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The most unbelievably awesome news ever... Ducktales

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drtooth, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    To me, it looks more like a fusion of the Carl Barks/Don Rosa comics with the 2013 Mickey Mouse shorts. I especially like the comic book-style backgrounds and how the nephews look a little more divergent like they did in Quack Pack, though thankfully they don't look too "hip" and "edgy" as that show.

    It's nice to know that most of the characters created for DuckTales will be returning. Hopefully Donald will be used more often this time, too.
     
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I have to admit, I liked some of what Quack Pack did, if only for Donald Duck's role in the show. I remember actually seeing the tweenage version of the boys on the cover of Tiger Beat (or something like that). If they didn't feel the need to make them that hip and edgy, I think the show would have worked. or at least if they had any connection to Ducktales. There's something about that show I keep thinking would have worked, I can't put my finger on it, though. Of course, Goofy's son Max was a little hipped up, as well as the concept, but it just worked better over all.

    I'm happy they're keeping the divergent Beagle Boys. While I do love the original comic book versions too, where they're all the same and even have the same expressions in a single panel, the different personalities, designs, and especially voices (the A-team Beagles had 2 voice actors doing 2 Beagles really hammers that home) made the characters more memorable. I also hope the writers of the show remember that Magica is a sexy Sophia Loren type and don't write her as an old hag of a witch. I'd love her to be a little more seductive yet with animosity to Scrooge like in the comics. Would be cool if they made Flintheart South African again, but that sounds doubtful.
     
  3. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    As teenagers with attitude, the nephews' antics with Donald make them come across more as delinquent punks than mischievous scamps, making them less endearing to the audience. And yes, more of a connection to DT could have made QP better, too.

    I really hope they consider the one-shot Megabyte Beagle. His sesquipedalian loquatiousness was utterly profound and endearing, and it is so upsetting that he made but one sole appear-

    "Say it in Beagle talk!"

    I liked how he used big words and stuff, and I want to see him again! :)
     
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see the Beagle family tree expanded as well. At the very least, I hope they don't forget the B-Team of Babyface, Bebop (sometimes called Bugle for some reason) and Bankjob. While I got to admit they're not as much fun as the 4 main Beagles, they're still a solid team.

    I feel there's also some level of Animaniacs influence they were trying to pull off. Like trying to make the boys Yakko, Wakko, and Dot but not getting what made them special past dressing up as characters and annoying the antagonists. They certainly could have been written better and when they aren't being written as teenagers with 'tude, they actually have some solid moments. While I like the show, it really deserved better scripts, and it's not that there wasn't a level of writing quality there, it's just that they were pigeon holed into trying to make Goof Troop but with Donald and didn't quite get the same effect. Still, the interactions between Donald, Daisy, Kent Powers, and even Donald's weird foreign neighbor were solid and very much in Donald Duck cartoon spirit. And every so often they'd have a very good episode. I loved the one where he keeps de-aging and turns into his "Wise Little Hen" incarnation (followed by his Disney babies model).

    I don't know how true it was that this was supposed to be a sequel to Ducktales. Seems like "All Ducks on Deck" was written with that in mind. I mean, not with Scrooge, but certainly his hitch in the Navy. Too bad they didn't keep that up.
     
  5. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Must be to avoid confusion with Rocksteady's buddy.
     
  6. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    One other thing that I hope the writers remember is that Scrooge's Money Bin does not represent all his wealth; only the wealth he earned himself and cherishes the most, and that he has assets elsewhere. The writers of the original seemed to have forgotten that in later episodes.
     
  7. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    I have a question, Who's going to voice Scrooge McDuck now? Since Alain Young had died a few months ago.
     
  8. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    yes !
     
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Scrooge was probably recast a while ago. Supposedly none of the original cast has been called back. Terry McGovern reportedly didn't get a call back. Though I have the sneaky suspicion, in an act of recursiveness, Launchpad may be replaced by Donald Duck, who was replaced by Launchpad for the original series.
     
  10. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    If it means the new staff are big fans of the Uncle $crooge comics and will make something a bit closer to it, then woo-hoo! But if it means having to eliminate characters like Launchpad, then boo-hoo. Hopefully if it's the former, they'll find a way to fit him in later.
     
  11. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    We also have a clearer look of the nephews and Webby.

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    Once again, I'm loving the unique designs all the characters have, Huey especially, who looks pretty sharp in that polo shirt. And Webby is just adorable with her full head of hair. :)
     
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  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Launchpad is one of my favorite Disney TV characters. I even kinda like the odd slide from headstrong hero in Ducktales to the overgrown, doofusy fanboy who's sometimes the voice of reason in Darkwing Duck. It's like the difference between Bill Daily in I Dream of Jeannie and Bill Daily in The Bob Newhart Show (the latter I'm convinced the Darkwing Duck writers were huge fans of). So, hypothetically, if Launchpad doesn't appear in the show because Donald is being restored to his comic book role, I'm conflicted.

    I've been saying for years I don't so much want to see another Ducktales project as much as I do an Uncle Scrooge one. Something closer to the comics that inspired it, rather than the recursive Indiana Jones homage type 80's cartoon series that it was (Ducktales' Logo even has the same font as an Indiana Jones movie). Something that actually didn't feature divergent Beagle Boys, Launchpad, and the other characters made specifically for the show. Something that did continue to focus on Glomgold and Magica, as well as digging up Rockerduck and other comic book villains that haven't been given the Ducktales treatment. On the other hand, Ducktales has been ingrained in every Scrooge McDuck fan born about the 80's before getting access to the comics. And it was a great, groundbreaking cartoon with some great character additions. So really, I don't know if I wanted more Ducktales, but better written than the last season (minus the Gizmoduck episodes, of course. Those were great), or a straight up Uncle Scrooge cartoon. This cartoon looks to find the exact middle ground between those two.

    Besides, they could always handwave it as the time Launchpad was in St. Canard. Still, this is just a theory of mine, as LP isn't featured in any of the promotional material so far, but Donald is prominent. Though it does sound like at least the divergent Beagle Boys are going to be back, so anything could happen with this. Still excited as heck about it.
     
  13. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    A teaser of the DuckTales reboot has been released, along with another promo image.

    http://screenrant.com/ducktales-reboot-2017-preview-images/

    Woo-hoo! Looks like Launchpad will be in the show after all, and hopefully he won't crash that Land Rover! And I just love how Webby is firing her grappling hook so precisely, too!

    I sure can't wait next summer when it premieres! :)
     
  14. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member


    Will His voice actor Terry join the team too?
     
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  15. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    No. I don't believe so.
     
  16. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    yes ! i can't wait, i use to watch duck tales every weekday afternoon on my local channel five.
     
  17. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    So, it looks like they're going with a similar art style to the recent Mickey Mouse shorts, I like it.

    I hope the fact that Donald's in the promo pic means that he'll have a bigger role in this show. As for Webby, I really think she was misused, maybe even a bit unnecessary in most episodes of the original show, so I hope they do more with her character.
     
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  18. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Though it looks a lot more refined. Outlines are much thinner, and the comic book look of the backgrounds is more apparent.
     
  19. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Let's just hope Donald and Webby get along fine.
     
  20. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    According to several sources floating around, John Kassir will be the new voice for Scrooge. Hearing him in the Mickey Mouse short "Duck the Halls", he doesn't quite sound as gruff and authentically Scottish as Alan Young (being American and all), but he sounds close enough. He should be able to grow into the role and make Scrooge his own, so I wish him the best of luck. :)
     
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