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Old 2015-02-25, 23:46   Link #1
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It looks like DuckTales is making a comeback! This was one of my favorite shows back in the day. Good to see it returning, although I'm nervous about the possibility of a treasured memory being ruined. Let's cross our fingers in hopes this will turn out to be a good thing.

In the meantime, must resist binge watching!

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Old 2015-02-26, 02:10   Link #2
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Old 2015-02-26, 02:32   Link #3
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Old 2015-02-26, 02:35   Link #4
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Donald being a main character in this edition is a good sign, hopefully it means they are mining the Carl Barks and Don Rosa stories they didn't do the first time, as well as being more faithful to them.
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Old 2015-02-26, 03:31   Link #5
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Bah, if they were reviving Disney Afternoon, shoulda been TaleSpin. Now that was a cartoon.
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Old 2015-02-26, 04:32   Link #6
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I want Rescue Rangers goddammit.
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Old 2015-02-26, 06:30   Link #7
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Old 2015-02-26, 07:10   Link #8
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I guess the H, D and L triplets are getting an update once again. What does Disney think stereotypical teenagers do these days?
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Old 2015-02-26, 09:53   Link #9
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They should animate the early Carl Barks and Don Rosa stories, the true classics that gave the Duckburg characters memorable backgrounds and flesh. What I honestly wouldn't give to get an animated version of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, which is a treasure trove of anecdotal (the historical figureheads Scrooge meets on his tribulations, such as Teddy Roosevelt himself), amusing, heart-wrenching (e.g. when Scrooge's father dies off-screen even as his son leaves the ancestral castle for a career in the New World) and downright epic (e.g. Scrooge going berserk inside that steamboat and pretty much wrecking a Klondike town) moments... Or any of the Don Rosa globetrotting/historical mystery-solving adventures... *nostalgia-filled sigh*

But I guess it'll be mostly adventures involving Magica DeSpell and the Beagle Boys...

Oh, well, we'll see.
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Old 2015-02-26, 13:09   Link #10
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What does Disney think stereotypical teenagers do these days?
Watch Marvel movies? .

God, is this going to be the first part of an eventual series featuring all the old cartoon series coming together to form some sort of vigilante group (a scourge against evil, if you will)? And here I was hoping they would take that concept and use it with the Disney Princesses instead...

Having recently replayed the updated version of the DuckTales game, I am interested to see just what this revamp has to offer. But of all the properties Disney could have turned into a film, I have to wonder why DuckTales? I seriously doubt nostalgia will play any significant (or even minor) part in the sale of the update, so I guess they are marketing on curiosity only? Whatever the case, I'm interested, even if only in the though process behind the new creation.
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Old 2015-02-26, 13:35   Link #11
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I hope they keep this close to the Barker/Rosa Duckverse without all the stupid additions from the latter half of the TV show. I'm okay with Launchpad and Webby, but please no Gizmo Duck and Bubba.

I wonder how they'll deal with the passage of time? Having Scrooge make his fortune in the Klondike gold rush was really pushing things in the original series, but at this point it'd be completely absurd. Do they roll with it, do a reboot with a new backstory for Scrooge, or make the setting the 1950s like in the Barker/Rosa comics?
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Old 2015-02-26, 14:18   Link #12
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Technically speaking, Scrooge McDuck died (according to Don Rosa) in 1967, the same year Scrooge's creator, Carl Barks, went into retirement.

So, in a sense, DuckTales was already portraying a dead duck walking.
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Old 2015-02-26, 14:27   Link #13
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Bah, if they were reviving Disney Afternoon, shoulda been TaleSpin. Now that was a cartoon.
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Darkwing Duck is where it's at.
I'll just throw Gargoyles into the ring as well .

Though I'd love it if any of these cartoons got revivals .

But yeah, cool that they're reviving Ducktales and I can't wait to see what comes of it. I hope it keeps elements of the original that made it so great and possibly be more true to the Carl Barks works that it was adapted from. It'll also be nice to see Donald more involved .

One thing I'm curious about is the voice cast...Alan Young (Scrooge) is getting on in years, and I'm not sure if he has the energy for a full-fledged cartoon, so they might have to recast Scrooge .
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Old 2015-02-26, 19:03   Link #14
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I certainly agree the original Barks Donald Duck stories were phenomenal, and I would love to see those animated. But within the realm of the Disney Afternoon lineup, I'm very partial to TaleSpin. None of the others, including DT or Darkwing, had nearly the narrative sophistication and wit TS did.
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I certainly agree the original Barks Donald Duck stories were phenomenal, and I would love to see those animated. But within the realm of the Disney Afternoon lineup, I'm very partial to TaleSpin. None of the others, including DT or Darkwing, had nearly the narrative sophistication and wit TS did.
Ill go with that. I loved TailSpin. It portrayed dog fights, guns, artillery and an alternate golden age of aircraft (30s/40s), mobsters, and corporate meddling. Heck I think it had some homages to Yamato with Shere Khan's private navy gunship in one episode.
Unfortunately I don't think a series like this could be portrayed as a kids show to today's audience.

I do believe though Gargoyles should be up there. Much more sophisticated narrative, that and half the TNG cast was the VA's.

On that note, I liked how Disney animation studios (much like many American animation studios / franchises in the 80s and early 90s) outsourced the animation to Japan. You could definitely tell the quality difference in the early Japanese animated ones vs later eps when they moved it back to the US or other studios.
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I. loved. DuckTales. So Im psyched for this!

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Darkwing Duck is where it's at.
Yessssss, they need to bring this back too.
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Old 2015-02-26, 21:26   Link #17
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Unfortunately I don't think a series like this could be portrayed as a kids show to today's audience.
It is a bit ironic that many 80's and 90's cartoons were targeted toward children but still dipped into some heavier, adult oriented themes, despite being neutered for violence. There's a level of quality that isn't as prevalent in a lot of post 90's cartoons, especially since the Saturday morning blocks were cancelled.

That said, I'm not too certain about this reboot. Disney has pretty much gutted their animation studios, and those teams played a big part in the original shows. Flash animation and CGI is a big thing now, there's very little interest in making cartoons the way they used to. That was a big driver of the nostalgia, in my opinion.
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Old 2015-02-26, 23:13   Link #18
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Ill go with that. I loved TailSpin. It portrayed dog fights, guns, artillery and an alternate golden age of aircraft (30s/40s), mobsters, and corporate meddling. Heck I think it had some homages to Yamato with Shere Khan's private navy gunship in one episode. Unfortunately I don't think a series like this could be portrayed as a kids show to today's audience.
I dunno, if Disney XD can air Star Wars: Rebels, I don't see why TaleSpin would be beyond the pale.

One thing that will be nice if other classic shows get resurrected, modern cartoons aren't afraid of story arcs. I mean, DuckTales had some good, epic multi-part stories, but TaleSpin would've been so much better if there'd been a larger ongoing plotline.
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All the comments about Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, etc. Disney should just get rid of its current lineup and bring back the oldies. I doubt anyone would mind. Most cartoons nowadays lack the spark present in the 80's and 90's cartoons. I do enjoy Young Justice, Phineas and Ferb, and such, but for the most part, maybe they're trying too hard to be cool or to become the next hit, but they're falling short of something.
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Ill go with that. I loved TailSpin. It portrayed dog fights, guns, artillery and an alternate golden age of aircraft (30s/40s), mobsters, and corporate meddling. Heck I think it had some homages to Yamato with Shere Khan's private navy gunship in one episode.
Unfortunately I don't think a series like this could be portrayed as a kids show to today's audience.

I do believe though Gargoyles should be up there. Much more sophisticated narrative, that and half the TNG cast was the VA's.
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It is a bit ironic that many 80's and 90's cartoons were targeted toward children but still dipped into some heavier, adult oriented themes, despite being neutered for violence. There's a level of quality that isn't as prevalent in a lot of post 90's cartoons, especially since the Saturday morning blocks were cancelled.
The Parent Association or whatever it's called would cry foul. Everything nowadays is dumbed down like hell, 'cause ya know, our precious children shouldn't know about such dark and violent things. 'Course, it's fine to have Family Guy and movies with people sexing it up in the middle of afternoon on channel X.

Maybe I'm mistaken -- it's been a while (a couple years maybe?) since I've watched Disney or anything on TV aimed towards kids/teens, but last time I did, it seemed like everything was focused on preteen boyfriends and trying to be cool. Makes you think "so long" to the days of Fresh Prince, Family Matters, and such shows which add in more realistic themes.
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