DuckTales reboot coming to Disney XD in 2017

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  1. Snaploud

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    So, does this mean Della Duck is now a member of the Fantastic Four?

    This show was not afraid to go dark, by the way. I like it. It reminds me of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck (one of the best comics storylines ever, by the way) when Scrooge becomes the richest duck in the world just after alienating himself from his family.
     
  2. The Nth Doctor

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    "I'm a former agent and a grandmother. I know how to weaponize guilt."

    What a magnificent season finale. The long and drawn out build-up to Magica de Spell's triumphant return was well worth it and unsurprisingly acted as a catalyst that brought the whole family back together. While Magica didn't really get to do much more than grandstand (which, from memory, is really all she ever did), Catherine Tate acted her heart out. I only just wish she and David Tennant's Scrooge had more verbal banter than the small bits that we got. But not to worry, as she said, we haven't seen the last of her!

    I loved how Lena sacrificed herself to save Webby as proof that she was always Webby's best friend and I furthered loved how the friendship bracelet once again demonstrated its power. However, I am disappointed that Lena wasn't literally Magica's niece and instead a shadow construct (albeit apparently a fully sentient one) used for Magica's bidding, but at least it doesn't look like she's completely gone. I expect she'll return in future episodes when Webby needs her the most. I guess the showrunners didn't want to shake-up the basic show structure too much.

    As much as I loved the teaser about Della (and Paget Brewster's verbal debut in the role), I am little disappointed that she appears to have been stuck on the Moon this whole time and instead of lost in some mysterious cosmic location as suggested by the previous episode. Perhaps there's more than meets the eye there, especially considering obvious questions as "How could she survive on the Moon this whole time?" and "If she can get a television signal, how come she never tried to contact Earth?" I can't wait for the second season to find out! :D
     
  3. Christopher

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    The bits with Donald getting his voice Don Cheadle-ified were fun. It was amusing to have the other characters actually acknowledge that they don't understand most of Donald's dialogue either. ("Maybe every third word." "Mostly from contextual clues...") And what a revelation coherent Donald was. ("Seriously. Have you been saying things like that this whole time?")

    It was a shame to apparently lose Lena. I'm not sure whether that final glimpse of her surviving as Webby's shadow means we'll actually see her again, or if it was just to reassure the kids and network censors that nobody had died. Still, Scrooge has a ghost butler now, so you never know...

    It's interesting how many Doctor Who franchise veterans are doing Disney Channel shows now. Not only did you have David Tennant and Catherine Tate reuniting here, but the previous half-hour on Big Hero 6: The Series featured the second appearance of a villainess voiced by Torchwood's Naoko Mori. (Although BH6:TS's recurring villain for the season is voiced by Andrew Scott, Sherlock's Moriarty. He's mercifully a lot less annoying here.)
     
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    Excellent series. I'd just finished exposing my 4 year old to the original run, and then this came out to take the next step. Some fun changes from the original, but still pretty true to it. gave the kids different personalities, which is nice, and tons of callbacks to the original cartoons, which fits in nicely too. Excited to see where this one goes.

    I apparently missed a couple seconds of dialog somewhere, but what happened to get Della on the moon? Somehow went from her missing, to a random cut of crashed spaceship and her watching tv on the moon. Was there a line I missed because i was watching with a 4 year old? Where was the connection? Missed a little of the monologuing. :lol:
     
  5. Christopher

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    No, you didn't miss anything. The revelation that she's still alive on the Moon was the surprise season-ending cliffhanger. We're not supposed to know yet how she got there. It's a mystery. And solving it might rewrite history. Woo-oo.
     
  6. Scout101

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    Ok, that's good. Felt like there was something during magica's rant that may have tied in and I missed it. Just shock cliffhanger ending I guess. either way, enjoyable show, still has the charm of the original. Hope it keeps the somewhat educational 'ripoff of the classics' theme the old series had, as that either taught or reinforced a bunch of them to me when I was a kid :)
     
  7. Snaploud

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    I assume Della traveled into the future. It would explain Scrooge never being able to locate the ship's remains, and Della was arguably surprised to see how old the boys had become.
     
  8. UssGlenn

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    It's odd, the healing injury and her still having food, and just now fixing the tv, implies a short time after arrival, but the long hair shows she's been there for quite a while.
     
  9. Scout101

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    other than obviously the ship crashed, when did we establish that she was on a ship in the first place? Feel like that's what i missed, how she went missing in the first place.
     
  10. Christopher

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    That was established in the preceding episode. Here's the plot summary.
     
  11. Scout101

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    ah, i seem to have missed that entire episode somehow. Now it all makes more sense :)
     
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    If they rebooted the Smurfs again, then combined with the dark and gritty that C.E. pointed out, not only does "Papa Smurf" now become a bit distressing, just imagine what they may be called:

    * Freddy Smurf
    * Teas Chainsaw Smurf
    * Johnny Smurf
    * Jason Smurf
    * Chucky Smurf
    * Hokey Smurf
    * Hooker Smurf (that's Smurfette, y'all)
    * Dreamlord Smurf
    * Candyman Smurf
    * Norman Smurf
    * Leather Smurf
    * Leatherface Smurf
    * Pimptacular Smurf (he hauls Smurfette around on a spiked leash)
    * Pinhead Smurf
    * Mike Myers Smurf
    * Pennywise Smurf (and written in mind especially for the little childrens, just like Leatherface ought to be)
    * Baltar Smurf
    * JR Ewing Smurf
    * Borg Smurf
    * C Montgomery Smurf (Yep, running out of idea'ers here)

    And if you think that's lame, reboots are 42,000x more lame by default :p
     
  13. zarkon

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    Finally got a chance to watch the finale. Great ep. I do love all the little easter eggs the makers put it. Like the theme that plays near the end:



    Is the moon theme from the first NES ducktales game:



    (go to 0:15 to hear it). Makes me want to go find my old copies of the ducktales games and replay them. They were so good.
     
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    I haven't played the game in many years but I read an article around the time the episode aired that noted this Easter egg.
     
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  15. The Nth Doctor

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    The show has been renewed for a third season! Woohoo!

     
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    Oh yes!
     
  17. bigdaddy

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    Knowing Disney the 3rd or the 4th will be the last.
     
  18. The Nth Doctor

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    Hell, I'm just glad it wasn't cancelled halfway through after having its airtime jerked around all over the place.

    Yes, I'm still bitter about Tron: Uprising.
     
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  19. Christopher

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    I don't think it's just a Disney thing. For a long time now, Cartoon Network has ended all its shows after no more than 65 episodes, even if it just meant retooling them into a sequel show with the same characters but a different title. I think it's the toy companies that demand replacing shows with new ones after no more than a few seasons, so that they can continually have new toy lines to market. Most of the practices of modern-day children's TV are dictated by the will of toy companies.
     
  20. Orac

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    Non sequitur, Regular Show went for 8 seasons, and Adventure Time which also started in 2010 is still going. Steven Universe which started in 2013 in currently in its 5th season, all Cartoon Network shows that exceeded 65 episodes. These are all quality shows not crap like was made in the 1980s such as the Smurfs and The Transformers, though you are correct that there are still some cartoons that are nothing more than extended toy ads.
     
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