History Headscratchers / DuckTales

16th Apr '16 3:33:52 PM Kabureet
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** Perhaps they think the costs of remastering a hundred episodes for widescreen is higher than the expected sales the DVDs would make? Maybe the reboot will be used as a way to gauge potential buyers, old and new? Either way, a lot of people would happily save up to buy the entire series on DVD so it's anybody's guess why it's taking so long when the movie's already been released as a DVD and the NES game's been remastered.
1st Jan '16 5:21:36 AM Luppercus
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**Mmm I think this question is racist.
22nd Dec '15 9:07:21 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* If they live in a city called Duckberg, why are most residents dogs? I mean you will only see another duck person if they are important.

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* If they live in a city called Duckberg, Duckburg, why are most residents dogs? I mean you will only see another duck person if they are important.


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*** No. He was a fowl, but not a duck: he was an anthropomorphic coot.


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** In fact, "Duckburg" must not be taken as "Burg of ducks", but as "Burg of Duck"; it's not named after the species but after a ''person''. What person you ask ? As it turns out, Donald Duck himself (see this story: http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=H+94122), who during a time travel adventure saved Duckburg's founder from certain death. Said founder was grateful to the duck and named his new city after him.
16th Dec '15 10:40:43 PM rotheryAM
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** One explanation I've read says that licensing issues were at play. If Donald were the star/had a major role, then all Donald toys and merchandise would have had to have been branded Duck Tales for some length of time, even if the show turned out to be a flop. Disney, the story goes, didn't want to take that chance and so Launchpad was created to fill that part.
6th Dec '15 10:26:57 AM Julia1984
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** First reason: it is, sadly, common for kids who lose a loved one at a young age to eventually forget what their absent mother or sibling or great-uncle or whoever looked like. Second reason: even if the triplets remembered what their great-uncle looked like when they were kids, when he first returns, they have no idea time travel was involved in his disappearance -- if they ever expected to see Scrooge again, they'd expect him to be 40 years older, so they wouldn't suspect a duck the same age Scrooge was when he disappeared would be Scrooge ''now'' (see also how [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] managed to convince James Vane that he ''can't'' be the man who jilted his sister years ago, as he's much too young!).
19th Aug '15 10:30:15 AM Julia1984
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* Why does Disney think this series is popular enough to get a reboot but ''not'' popular enough to release all episodes on dvd?
4th Apr '15 7:13:53 AM PurrElise
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*** THis has always been the case. Donald's speech impediment is a speech impediment, and not a trait of being a duck. Other than the triplets, no other duck has ever been shown to have the same speech impediment, not even his sister (their mother).

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*** THis This has always been the case. Donald's speech impediment is a speech impediment, and not a trait of being a duck. Other than the triplets, no other duck has ever been shown to have the same speech impediment, not even his sister (their mother).
28th Dec '14 10:58:50 PM nombretomado
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** This is actually explained in DonRosa's ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' (if it was mentioned in the Carl Barks comics, I can't remember). For most of Scrooge's life, even as he kept raking in the dough, he lived very, very frugally. Then Scrooge had a sort of mid(late?)life crisis when he got back home from all his treasure hunting and business building; he had grown old and bitter, had shut out his family, and had lapsed into a deep depression. At that point he chose to buy himself a fancy mansion because Scrooge felt that there was nothing left to do but wallow in his memories, sit in the dark, grow old, and die there. This is of course when Donald and the nephews enter his life and turn him completely around, making him interested in adventuring and being the world's biggest tightwad again. Scrooge still manages to avoid his mansion even with all the treasures inside - he spends a lot more time in his Money Bin which is considerably less furnished.

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** This is actually explained in DonRosa's Creator/DonRosa's ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' (if it was mentioned in the Carl Barks comics, I can't remember). For most of Scrooge's life, even as he kept raking in the dough, he lived very, very frugally. Then Scrooge had a sort of mid(late?)life crisis when he got back home from all his treasure hunting and business building; he had grown old and bitter, had shut out his family, and had lapsed into a deep depression. At that point he chose to buy himself a fancy mansion because Scrooge felt that there was nothing left to do but wallow in his memories, sit in the dark, grow old, and die there. This is of course when Donald and the nephews enter his life and turn him completely around, making him interested in adventuring and being the world's biggest tightwad again. Scrooge still manages to avoid his mansion even with all the treasures inside - he spends a lot more time in his Money Bin which is considerably less furnished.
13th Mar '14 1:40:51 PM sebek
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** Several things wrong with this statement:

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** Several things wrong with this statement:Some counterpoints:
13th Mar '14 1:38:29 PM sebek
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*** Most ducks you see in the show are not rich or powerful. Some examples just from the central characters: Mrs. Beakley is "servant class", Donald and his nephews are middle class, and Fenton lives in a trailer with his mother. Glomgold is rich, but he also represents the criminal element - he's just been more successful at it than the Beagle Boys.

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*** Most ducks you see in the show are not rich or powerful. Some examples just from the central characters: Mrs. Beakley is "servant class", Donald and his nephews are middle class, and Fenton lives in a trailer with his mother. Glomgold is rich, but he also represents the criminal element - he's just been more successful at it than the Beagle Boys.
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