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Life is like a hurricane here in… modern-day America. But in Duckburg, it’s a veritable storm of fun, adventure, and d-d-d-danger for fans awaiting Disney XD’s summer revival of DuckTales, the beloved ‘80s cartoon about Donald Duck’s nephews and their wild excursions with great-uncle Scrooge McDuck (voiced by Doctor Who’s David Tennant).Premiering in August, the series has been carefully crafted as a familiar reboot albeit with contemporary comedy updates to the Disney Afternoon original. “One of the things we always loved about the old show was that it was this family of adventurers, but the emphasis in every episode had always been on the adventure and plotline,” says co-producer Francisco Angones. “The basic conceit of growing our show was that this is a big blended family of adventurers, so it should feel like a combination of Indiana Jones and a blended Arrested Development-style family sitcom where every character has a different relationship to one another.”The revival sticks to its adventure-of-the-week DNA, but with a hint of season-long serialization — one big mystery of the first season involves a decade-old family secret about why Scrooge and Donald stopped spelunking together — as well as sharpened characterization for nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie (Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan). “Since everyone always says ‘Huey, Dewey, and Louie’ in that exact order, we decided to make that the birth order, and by defining that, we were able to assign traits that fit,” says executive producer Matt Youngberg. “So, Huey’s the oldest, a little more responsible, a little bit brainy. Dewey wants to stand out, and wants to break out of being labeled as just one of a set of three. And Louie is happy being the youngest child — he can slip under the radar.”Joining the pack (though decidedly not the Quack Pack), expect significantly more screen time for little Webby (Kate Micucci), Scrooge’s niece-by-affection, whom Youngberg says has “a stronger and more unique voice than she ever had before.” Angones adds, “We almost never say ‘the nephews’ or ‘the boys’ — she’s a crucial part of the adventuring team, and they really are this big, weird family. If Huey has Scrooge’s brains, Dewey has Scrooge’s guts, and Louie has Scrooge’s love of treasure, Webby has Scrooge’s heart.”The population of Duckburg doesn’t stop there. Not even close. In addition to previously announced treats like Beck Bennett’s Launchpad McQuack and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Gizmoduck, the city is thriving with new and familiar characters — so let’s cannonball into some exclusives.

Donald Duck (Tony Anselmo)
Expect to see a lot more of this world-class walking temper tantrum in the new reboot, which bumps Donald Duck up to main cast status. “He’s been a single parent obsessively taking care of the boys, and he’s a little bit overprotective and doesn’t want to take a lot of risks, whereas so much of Scrooge’s success is based on the fact that he’s willing to take risks,” says Angones. “In our world, about 10 years ago, Scrooge and Donald used to go on these big, crazy, rip-roaring adventures, and then they stopped talking to each other, to the point where when we start our show, Huey, Dewey, and Louie don’t even know that the richest duck in the world and this legendary explorer is their great uncle.” By the end of the first episode, Donald reluctantly moves his whole family in with Scrooge, but maintains some degree of his own independence — by keeping his houseboat in the pool. 

Gladstone Gander (Paul F. Tompkins)
Few things can unite Scrooge and Donald like a shared nemesis, and we find that in Gladstone Gander, a dandy old character who always irked Donald and now gets under Scrooge’s feathers, too. Angones says, “The great thing about Gladstone is that since Donald is fundamentally unlucky, Gladstone is supernaturally lucky, and so Scrooge and Donald can both agree that they hate Gladstone because he does nothing and gets everything.” (Also worth hating: Gladstone’s father’s name is Goosetave. GOOSETAVE.)

Gyro Gearloose (Jim Rash)
You’ll notice Scrooge’s in-house mad scientist has gotten a fairly hipster makeover, but neither his wild inventions nor vocal exclamations (by Community’s Jim Rash) are any less manic. While his intern Fenton (Lin-Manuel Miranda) moonlights as local superhero Gizmoduck, presumable fan-favorite Gyro Gearloose keeps the spirit of DuckTales’ crazy super-science alive.

Goldie O’Gilt (Allison Janney)
Returning as Scrooge’s longtime paramour is Goldie O’Gilt, a fellow adventurer who has a curious relationship with old McDuck. “In our adaptation, Scrooge is more of an adventure junkie than a gold addict, so we kept saying, ‘Well, if Scrooge is like Batman, then Goldie should be like Catwoman,’” says Angones. “She’s equally adventurous, every bit Scrooge’s equal, and he hates and loves that. They have this amazingly contentious relationship that’s been going on ages and ages, spanning back to the Gold Rush days.” Plus, the producers say it was David Tennant who geeked out the most about Janney joining the cast: “He heard us play a line she had recorded and he said, ‘That’s C.J. Cregg!‘”Ma Beagle (Margo Martindale) and the Beagle Boys (Eric Bauza)
The perennially annoying villains are back in full force to block Scrooge’s adventures, with beloved character actress Margo Martindale on hand to voice the maniacal matriarch of the family of genuinely idiotic criminals. Big fans will note that they actually look like dogs this time. Relatively

Flintheart Glomgold (Keith Ferguson)
One of Scrooge’s wealthy equals in Duckburg is Scottish showman Flintheart Glomgold, whom Youngberg describes as “this kind of go-go ‘80s billionaire who made all his money from branding and getting his face on every storefront.” Angones says, “Glomgold is bigger, faster, and cheaper. An in-joke we had for him was that originally in the comics, he was South African, and then they made him Scottish in [the original] DuckTales, so we really leaned into that and decided that when Glomgold saw that Scrooge was a Scottish billionaire, he decided to be the cheap knock-off. More Scottish and even richer.

”Mark Beaks (Josh Brener)
The Silicon Valley actor adds fresh blood to the echelon of wealthy ducks that dominate the city. “We had a bunch of old money billionaires — Scrooge is the oldest money, this billionaire of the industrial revolution, and we have Glomgold — so we included somebody who’s representative of today’s billionaires, which is the tech industry billionaire,” says Youngberg. “Mark Beaks doesn’t care as much about money as he cares about status and being buzzworthy and how many followers he has.” Angones adds, “Josh Brener was so incredibly on all the time, selling and pitching. He’s a character who’s so broad and over the top, you love to be annoyed by him.

DuckTales premieres on Disney XD this August.


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RAIN is an independent short film about Ororo Munroe (the “punk” incarnation).

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Created by and starring Maya G. @mayastormx - we finally have a superhero story told from the heart and POV of a woman of color.

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Score by Luqman Brown
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What she means: A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out is the debut studio album by American rock band Panic! at the Disco. Produced by Matt Squire, the album was released on September 27, 2005, on Decaydance and Fueled by Ramen. The group formed in Las Vegas in 2004 and began posting demos online, which caught the attention of Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz. Wentz signed the group to his own imprint label, Decaydance, without them having ever performed liv

Remember that we almost got Matthew daddario playing jace instead of alec

Sometimes I just get chills thinking that we almost didn’t have the wonderful Matthew daddario who has such great chemistry with harry shum jr when playing Alec and Magnus and is just the perfect Alec salty lightwood we could have ever dreamed of and instead could have had him play jace. Not saying that Matthew wouldn’t nail the performance it’s just he personifies Alec and almost not having him as that is scary af Just imagine…. (shivers)

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Disney XD At SDCC 2017

Its That Time Of The Year Here We Have The Full Schedule Of Disney XD At San Diego Comic Con,for some reason despite being new Billy Dilley Super-Duper Subterranean Summer will not have panel.

Friday July 21 . 2:15p.m - 3:15PM Star Vs The Forces Of Evil/Milo Murphy’s Law

Creators of Disney XD’s hit series  Dan Povenmire ,Jeff Swampy Marsh and Daron Nefcy will discuss  the process of making both hit shows 

Friday July 21 from 3:30PM-4:30PM Ducktales 

The panel will feature voice actors David Tennant (who voices Scrooge McDuck), Danny Pudi (Huey), Ben Schwartz (Dewey), Kate Micucci (Webby Vanderquack), and Beck Bennett (Launchpad), along with Executive Producer Matt Youngberg and Co-Producer/Story Editor Francisco Angones. The panel will feature exclusive sneak peeks and talk about bringing this classic family of adventuring ducks to a new generation of fans

People who will attend the convention will also see sneak peeks to 2 new Disney XD shows this year’s guesses are

  • Big Hero 6 The Series by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley  (Fall 2017)
  • Country Club By Shane Houghton and Chris Houghton (2018)
'The Batman': Matt Reeves Closes Deal to Direct and Produce

Matt Reeves has closed a deal to direct and produce The Batman for Warner Bros.

“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child,” Reeves said in a statement. “He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.”

i know there’s a lot of negativity surrounding shadowhunters/malec right now but honestly we’ve got to give so many thanks to all the writers, producers, showrunners, editors and matt & harry for creating and portraying such a healthy and communicative relationship on tv. its rare to see that in media in general and especially for LGBT couples, so they all deserve huge credits for their efforts.


DuckTales enters the tech age with Silverbeak, the Silicon Valley of Duckburg

Silverbeak, seen below, is where “the local tech concern is,” according to story editor Francisco Angones. Think of it like a cool neighborhood in San Francisco, but with the hipster and creative mindset of those living in an area like Los Angeles’ Silverlake. Between the palm trees and what are supposed to be electric cars, the only thing missing is a Starbucks on the corner.

“Silverbeak is the hip and upcoming neighborhood and Silicon Valley of Duckburg,” executive producer Matt Youngberg told Polygon via email.

Although Silverbeak is the show’s most timely neighborhood, it isn’t the area where Scrooge and the rest of the Duck clan will be spending the majority of their time. Youngberg said the Ducks will spend most of their days in McDuck Manor and the Money Bin. The manor, Youngberg added, is located pretty close to their center of operations.

“The mansion and the Money Bin are two very key locations where we spent a lot of time, especially the mansion which is kind of the center base of operations,” Youngberg said. “That’s where it all happens and it being Scrooge’s house, it’s full of adventure itself.”

Angones added they put a lot of thought into the design of the manor because they wanted the feeling of visiting a grandparent or relative’s house and feeling that spooky chill run down your spine present in the show.

“One of the main things that we all talked about in trying to get everything coming from a place of character was you know, how when you go to your grandparents house, it’s just full of all this old stuff just covered wall-to-wall with like stuff that they got 30 years ago and 60 years ago,” Angones said. “We thought, ‘Scrooge McDuck’s house would be equally full of that, except most of it would be haunted or cursed.’”

Fans of the original series might notice that the Money Bin, where Scrooge stores his hard earned cash, looks a little different in the new series. Youngberg said they wanted it to feel different from the “square monolith” in the original series and, essentially, make it feel a little more safer. The idea was to take the idea of a bin and turn it into a vault.

“We wanted to find a way to take that plainness and that monolith feeling and expand it even more so we started looking at Brutalist Architecture and how everything brutalist has this real fortressy feel, and we wanted his money bin to feel like a fortress and so we put it out in the bay in the middle of the oceans where it’s even more protected because that’s where he keeps all of his worldly wealth,” Youngberg said.

Even though parts of DuckTales look and feel new, the producers said they’re staying true to the spirit that made the original so beloved in the first place.

i280 Diadem Weapons PSA from Yoshi-P

Yoshi-P, director and producer of FFXIV;
Matt, FFXIV assistant community director;
Aimi, FFXIV live panel translator.

I just wanted to mention, so… it’s been only about three days since the patch content was released, and I see some of you freaking out, but you all need to calm down a little bit. (audience laughter, audience member whoops)

It’s not something you can obtain so easily.

  1. (he holds up one thumb) So you’d have to go to the Diadem, of course, and then you’d have to start an exploration mission…
  2. (he holds up thumb and forefinger, two) And then emergency mission triggers…
  3. (he holds up three fingers) And then you have to participate in it… and then clear the raid…
  4. (he holds up four fingers, Aimi points finger at desk) And then be lucky enough to be the one that’s chosen for that item drop…
  5. and even if that item drops, you’re not sure if that’s going to be for the appropriate job… (audience laughter)
  6. plus it has random parameters! (Aimi mimes multiple lines of text. Yoshi-P and Aimi share look of ‘what can you do’)

So if you can imagine, you go to the casinos in Las Vegas… (audience laughter) And as you’re walking to the casinos, you just so happen to notice a quarter on the ground. And then you take that quarter and put it into the slot machine. And pull the jackpot! That’s how rare it is! (audience laughter, Matt nodding)

But yeah, I just wanted to say… just take your time and enjoy the content. It’s something you can be very ambitious on, and it’s where your dream content is going to be in, so…

But it seems that rare occasion… (Aimi peers out into audience, smiling) did happen to certain lucky fellows out there! But I still believe that the anima weapons at level 275, and you can set your parameters and make it your weapon, are the strongest ones available. But there may be some players out there who want to have this emergency mission trigger, and they go in and try to get as many FATEs to happen, but I think… it’s pointless to try and just focus in on that; you might as well enjoy the content that is available, move on to the next, and then you might happen to run into an emergency mission, so just take your time and please enjoy the content.

(he makes hushing motions with one hand; Aimi mirrors with both) And once again, y'all need to calm down! (audience laughter, applause)

- FFXIV @ PAX East 2017 - Yoshida Q&A

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