Is she talking about the Beagle Boys, or is she talking about…the nephews (in other words, it's ambiguous at this point alone)?

    00:53: Seems to be irrelevant at this point (emphasis on "seems" to be).

    1:06: As you can see, I was afraid this might happen. Here, we have Mrs. Beakley disapproving of Scrooge having his nephew and great nephews move in with him ("When I said [you should] spend more time with your family, I didn't mean move them in."), making the ending of the pilot episode (where we assume that Mrs. Beakley welcomes/accepts them unconditionally) feel like a joke, with this as the punchline after the fact. The original show wouldn't have done this. Whatever Mrs. Beakley's…reservations about the nephews she might have, she wouldn't have said something like that about them. This show is implying in this scene alone that she sees the nephews as "brats" and wishes they (and Donald) could live somewhere else. This isn't funny at all (i.e., because of Mrs. Beakley's implied contempt for the nephews). Are we to assume that she "doesn't mean it", and that she'll "warm up to them" or something. What are we supposed to think; that this show isn't trying to make fun of Disney's legacy (and it wouldn't be the first time either)? This is the sort of thing one would find in a parody, rather than an adaptation/remake that does the original source material (in this case both the comics, and the original series) justice. Furthermore, it's this kind of sarcasm that has been known to completely ruin a show. "Different" is one thing, but this is too different. However, this part can be avoided (fortunately), since it doesn't ruin the rest of the episode (at least). That said, my concern is that this could end up becoming the entire series, if not reflecting it outright, but we'll see. After all, first impressions aren't always correct (that said, however, it works both ways).

    1:28: "If you're not a player, you're a pawn"? (sigh) This is going to be a long episode (to say the least)…

    2:16: "We've all got to make sacrifices". Possible double talk aside, it then cuts to Donald talking a bath. Well, at least it didn't cut to Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby (that said, this could have gone either way), so that's some thing, but then right afterwords:

    2:23: "HOUSE…MEETING…NOW!!", then the opening sequence. There, you see. The show just did one thing, then did something else. (sigh) Don't ask me to explain this one. It would just take too long (really). I will say that it won't make me drop the series (at this point).

    3:30: (sigh) Here it comes ("Time for some house rules!")…

    3:35-ish: "My space is MY space!" Followed by "my [this], my [that], etc., etc., etc., etc…AND MY WASHROOM!!" (well, that's what it felt like to me, anyway).

    3:43: "Rule number 2…refertoMrs.Beakleyforsubsequentrules." Great, now we (i.e., the viewers, along with the nephews and Webby) are really in trouble (which is kind of a growing problem at this point; I just hope it doesn't become too big)…

    3:47: Oh, so suddenly we're an "inconvenience" now? Then why was this show even made in the first place?! Heck, WHY DOES THIS, OR ANY OF THE OTHER DISNEY CHANNELS EVEN EXIST THEN?!! (sigh) Sorry, everyone. I just had to let that out. Okay, okay, so maybe it wasn't meant to be directed at us (i.e., it's meant to be "just" in-universe), but considering how other Disney XD shows (and Disney Channel shows, for that matter) have turned out, this could literally be either or. Hence what I said just now. For this reason, it's not quite enough to make me drop this show (which I really don't want to, but they have to give everyone a reason to keep watching). In any case, I wish I was kidding, but I'm not. It still has room to improve, but it really isn't looking good at this point.

    3:54: Mrs. Beakley's house rules? Now we (and they) are really going to get it. I'm not kidding. This is beginning to look like an attempt to relate to the parents who saw the original show "back in the day" by providing something to "educate" the rest of the family with, but we'll see what happens in the long run.

    4:15:…well, at least it's being directed at Donald as well. Heck, it may even be directed to the parents. However, I've seen other shows that do something similar only to pull a 180, and preach to the everyone about how we need to do what our parents tell us to since they're ones "in charge", regardless of whether or not the viewers already understand.

    4:41: Thank goodness that's over (I hope)…

    6:26: At this point things seem to be okay. I can only hope it stays that way…

    8:01: Webby just got them thrown off the bus, and most viewers, I think could see it coming a mile away (well, I did, anyway). (sigh) Even the original Webby was never really portrayed as being "Too Dumb to Live", and no this isn't a dealbreaker (it would be kind of petty to drop the show over something like this).

    8:12-ish: That was the wrong answer. This show just had toilet humor. Strike one…

    9:12: "Ball pits are for babies"? Says you, Louie.

    9:42: Unfortunately, Louie, as the old saying goes, "flattery will get you nowhere". Seriously, everyone, we (may) have more sarcasm here. I say "may", since, in the original show, either Huey, Dewey, or Louie might have done something similar…although, it might not really be for free food or games like in this scene, which by 10:18 is beginning to feel like padding…

    11:38-ish: A Japanese Guitar Freaks-like game? I'm not sure what to think of this one. It just doesn't feel necessary to me (repeat: to me). Besides, what kind of a name is "Ukulele Kagerogu ("Kageroka?")" anyway (…yeah, I can read Japanese characters a little)? Oh yeah, it also seems to be a partial reference to Nyan Cat.

    12:05: Dewey, seven years of cello is NOT the same thing as playing a ukulele, even if it is just a ukulele controller…

    12:41: Yeah, not funny you guys…

    13:26: You know Mrs. Beakley, maybe YOU should move to New Zealand. (sigh) Gee whiz…

    14:02: Also not funny. (sigh) You know, to put it in perspective, I'm beginning to wonder if this Webby is too much an extreme opposite of the original Webby (i.e., the one they clearly think is too much of a girly girl, and thus not "modern" enough), to the point of being parody? What this means is, they may have written her as being this way just so they could do gags like this (which may even be followed by dramatic consequences, which would be even worse).

    14:15: There, you see? Banned from Funso's for life. Strike two. Also, as I suspected, that "Funso" is not really (the guy who's supposed to play) Funzo…

    15:13: I just realized. This is the worst place this could happen. Long story short, we're looking at a possible setup for yet another show that appears to be the genuine article, only to have an episode (regardless of what it is) give the viewers a patronizing, arbitrary moral lesson about "responsibility" that the characters don't deserve (and in this case, all because Webby wasn't used to "adventures" and not "everyday life"); another instance of comedy not actually being comedy at all (i.e., because of dramatic consequences). "But the Beagle Boys captured us. That's (still) no excuse for what you did." You know that sort of thing. Yeah. If this episode ends with all four of them being grounded (or even not being allowed to go places by themselves again), it's over. That is not what people came to see. After all, what's to say they wouldn't patronize everyone like that again…

    16:25: "Wait something's wrong." Then he replaces the avocados with gold coins. "Much better". Again, that wasn't funny.

    16:39: "What is a Funso"? I'm sorry, everyone, but this is a possible sign of things to come…

    17:24: Oh, so now "normal's overrated". You wanna know what else is overrated, (possibly) insulting people's intelligence with hypocritical writing that appears to be one thing, but is either something else entirely or becomes something else later on. In some cases, it might even keep going back and forth, which I'm beginning to wonder if that's what this show is doing. This is supposed to be DuckTales, not My Little Duckling: Adventuring is Magic.

    18:56: Donald is really letting the Beagle Boys have it. However, that's just it. I'm beginning to wonder if that's even the point of this show, as it's supposed to be.

    20:23: This is ridiculuous! They're doing a call back to the very gag that them banned from Funso's for life, and which may possibly ruin either the entire episode, or (in the worst case scenario) the entire series.

    21:05: Yeah. They're clearly teasing a possible future episode where she may or may not actually be a spy. Either way, this is clearly a spur-of-the-moment ratings stunt. Yeah, yeah, I know. She may actually be kidding, but that's just it. They're giving everyone something that's intentionally vague in the hope that we'll keep watching to find out if this really is the case. One way or the other, it was done on purpose. (sigh)

    21:15: That's what I thought, and I hope it stays that way throughout the rest of the show. OTOH, lifting the ban just so they wouldn't get sued doesn't feel right to me. I mean, couldn't they have just lifted the ban period? That would have been better, IMO.

    I plan to avoid this episode from now on. While it won't make me drop the show, it came very close. Long story short, the viewers came to go on adventures with Scrooge and his family, and maybe even show a little of what happens when they're not on adventures, not to be patronized with arbitrary "moral lessons" that assume the viewers don't get it even when they (or at least some of them) do.

    And now for the next episode:

    1:00: IMO, we did not need to see Louie being lazy and watching TV. For now, I'm going to assume it's just in-universe, and not directed at us. Either way, I still think it was uncalled for.

    2:55: A shortened version of the opening? I wasn't expecting that.

    3:07: Okay you guys, we get it. Scrooge doesn't think Louie understands about hard work. You don't have to keep reminding us of what we already know.

    5:25: This is how we're introduced to Gyro in this series: as someone who's not allowed to be himself, and who's forced to use cards when "interacting" with people? "Foul ball" if anything.

    5:55: Oh no, not this old bit again. Or rather, it's being used as a "giving Louie another idea to be lazy" joke. This one's a little tough to call, since it may not actually happen (Louie making the little bulb robot do everything for him, I mean).

    6:00: Once again we have more sarcasm. Not only that, it also felt kind of cynical to me.

    6:10: (sigh) Don't tell me, let me guess. This invention is also going to turn evil (even though in the original show it didn't), and it will be all Louie's fault (if this episode does do what I mentioned before). I just hope this isn't the case, I really do.

    6:22: I don't like the way they're portraying Gyro here. He doesn't even feel like Gyro at all. I REALLY hope they don't turn him into a villain, that would also be "too" different from the original show.

    7:10: "Peruvia"? I wonder how people from "Peru" (i.e., "Peruvians") are going to take that? Really, that was kind of ignorant.

    7:51: Another forced setup. Fenton may have lost his number one dime in the original show, but I'm thinking this may be a coincidence.

    8:20: NO! This is how they talk about how Scrooge came to American and earned his first dime? I'm tempted to to just skip to the "important" parts, but that wouldn't solve anything, so I'll just keep going.

    9:26: Disney has done productions where their characters are put through all kinds of things, but considering what this particular episode is about, I don't think it's appropriate.

    10:05-ish: More padding.

    10:58: UGH! Sorry, but that was just unnecessary, and plain idiotic. Strike one.

    12:58: And once again, we're reminded of what we already know. (sigh)

    14:48: Either she really was level-headed once, or he's a horrible judge of character. Really though, we have more sarcasm here.

    16:48: We're led to think Little Bulb will go back to normal only to have him keep looking for dimes. Not cool, writers.

    21:05: That was never his dime in the first place? Also not cool.

    Yeah, this episode mainly manipulated the plot and played with the viewers' emotions in order to keep them guessing, namely whether or not Louie would get in trouble for losing his number one dime, etc, only revealing after the fact that that was never his dime at all.

    Look, everyone. This show is barely making it. Also, are we to assume that "Project Blatherskite" is in fact going to be the Gizmoduck suit? Either way, and as I said before, I really don't the possibility of Gyro being a villain here…

  134. Okay so the promo for next week, Webby makes a friend and she looks cool. I wonder if she could be a love interest for any of the boys or heck even Webby herself, I doubt that but can't stop shippers. Perhaps it is not Webby and Beakly, perhaps this girl is related to Daisy.

  135. I think I like seeing the Beagle Boys with more individual designs. It kind of bugged me as a really young kid that they all looked so alike.

    zoombie

    Okay so the promo for next week, Webby makes a friend and she looks cool. I wonder if she could be a love interest for any of the boys or heck even Webby herself, I doubt that but can't stop shippers. Perhaps it is not Webby and Beakly, perhaps this girl is related to Daisy.

    From the second I saw that new character I thought it might be a way to Trojan Horse in a certain villainess not seen in any promo material but who knows if they'd go that route.

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  136. Gyro isn’t going to be a villain. He was just referring to Gizmoduck. Speaking of Gyro, it is going to take me a while to get used to his new personality. I heard someone on another site say that he is like Sheldon Cooper. I can totally believe it if that’s what the makers of this show was trying to go for.
  137. Rick Jones

    I think I like seeing the Beagle Boys with more individual designs. It kind of bugged me as a really young kid that they all looked so alike.

    Didn't they look 100% the same in the comics?

    Gyro isn't going to be a villain. He was just referring to Gizmoduck. Speaking of Gyro, it is going to take me a while to get used to his new personality. I heard someone on another site say that he is like Sheldon Cooper. I can totally believe it if that's what the makers of this show was trying to go for.

  138. I completely enjoyed it! Webby is so funny and adorable. She reminds me of Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls. I almost had a funny suspicion that Gyro Geerloose might become a villain, but I guess that's not true. In the original, Gyro was kind and gentle, but in the new version, he's sort of a self centered, but well meaning guy. I'm unsure about this, but I'll get used to it. None the less, I enjoyed it and I can't wait for the next episode to come.:D

  139. Rick Jones

    From the second I saw that new character I thought it might be a way to Trojan Horse in a certain villainess not seen in any promo material but who knows if they'd go that route.

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    Or they do my idea which is what I have for a while, and this character is a relative and / or apprentice of that villaness.

  140. Thoughts on these latest episodes.

    "Daytrip of Doom" – Of the four episodes that have premiered so far I have to say this is probably the weakest. It's not a bad episode but you can sort of tell this was written by the "filler team" of the show. Obviously not every episode is going to connect to the bigger overarching mystery but it also seems this team is more concerned with more obvious in your face morals without really subverting them like we got in the second episode or even the next episode. Thus they aren't as much going through though I also admit I'm not a fan of "character inadvertingly makes things worse and worse for others but they can prove themselves in other ways so despite being a bother in the first half they more then prove themselves in the second." It works better here since as even the trio noted Webby obviously is great for treasure hunting and solving mysteries but regular social interaction is still an issue and honestly the fact she didn't just get over or even improve that much here shows it will be a steady arc for the season. I also really like the idea of Ma Beagle actually being quite intelligent realizing a ransom idea is stupid because that will just incur the wrath of Scrooge McDuck without them getting a pay day as well as seeing how useful Donald can actually be in a fight with his raging anger. Which I actually didn't see coming and I do like that actually building up a level of respect between him and Beakley. I also just like Scrooge chilling out in the background of this one proving he doesn't need to be really front and center of every episode. Though speaking of that…

    "The Great Dime Chase" – I am really glad we get episodes like this early on that say "look we don't need to cram EVERY MEMBER OF THE MAIN CAST IN EVERY EPISODE! If a plot calls for cutting some out we can do that" as yeah we don't get Beakley, Donald or even Huey here. Though the later I have to admit I'm kind of feeling bad for because… he is now officially the least of this cast. Dewey made the strongest first impression and Louie in the last episode and especially this one is coming into his own as the slacker layabout with the chilled attitude about everything unless he actually has to do work. However we have nothing really on the eldest of these boys and I'm sure that will come up at some point but it's weird to be four episodes in and feel so… nothing for again one of the main principal cast. Though again an issue to focus on later. This one had a lot of good laughs. I honestly like the update of Gyro of having this ego and being full of himself and his creation and having obvious issues interacting with people as well as the reveal Scrooge always had the dime on him and probably knew exactly what Louie was doing and just wanted him to run around to actually earn something for once in his life. I'm also glad we are getting more from the board then just Scrooge being bored with them in them actually trying to be finanically responsbile as Scrooge's jokes back to them were good (besides just a couple "here's a set up for a cut away to another scene" gag which again I'm not a fan for), especially pointing out firing some of these guys will just mean they'll seek payback for you later on. I'm also glad they lampeshaded the whole search for Delia Duck having "filler" and taking awhile to get to the point. Yeah i know we'll probably only find out the mystery fully at the end of the season but I am glad we're at least getting clues and progress for it. Why did she steal from Scrooge exactly and why is knowledge of her so forbidden? Guess we'll find out but the stuff with the trials and the crazy librabrian was great especially when she admitted she half wanted the two to do her job for her.

    So though the later episode was stronger still good stuff. Hope this show keeps up the ratings and quality going forward as it deserves the Huge push Disney XD is giving it and I hope that shows in the amount of attention the show receives.

  141. Look, Dragnatek, I can give you nitpicking, believe me, but for the past number of years, a number of Disney XD's (and the Disney Channel's) "original" shows (and I use the word loosely) have claimed to be one thing when they are really another. Personally, I'm not taking any chances. I can't speak for anyone else, but I came to watch DuckTales, not another medium for the parents to "educate" the rest of the family with at their (the rest of the family's expense. It's the kind of short-term solution that Walt wouldn't have done (which goes into a much larger topic, so I'll just leave it at that). This is the first time Disney has ever remade any of their TV series (that I know of). So far, this show seems to be going back and forth between being a fitting tribute to the original show (and yes, the Uncle Scrooge comics, and yes, Disney's Legacy in general), and just having the same generic unfunny comedy that one can find in other shows, almost (repeat: almost) like it was trying to be two different shows at once. However, I'm really hoping it will improve later on, so I'm going to keep watching. Like I said before, though, it's barely making it. The genuine article, or more preaching about what happens when the viewers get in trouble? I'm sorry, but the fact is, it's either one of these things, or it's trying to be both, in which case it would be trying dodge the issue. All of us; on this website and others on the internet, and even those who don't surf the internet, came to watch a cool Disney adventure series that allows us to imagine the possibilities, not to be treated like we don't know any better/are stupid, and not to be given a(nother) reminder of who's "in charge" at our houses/schools. With all this in mind, later episodes will determine what kind of show it really is: an actual DuckTales series, or just another in-name-only production.

  142. Mandouga

    Look, Dragnatek, I can give you nitpicking, believe me, but for the past number of years, a number of Disney XD's (and the Disney Channel's) "original" shows (and I use the word loosely) have claimed to be one thing when they are really another. Personally, I'm not taking any chances. I can't speak for anyone else, but I came to watch DuckTales, not another medium for the parents to "educate" the rest of the family with at their (the rest of the family's expense. It's the kind of short-term solution that Walt wouldn't have done (which goes into a much larger topic, so I'll just leave it at that). This is the first time Disney has ever remade any of their TV series (that I know of). So far, this show seems to be going back and forth between being a fitting tribute to the original show (and yes, the Uncle Scrooge comics, and yes, Disney's Legacy in general), and just having the same generic unfunny comedy that one can find in other shows, almost (repeat: almost) like it was trying to be two different shows at once. However, I'm really hoping it will improve later on, so I'm going to keep watching. Like I said before, though, it's barely making it. The genuine article, or more preaching about what happens when the viewers get in trouble? I'm sorry, but the fact is, it's either one of these things, or it's trying to be both, in which case it would be trying dodge the issue. All of us; on this website and others on the internet, and even those who don't surf the internet, came to watch a cool Disney adventure series that allows us to imagine the possibilities, not to be treated like we don't know any better/are stupid, and not to be given a(nother) reminder of who's "in charge" at our houses/schools. With all this in mind, later episodes will determine what kind of show it really is: an actual DuckTales series, or just another in-name-only production.

    No mention of reboot again.

  143. VG_Addict

    Anyone else like that this Webby actually has depth? In the original cartoon, she was just the token girl character, but in this cartoon, she's energetic, but socially awkward, as a result of growing up in the mansion.

    I was worried she'd (Webby, given her intro, anyway) be a Mary Sue – but being good at a lot of stuff doesn't qualify you for that, EVER; anyone who does call her that can back off as well, IMHO – just getting THAT off my chest, right now, as we go forward.

    Admittedly, these 2 latest episodes (ALL IMHO, of course.) felt a little filler-like to me; then again, we're just getting started, so I know it'll be awhile before we do anything truly more adventurous – at least it's still good comedy with some above average character developments and introductions on the side to keeps things engaging, all things considered.

  144. I.R. Shokew

    I was worried she'd (Webby, given her intro, anyway) be a Mary Sue – but being good at a lot of stuff doesn't qualify you for that, EVER; anyone who does call her that can back off as well, IMHO – just getting THAT off my chest, right now, as we go forward.

    Admittedly, these 2 latest episodes (ALL IMHO, of course.) felt a little filler-like to me; then again, we're just getting started, so I know it'll be awhile before we do anything truly more adventurous – at least it's still good comedy with some above average character developments and introductions on the side to keeps things engaging, all things considered.

    I think part of it is just due to how far writing for cartoons has come since 1987. As good as the original Ducktales cartoon was, the characters in it didn't exactly have a ton of depth. Today's cartoons place more of an emphasis on character development.

  145. I.R. Shokew

    I was worried she'd (Webby, given her intro, anyway) be a Mary Sue – but being good at a lot of stuff doesn't qualify you for that, EVER; anyone who does call her that can back off as well, IMHO – just getting THAT off my chest, right now, as we go forward.

    Admittedly, these 2 latest episodes (ALL IMHO, of course.) felt a little filler-like to me; then again, we're just getting started, so I know it'll be awhile before we do anything truly more adventurous – at least it's still good comedy with some above average character developments and introductions on the side to keeps things engaging, all things considered.

    While I can see why some people are considering them filler, I don't think that's really accurate. They seem to be going for character development, and letting each character gain some depth, before really digging into the adventures. The pilot set up the series, episode 2 focused on showcasing Webby and introducing the Beagles, while episode 3 focused on Louie as a character, while introducing Gyro into the world AND moving the mythology along with getting Dewey and Webby investigating Dela Duck. I saw that by episode 8 there will have been a Huey episode as well, and I'm assuming Dewey will be getting an episode too. It seems they want to introduce the characters, ala Young Justice- give them all a focus episode- before really digging into the meatier stuff, which is great imo.

    In the original series, the triplets all had the same personality and it's great to seem them be different now, and I love that they're taking time to set them up for the audience.

  146. Series producer Frank Angones goes into detail about why Gyro is so different in this series than in the past. I'm pretty sure some people won't accept it due to nothing new/different being good, but his logic makes sense as far as I'm concerned.

    Frank has answered a lot of "why this?" questions on his Tumblr page similar to this if you're curious about the process involved in the new series.

  147. VG_Addict

    I think part of it is just due to how far writing for cartoons has come since 1987. As good as the original Ducktales cartoon was, the characters in it didn't exactly have a ton of depth. Today's cartoons place more of an emphasis on character development.

    Zorkel567

    While I can see why some people are considering them filler, I don't think that's really accurate. They seem to be going for character development, and letting each character gain some depth, before really digging into the adventures. The pilot set up the series, episode 2 focused on showcasing Webby and introducing the Beagles, while episode 3 focused on Louie as a character, while introducing Gyro into the world AND moving the mythology along with getting Dewey and Webby investigating Dela Duck. I saw that by episode 8 there will have been a Huey episode as well, and I'm assuming Dewey will be getting an episode too. It seems they want to introduce the characters, ala Young Justice- give them all a focus episode- before really digging into the meatier stuff, which is great imo.

    In the original series, the triplets all had the same personality and it's great to seem them be different now, and I love that they're taking time to set them up for the audience.

    Actually, that's some good criticism right there from BOTH of you (and thank you so much for that and NOT coming down on me like a ton of bricks – I know that would happen anywhere else, knowing just how in love the internet is with this show, so far…), especially that lack of personality thing the original show does suffer severely from with the main focuses – definitely not something that makes me want to revisit the old show anytime soon. With that in mind, I'm fine keeping up with this rendition, despite any criticisms I might have with it, thank you very much.

    Besides, like I just said – I am noticing some good character development in both recent episodes (For Webby and the brothers, for the most part.), so of course I'm gonna keep watching. At least with this show, unlike others I've beaten up on, this is my interpretation that I should have better elaborated on in my earlier comment: there's a point to why things are slow for now – it's so things can build up into something bigger… And therefore, awesome. I just know it'll be a while, but I'll live with it, because like I said, this show is actually good at it, again – IMHO.

  148. VG_Addict

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the original Ducktales cartoon start an animation renaissance?

    Yeah, it did – that doesn't mean it's perfect or above criticism – and as much as I express thing as IMHO, that, what you pointed out – is FACT. Unfortunately, so is my view on it – because nothing is perfect or safe from criticism / differing viewpoints, after all.

  149. In Daytrip of Doom, cool seeing Ma Beagle and Bigtime and the Beagle Boys, love their sweet new designs.

    The Great Dime Chase was pretty sweet/funny,

    Louie's major focus was great, nice of him getting the Number One Dime back.
    Love the Vulture Board of Directors, great new major villains.
    Cool seeing Gyro, his new funny personality with an ego was enjoyable/entertaining:D.
    Cool seeing Little Bulb.
    Emily, an awesome funny interesting female character.
    Reboot Webby is so adorable/entertaining like Pinkie Pie/Mabel Pines.
    Both Dewey/Webby looking for clues/information on Della Duck was sweet, Della is alive, cool, I'll see what she stole from Scrooge though.
    Little Bulb going evil was awesome/enjoyable, a nice Armstrong/Robotica vibe on Gyro's evil inventions:p.
    Louie finding it along with Gyro stopping Evil Little Bulb was great.
    Well-played from Scrooge on having his Number One Dime with him.
    Great Gyro foreshadowing ending.

  150. Daytrip of Doom was fun (especially having a chase scene set in a place like Chuck E. Cheese's), but the better of the two episodes was definitely The Great Dime Chase. Both plots worked really well, and it was interesting to learn more about Della Duck. We got a hilarious reference to Scrooge's money-diving in the original series and also an unexpected nod to Disney's Toontown Online (on Gyro's list of failed experiments, Cogs, the main antagonists of Toontown, appear). I'm fascinated to see what Gyro's plans for the future are after the episode's conclusion.

  151. You have to understand, MDawg, new/different is one thing, but there's also such a thing as too new/different. I'm approaching this show with an open mind, believe me, but that doesn't mean I'm willing to ignore the fact that the original show–which is just as much a part of the Disney legacy as any of their animated classics, but I go on–exists. I'm also not willing to accept anything that ends up being generic, unfunny, or…I don't want to say misleading, because some parts feel like DuckTales, others don't, others I'm not sure about, and others could be either or. I'm also starting to wonder whether or not this is just one person/group/entity's personal opinion/view of DuckTales?.If so, that wouldn't be fair to the original show (if anything) or the people the watch(ed) it regardless of age, or familiarity. Like I also said, though, later episodes will determine what the new show is really all about. Gyro is supposed to be a good guy. That's all there is too it. As for the "inventions turning evil" thing, it's supposed to be a running gag where they don't really turn evil exactly, they just end up working too well, and eventually something has to be done. I don't know about anyone else, I but personally feel that even the possibility of Gyro being a villain is taking the easy way out, if anything.

  152. Mandouga

    So we've got two new episodes: Daytrip of Doom, and The Great Dime Chase.

    First, Daytrip of Doom:

    00:26-00:31: So Mrs. Beakley just had a run in with HD&L (obviously). "Prepare [him] for what's 'out there'?" Meaning what, exactly? Is she talking about the Beagle Boys, or is she talking about…the nephews (in other words, it's ambiguous at this point alone)?

    00:53: Seems to be irrelevant at this point (emphasis on "seems" to be).

    1:06: As you can see, I was afraid this might happen. Here, we have Mrs. Beakley disapproving of Scrooge having his nephew and great nephews move in with him ("When I said [you should] spend more time with your family, I didn't mean move them in."), making the ending of the pilot episode (where we assume that Mrs. Beakley welcomes/accepts them unconditionally) feel like a joke, with this as the punchline after the fact. The original show wouldn't have done this. Whatever Mrs. Beakley's…reservations about the nephews she might have, she wouldn't have said something like that about them. This show is implying in this scene alone that she sees the nephews as "brats" and wishes they (and Donald) could live somewhere else. This isn't funny at all (i.e., because of Mrs. Beakley's implied contempt for the nephews). Are we to assume that she "doesn't mean it", and that she'll "warm up to them" or something. What are we supposed to think; that this show isn't trying to make fun of Disney's legacy (and it wouldn't be the first time either)? This is the sort of thing one would find in a parody, rather than an adaptation/remake that does the original source material (in this case both the comics, and the original series) justice. Furthermore, it's this kind of sarcasm that has been known to completely ruin a show. "Different" is one thing, but this is too different. However, this part can be avoided (fortunately), since it doesn't ruin the rest of the episode (at least). That said, my concern is that this could end up becoming the entire series, if not reflecting it outright, but we'll see. After all, first impressions aren't always correct (that said, however, it works both ways).

    1:28: "If you're not a player, you're a pawn"? (sigh) This is going to be a long episode (to say the least)…

    2:16: "We've all got to make sacrifices". Possible double talk aside, it then cuts to Donald talking a bath. Well, at least it didn't cut to Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby (that said, this could have gone either way), so that's some thing, but then right afterwords:

    2:23: "HOUSE…MEETING…NOW!!", then the opening sequence. There, you see. The show just did one thing, then did something else. (sigh) Don't ask me to explain this one. It would just take too long (really). I will say that it won't make me drop the series (at this point).

    3:30: (sigh) Here it comes ("Time for some house rules!")…

    3:35-ish: "My space is MY space!" Followed by "my [this], my [that], etc., etc., etc., etc…AND MY WASHROOM!!" (well, that's what it felt like to me, anyway).

    3:43: "Rule number 2…refertoMrs.Beakleyforsubsequentrules." Great, now we (i.e., the viewers, along with the nephews and Webby) are really in trouble (which is kind of a growing problem at this point; I just hope it doesn't become too big)…

    3:47: Oh, so suddenly we're an "inconvenience" now? Then why was this show even made in the first place?! Heck, WHY DOES THIS, OR ANY OF THE OTHER DISNEY CHANNELS EVEN EXIST THEN?!! (sigh) Sorry, everyone. I just had to let that out. Okay, okay, so maybe it wasn't meant to be directed at us (i.e., it's meant to be "just" in-universe), but considering how other Disney XD shows (and Disney Channel shows, for that matter) have turned out, this could literally be either or. Hence what I said just now. For this reason, it's not quite enough to make me drop this show (which I really don't want to, but they have to give everyone a reason to keep watching). In any case, I wish I was kidding, but I'm not. It still has room to improve, but it really isn't looking good at this point.

    3:54: Mrs. Beakley's house rules? Now we (and they) are really going to get it. I'm not kidding. This is beginning to look like an attempt to relate to the parents who saw the original show "back in the day" by providing something to "educate" the rest of the family with, but we'll see what happens in the long run.

    4:15:…well, at least it's being directed at Donald as well. Heck, it may even be directed to the parents. However, I've seen other shows that do something similar only to pull a 180, and preach to the everyone about how we need to do what our parents tell us to since they're ones "in charge", regardless of whether or not the viewers already understand.

    4:41: Thank goodness that's over (I hope)…

    6:26: At this point things seem to be okay. I can only hope it stays that way…

    8:01: Webby just got them thrown off the bus, and most viewers, I think could see it coming a mile away (well, I did, anyway). (sigh) Even the original Webby was never really portrayed as being "Too Dumb to Live", and no this isn't a dealbreaker (it would be kind of petty to drop the show over something like this).

    8:12-ish: That was the wrong answer. This show just had toilet humor. Strike one…

    9:12: "Ball pits are for babies"? Says you, Louie.

    9:42: Unfortunately, Louie, as the old saying goes, "flattery will get you nowhere". Seriously, everyone, we (may) have more sarcasm here. I say "may", since, in the original show, either Huey, Dewey, or Louie might have done something similar…although, it might not really be for free food or games like in this scene, which by 10:18 is beginning to feel like padding…

    11:38-ish: A Japanese Guitar Freaks-like game? I'm not sure what to think of this one. It just doesn't feel necessary to me (repeat: to me). Besides, what kind of a name is "Ukulele Kagerogu ("Kageroka?")" anyway (…yeah, I can read Japanese characters a little)? Oh yeah, it also seems to be a partial reference to Nyan Cat.

    12:05: Dewey, seven years of cello is NOT the same thing as playing a ukulele, even if it is just a ukulele controller…

    12:41: Yeah, not funny you guys…

    13:26: You know Mrs. Beakley, maybe YOU should move to New Zealand. (sigh) Gee whiz…

    14:02: Also not funny. (sigh) You know, to put it in perspective, I'm beginning to wonder if this Webby is too much an extreme opposite of the original Webby (i.e., the one they clearly think is too much of a girly girl, and thus not "modern" enough), to the point of being parody? What this means is, they may have written her as being this way just so they could do gags like this (which may even be followed by dramatic consequences, which would be even worse).

    14:15: There, you see? Banned from Funso's for life. Strike two. Also, as I suspected, that "Funso" is not really (the guy who's supposed to play) Funzo…

    15:13: I just realized. This is the worst place this could happen. Long story short, we're looking at a possible setup for yet another show that appears to be the genuine article, only to have an episode (regardless of what it is) give the viewers a patronizing, arbitrary moral lesson about "responsibility" that the characters don't deserve (and in this case, all because Webby wasn't used to "adventures" and not "everyday life"); another instance of comedy not actually being comedy at all (i.e., because of dramatic consequences). "But the Beagle Boys captured us. That's (still) no excuse for what you did." You know that sort of thing. Yeah. If this episode ends with all four of them being grounded (or even not being allowed to go places by themselves again), it's over. That is not what people came to see. After all, what's to say they wouldn't patronize everyone like that again…

    16:25: "Wait something's wrong." Then he replaces the avocados with gold coins. "Much better". Again, that wasn't funny.

    16:39: "What is a Funso"? I'm sorry, everyone, but this is a possible sign of things to come…

    17:24: Oh, so now "normal's overrated". You wanna know what else is overrated, (possibly) insulting people's intelligence with hypocritical writing that appears to be one thing, but is either something else entirely or becomes something else later on. In some cases, it might even keep going back and forth, which I'm beginning to wonder if that's what this show is doing. This is supposed to be DuckTales, not My Little Duckling: Adventuring is Magic.

    18:56: Donald is really letting the Beagle Boys have it. However, that's just it. I'm beginning to wonder if that's even the point of this show, as it's supposed to be.

    20:23: This is ridiculuous! They're doing a call back to the very gag that them banned from Funso's for life, and which may possibly ruin either the entire episode, or (in the worst case scenario) the entire series.

    21:05: Yeah. They're clearly teasing a possible future episode where she may or may not actually be a spy. Either way, this is clearly a spur-of-the-moment ratings stunt. Yeah, yeah, I know. She may actually be kidding, but that's just it. They're giving everyone something that's intentionally vague in the hope that we'll keep watching to find out if this really is the case. One way or the other, it was done on purpose. (sigh)

    21:15: That's what I thought, and I hope it stays that way throughout the rest of the show. OTOH, lifting the ban just so they wouldn't get sued doesn't feel right to me. I mean, couldn't they have just lifted the ban period? That would have been better, IMO.

    I plan to avoid this episode from now on. While it won't make me drop the show, it came very close. Long story short, the viewers came to go on adventures with Scrooge and his family, and maybe even show a little of what happens when they're not on adventures, not to be patronized with arbitrary "moral lessons" that assume the viewers don't get it even when they (or at least some of them) do.

    And now for the next episode:

    1:00: IMO, we did not need to see Louie being lazy and watching TV. For now, I'm going to assume it's just in-universe, and not directed at us. Either way, I still think it was uncalled for.

    2:55: A shortened version of the opening? I wasn't expecting that.

    3:07: Okay you guys, we get it. Scrooge doesn't think Louie understands about hard work. You don't have to keep reminding us of what we already know.

    5:25: This is how we're introduced to Gyro in this series: as someone who's not allowed to be himself, and who's forced to use cards when "interacting" with people? "Foul ball" if anything.

    5:55: Oh no, not this old bit again. Or rather, it's being used as a "giving Louie another idea to be lazy" joke. This one's a little tough to call, since it may not actually happen (Louie making the little bulb robot do everything for him, I mean).

    6:00: Once again we have more sarcasm. Not only that, it also felt kind of cynical to me.

    6:10: (sigh) Don't tell me, let me guess. This invention is also going to turn evil (even though in the original show it didn't), and it will be all Louie's fault (if this episode does do what I mentioned before). I just hope this isn't the case, I really do.

    6:22: I don't like the way they're portraying Gyro here. He doesn't even feel like Gyro at all. I REALLY hope they don't turn him into a villain, that would also be "too" different from the original show.

    7:10: "Peruvia"? I wonder how people from "Peru" (i.e., "Peruvians") are going to take that? Really, that was kind of ignorant.

    7:51: Another forced setup. Fenton may have lost his number one dime in the original show, but I'm thinking this may be a coincidence.

    8:20: NO! This is how they talk about how Scrooge came to American and earned his first dime? I'm tempted to to just skip to the "important" parts, but that wouldn't solve anything, so I'll just keep going.

    9:26: Disney has done productions where their characters are put through all kinds of things, but considering what this particular episode is about, I don't think it's appropriate.

    10:05-ish: More padding.

    10:58: UGH! Sorry, but that was just unnecessary, and plain idiotic. Strike one.

    12:58: And once again, we're reminded of what we already know. (sigh)

    14:48: Either she really was level-headed once, or he's a horrible judge of character. Really though, we have more sarcasm here.

    16:48: We're led to think Little Bulb will go back to normal only to have him keep looking for dimes. Not cool, writers.

    21:05: That was never his dime in the first place? Also not cool.

    Yeah, this episode mainly manipulated the plot and played with the viewers' emotions in order to keep them guessing, namely whether or not Louie would get in trouble for losing his number one dime, etc, only revealing after the fact that that was never his dime at all.

    Look, everyone. This show is barely making it. Also, are we to assume that "Project Blatherskite" is in fact going to be the Gizmoduck suit? Either way, and as I said before, I really don't the possibility of Gyro being a villain here…

    Do you have an off-switch? If so, where is it? Lemme address this:

    "Peruvia"? I wonder how people from "Peru" (i.e., "Peruvians") are going to take that? Really, that was kind of ignorant.

    That is from the comics. How is that the show's fault that you don't know that? I don't think the show is the one being ignorant here.

    I'm approaching this show with an open mind, believe me,

    I don't believe you. "Believe me" is what people say right after they lie to your face.

    zoombie

    As for the other plot, we continue on the Delia mystery and it looks like she is alive. Interesting to learn. And the guardian of the duck family library, I just love her, she is so crazy and she is awesome. I don't remember her from the old show And could she have some connection to the family, who knows. And more of Webby being a fan girl, just love it.

    Miss Quackfaster is from the comics. Mrs. Featherby from the old show was pretty much the exact same character with a different name. In the comics she is Scrooge's loyal, but put-upon secretary. I admit the new version is interesting. But they also didn't actually need to fix what wasn't broken.

    Reviews below.

    DuckTales "Daytrip Of Doom!"

    I love that when Donald and Mrs. Beakley start screaming at each other, Louie wonders if they are going to kiss. This is not your father's DuckTales.

    I love that people spray paint the word "flatulence" on the sides of buildings in the bad part of town. Only Duckburg.

    "Why can't WE have that?" I hear you, Big Time.

    Loved Donald pitching a fit over Bouncer. Beakley's all "I guess he CAN take care of himself." Before she was like, "He's gonna get himself killed. Good."

    I love that Scrooge doesn't mind a little childish mayhem in his mansion. But Donald using his tub? There's gonna be a family meeting about that.

    Great episode. ****1/2.

    DuckTales "The Great Dime Chase"

    Gyro Gearloose! Blabbering Blatherskeit! First EVER animated Ms. Quackfaster! Pep! Della Duck mystery! Dawson shout-out! Gizmoduck foreshadowing!

    The Dawson shout-out tells me a Back To The Klondike adaptation is coming. The family tree stuff says that the Don Rosa era of the comic canon is also going to come into play (See "The Life And Times Of Della Duck"). I suspected the wild goose chase would be pointless because Scrooge has always been the kind of guy who could instantly find every coin in his bin, but instead they do the whole "He keeps it on a string in his coat" thing and the one on the pillow is a dummy. Good twist, that I totally forgot about.

    Gyro is more sinister than usual, but Jim Rash is pretty funny. I also like that Scrooge's accountants are all vultures. Sounds about right.

    I loved Scrooge having to remind Louie at the beginning that HE was rich and Louie was gonna have to work for a living. Louie strikes me as the most useless triplet.

    No Huey or Donald this week.

    Fun. ****.

  153. I'm watching it at the moment.

    This feels like a Disney Duck version of The Warriors. After watching the whole thing, it definitely seems to be a bit of an homage. I used to be a huge fan of the movie and the game so some things just stuck out automatically. All of the details like the different gangs of Beagles, out running the insane battle truck, the quest to get home, and even the bottles on the fingers or Ma Beagle doing the radio dj schtick made this a fun little parody for me. They still managed to use it to introduce a new mystery, too, which was awesome.

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  154. Finally we have a German realease for "DuckTales" on the horizon. So far it's only a Pay-TV-run (which nobody cares for in Free-TV-country Germany), but there is a chance I might join your conversation in the future (I'm very excited!)

    BTW: How is the show doing in the US? Anyone got the ratings?

  155. Fone Bone

    That is from the comics.

    Irrelevant (especially since, again, the original show is just as much the source material as the comics are). It's still ignorant either way. Sorry, but the "Grandfather Clause" trope isn't going to work here.

    Also, nobody forced you respond to my post. In any event, "that's my story, and I'm sticking to it" as they say. Also also, whether or not you believe me is also irrelevant. I am approaching this with an open mind. Make of it what you will. In addition, maybe you don't agree with me, but that "off-switch" comment was uncalled for, IMO.

    With this in mind, we now have the Beagle Birthday Massacre:

    00:17: Hot dog costumes? Well, that's one way to survive being lost at sea…:)

    00:30: Come on, Huey, at least try the idea…

    01:30: I guess they had to find some way to have Webby stay behind so she could survive the Beagle Boy birthday of this episode….

    03:18: (sigh) Cue "wah wah wah wah trumpet" sound effect here. Really, that also wasn't cool, writers.

    03:38: Webby, she wasn't doing it to have fun. Looks like this may be another "bad judge of character" gag.

    04:08: It looks like Webby can't detect sarcasm here. She (the other girl) clearly has never been to Paris in her life (well, not Paris, "France", anyway)…

    Random thought: I think this episode might be the result of the other girl having Webby join her on a dare (something any comedy show could do). We'll see, though. One thing is certain, I think writers needed Huey, Dewey, and Louie out of the way for this one.

    04:55: I'm certain of it now, Webby clearly doesn't get what's going on here: he we have a "bad girl" who may (repeat: may) be trying to get her in trouble in order accomplish her own thing, possibly with Webby taking the fall (as Lena plans it, anyway). I only hope this isn't one of those "we don't like the way this character was written in the original show, and this is why" episodes…

    05:03: Maybe what's what will end up happening, maybe not, but at this point, it feels (to me) like a setup for a moral lesson about not talking to strangers, and one about telling other people where you're going. Just saying.

    07:24: Yeah, yeah. Lena runs away, leaving Webby to get pulverized by the Beagle Boys, and most viewers (if not everyone) saw it coming…

    07:35: Oh, now Lena comes back. Really, writers, what were we supposed to think?…

    10:43: "The Beagle Birds"? That's so lame (the idea that Lena came up with, I mean…well, mainly)…

    13:25: I don't know. Now suddenly Lena feels like one of those characters that's meant to be a metaphor for the viewers, and how (the writers think) they might react to various parts of the show (e.g., Huey, Dewey, and Louie's twin [or triplet, in this case] theme naming, and their different shirts), though it could also be the genuine article as well. (sigh) I guess what I mean is, this feels like double talk to me. They're also making fun of the whole "twins/triplets talk in unison thing", which I thought wasn't necessary.

    15:33: I think TV Tropes calls this a "friend or idol decision"…

    15:44: Well, I'm hoping she's trying to have both, if anything…

    16:11: It's pretty nice how they took care of the Tumblebums.

    16:20: Yeah, I saw that coming…

    17:00: I didn't think so (and that's a good thing, BTW)…

    21:54: Whoever suggested this idea just got their wish. It turns out that Lena:

    Spoiler

    That just screwed over the episode right there. This episode was (comparatively) all right until this happened. While it won't make me drop the show, it came close. Again. Basically, it just played everyone all the way through until the end, when it did a 180 and did something else. I mean, how do you think Webby is going to feel if/when she finds out? Look everyone, I feel that this is another episode that takes the easy way out in order to created dramatic tension. Still, we'll see how the rest of the show pans out (depending, of course, on what later episodes are like)…

  156. The Beagle Birthday Massacre

    This episode was awesome, giving me everything I want. First of all, all those Beagle Boys dam it Ma Beagle she has been very busy all her life. I wonder if they all have the same dad, well in the old show it stated they did. But I like to think they have different fathers and Ma was able to get together with all these men somehow. It is more weird if you think like that, the idea that Ma had multiple partners.

    We have a new character named Lena and I just love her. And the twist this is what I asked for long before these shows premiered if you go look at my old posts, they are doing it, it is like the writers are reading my mind. But I will get to that later.

    Well this is an episode with no Scrooge or any of the adult protagonists, which the show did a few times, nice to see them sticking to tradition.

    Webby making a friend outside the family, a female no less, well be good development for her. Webby has being a lot of the good stuff in all these episodes, I wonder how long that will last, Huey is going to need some stuff soon, his character is just nothing.

    And these new Beagle Boys, the mean and the polite Beagle Boys, I need an episode with them. And those clown Beagle Boys, night mare fuel.

    As Lena kept family, I knew she was related to someone we know, but I was thinking as I was watching, it is probably going to be Glomgold, that is the more predictable path but the Magica is more interesting. Plus that goes against Glomgold, one of the major points of his character is he has no family and that is what differs him from Scrooge, so had they done, it misses the point of the whole character, so dodged a bullet there. Glomgold should never have any family or friends. Just business associates.

    If you do remember the old show of a certain other character, I wonder if Lena's dad is Magica's raven sidekick. On the old show even though it was never mention that much, that was her brother who she turned into a bird. On the old show, she said she can't turn until she got the number one dime, but that might just be a lie. Maybe on this show Magica is more upfront and he is just a hostage.

    So far the show is delivering.

  157. Well since Magica is in play and we are dealing with deception, I am hoping we get to see the Harp of Helen of Troy, I loved that episode mainly because we got to see Magica shape shift into a pro wrestler.

    Also want to see a Scrooge "sea monster ate my ice cream" rant and the sirens.

  158. zoombie

    Well since Magica is in play and we are dealing with deception, I am hoping we get to see the Harp of Helen of Troy, I loved that episode mainly because we got to see Magica shape shift into a pro wrestler.

    Also want to see a Scrooge "sea monster ate my ice cream" rant and the sirens.

    I also like when the harp says, "No no no! You are fibbing, fibbing, fibbing!" I'm so glad Magica De Spell is going to be in it.

  159. TsWade2

    I also like when the harp says, "No no no! You are fibbing, fibbing, fibbing!" I'm so glad Magica De Spell is going to be in it.

    Yeah that could be great, also that was the episode when Magica flirted with Scrooge as Helen of Troy which I always found funny.But yeah that would be great and this time use a more serious tone, being part of Lena be outed as a spy, and also admit her true feelings on weather she cares for Webby. So much prudential.

    And who should voice Magica, first of all the way Magica was hyped give me an Eclipsa vibe. Which means probably get a big time actress to voice her.

    Anyone agree with me that Lena's dad is this series version of Magica's bird?

  160. Mandouga

    10:43: "The Beagle Birds"? That's so lame (the idea that Lena came up with, I mean…well, mainly)…

    In the 1987 series, Fenton did disguise himself once as "Bermuda Beagle" in the Super DuckTales mini series. That and the previous "accidentally used Scrooge's first dime" story were both plot elements used in Super DuckTales.

    That just screwed over the episode right there. This episode was (comparatively) all right until this happened. While it won't make me drop the show, it came close. Again. Basically, it just played everyone all the way through until the end, when it did a 180 and did something else. I mean, how do you think Webby is going to feel if/when she finds out?.

    That's the whole point of it though. It's to build tension for the narrative payoff later on in the season when it does happen. Plus, the audience wonders about the very question you asked: how will that character feel once it is revealed, and what will their reaction be? One huge difference between this series and the original is that the characters here are shown to be on an ongoing journey. The 1987 series, even with its additional seasons and multiple 5 part episodes, mostly had characters that stayed the same from episode to episode, and told stories in standalone episodes that you could forget about once watched. It's why in another Disney Afternoon series, Darkwing Duck, Tad Stones was able to create a second additional origin for Negaduck to replace the first one – because most of the stories were standalone episodes. The potential is there in this series to see characters change from what they started off from, which is something possible from season 1 to season 2 for this show.

    zoombie

    Anyone agree with me that Lena's dad is this series version of Magica's bird?

    zoombie

    If you do remember the old show of a certain other character, I wonder if Lena's dad is Magica's raven sidekick. On the old show even though it was never mention that much, that was her brother who she turned into a bird. On the old show, she said she can't turn until she got the number one dime, but that might just be a lie. Maybe on this show Magica is more upfront and he is just a hostage.

    Poe was the name of Magica's brother in the 1987 series, who was turned into a raven, and yes, that is who I think Lena's dad is. He might still be a raven in this series as well. I do wonder if Magica's magic is already in effect though, since no one can remember Della Duck, and if Della and Magica have crossed paths in the past.

  161. I wonder when Magica unleashes her plan, we might see some team ups here, like Scrooge and Glomgold having to put aside their differences. In the 87, Magica and Glomgold never crossed paths, so this could be a first. If you compare the goals of the main villains in the 87 show, Magica was the most evil and dangerous, her end goal was to rule the world, while the Beagles they are just common criminals whose goal are to get money, while Glomgold wants to rule the world the legal way via being the richest duck in the world. Compare that to Magica, when we are under the rule of Magica, we might see some team ups with the other villains.

  162. For those of you wondering why there has not been a focus episode on Huey, there is a reason for that:

    Disney XD has been airing episodes out of production order, so at the moment, it appears Webby is hogging all the spotlight, when it actually is because Disney XD skipped some episodes for the other characters.

  163. I thought it was odd that Magica was one of the only major Ducktales villain who didn't seem to be making an appearance in the reboot…but I guess this explains it.

    All the more fitting having this episode come after the one that introduced Scrooge's #1 dime.

    Tommy Lawson

    For those of you wondering why there has not been a focus episode on Huey, there is a reason for that:

    Disney XD has been airing episodes out of production order, so at the moment, it appears Webby is hogging all the spotlight, when it actually is because Disney XD skipped some episodes for the other characters.

    So I guess the creators wanted to give focus episodes to the kids before we really start to see the family adventuring together.

    We haven't even seen Scrooge really be active since the premiere.

  164. Tommy Lawson

    For those of you wondering why there has not been a focus episode on Huey, there is a reason for that:

    Disney XD has been airing episodes out of production order, so at the moment, it appears Webby is hogging all the spotlight, when it actually is because Disney XD skipped some episodes for the other characters.

    Thank god there wasn't any Steven Universe-like lore in the last few episodes!

  165. Tommy Lawson

    In the 1987 series, Fenton did disguise himself once as "Bermuda Beagle" in the Super DuckTales mini series. That and the previous "accidentally used Scrooge's first dime" story were both plot elements used in Super DuckTales.

    Yeah, well, that was one thing, this is another. Yes, yes, I know, "it's a cartoon" and all that, but that doesn't change the fact that "Beagle Birds" is such an obvious contradiction, hence it's still lame.

    Also, I have to disagree. To me, anyway, the point was more to "keep the viewers guessing" in a spur of the moment. We were led to believe that Lena was the genuine article, but then the episode changed its mind and did something else entirely. Are we, the viewers, supposed to be experiencing how Webby might feel if/when she finds out? I'm sorry, but all I'm seeing is an episode that said one thing, but then said another, and as a result, it played with viewers' emotions all the way through, all because of a single opinion the writers had about both the original show, the original Webby, and what they think an animated TV show should "really" be about, DuckTales or not (that, and it may also an unnecessary, arbitrary moral lesson about what happens when you talk to strangers, which is not what the viewers came to see); at least, that's what it looks like to me (repeat: to me). Furthermore, we KNOW that we-all-know-who isn't going to change her ways. Really, Tommy, that was just drama for the sake of drama; a completely spur-of-the-moment writing decision that, original comics notwithstanding, goes against what the original show is really all about. As I've said before, though that may just be the first impression. Well, that, and that's not really what concerns me about this show (I've already expressed those concerns in previous posts). In any case, I don't see anything wrong with being straightforward. You know, change is one thing, but when you have characters who end up completely different then how they started, that's character development at all, it's character derailment, especially where DuckTales is concerned, but I go on.

    The bottom line is, as things currently stand, this show stands to subvert everything the original show is about (and yes, by extension, everything Disney is supposed to be about, whether it's their classic animated movies, or their animated TV shows), and as a result, may likely end up becoming too derivative (and subversive) for its own good. I've said this before, but "realism" doesn't always help a show; in fact it can end up doing the opposite, especially where Disney is concerned. The "reality" is that anything is possible, and DuckTales is supposed to be one of those shows that lets the viewers imagine the possibilities. Instead, this show stands to possibly go against all that preaching the same tired "that's life/the world is/works (and there's nothing you can do about it)" message that previous shows (Disney or not; animated or not) have ultimately ended up giving (in some cases, it's even part of an overall joke that's ultimately in the viewers). Again however, future episodes will determine that. OTOH, if they're airing them out of order, I may just wait until I'm able to see them in order before I continue. We'll see though.

  166. The Beagle Birthday Massacre! was great/enjoyable,

    Webby's major focus was great/enjoyable.

    Love Lena, a great new female character/rebellious brat, has a sweet design:D.

    Ma Beagle/The Beagle Boys, great/enjoyable, and all their Beagle relatives were great/funny.

    Webby/Lena and Huey/Dewey/Louie's chemistry was great/funny.

    Nice The Warriors reference.

    Lena is a new villainess, I knew it, sweet, cool to see Magica, yaaaaaaaay, just her evil shadow, awesome villainous foreshadowing ending:D, Lena related to her being Magica's niece, sweet/interesting.

  167. I was complaining about a lack of Huey in the last couple of episodes so I am glad there is a reason for it since yeah without it he is honestly the least interesting character in the series. The most interesting or at least honestly the person who seems like the lead character right now is Webby surprisingly. Seriously in the last 4/5 episodes she's either had a subplot or was the main focus and here we have an episode that doesn't even have any of the adult characters and focuses on the kids, something I don't think the original Ducktales series ever did. Which I have to admit as someone who feels you don't need every main character in every ep do appreciate and I admit it does really work here. This is one of those episodes though that starts off well enough but then once you have Lena messing with the Beagle Boys to help Webby escape there's this off feeling I had through most of the rest of the episode. The "wait she wanted to get in to this party but then instantly decides to help Webby when she's cornered and is now a part of the group? That feels off" but honestly just in a way that makes you think the writers just skipped a few steps in the story. But yeah then you see the ending and get the truth of Lena being related to Magica and this all being a way for her to get in with Webby and the McDuck family and suddenly it makes sense that she was luring Webby to be in a specific situation to be trusted by her by a different force totally unrelated to the Beagles. That works and though the whole "friend turns out to actually be related to a foe" these relationships if done right can still work especially if they don't make Magica a total one dimensional antagonist so you could buy even if Lena winds up being more loyal to Webby it actually being a compelling character choice.

    But that's stuff down the road as the actual pacing of this one once you know what the overall story is works really well. I do like how we're getting a different take on Webby being a social outcast but this time around not getting the in jokes or long time connections the boys would obviously have with one another she wouldn't have, but them not being jerks about it and it coming off as a natural feeling that isn't forced or the characters being jerks to one another. Part of me does feel this does "de power" Webby and even the boys a bit with how they handled the Beagles in the last episode again but honestly with their being a larger group of them and in a place they aren't sure of it makes sense and I do like the idea of there being all of these different groups of Beagles from the classic to the clowns to the mimmicks to the super nice group and the like. And there were other good jokes from all those message in a bottle, Dewey being captain lost and constantly fighting with Huey, the boys all talking at the same time which apparently hasn't happened to them before, "I haven't heard an American accent until I was 7" and some other bits. Overall a more solid "filler" then episode 3 since this has a better plot and set up and ending twist even if it doens't have some of the other characters I like but I'm sure we'll still get a lot of them in future episodes. I really doubt there are going to be a lot of episodes in this series without Scrooge in them so I can enjoy this for what it is and still look forward to what else the series is going to do.

  168. Mandouga

    Irrelevant (especially since, again, the original show is just as much the source material as the comics are). It's still ignorant either way. Sorry, but the "Grandfather Clause" trope isn't going to work here.

    Here's an irony. You appear not to know what the word "ignorant" means. You also bring up the Grandfather Clause when nobody else did, and it's not relevant to the discussion, so I'm betting you don't know what that means either.

    Also, nobody forced you respond to my post. In any event, "that's my story, and I'm sticking to it" as they say. Also also, whether or not you believe me is also irrelevant. I am approaching this with an open mind. Make of it what you will. In addition, maybe you don't agree with me, but that "off-switch" comment was uncalled for, IMO.
    ..

    If you troll a forum, be prepared for pushback. You don't get to do that without being called on it. Besides, I'm pretty sure you like the attention.

    I remember when Toon Zone had some quality ass trolls. Remember Matt Wilson? Holy freaking God could that guy troll a Justice League Talkback. He was so freaking good at it, he would often damn near convince me while reading his review that I actually hated the thing I just loved, my lying eyes be damned. By the end of his reviews, the spell would break, and I'd be like "What just happened?" It scared me a little, to be honest, he was so good at it.

    Here is a free troll tip, Mandouga. Complain about bad things. It's not like this show doesn't have a ton of them, but all of your complaints are aimed at the show's selling points. The characters are too interesting! I didn't see a plot twist coming, and now I'm uncomfortable! The show is doing classic comedy bits that work for kids who have never seen them before! A SEA MONSTER ATE MY ICE CREAM!

    In fact, a GOOD troll picks at the minutia, not the big picture. If something is good (which DuckTales is) that's a sucker's game. A good troll will nitpick the details, so that even if they can't convince people the show is bad, they can make them think it is less good than it actually is.

    For the record, the Magica plot twist was heavily telegraphed ahead of time. The magic amulet at the beginning was a dead giveaway. I didn't know she was her niece, but I instantly knew Lena was to do with Magica when they did that. Don't pretend the writers write your live-blogging posts, and change their mind halfway through the review without proof-reading it when they're done. That was a legit, properly set-up, mystery twist. The fact that you can't even recognize it in hindsight suggests that perhaps this show is too well-written for you.

    For fun, here is a troll review for the latest episode of DuckTales. You'll notice I am going to pick apart actual BAD things about the episode. I can even use some of your exact complaints (the Lena twist made me uncomfortable) in a way that doesn't make me seem like a hypocrite

    Evil Fone Bone

    DuckTales "The Beagle Birthday Massacre"

    This show is hopeless. It takes the worst things about the old DuckTales show and acts as if adding comic book mythology makes the show any less terrible. If this episode is any indication, it does not.

    I am SO steamed that those messages in bottles had nothing to do with the Crazy Cabbage Professor. And because they did the messages in bottles here, it will make the concept of The Mysterious Stone Ray seem old hat, and they'll never get to it.

    I keep hearing that this show's animation is supposedly more faithful to the Carl Barks comics. But see, Unca Carl could actually DRAW Beagle Boys. It makes sense, because he created 'em, but the show's animation is so bad, you can't even tell that is what they are. I guess the giant B on the shirts is supposed to help us Get What They're Going For, but I think those designs are butt ugly.

    Second week in a row without Scrooge McDuck! What kind of jive is that? Carl Bark would be rolling over in his grave to see his greatest creation given such short shrift on this show compared to such an emo Mary Sue as Webby.

    Speaking of Webby, as hard as the writers try NOT to make her an emo Mary Sue, Lena being evil proves they aren't actually trying at all. Why is it that girl characters on cartoons are not allowed to have girlfriends, or talk about subjects not involving their male counterparts? I'm supposed to think the twist is clever, but instead I think the show is being antifeminist by making the only other girl Webby's age a total witch that she cannot trust. That is the opposite of Girl Power, which means Webby even fails the basest of Mary Sue basement standards.

    And what's the deal with the boat? It can only hold three people, but at the end holds five? How does that work exactly? Seriously, producers, talk to me as if I am as stupid as that plothole is.

    This show is hopeless, and anyone who likes it has very low standards. *1/2.

    Now Dat's a TROLL review! Notice I gave it 1 and a half stars to pretend I was being fair-minded, even though I pretty much just stated this show hates kittens and America. Classic troll move.

    For what it's worth, here's my actual review:

    DuckTales "The Beagle Birthday Massacre"

    The amulet made me suspect Lena had a Magica De Spell connection, but I thought it was Magica in disguise. Being her niece is just as good however.

    The dialogue near the end seems lame and badly written, but upon closer inspection, it really isn't. That's how real kids talk, while being totally unaware of how lame they sound.

    The bottles at the beginning made me hope for an appearance by the Cabbage Professor, but no such luck.

    Webby's insanely detailed description of her last adventure with the Beagle Boys says this show's continuity is super tight and put together. I approve, as I would imagine Don Rosa would too.

    Fun week. ****.

  169. The REEEEEEviews of a certain individual's notwithstanding, the show has been enjoyable and fun. It has added to a decade-spanning mystery that never had resolution, so I'm excited about that. Some people just take a kids show far too seriously for their own good and look bad doing it.

    Anyways, here's a preview of this weekend's episode.

  170. Terror of the Terra-firmians

    This was another great episode, finally Huey gets some focus. Just me or is this show's Junior Woodchuck guidebook remind you of the journals from Gravity Falls. I took forever for the Terrafirmians to show themselves and proof Huey wrong which was frustrating.

    I took the Launchpack plot was the weakest point, it was just padding.

    This episode does show us that Lena might be related with Magica and working for her, but she is not a bad kid. It was clear to me her helping Mrs. Beakley was because she wanted to and not part of some grand plan.

    If this was not a Disney show, Lena would give me death flags. And I like Magica's voice, can't wait to see her in the flesh.

    Another good episode, though I want to see Scrooge again.

  171. NewTerror of the Terra-firmians: Webby's character still needs some working. First Huey focus episode, but there wasn,'t enough about him except that he was wrong and Webby was right.
    But I loved the Lena/Beakley plot. Lena is definitely a redeemable character. I liked the voice of Magica as well.

  172. I am wondering what is with the lack of Scrooge and Donald in the past several episodes. I know the episodes are being played out of order, but it just seems kind of odd.

    VG_Addict

    Now that we're 5 episodes in, it's time to rate it. What do you think of the show so far? Does it live up to the 1987 cartoon?

    I think I like it just as much, or perhaps more, than the original.

  173. Launchpad in this episode seemed more like he belonged in a Darkwing Duck episode, and there was that "Night of the Living Spud" episode with the vampire potato in that series. The episode reminded me of the Ducktales video game somewhat.

    zoombie

    And I like Magica's voice, can't wait to see her in the flesh.

    Catherine Tate voices Magica De Spell, according to Flickering Myth. I was a bit surprised to hear her voice so soon, as I thought she would be one of those characters who wouldn't speak for several episodes.

    VG_Addict

    Now that we're 5 episodes in, it's time to rate it. What do you think of the show so far? Does it live up to the 1987 cartoon?

    The original started off with a 5 part story, then became mostly stand alone episodes for the first 65 episodes. So far, I like the ongoing story arc. A lot of the most memorable moments from the 1987 series are from the multi-part episodes, which this show is trying to do on a regular basis.

    However, there is a standalone I vividly remember from the 1987 series, Duck to the Future, in which Magica in essence "wins" over Scrooge McDuck, gets McDuck Enterprises, and has Huey, Dewey, and Louie working for her 40 years in the future, which would be 2027 if the present year was intended to be 1987 when it first aired. That is one of the stories that could be interesting to see told in this series.

  174. Is Doofus is going to be in the show or not, giving how much they changed Gyro, they could change him to. If Webby is Mabel, than I can see Doofus as Gideom type character. A entitled son of a politicians that is used to getting what he wants, and like Gideom becomes intoxicated by Webby's energy and look at life, and becomes obsessed with obtaining her.

  175. I saw some episodes yesterday on YouTube, it was speed-up a bit(I think I like it better that way but a digress), I´m gonna say this,…

    ducks are omnivorous animals, they eat tadpoles, little frogs, salamanders, small fish and the like, so I have no problem with Webby wanting a hamburger, per se.

  176. zoombie

    Is Doofus is going to be in the show or not, giving how much they changed Gyro, they could change him to. If Webby is Mabel, than I can see Doofus as Gideom type character. A entitled son of a politicians that is used to getting what he wants, and like Gideom becomes intoxicated by Webby's energy and look at the life, and becomes obsessed with obtaining her.

    I remember seeing somewhere (I don't remember where) that Doofus was listed under villains. I can see something like this happening if this was the case.

  177. Dr.Pepper

    I remember seeing somewhere (I don't remember where) that Doofus was listed under villains. I can see something like this happening if this was the case.

    Gyro has opened the door for characters who weren't jerks in the past, to be jerks now.

    I am waiting for the first school episode, and meet some of their classmates. I do think the boys will go to public school, because it is free and we know how cheap Scrooge can be. And interesting if Webby is allowed to go to school and see what would happen.

  178. Terror of the Terra-firmians was pretty sweet/enjoyable,

    Huey's major focus was great, him not believing in mythical species was interesting.

    Nice seeing Lena with Huey/Dewey/Louie and Webby:D.

    Launchpad and his paranoia like Sticks was funny.

    The banter with Mrs. Beakley/Lena was awesome, Mrs. Beakley being the first to not trust Lena.

    Webby/Huey's banter with Louie watching was funny.

    Cool seeing Magica, love her new voice from Catherine Tate:D, not Grey DeLisle.

    Lena's heart of gold helping Mrs. Beakley was sweet, Mrs. Beakley will give her a second chance, Lena is not that bad, I'll enjoy more of Lena with the gang.

    The Terra-firmians were great new characters that helped them, I'm glad they're good and not evil, it proves Huey wrong, hehehe.

  179. They had to make Magica one of Tennant's Dr. Who companions didn't they? That type of casting was too good to pass up huh?

    Now question Disney keeps advertising the Gander episode, is that Saturday's episode? I thought the Mark Beaks episode was this Saturday and the Gander episode was in two weeks? Or are they just making a bigger deal out of that episode?

  180. Dragnatek

    Now question Disney keeps advertising the Gander episode, is that Saturday's episode? I thought the Mark Beaks episode was this Saturday and the Gander episode was in two weeks? Or are they just making a bigger deal out of that episode?

    The Gander episode is this Saturday, and the Mark Beaks one is next Saturday, according to Zap2it. In fact, the former mentioned episode comes before the latter, in production order.

  181. VG_Addict

    Now that we're 5 episodes in, it's time to rate it. What do you think of the show so far? Does it live up to the 1987 cartoon?

    It's a thousand time better. But then, I've thought that since I saw the first episode. The old show was claptrap. This is fabulous.

    But maybe not this week.

    DuckTales "Terror Of The Terra-Firmians"

    All things being equal, that did not work. I liked some of it, but not enough of it.

    Let's start with the Terra-Firmians. I am one of those fans who does not mind seeing the show subvert expectations and make the characters unlike their Original Series or comic book counterparts. I do not object to an Aspie, socially graceless Gyro Gearloose, a sinister Helper Bulb, or a Badass Mrs. Beakley. Those are all fine. But I have no idea why they altered the Terra-Firmies so much. I'd probably be less annoyed at the horror movie overtones if not for the reveal at the end that they ARE the cuddly Terra Firmies after all.

    The horror stuff IS a part of Terra Ferrmies. But it’s the INITIAL part. The ducks are then surprised to learn they are harmless (or at least not purposefully harmful) pretty early on in the game. It's actually seeing their weird society based upon a totally destructive sport that makes them interesting. It's a NASCAR / NFL obsessed world gone mad, with a dash of climate change denialism thrown in for good measure. And the fact that the Terra Firmies are the scary thing, instead of the Terra Firmies’ warped beliefs and obsessions, means they are doing them wrong.

    I also object to Scrooge not being present. In both the Carl Barks story and the Original Series, the crisis involves the Earthquakes they create nearly destroying the Money Bin. I suppose they could save that story for a later date, but now the nephews and Webby have met them, so much of the magic will be gone. The Earthquakes don't even really seem to be damaging anything, so that also makes them less threatening. And the way the episode sets their threat up is ultimately bogus, so they are toothless as well.

    And face it, falling through a crack in the Earth, or driving a cart down a diamond mine cart-track is a much cooler concept than exploring subway tunnels on foot.

    Secondly, I don't object to Launchpad being this stupid. I like the fact that Launchpad specifically thinks Dewey of all people is his best friend. But he should never be this crazy. As big of a dope as Terry McGovern's Launchpad was, he was still pretty grounded. And for some reason that's the version I prefer.

    Third, I think Mrs. Beakley sucks. What's interesting is that I didn't think that until this episode. But she's the freaking adult. She shouldn't be talking to Lena in such a frank or rude manner. She is not her peer or her girlfriend. She should treat her as firmly yet reasonably as an adult SHOULD treat any kid. And if Beakley actually thinks Lena is troubled, she should be treating her better, not worse. She should be setting a good example. I'm sure the producers would argue that in reality, some adults DO talk to kids that way. That's true. But the ones who do totally suck. Which brings me back to my initial opinion.

    Good things? I like the fact that the show refuses to say if Lena is ACTUALLY playing the long game, and saved Beakley's life to get on the Ducks' good side, or if she is truly getting cold feet, and will turn on Magica when it counts. I personally believe it is the second thing, but I like that it can be read either way in this episode.

    The second thing I really dug was how unapologetic Huey is at the end, and how he goes right back to his science being the one true thing belief. I like that because he's right. That's how science works. He is right to be skeptical until he gets proof, and when he does, he changes the theory according to what has been proven. And I love that there are blank pages at the end of The Junior Woodchucks Guidebook, so the Woodchucks would be encouraged to fill in the blanks themselves, and possibly become explorers in their own rights. I'm sort of kicking myself that neither Carl Barks nor Don Rosa came up with that idea. The Woodchucks are the most benevolent force in the Duckverse. I wish this wholly admirable idea had been thought up sooner.

    That was some fine animation of Lena pulling up an unconscious Mrs. Beakley up with the glowing amulet. The old show never coulda pulled that off.

    Lena saying the movie was educational might have actually worked had she not said it teaches kids to fear mole people, which is dumb and bogus, because mole people aren't real. She could have actually told Beakley that the movie teaches kids to be on alert for actual perceived threats, and not to trust strangers and strange surroundings, and she would have actually been right.

    A mixed bag this week. **1/2.

  182. The House of the Lucky Gander

    So we meet Gladstone Gander, and he is a happy medium between his comic version and the 87 version.He is not as much of a duchbag as the comics, but not as likable as the 87 series.

    I like that Scrooge equally has disgust for his good luck as Donald. And funny how good luck can be a curse sometimes.

    I wonder if someone like Glomgold would use Gladstone's luck for their own benefit, in the 87 series Magica used his good luck so why not? Hopefully he has some family loyalty.

    Donald bad luck, got to love it. If Gladstone is in the series, I am hoping for Daisy, I understand Daisy is a different situation, Tress MacNelle is her official voice actress, if she not available, than you can't have Daisy in the series.

  183. The House of the Lucky Gander: Better then expected. I was expecting Gladstone to be a bigger jerk, considering the commercial for the episode. But luckily he wasn't a complete jerk. I knew the Frog Guy was up to something, and him being a luck vampire gave the episode an unintended adventure when they were on the way to a different adventure. I love how Scrooge outsmarted the Vampire with both the room request and giving him Donald to feed off of, which only ended up starving him instead.

  184. I'm happy to see Scrooge and Donald again. I thought Gladstone was going to be a big jerk but he was surprisingly likable (I don't really remember what he was like in the original series). The whole thing about the frog being a luck vampire caught me off guard. Until that point I was thinking it was kind of a boring episode.

  185. So…
    Gladstone = Louie
    Donald = Huey
    Scrooge = Dewey

    Although, sure would make sense to parallel them based on color, but after the last ep it seemed Huey is almost always the odd one out because like Donald, at times, he's a more by the books kind of thinker.

  186. I watched the episode and it is great and It makes me want to rewatch it all over again.Too bad we wouldn't get to see Launchpads side of story involving his ex-girlfriend and a crime family and how he end up in a armor and a eyepatch with a baby panda in his back (probably his ex- girlfriend is a panda) this probably is a reference to the Double-O-Duck episode from the original ducktales series according to the writers.

    And I like the part where Liu Hai goes weak when he considers Donalds luck 'So Awful'.I can use it for a meme.

    As for the part with the golden cricket in the end where it chirps just like a normal cricket.Yeah,I think it shows that one adventure is enough for a day

  187. The House of the Lucky Gander was pretty sweet/enjoyable,

    Cool seeing Scrooge/Donald for the episode.
    Donald Duck the poor punching bag I feel for next to Pluto/Goofy for having bad luck.
    Cool seeing Gladstone Gander, awesome/likable:D, interesting that he was a punk in the comics.
    Cool that Scrooge/Donald don't like it with Gladstone having good luck as much as good luck can be a curse.
    Love pandas, cool seeing other different animals in the Ducktales 2017 reboot.
    Toad the evil Ancient Frog Spirit/Luck Vampire, my next favorite cool new minor villain.
    Poor Gladestone his prisoner was interesting.
    Donald winning his challenge was sweet.
    Scrooge tricking Toad to his well-deserved defeat was awesome/funny:p.
    Gladstone to get his good luck back, the poor moron.
    A shame that Launchpad's cool crazy adventure wasn't shown, I wanted to see it, oh well:(, a nice Double-O-Duck vibe.

    Mark Beaks, interesting new character, I'll enjoy his episode.

  188. The AV Club review of the Gladstone episode said that the Ducktales reboot is more like Quack Pack than Ducktales.

    I can kind of see it. Both Quack Pack and Ducktales 2017 try to give Huey, Dewey and Louie separate personalities, and put Donald into a single father role.

  189. VG_Addict

    The AV Club review of the Gladstone episode said that the Ducktales reboot is more like Quack Pack than Ducktales.

    I can kind of see it. Both Quack Pack and Ducktales 2017 try to give Huey, Dewey and Louie separate personalities, and put Donald into a single father role.

    About that review, I noticed this was mentioned:

    The show’s unique approach to its narrative is fine, and it’s certainly up to the creatives to tell the stories as they see fit, but I worry that the totality of that approach isn’t bringing in and retaining the consistent audience engagement as they might believe–word is that Disney XD isn’t doing so great ratings-wise.

    There is no need to worry about DuckTales' ratings at the moment. Disney XD issued this ratings release just last week about the great ratings DuckTales has had on the channel. And the fact Disney XD is mentioning them is the most important reason why DuckTales ratings are fine. Relative ratings, ratings to other shows on the same network, matter far more than absolute ratings. There is a reason why DuckTales and Star Vs. The Forces of Evil get so much more promotion than other shows on Disney XD.

    There is also this Den of Geek review. The "House of Cards Zone" line used there reminded me of what a labyrinth is usually thought of first nowadays: a repeating section of a video game level like those seen in Mario and Sonic games. Perhaps this episode could be used for the basis of a level in a new DuckTales video game if Disney creates one.

    Radical

    The House of the Lucky Gander was pretty sweet/enjoyable,
    Toad the evil Ancient Frog Spirit/Luck Vampire, my next favorite cool new minor villain.
    Poor Gladestone his prisoner was interesting.
    Donald winning his challenge was sweet.
    Scrooge tricking Toad to his well-deserved defeat was awesome/funny:p.
    Gladstone to get his good luck back, the poor moron.
    A shame that Launchpad's cool crazy adventure wasn't shown, I wanted to see it, oh well:(, a nice Double-O-Duck vibe.

    What I liked about this episode was Scrooge at the check-in scene, where he knew something was off by Toad Liu Hai's "perhaps you'll never want to leave" part, and Scrooge has probably heard things like that from villains hundreds of times before. He's not easily fooled.

    Also, I believe not showing Launchpad's adventure was both intentional by the writers, to make us curious about it as a potential story later on, and more importantly, possibly not irrelevant to the main story. It's easy to dismiss it as "Launchpad is just being crazy again," but I think there may be something more to it. We've already had a reference to Darkwing Duck's F.O.W.L. in this show. I've thought of the possibility that Launchpad in this show is working for S.H.U.S.H., as a potential way for him to meet Darkwing Duck later on.

  190. Quack Pack sucked. That's an insult to this show. This show is actually more like the comic books than anything (outside of Huey, Dewey, and Louie having individualized personalities.)

    DuckTales "The House Of The Lucky Gander"

    Carl Barks infamously hated his creation Gladstone Gander. Don Rosa did not. It's for this reason Don Rosa's Gladstone stories are always superior to Barks'. Barks detested Gladstone, so he made him a one-dimensional jerk and didn't overthink it beyond that. But Rosa seemed to be intrigued by the idea of Gladstone's luck, and managed to wring a few really cool concepts out of it.

    His first major Gladstone story is, I think, the most memorable. In "Oolated Luck", Gladstone and Donald compete to gain possession of a thousand raffle tickets for a cruise vacation. Runner up gets a lifetime supply of "oolated squiggs" which seem to be a type of canned seafood similar to sardines. Anyways, Donald manages to get ahold of 999 raffle tickets while Gladstone gets one. And as Gladstone notes over and over again, Gladstone always beats the odds.

    So the nephews have a crazy idea. They enter 998 of the tickets in Gladstone's name, and one in the name of Donald Duck. Gladstone is the winner of the last year's contest, so he gets to personally pick out the raffle ticket from the bowl. Of course, he picks Donald's name because Gladstone Gander always beats the odds. Gladstone is miserable about this until the end of the story reveals the cruise trip was a disaster, and Gladstone found a huge diamond in one of the squiggs. Rosa was the first writer to posit the idea that Gladstone can lose a contest or a challenge if it is in his own best interest.

    And that's this episode. It isn't quite as well plotted as "Oolated Luck", but a bad luck charm like Donald winning over a lucky guy like Gladstone was never in doubt to me. Because Gladstone Gander always beats the odds. And the odds of him losing to Donald were tiny.

    I like that Dewey has already named Dewey Junior, and has already gotten super attached. Great joke. Wait until the guy at the mall with the iguana sees this.

    I would have liked to have seen Launchpad's "The Zeppo"-style adventure very much.

    I like that in this incarnation, Scrooge is as distasteful of Gladstone as Donald is. In the comics, Scrooge could take or leave his other nephew. I like that David Tennant's Scrooge strongly dislikes him.

    Scrooge being utterly bored by the golden cricket was a perfect way to end the episode.

    I tend to side with Barks in thinking Gladstone sucks. So if you told me DuckTales would do an episode with him I'd actually like, I'd be skeptical. But Gladstone Gander always beats the odds. ****.

  191. The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks

    Well we get another episode with one nephew missing, well you wanted Huey to have focus, well here you go. If the Terra forming episode wasn't enough, this clearly is.

    I thought Glomgold stole the show, is over the top evilness, you got to love it.

    As for Beaks himself, they have hype as this villain, and he is not really a villain, he is just a jerk. He is not going to kill anyone like Glomgold would. In a way Beaks is more of a antagonist Gladstone.

    After a strong start, the last two episodes have been just okay. Maybe after they gave us all these plot episodes, it is kind of a letdown.

  192. The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!: It was alright. Glomgold was pretty much reduced to being a joke with his schemes. I actually suspected that the Professional Saboteur was hired by Mark Beaks for image reasons. Though I should've seen the "steal the product and keep the money" part of the scheme as well.

  193. The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks was pretty sweet/funny,

    Scrooge/Glomgold's rivalry, so enjoyable, hehehe.
    Huey's major focus was great, being a Mark Beaks fanboy was great/funny, but it won't last long on his dark secret.
    Both Mark Beaks and Falcon, my favorite awesome enjoyable new bird villains, they have sweet character designs:D, Mark is an Anti-Gladstone, sweet.
    Glomgold's crazy plans on destroying Mark were hilarious, hehehehe, he's a great funny joke villain next to Dr. Eggman, Mojo, and Sheldon Plankton:p.
    Mark to be Glomgold's biggest nemesis was interesting.
    Huey/Dewey saving Mark from Falcon was great/funny.
    I hope to see more of Falcon further episodes, he's cool/interesting.
    Glomgold's crazy plan on Mark begins, hehehe.

    From VG_Addict, Quack Pack was my favorite great classic Disney series, but I disliked the teenage versions of Huey/Dewey/Louie for poor Donald though.

  194. zoombie

    After a strong start, the last two episodes have been just okay. Maybe after they gave us all these plot episodes, it is kind of a letdown.

    I'm wondering if they front-loaded all of the great episodes first. If that is true, then I see that Webby is far more crucial to this show's success than I suspected.

    DuckTales "The Infernal Internship Of Mark Beaks!"

    So-so.

    Mark Beaks is so annoying. But the other characters are annoyed with him so I guess it's all right.

    First episode without Webby.

    Glomgold has a shark guy. Funny line.

    Did Mark Beaks just invent Pep?

    Love Graves calling a time-out so they could take off the stupid beanies.

    I love that the Beak's company logo looks like a drooping butt. And when you wear it on a shirt, it looks like drooping boobs.

    The show has done better. I miss Donald. **1/2.

  195. Orangesilentplanet

    I think Mark Beaks will be a recurring villain, because he's shown in the opening theme, along with the other villains of the series, minus Magica.

    Three

    I do believe he is a recurring villain but I don't think the opening is proof. The pirate ghost is in the opening and I doubt he's returning.

  196. The mummy one was decent as we get some Webby/Louie interaction. They're basically pairing her off with each triplet and showing the dynamic. Also liked how they thought everything was real then turned out fake then real again.

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  197. The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!: Good episode. I knew the mummy was part of a scheme, but there was a unique twist of the Guard not doing the scheme for money or for the sake of being evil or a being jerk. The Guard was mainly just doing what his ancestors were doing, with a misguided attempt of giving everyone hope so the Pharoah could fulfill his promise. The fact that the mummy ended up being real was another surprise since I thought the whole thing was fake. I thought the mummy was only after the blade Louie was carrying but that seem to be the case.
    Scrooge was right though, dumbest rebellion ever.

    OMG!!! I just attempted to rewatch the episode on On-Demand and the beginning kept repeating Disney XD's commercial cut-offs and come-backs.

  198. The Living Mummies of Toth-Ral

    After a couple of so so episodes, the show is back on track with a top notch. Well Louie did get on my nerves a bit, but that was the point. Kind of knew the Pharoah was a con, giving his rewards, this was a con.

    Anyway the loved the ancestors of these workers, and I love Amunet, another great new female character after Gabby McStabberson and Lena, keep it up. She is so adorable. And so are the rest of them.

    And the con man, is he dead? I don't remember what happened to him, oh well.

    Anyway looks like that is till the next month, and than we will have that skipped Huey episode we have been promised.

  199. ShadowBeast

    The Guard was mainly just doing what his ancestors were doing, with a misguided attempt of giving everyone hope so the Pharoah could fulfill his promise. .

    This is a well-known Carl Barks trope. I question the logic here in my review but this is definitely Unca Carl's influence.

    DuckTales "The Living Mummies Of Toth-Ra!"

    I liked some of this, but ultimately, I think my theory that Disney decided to air the best episodes first is true.

    I dislike that the nephews are a hindrance. They should never be. They are the most useful Ducks, even more-so than Scrooge. The show is trying to make them comical layabouts, and I don't get why. They were fine as the series' straight men. When Huey says he got a sickle handling Junior Woodchucks badge, THAT is a nephew line. Not "Pulling a Louie" or whatever idiotic con the weekly dumb nephew is pulling simply to look bad next to Webby.

    Speaking of Webby, I like that she calls Scrooge Mr. McDuck instead of Unca Scrooge. That seems more appropriate to me.

    Love Scrooge saying this was the stupidest rebellion he's ever been a part of. It was.

    The guard's family being behind the con made no sense. What family? I didn't see a family. Did his forefathers go among the followers to select a bride? Why hasn't he? Or are they are all in-bred and he is just the last of the line? I could poke about as many holes in this as the Adam and Eve story.

    How does Mummy Lady even know what laser beams are?

    I laughed at Louie's outrage that Webby's tips to the guard were actually true, and that she was actually trying to help him kill them. If you want something done right…

    I like this show a lot, but I'd like it a lot more if the nephews were not hazards, and as stupid as Launchpad is. ***.

  200. The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra was pretty sweet/enjoyable,

    Scrooge, Huey/Dewey/Louie, Webby, and Launchpad on a treasure hunt in Egypt was great.
    Amunet, an awesome minor female character, voiced by Cree Summer, sweet:D.
    Toth-Ra the mummified pharaoh was interesting.
    Webby saying Mr. Mc.Duck instead of Uncle Scrooge was great, a new change of pace.
    Webby/Louie's part was great/enjoyable, Louie being a hazardous brat as usual, hehehe.
    Scrooge/Launchpad helping Amunet and her people fight back to have their freedom was great.
    The pigeon con artist guard, my favorite great new minor villain, he was doing what his ancestors said and not a money-making scheme, interesting.
    Scrooge was right that it's the dumbest rebellion ever, hehehe:p.
    Toth-Ra coming to life was cool/interesting due to that green scarab.
    Scrooge and the gang defeating Toth-Ra was great/funny.
    Cool that Amunet and her people now have freedom and better lives now thanks to Scrooge:D.

    Cool that Captain Peghook the pirate ghost is in the opening, I'll enjoy his return.

  201. Lucho

    I need a TaleSpin spin-off or cross-over!

    Don Karnage must return…
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    I'd be fine with a spin-off, but not a crossover. A proper TaleSpin reboot should take place in the 1930's. I would love it is it were set in the same Duckverse though, and an actual prequel. Maybe this time Talespin will legitimately have that title because it's a spin-off of DuckTales.

  202. Fone Bone

    I'd be fine with a spin-off, but not a crossover. A proper TaleSpin reboot should take place in the 1930's. I would love it is it were set in the same Duckverse though, and an actual prequel. Maybe this time Talespin will legitimately have that title because it's a spin-off of DuckTales.

    Forget that, I rather have a crossover. And a better sequel would have descends of all the Disney afternoon characters having adventures centuries into the future in a sci fi cyberpunk setting.

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  203. The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!

    Well we finally got that Huey episode. Well this was a fun episode, this does take place earlier in the series for sure, as we still have the Webby learning to do stuff in the outside world.

    I wonder what Scrooge's history with Santa Claus is, I want to know about that.

    Scrooge can be a little stubborn here, but I think he let his hatred for that guy that betrayed get the better of him. And this is Huey moment of glory, and the map is on the top of the mountain.

    Meanwhile Launchpad again continues to be a complete idiot. Man are they going to do this every episode, I like the episode when he helped his old girlfriend and saved that panda off screen.

    Anyone now we are all caught up, the latest episode is 110 "Terror or Terror-firmians" and all the episodes that take place before that has aired, so 2018 we are ready to move on.

  204. The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest: This was pretty good. Though I didn't like how cruel Scrooge was about the death of George Mallardy. It wasn't exactly Mallardy's fault that Scrooge brought too much gear and refused to let some of it go. The level of stupid the writers made Launchpad into, is one of the weakest points of the new series.
    Now for the good, I liked the joke of Santa not being allowed back to Scrooge's mansion. I hope we get the answer for why in the future. The part where Dewey pushes the sled out of Webby's way was funny. And of course it's nice to have a Huey episode.

  205. You know, it dawned upon me as I was watching the most recent episode: considering the reboot's advertising has toted itself as bringing Donald Duck along for the adventures, we really haven't seen much of him lately. He was in the premiere two parter and the casino episode but it hasn't felt like he's had that much of a presence since. Also, what happened to that whole sub plot about Della Duck? What about Louie searching for the fate of their mom?

    I wonder if XD is just airing the episodes out of order of if this is how it was planned out to be. Maybe I'm being too hasty. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come for the rest of the season.

  206. DeanBurrito25

    You know, it dawned upon me as I was watching the most recent episode: considering the reboot's advertising has toted itself as bringing Donald Duck along for the adventures, we really haven't seen much of him lately. He was in the premiere two parter and the casino episode but it hasn't felt like he's had that much of a presence since. Also, what happened to that whole sub plot about Della Duck? What about Louie searching for the fate of their mom?

    I wonder if XD is just airing the episodes out of order of if this is how it was planned out to be. Maybe I'm being too hasty. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come for the rest of the season.

    The episodes are being aired out of order. "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest" is suppose to take place before "The Great Dime Chase" which was the episode where Dewie and Webby went looking in the library about Della Duck.

  207. Webby definitely is the stand-out on the show and the kid I want to be when I grow up. Puts the old version to shame.

    And I have noticed we haven't been getting enough Donald lately.

    DuckTales "The Impossible Summit Of Mt. Neverrest!"

    A mountain covered in wormholes is a great concept, and that sledding climax was awesome. I loved the last shot of Scrooge actually getting the map to the top after all. I was unsurprised Scrooge was the ninny (I expected him to be) but I was still amused.

    I freaking love this show. ****1/2.

  208. When I first heard about the DuckTales revival I was surprised that Disney would do this and the original Ducktales was my favorite cartoon to watch as a kid and so when I saw an episode of the new DuckTales revival I was surprised that Disney would do this and I found that the animation was different like Disney cartoons from the 1930's. Also Disney made a new version of the DuckTales theme that is sung by a female singer but it is just as good as the original DuckTales theme that was sung by Jeff Pescetto. If Disney XD can revive DuckTales I can bet we will see revivals of Darkwing Duck Talespin and The Adventures Of The Gummi Bears in the near future

  209. Forgive me to complain, but when the heck is going to be a new episode of the new Ducktales? Seriously, it's been a couple of months when we see an new episode of Ducktales. I know animation takes a long time, but it's like Disney Channel or DisneyXD doesn't care about it anymore. It's like Anne Sweeney all over again.

  210. TsWade2

    Forgive me to complain, but when the heck is going to be a new episode of the new Ducktales? Seriously, it's been a couple of months when we see an new episode of Ducktales. I know animation takes a long time, but it's like Disney Channel or DisneyXD doesn't care about it anymore. It's like Anne Sweeney all over again.

    They're probably going to burn it off in bomb format. We've already had 9 episodes so far (the pilot movie and 8 regular episodes) and there are 21 episodes this season. Here's a hypothetical guess.

    March 12-15 (episodes 10-13)

    June 11-14 (episodes 14-17)

    August 6-9 (episodes 18-21, the latter being the season finale)

    While I doubt the episodes would air on these specific days, they would most likely air in bomb format.

  211. SweetShop209

    They're probably going to burn it off in bomb format. We've already had 9 episodes so far (the pilot movie and 8 regular episodes) and there are 21 episodes this season. Here's a hypothetical guess.

    March 12-15 (episodes 10-13)

    June 11-14 (episodes 14-17)

    August 6-9 (episodes 18-21, the latter being the season finale)

    While I doubt the episodes would air on these specific days, they would most likely air in bomb format.

    What's a bomb format?

  212. TsWade2

    What's a bomb format?

    Instead of adhering to a weekly format of an episode every week, the bomb format (also known as binge watching) is when you air a bunch of episodes over the course of a week or several weeks instead of weekly.

    For example, Star Vs The Forces Of Evil season 2 aired episodes weekly between July 2016 and November 2016. Once February came around, new episodes for the season were burned off Monday to Thursday for the rest of the month.

    The down side with a bomb format is waiting months to get the next batch of episodes

  213. I really hope new episodes come soon. I tend to enjoy revivals and reboots of shows and DuckTales 2017 is definitely one of my favorites. The stories are intriguing, the characters are likable, with some getting an upgrade, and the show is pretty faithful to the original show. Everytime a new episode comes out, I get really excited and I am pleased with how the show has turned out so far. You can really tell that the crew loved the Original DuckTales show. It's also great that a new generation gets to experience a great show like DuckTales. So far, I would say it's one of my favorite shows currently airing new episodes

  214. I'm definitely getting the Rescue Rangers plushies! I have always loved Rescue Rangers since probably 2005 on Toon Disney. Easily my personal favorite Disney show.

    Here's hoping that Funko makes some Gummi Bears plushies. For a show that kickstarted Disney Television Animation, you would think they would give it attention like they are doing for Darkwing Duck, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, and most of the time TaleSpin

  215. Fone Bone

    I've always wanted a Darkwing Duck plush and I missed out on the Rescue Rangers plushes back in the day. Definitely getting these.

    Any link for the Target figures?

    I follow Disney TV Animation News on Facebook and they made two posts about it. I'm not sure how to link them here.

    I did find this a link to another news article that shows Scrooge and the kids:

    http://diskingdom.com/2018/02/18/new-ducktales-merchandise-coming-soon-target/

    Really awesome looking!

  216. So is Daisy Duck going to be in this show or not? If so she is going to be voiced by Tress MacNelle, she is as much the official voice of Daisy as Tony Anselmo is the official voice of Donald.So I guess we could ask her, I doubt she would answer that.

    If she is, how would she be introduced, would she be Donald's brother – in – law sister like in the old comics, or something new. I think if it something original, perhaps a teacher. We haven't seen the kids go to school yet, that is a possibility. I hope if she is on the show, her and Donald's realtionship is a slow courtship, and not love at first sight. If she is the nephews teachers, and Donald called in for a parents / teacher conference and that is how they meet, maybe they have long argument.

    I hope this version doesn't fall for any of Gander's charm, and is smart enough to see past his con. And it is clear to the viewers she prefers Donald.

  217. In the comics Daisy doesn't actually like Gladstone. She just uses him sometimes to get back at Donald.

    Honestly, nobody in the comics actually likes Gladstone. He's generally considered a nusiance and family embarrassment by all who know him.

    UPDATE:

    Also, where are you getting the crazy notion that Donald and Daisy are brother and sister in laws from the comics? They are actually totally unrelated. She and her nieces April, May and June are specifically listed as "friends of the family" on the Duck Family Tree.

  218. Fone Bone

    In the comics Daisy doesn't actually like Gladstone. She just uses him sometimes to get back at Donald.

    Honestly, nobody in the comics actually likes Gladstone. He's generally considered a nusiance and family embarrassment by all who know him.

    UPDATE:

    Also, where are you getting the crazy notion that Donald and Daisy are brother and sister in laws from the comics? They are actually totally unrelated. She and her nieces April, May and June are specifically listed as "friends of the family" on the Duck Family Tree.

    The Ducktalks podcast.

  219. Disney Channel Belgium is airing DuckTales in the same episode order as the USA, however, episode 10 (on April 7th) seems to be different.

    De speer van Selene
    Dutch:
    Dagobert en zijn familie maken een noodlanding, Kwek en Webby gaan op zoek gaan naar de Speer van Selene. Dagobert, Donald en de neefjes uitgedaagd door de oppergod, Zeus, en zijn zoon Vlerkules.
    French: Riri, Fifi, Louou et Zaza découvrent d'anciens secrets de famille remontant au passé épique de leur oncle et entraînent la famille dans d'incroyables escapades de par le monde.

    Dutch translation:
    The Spear of Selene

    Uncle Scrooge and his family have to make an emergency landing. Dewey and Webby start their quest for the Spear of Selene. Uncle Scrooge, Donald and the nephews get challenged by the supreme god Zeus and his son Jerkules. (Jerk / Hercules)

    French translation:
    Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby discover ancient secrets of their uncle's epic past and take on incredible journeys around the world.

    https://www.yeloplay.be/tv/ducktales-2018-nl/disney-vl/7-april-2018/08-45

    Tomorrow I'll post episode 11 and so on.

  220. I don't know why, but "The Spear of Selene" has been replaced by another episode:

    De verloren banen van Meerschap!
    Dagobert en Govert Goudglans staan tegenover elkaar in een golftoernooi, maar wanneer een bal per ongeluk terechtkomt in een mystiek hunebed, wordt het een potje golf om hun leven.

    Translation:
    The Lost Jobs of Fellowship! or perhaps The Lost Roads of Fellowship!
    Uncle Scrooge and Flintheart Glomgold are against each other in a golf tournament, but when a ball accidentally ends up in a mystical dolmen, it becomes a game of golf for their lives!

    https://www.yeloplay.be/tv/ducktales-2018-nl/disney-vl/7-april-2018/08-45

    I don't know what meerschap means, but it literally means "more-ship" (duh). Google Translate says fellowship, which indeed makes sense. Meerschap could also be the Dutch name of some place in Duckburg. It is written with a capital letter, after all.

    The next episode will be broadcast on April 8th in Belgium and the Netherlands.

    Het mysterie van villa Duck!
    Kwik, Kwek en Kwak gaan een verjaardagsfeest te organiseren voor Dagobert, maar het feestvarken verdwijnt en de gasten zijn niet wie ze lijken.

    Translation:
    The Mystery of the Duck Mansion!
    Huey, Dewey and Louie are organizing a birthday party for uncle Scrooge, but our birthday boy disappears and the guests are not who they seem!

    https://www.yeloplay.be/tv/ducktales-2018-nl/disney-vl/8-april-2018/08-45

  221. Red Arrow 😀

    Het mysterie van villa Duck!
    Kwik, Kwek en Kwak gaan een verjaardagsfeest te organiseren voor Dagobert, maar het feestvarken verdwijnt en de gasten zijn niet wie ze lijken.

    Translation:
    The Mystery of the Duck Mansion!
    Huey, Dewey and Louie are organizing a birthday party for uncle Scrooge, but our birthday boy disappears and the guests are not who they seem!

    https://www.yeloplay.be/tv/ducktales-2018-nl/disney-vl/8-april-2018/08-45

    I won't spoil the episode, but I will say that the The Mystery of the Duck Mansion episode has a HUGE surprise for old school DUCK TALES fans and feature this series debut/return of an old much asked about DUCK TALES character.

  222. spyke

    I won't spoil the episode, but I will say that the The Mystery of the Duck Mansion episode has a HUGE surprise for old school DUCK TALES fans and feature this series debut/return of an old much asked about DUCK TALES character.

    Spoiler
  223. I cited a tweet from Colleen Evanson, but it’s since been deleted. I’m not sure what this means. She quoted a tweet from Disney TVA News, which I don’t think intends to mislead anyone, but has posted incorrect info before. Either she assumed it was confirmed based on that tweet, or she can’t actually talk about it yet.
  224. superkeegan9100

    What was the point of Disney Channel moving all of their animated shows to Disney XD if they're adding them back?

    I think at the time the idea was to give Disney XD an identity since they ended the whole Disney Channel for boys and Disney Channel for girls thing in 2014 when Sweeney left. But Disney Channel has changed over time and many of the animated series have been getting some acclaim they must feel it's time.

    PinkiePie97

    The return will be on May 4 at 8 P.M. with The Spear of Selene.
    https://www.disneyabcpress.com/disneychannel/calendar/

    Guess that means they are putting it the same night as other original series normally are.

  225. LinusFan303

    I think at the time the idea was to give Disney XD an identity since they ended the whole Disney Channel for boys and Disney Channel for girls thing in 2014 when Sweeney left. But Disney Channel has changed over time and many of the animated series have been getting some acclaim they must feel it's time.

    Guess that means they are putting it the same night as other original series normally are.

    Good! This Anne Sweeney era must end immediately.

  226. superkeegan9100

    What was the point of Disney Channel moving all of their animated shows to Disney XD if they're adding them back?

    Ratings were different then. From the looks of it, their animated programming has become more popular than the tweencom shows, so it’s best to move them on a channel that gets more exposure and to help the failing flagship network.

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  227. Will it though? I mean, people check out older skewing Disney shows more on the app than on television. I mean, when Elena Of Avalor had its 4 premieres on the Disney Junior channel, the viewership was anywhere from 700,000 to 900,000, just slightly under its viewership on the Disney Junior block on the main channel due to how people are less inclined to watch Disney Junior shows on the app. The viewership for this series will definitely be higher, although I don't think it will be in the 1 million range.

  228. SweetShop209

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    It's official

    Guys, it seems nobody has noticed something big in this trailer. Check 0:43. Don't you see something familiar?

    It's the Air Pirates from "TaleSpin"!!! We know the city of Cape Suzette exists in this new version of Ducktales, so maybe we are heading to a crossover with TaleSpin!!! We know Darkwing Duck is coming in a crossover, but I truly love the idea of another crossover with TaleSpin. The City of "Goof Troop" was also mentioned in the past, so I count for another crossover too.

  229. Roxas_Sora

    Guys, it seems nobody has noticed something big in this trailer. Check 0:43. Don't you see something familiar?

    It's the Air Pirates from "TaleSpin"!!! We know the city of Cape Suzette exists in this new version of Ducktales, so maybe we are heading to a crossover with TaleSpin!!! We know Darkwing Duck is coming in a crossover, but I truly love the idea of another crossover with TaleSpin. The City of "Goof Troop" was also mentioned in the past, so I count for another crossover too.

    I actually did notice that scene. One of the pirates did look a little like Mad Dog. Wasn't getting my hopes up though, just in case. I do hope if Don Karnage does show up, Jim Cummings will reprise the voice.

  230. Roxas_Sora

    Guys, it seems nobody has noticed something big in this trailer. Check 0:43. Don't you see something familiar?

    It's the Air Pirates from "TaleSpin"!!! We know the city of Cape Suzette exists in this new version of Ducktales, so maybe we are heading to a crossover with TaleSpin!!! We know Darkwing Duck is coming in a crossover, but I truly love the idea of another crossover with TaleSpin. The City of "Goof Troop" was also mentioned in the past, so I count for another crossover too.

    I hope it isn't TaleSpin. Just because I think to do that property right you have to set it in the 1930's. I don't mind a TaleSpin reboot being attached to the new DuckTalesverse. But I think it would only work as a prequel.

  231. Roxas_Sora

    Guys, it seems nobody has noticed something big in this trailer. Check 0:43. Don't you see something familiar?

    It's the Air Pirates from "TaleSpin"!!! We know the city of Cape Suzette exists in this new version of Ducktales, so maybe we are heading to a crossover with TaleSpin!!! We know Darkwing Duck is coming in a crossover, but I truly love the idea of another crossover with TaleSpin. The City of "Goof Troop" was also mentioned in the past, so I count for another crossover too.

    Oh goodie! I hope so!

  232. TsWade2

    Hello,

    Look what I found: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/ducktales/272803/talespin-character-coming-to-new-ducktales That's right! It has been confirmed that there's going to be a Talespin reference on Ducktales. This includes Don Karnage. I don't know if it mean't to be a cameo or lead to something more, but this is going to be a rare treat. Yippee skippee!

    Hate to ruin the fun but I think the part with Don Karnage and the air pirates is Dewey's daydream

    TsWade2

    Hello,

    Look what I found: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/ducktales/272803/talespin-character-coming-to-new-ducktales That's right! It has been confirmed that there's going to be a Talespin reference on Ducktales. This includes Don Karnage. I don't know if it mean't to be a cameo or lead to something more, but this is going to be a rare treat. Yippee skippee!

    I think it's a cameo in a daydream

  233. thomas2313412

    Hate to ruin the fun but I think the part with Don Karnage and the air pirates is Dewey's daydream

    I think it's a cameo in a daydream

    You didn't ruin my fun, you maybe right, but like I said, it's going to be a rare treat for all of us Disney Afternoon fans.

  234. Lucho

    I need a Tale-Spin-Spin-Off or Cross-Over!

    Don Karnage must return…
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    Daydream or not! Great Suzette the most awesometastikest Disney Villain returns! 😀

    "Worth, is in the eye of me, who is doing the beholding!" = Don Karnage

    [​IMG]

  235. SweetShop209

    Here's an interesting tweet

    I’m guessing he’s referring to the same thing I was referring to, unless I’m missing something else. Though either way, it sounds like there’s more to it than the promo is giving off (which would make sense since that part only lasted a couple seconds).

  236. I'm going to cross my fingers and hope that since they're bringing back Jim Cummings for Darkwing Duck, they're bringing him back even if it's only for a line or two to VA Don Carnage as well. I'm sure he can still play that role as well so I don't see any reason of getting someone else. Then again I saw no reason for them to get someone else to play Tigger in the upcoming Christopher Robin movie but that's a whole other different kind of story and still hoping for Jim Cummings to reprise two of his classic Disney Afternoon roles for this series.

  237. Has Jim Cummings ever referenced or acknowledged that his Don Karnage is almost an exact parody of Don Esteban (from Zorro the Gay Blade (Zorro parody))?
    I know he's referenced Cuban Ricky Ricardo who had a great fun temper, yet Don Esteban besides even dressing almost exactly the same, is the over the top villain, with pretty much the exact temper, and temperament, voice and personality.
    It's hysterical and uncanny how similar they are.
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  238. TsWade2

    Well, it could be a daydream for Dewey, but I still think it's a rare treat.

    TsWade2

    You didn't ruin my fun, you maybe right, but like I said, it's going to be a rare treat for all of us Disney Afternoon fans.

    Yeah,That is true.This will be a great easter egg in one of the Ducktales 2017 episodes when Don Karnage appears in one scene.

    Lucho

    Daydream or not! Great Suzette the most awesometastikest Disney Villain returns! 😀

    "Worth, is in the eye of me, who is doing the beholding!" = Don Karnage

    [​IMG]

    Heh yeah 🙂

    PinkiePie97

    I’m guessing he’s referring to the same thing I was referring to, unless I’m missing something else. Though either way, it sounds like there’s more to it than the promo is giving off (which would make sense since that part only lasted a couple seconds).

    I think this might be referring to a Darkwing Duck cameo in season 1 when he is a fictional character in a tv show in the ducktales 2017 universe.

    Lucho

    [​IMG]

    ?

    I don't know about this one, body seems off, could be one of the tripls, fantasizing they are DW?
    Plus the whole background reads like a set?

    I think this shows that in the ducktales 2017 universe darkwing duck is Launchpads favorite fictional hero in the ducktales 2017 universe though I feel that he will likely meet him in person in season 2.

    Neo Ultra Mike

    I'm going to cross my fingers and hope that since they're bringing back Jim Cummings for Darkwing Duck, they're bringing him back even if it's only for a line or two to VA Don Carnage as well. I'm sure he can still play that role as well so I don't see any reason of getting someone else. Then again I saw no reason for them to get someone else to play Tigger in the upcoming Christopher Robin movie but that's a whole other different kind of story and still hoping for Jim Cummings to reprise two of his classic Disney Afternoon roles for this series.

    Well darkwing may cameo in season 1 but he will likely appear as a guest character in season 2 as an part time actor and part time agent for S.H.U.S.H.(a fictional agency in the ducktales 2017 universe) in his darkwing duck persona possible that 2017 launchpad will teamup with his favorite hero.

    ShadowBeast

    I see. I also see the Triplets' mother in what I'm guessing is a flashback.

    Actually I didn't see it but I see what appears to be Goldie in one of the upcoming Scrooge's flashback episodes

  239. Lucho

    Daydream or not! Great Suzette the most awesometastikest Disney Villain returns! 😀

    "Worth, is in the eye of me, who is doing the beholding!" = Don Karnage

    [​IMG]

    HA!!!! I KNEW IT!!!! Talespin could return as a crossover in the future!!!

    By the way, there's an error in the articles that talked about this picture. The plane behind Don Karnage and Dewey is NOT Baloo's Sea Duck (sadly); it's actually Launchpad's regular plane in the series (the one he uses in the intro). Truth be told, it looks like a little like Baloo's Seas Duck, but it's not the same.

  240. Roxas_Sora

    HA!!!! I KNEW IT!!!! Talespin could return as a crossover in the future!!!

    By the way, there's an error in the articles that talked about this picture. The plane behind Don Karnage and Dewey is NOT Baloo's Sea Duck (sadly); it's actually Launchpad's regular plane in the series (the one he uses in the intro). Truth be told, it looks like a little like Baloo's Seas Duck, but it's not the same.

    You're right. I got a little bit confused of the plane as well. I mean, it's almost like Baloo's Sea Duck, but it's not. It's Launchpad's plane.