Ductales Reboot ep. 1 reaction or something I guess
Thanks to the the distribution of TV liscences around here and no cable when I was a kid, the original Ducktales was the one I never saw. I had some VHS casettes with other Disney Afternoon shows that had Ducktales trailers, and I think there might’ve been a tape with a booklet. I knew the theme song. I knew it was everything I dreamed off when I was seven. But I never saw it.
I did, however, grow up on the Disney comics that inspired Ducktales, and very specifically: I grew up to love Don Rosa’s epic take on Scrooge’s life. I know a lot of people consider Barks the greatest Duck artist, but it was Don Rosa who nearly drove me to tears with Matilda and Hortense. And then almost again with Matilda, because he’s awesome.
Yes, you should watch Ducktales 2017. It’s clearly a different world from both the original and the comics, and I spent all fifty minutes of the first episode grinning with glee. It’s funny and it’s clever and it’s modern, it’s great.
Reactions in detail below, including spoilers for the last minute setting up what I hope will be a plot.