DuckTales reboot coming to Disney XD in 2017

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  1. MAGolding

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    The final was really epic.

    I have to wonder when the writers thought of the varius plot twists. Which were planned before the show started, which were planned during the 1st, whihc were palnned in the 2nd season, and whch were palnned in the first?
     
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    "Wait a second, where are we? Did you guys pay full price to throw me a fake party as an excuse for a surprise spy raid?"

    I wasn't ready for DuckTales to end and I thought the series finale wasn't for awhile, but it's here...and it was awesomely adventurous in everyway possible!

    It's absolutely incredible how they managed bring back just about every single important supporting character from the three seasons and they all had at least one line! The only notable exceptions that I noticed are Goldie (who only appeared visually in one of the prisons), M'Ma Crackshell (but she just appeared in one of the recent episodes), and Doofus Drake (ditto).

    And yet, somehow, the damn series managed to create two whole new characters with their own meaningful story arcs. I especially love that Riki Lindhome (Kate Micucci's longtime acting and singing partner) and Noël Wells (TENDI!!) are the voices of June and May! :D

    I'm going to miss the HELL out of this show. Clearly a rewatch of the whole thing is in order!

    I've wondered the same. I suspect the twist about Webby's parentage is a recent development because I don't think there was ever any clues or suggestions behind that, other than we never saw her parents (unless I'm forgetting something).

    I also suspect the extent of Bradford's villainy wasn't planned from the very beginning and only began to be Something once clues about FOWL began to develop. Early on, Scrooge's board were lead by three buzzards but the other two completely disappeared for a long time, only to finally return at the very end of this finale, only to be quickly discarded by Bradford.
     
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    I thought I saw Goldie waaaay in the background after both the crisis and the skies had cleared, but that amounts to pretty much the same. The "nod and a wink" to Disney's "Gargoyles" including a bar or two of the main theme music and the voice talents of Keith David had me both laughing and cheering!

    Yet, one thing was not addressed. Okay, ultimately it's probably not that important, but I know several fans have wondered, who's Huey, Dewey and Louie's father and whatever happened to him? Or was that presented in an episode I may have missed?
     
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    Yeah, that might have been the case. I also realized after my post that Zan Owlson and Mark Beaks also didn't appear in any form.

    Ahhh! That makes more sense now. I wasn't sure what was going on there and figured I was missing something. I missed out on that show when it aired for a variety of reasons and I keep meaning to watch, especially ever since getting Disney+. Even more reason to do so now.

    Nope, that was never addressed, but then it was never addressed on the original show either. I imagine if we had gotten more seasons, that would've been something that would've been dealt with. Hell, I think the rushing of Webby's true origins would've been better set up if we had gotten another season.
     
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    Just spent the last hour o two skimming through this thread, from the first announcements in 2015 when Alan Young was still with us, up through, well, today. Just as the finale itself was a wild ride, so has been this thread. It seems the two most stalwart posters have been The Nth Doctor, and Christopher.
     
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    Oh my gosh, I'm watching the finale again. I am cheering still at all of this. One of my ships sank, and with good reason. And I'm fine with it sinking in this timeline. Especially with the revelations we got. The big one was planned from the beginning and, darn it, I was thrilled and remembering a line from Justice League Unlimited's episode, "Epilogue." You Batman fans will know which one I'm talking about...
     
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    I'm sad the show has ended, but at least it went out with bang. That was a fantastic series finale and every major character had a chance to shine. Now that's how you end a show.
     
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    I've decided to rewatch the whole show from the beginning because I'm already missing it and, in doing so, I've discovered the finale (and the final episodes, too) had even more callbacks than I realized!

    "Daytrip of Doom" introduced Funso's Fun Zone as well as Louie scamming the place by getting a free cup for water so he could get soda for free, which he did in the finale as well.

    "The Great Dime Chase" not only introduced the Ottoman Empire series, it even showed the idea of using an ottoman as means to hide someone inside it, which then played out in the series finale with their own series finale using the same idea with their long-lost father returning.

    "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverest" introduced the idea that Scrooge hates Santa and that "[Santa] knows what he did!" and a rough drawing of Santa shows up on Webby's board of mysteries in "Jaw$!," all of which wasn't followed up until "How Santa Stole Christmas" just a few months ago.

    "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" first mentioned that Scrooge swindled the Beagle family out of the deed for Duckburg but we didn't actually get to see that until "The Life and Crimes of Scrooge McDuck!" just a couple of weeks ago.

    While I'm sure these callbacks weren't part of some big plan to play out later, it is cool to see the writers following up on seeds that they planted way back in the beginning and it wasn't just the mysteries of Della and Magica.

    That said, I still think the big reveal with Webby was one they didn't come up with until perhaps the beginning of season 3 at the earliest (I suspect they rushed forward with the idea when they found out the show was going to end). I'll keep my eyes and ears out for any clues on that regeard, but I don't expect to find anything more than just the general vague idea of Webby not knowing her parents.
     
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    I've already finished my rewatch of the who series and godsdamn I'm really going to miss this series. Aside from the overall enjoyment of rewatching every episode, I was so thrilled to see all of the little nuances and references and call backs and foreshadowing throughout each season that I missed out on the first time around. Small stuff like how Huey's weird obsession with having long legs kept popping up or how we never saw Bradford walk around until season 3 when the FOWL masterplan was in motion.

    One thing I did notice in regards to Webby's parentage is that at least in season 3 it was hinted at early on in the final moment of "The Lost Harp of Mervana!" when the aforementioned harp called out Mrs. Beakley's claim about no more lies to Webby. But other than basic thematic elements about Webby having no family beyond her adopted one, there was never really any hints in the first two seasons to her true parentage. Which just reinforces my belief that this twist was intended to play out later on with a better set-up if it hadn't been for the cancellation.

    The cancellation also left a few loose ends that's clear to me during this rewatch that they were intended to be followed up on, including:
    • Penny's relationship with Della, Launchpad (hinted at in the finale), Webby (aka Small Della!), and her life on Earth in general.
    • I missed this moment the first time around, but you can glimpse Lunaris' shuttle orbiting Earth during the final shot of "They Put a Moonlander on the Earth!," which leads me to think the show intended on returning to him at some point.
    • The growing relationship between Goldie and Louie established in "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!" clearly was going to be an important one further down the road, which was hinted at in "The Forbidden Fountain of the Foreverglades!," Goldie's final main story.
    • I could be wrong on this one but I suspect if the show hadn't been cancelled and had to fast forward to the events of the "The Last Adventure!," we would've seen Fenton and Gandra's reconciliation on screen instead of it happening as a pseudo-twist in "Beaks in the Shell!"
    • While hunting for the Stone of What Was in "The Lost Cargo of Kit Cloudkicker!," one Missing Mystery is clearly seen in Isabella Finch's journal several times but was never seen in the show: Circe's Medallion. All of the other Missing Mysteries seen in her journal showed up in one form or another but not that one.
    • While I know it's an obvious reference to the classic series, I have a feeling we would've seen more of Magica's search for her brother Poe in raven form.
    • I felt this during the first viewing, but even more so the second time around, but I can't help but wonder if "The Life and Crimes of Scrooge McDuck!" was suppose to be the set-up to the season finale, ending with Scrooge's greatest villains possessing his fortune, home, deed to Duckburg, and his Lucky Number One Dime.
    This is all going a long way of reiterating just how much I'm really going to miss the hell out of this show.
     
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    In the Darkwing Duck episode, I noticed a clever call back to the original DW series - when discussing events of the show that Launchpad worships, they reference episode titles - and they just so happen to be titles from the original Darkwing Duck show. The little meta moments were nice touches.

    I'm gonna miss this show. It was brilliant. It was clever. It was inventive. Although it was a kids' show (technically), it didn't talk down to the audience. It treated the families watching the show with respect and honoured the roots of the original show.