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Well, this is unexpected. I was actually watching the original Ducktales earlier today.
Unless it's GOOD Cgi.
Punched in face. Butter knife.
Does this count as Hilarious in Hindsight?
-crosses fingers for a House Of Mouse reboot-
@21 Yeah, I know that a TaleSpin revival would be problematic because of Louie - the series wouldn't feel quite right for many without him, but Jim Cummings did such a good job imitating Louis Prima (the VA who did King Louie in The Jungle Book) that Prima's widow sued Disney over royalty payments (which was settled out-of-court). Still, if they could find a way around that issue, TaleSpin could be revived.
Darkwing Duck would be much more likely, of course; not only are there no legal issues, but the presence of Launchpad McQuack in both strongly suggests that they're in the same 'verse.
Interesting that they appear to be basing this revival off of Ducktales itself rather than being a different adaptation of what Ducktales was based off of.
I guess I'm the only one who groaned when I read the title of this thread. I'm so sick of revivals, especially revivals of shows that I grew up with. Introduce the kids to the show through reruns. I presume that's how most of the posters here were introduced to it (Not me, though! Once again, this forum makes me feel old.). Come up with new ideas, Hollywood!
To play devil's advocate, sometimes Hollywood's "new ideas" are terrible ideas.
I for one welcome more Ducktales, especially if it comes with more Donald. I'd say I don't expect 95 year-old Alan Young to voice Scrooge, but he showed up in a short recently. Maybe he's immortal...
Duck Tales was already an old idea when it first came out. Scrooge had been around for a whoppin' forty years, while Huey, Dewey and Louie were fifty. Why is using the characters now any different?
edited 25th Feb '15 12:39:32 PM by DrDougsh
I think that the Dr Who fans or Sherlock fans would disagree with the notion that only new ideas are good. Plus, the TV show was actually based (at least in the beginning when it was still good) on the work of Carl Barks, so the stories are older than you might think.
From Cartoon Brew: "The only thing we know at this point is that it will have the same cast of characters as the earlier series, and that the show will retain the “same energy and adventurous spirit” as the original", according to Marc Buhaj, Disney XD senior v-p of programming and general manager."
... how old are the other cast members? Are any of them still around?
edited 25th Feb '15 12:44:47 PM by kyun
Alan Young is old (like, in his nineties), but still around.
Glomgold and Gyro's actor is dead, as is Fenton's actor.
I've been hoping they would make another Duck Universe show for a while, so this is pretty neat. I'm just a bit surprised it's based off of the old show, specifically. I hope that doesn't mean Donald is going to be Put on a Bus again.
edited 25th Feb '15 12:48:50 PM by KnownUnknown
Well... regardless of how much influence it'll take from the previous series, why not just call it "Duck Tales"? I mean, the Scrooge/Donald comic stories don't really have a cohesive, catchy title, so it makes sense to just use the best known brand associated with the characters.
I gotta say, I hope that if they're planning to keep Webby around, they revamp her character considerably. I mean, I appreciate the effort to introduce some female characters to the very boy-centric duck adventures, but man... Webby was such a shallow transparent, stereotypically girly token character that I feel she strikes me as more likely to alienate girls than give them a character to relate to.
So in other words, the idea of getting all the original cast members back is complete bull.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but I think they're referring to the characters (Scrooge and co.) not the voicer actors returning.
edited 25th Feb '15 1:15:59 PM by WorldTurtle2
We just confirmed that some of the voice actors are dead.
Because of the reboot announcement, I am now watching my first episode of Duck Tales. Four minutes into "Duckworth's Revolt" and I already love it.
Let's be honest, Disney tends to use the same voice actors for their characters whenever they're available anyway. They always have a designated voice for their iconic characters at least, so I'm sure the casting needn't worry anyone. And even if they do change the cast, they know they'd need to get voices that people recognize as the characters anyway. Like I said, Disney's usually good with that.
Just cast Corey Burton as everybody
HOLY FUCKIN' SHIT! This is AWESOME! This is definitely the year of the reboot: Invader Zim, Powerpuff Girls, NOW THIS! -Sobs tears of 90's/00's nostalgia joy-
I hope they adapt some of the more Donald centric stories like "The Magnificent Seven (Minus Four) Caballeros." Though if they do bring back Jose and Panchito, I hope they recast them - as much as I love Rob Paulsen, Jose is not his kind of thing.
Personally, I'm against revivals on principle, especially after this long; but I'd love to see their take on "The Golden Helmet."
Concerning Disney's view on voice actors, they actually tend to fire them whenever they feel they can't do the role properly anymore. This is the reason that Phil Harris didn't voice Baloo in Tale Spin or Paul Winchell didn't voice Tigger in The Tigger Movie.
Concerning revivals, I think it depends. I kinda like the idea of getting to look back into old universes and characters, but it has to be done respectfully (compared to Disney's DTV addiction in the 90s and 00s). Duck Tales gets some liability anyway since it's been based on a universe that was always on going. (Though allegedly the creators of the actual comic universe despised the show for changing so much). Doing nothing with Scrooge anymore is sorta like saying the same for Mickey Mouse and Goofy.
edited 25th Feb '15 3:21:03 PM by Psi001
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