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Old 07-21-2016, 03:51 AM
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I'm assuming that means he'll have a bigger role in this incarnation. Still, I hope Launchpad and Gyro Gearloose come back.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:29 AM
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Gyro's always been a Ducks mainstay, but Launchpad and Donald both cover a lot of the same ground as characters. But it wouldn't break my heart if he did a winking cameo here or there.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:46 AM
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Quite pleased that this apparently won't look like, say, Jake and the Neverland Pirates or something similar.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:54 AM
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Gyro's always been a Ducks mainstay, but Launchpad and Donald both cover a lot of the same ground as characters. But it wouldn't break my heart if he did a winking cameo here or there.
Best-case scenario: Darkwing Duck episode.

Impossible-case scenario: 1940s The Shadow-style Darkwing Duck series, except Launchpad is there and thoroughly confused.
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Best-case scenario: Darkwing Duck episode.

Impossible-case scenario: 1940s The Shadow-style Darkwing Duck series, except Launchpad is there and thoroughly confused.
yes, please.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:07 AM
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:15 AM
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yes, for the love of duck yes please.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:47 AM
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I don't get the abiding love for Darkwing Duck. Has it aged like wine or something
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:52 AM
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I don't get the abiding love for Darkwing Duck. Has it aged like wine or something
Not particularly, no. On average, the show is a fourth place to Duck Tales, Talespin, and even Rescue Rangers, and its poorer episodes are a bit cringe-worthy in retrospect --but when it shines, it's amazing, second only to Talespin's best moments.

The character concept and cast could also do wonderful things when spruced up to post-Genndy, post-Gravity Falls sensibilities.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:58 AM
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Now that's the cartoon I remember: Warmed-over slapstick with some decent punchlines here and there. IIRC the kid sidekick was especially grating. (e: I will chalk at least part of that up to being older than the target audience when it came out)

It's good that today's animators are doing the shows they thought they were watching as kids.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:10 PM
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Re: Darkwing Duck. I think it indirectly helped usher in Batman: TAS somewhat, as it treaded similar ground in a more comic fashion. I also quite liked the Boom comics from many years back. That ended right about when Disney bought Marvel. There's a new comic series this year, but I hadn't seen it yet.

I didn't think Gosalyn was ever all that bad. The cast was small as it was, she tended to be helpful as much or more as she screwed up (and so was DW). She wasn't a network mandate--she was there from the beginning. Plus an excellent voice actress. I think the writers liked the character well enough. She was barely in the recent comics, though, and I barely noticed.

I'd beg to differ about it being behind Rescue Rangers. However, I also hadn't revisited it recently. Furry culture and whatnot being what it is. Still, Jim Cummings is amazing, and I often dig up clips of Fat Cat for the hell of it. He has one of the only villain monologues I can remember from a cartoon of that time. From Adventures in Squirrelsitting:

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You know, I could corrupt these children. Over the years, I could guide their innocent minds towards a life of wrongdoing. Yes! I could mold them in my image, hone them into criminal GENIUSES, the only ones capable of carrying on my EMPIRE!!!

*sighs*

Ah, but who's got the time? Toss 'em in!
I remember Tale Spin being really good, though. My dad even enjoyed watching it with me.

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Your inspirations tend to work their way in. With the Disney Afternoon shows we're bringing up, it seemed like the creators of the 80's dug their old adventure pulps and serials. Ducktales is classic treasure hunting and adventure, Talespin is old 30's and 40's aviator stuff, Darkwing Duck gets the Batman comparisons but a lot of its basic concepts are straight from The Shadow.
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Best-case scenario: Darkwing Duck episode.

Impossible-case scenario: 1940s The Shadow-style Darkwing Duck series, except Launchpad is there and thoroughly confused.
Even more impossible case scenario : Paperinik.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:52 PM
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I remember Tale Spin being really good, though. My dad even enjoyed watching it with me.
Tale Spin is my Platonic Ideal of a Disney cartoon for the whole family, not just the kids. Especially the adult-oriented episodes about Baloo, Becky, or the both of them (though the one where Kit is tricked into a Thembrian flight school is surprisingly awesome too). The multi-part pilot is the best TV Disney has every produced.
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:57 AM
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I always loved this bit, too.
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Old 07-22-2016, 03:20 AM
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God damn it, I remember that show being boring as fuck but that clip makes it look awesome fun.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:28 PM
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I'm assuming that means he'll have a bigger role in this incarnation.
Considering that pretty much the only reason Donald didn't have a big role in the Ducktales cartoon was 'cuz Disney was initially averse to handing over the keys to one of its biggest stars* for some newfangled syndicated series, it makes sense that the reboot would give him a much bigger role.

Donald wouldn't be featured so prominently in the promo are if he was just gonna fuck off to the Navy again.

* Remember, the only cartoon show preceding Ducktales was Gummi Bears.
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Old 12-07-2016, 01:50 PM
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Teaser - don't get too excited, it's only 17 seconds long.

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Old 12-07-2016, 01:53 PM
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DuckTales comes from some of the brightest animation-minded minds at Disney XD: Executive producer Matt Youngberg (Ben 10: Omniverse), story editor/co-producer Francisco Angones (Wander Over Yonder), and art director Sean Jimenez (Gravity Falls). Season 1 will consist of 21 half-hour episodes and two one-hour specials.
I want it noooow
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:31 PM
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Launchpad confirmed! Nice.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:52 PM
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Scrooge is back in his classic red. Nice.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:26 AM
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Webby has a grappling hook!

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Old 12-08-2016, 09:44 AM
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Teaser - don't get too excited, it's only 17 seconds long.
It's seventeen more seconds of Ducktales animation than we've had in nearly 30 years so I'll content myself to be very excited, thank you!
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:52 AM
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Webby has a grappling hook!

To better catch the vase containing Mrs. Beakly's ashes, apparently.

Or maybe she's just a huge fan of Darkwing Duck.

.....I'd also be fine with a version of Webby that took aspects of Gosalyn.
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:03 PM
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Webby has a grappling hook!

At first glance, I thought it was literally a straight-up gun, and now I want that show
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:33 AM
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I first saw that art on a tiny phone screen and saw the same thing as Guy and was like "surely not....???", before I zoomed in and saw the grapple. Still kind of surprised they were allowed to make it look so much like a regular gun.
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:47 AM
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Between the grapple gun and the art director from Gravity Falls, I wonder what the odds are on Webby being voiced by Kristen Schaal?
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:50 AM
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She's an animated little girl being voiced this decade, so I'd say there's a 100% chance.
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Old 12-10-2016, 05:45 PM
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I can't wait to see the adventures of Grunkle Scrooge.
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Old 12-11-2016, 05:19 AM
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In that case I hope the nephews have hilariously bad out of place voices because they're voiced by the show creator
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