this adaptation is gold

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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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Meet the new faces of Duckburg!

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.”

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.

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.

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.”

Éponine, Marius and the Triumvirate from Jean Valjean (1963)

by Le Théâtre de la Jeunesse

This adaptation continues to be Pure Gold. PURE GOLD I SAY.

- Éponine’s constant fourth wall breaking

- Marius being a big baby (and a massive Napoleon nerd)

- EC^2 being ABSOLUTE DORKS OH MY GOD LOOK AT THEM

- Enjolras’s hilari-awful waistcoat

- “A present from an inspector of the police”

- All the banter about Marius dying omg

Also just all the incredibly giffable moments. Especially by the courtesy of Éponine but the others aren’t far behind.

(I’m having trouble translating Éponine’s argot, though. I didn’t sign up for this…)

Zodiac Signs as Fairies
  • Aries: Rainforest fairy, red hair, green eyes and wings, loves the hotter months, dress made out of tropical plants and flowers, dark green glow, has the power to fly long distances.
  • Taurus: Forest fairy, floor-length dark brown hair, light brown eyes, kind, optimistic, most active in Autumn, transparent wings, loves animals and plants, green glow.
  • Gemini: Dark fairy, can anticipate certain events, pessimistic, short black hair, grey eyes, dress made out of feathers, loves the winter months, grey wings, white glow.
  • Cancer: Flower fairy, audacious, humorous, short black hair, brown eyes, dress made out of flowers, loves the spring and summer months, yellow wings with purple lines, purple glow.
  • Leo: Cloud fairy, immature, young at heart, is pure white with ombre grey wings, brown eyes, lives in the clouds, has the ability to make the clouds into solid surfaces, loves snowy weather.
  • Virgo: Wood/Mountain fairy, flowing brown hair, green eyes, communicates with animals, prefers the colder months, adventurous, wears dress made out of flowers, brown wings, gold glow.
  • Libra: Hills fairy, caramel brown hair, chubby, adorable, green eyes, prefers spring, yellow glow, wears small tunic, corset and leggings, loves the comforts of home, yellow wings, friendly.
  • Scorpio: Cave fairy, turns red when angry and yellow when happy, rainbow when neutral, rainbow glow, mischievous, loves singing and dancing, enjoys a good feast, skilled at baking, social butterfly, adaptable to any environment.
  • Sagittarius: Fire fairy, woven headband with a ruby, gold wings with blue outline, red orange and yellow bangles, green eyes with flecks of gold, blunt, pessimistic, red glow, loves summer.
  • Capricorn: Nomadic Fairy, wanders all over the world, doesn't settle in one area, pink curly hair, purple eyes, loves the Earth, can be quite defensive and violent when threatened, self-assured.
  • Aquarius: Tall fairy, blue eyes, blonde curly hair, lilac wings, melodic voice, loves animals, ambitious, pink glow, is shy and withdrawn during the warmer months, lives in the arctic.
  • Pisces: Ocean fairy, dark blue eyes, long, blonde wavy hair, silky voice, flirtatious, loves the creatures of the ocean, white glow, outspoken, outgoing, confident, lives in the ocean.
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Robotech Defenders, January - April 1985, published by DC Comics.  Cover art on #1 by Judith Hunt & Murphy Anderson, #2 by Mike Manley and Murphy Anderson.

The first ever Robotech comic wasn’t an adaptation of the Harmony Gold anime, but this unrelated 2-issue mini-series (note the cover for #1 states it would be a 3-issue mini, but issues 2 and 3 were edited into a single no-ads book length conclusion).  This was a tie-in to model kit manufacturer Revell’s Robotech Defenders line of mecha kits taken from various early-80s anime, including Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Century Orguss, and Fang of the Sun Dougram.

Harmony Gold licensed Macross for U.S. distribution in 1984, but since Revell had already released Macross mecha kits, putting a damper on H.G.’s merchandising plans, the two companies signed a co-marketing agreement, part of which was that Harmony Gold’s edited Macross would be re-branded as Robotech when it was aired in America in 1985.

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Reclaiming Fitspo: Alana Nichols

Alana Nichols is an adaptive athlete who competes in alpine skiing, basketball and sprint kayaking.

Born in 1983 in New Mexico, Nichols’ family frequently traveled to Colorado for snowboarding trips. At the age of 17, it was there that she suffered a spinal cord injury from an attempted backflip. Nichols was paralyzed from the waist down.

Nichols graduated from University of Arizona with Education degree and, two years later, obtained Master’s Degree in Kinesiology. It was here that she was introduced to competitive basketball: She joined the U.S. Paralympic Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Team in 2005, making her Paralympic Games debut in Beijing.

Strongly transitioning into adaptive sports, Nichols was the first American woman to win gold medals at both the Summer (Wheelchair Basketball) and Winter (Alpine Ski Racing) Olympic/Paralympic Games. She has won three medals in the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Cup, won the first ever all female adaptive surf competition in history, was the most decorated U.S. female athlete of the 2010 Games (including both able-bodied and disabled competitors), and serves on the boards of EspnW, The Women’s Sports Foundation and The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

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animorphs would be a gold mine if they adapted it into a tv show because you know everybody’s making their money on sweet sweet nostalgia these days (and it will most likely never be truly marketable again) but it would also be terrible so pick your poison i suppose

Zodiac Signs as Griffins
  • Aries: Guards ancient temples entrances, protecting artefacts and treasures, gold feathers on chest and cream coloured feathers on tail, wide wingspan, yellow eyes, has very acute vision, protective, strives to safeguard individuals.
  • Taurus: Hibernates during the winter in dark caves and roams through forests in Summer, Autumn and Spring, prefers to avoid other Griffins and creatures, pure white feathers, adventurous, very nimble and swift, skilled at flying in enclosed areas.
  • Gemini: Nomadic griffin, wanders around sleeping in rainforests, mountains, caves, cliffs and fields, metallic silver and gold feathers, intelligent, light blue eyes, efficient hunter and is very adept at ambushing their prey.
  • Cancer: Can foresee the future and foretell events, doesn’t stay in a particular area and is rarely seen, black feathers, green eyes, mysterious, skilled at unseen movement, hoards small trinkets and objects, very versatile.
  • Leo: Flies around ancient ruins and castles, discovering ancient artefacts and hoarding treasures like a dragon, blue wing feathers that fade into grey feathers on the rest of the body, introverted, kind, very proficient at camouflage and concealment.
  • Virgo: Very independent griffin, only keeps in company with the sagittarius griffin, will help others if they receive something in return, lives in snowcapped mountain peaks and wanders pine forests, dark brown feathers, hazel eyes, sly, manipulative, skilled at pinpointing others weaknesses and tracking their prey.
  • Libra: Very sociable griffin, keeps in company with other mythical creatures, loves flying around fields and racing other griffins, playful, charismatic, dark brown feathers, light brown eyes, prefers hot climates, can fly very far distances in a short amount of time.
  • Scorpio: Lives in concealed and moonless caves, extremely solitary, unsociable, extremely unpredictable and violent, grey and black speckled feathers, black talons, red eyes, only comes out of the darkness when it needs food.
  • Sagittarius: Wanders the lakes near snowcapped peaks, keeping in company with other griffins, eggplant purple feathers, pure white eyes, mischievous, compassionate, loves to fly through the mountain ranges, skilled at tracking.
  • Capricorn: The noblest and oldest of all the griffins, accompanies heroes and warriors on their journeys, fights off foes and aids them, gold body feathers, purple tail feathers, pale gold eyes, moral, majestic, very adaptable and a skilled teller of tales.
  • Aquarius: Very approachable and cordial griffin, green head feathers, blue wing feathers, brown body and tail feathers, large mahogany eyes, roams wide grasslands and fields, extremely optimistic, very defensive when their safety is threatened, skilled at combat.
  • Pisces: The most confident griffin, tends to live in swamps or mangroves and flies in the sky at night admiring the stars, copper wing feathers, navy body and tail feathers, small round blue eyes, very athletic and capable, superior night vision.
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On this day in music history: January 13, 1979 - “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also peaking at #8 on the Hot 100 on February 10, 1979. Written by Al McKay, Maurice White and Allee Willis, it is the sixth chart topping for the R&B/Funk band led by drummer and vocalist Maurice White. “September” is one of two new songs recorded for EW&F’s first greatest hits album “The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Volume 1”. White and guitarist Al McKay collaborate with songwriter Allee Willis, who is recommended to them by one of the employees in EW&F’s business office. “September” is also Earth, Wind & Fire’s first single released under White’s newly established ARC (American Recording Corporation) imprint through Columbia Records. Released in November of 1978, the single quickly becomes a smash. It becomes one of band’s best known and loved songs, with Earth Wind & Fire’s original version being featured in films such as “Soul Food”, “A Night At The Museum”, and “Dan In Real Life”. A re-recorded version of “September” featuring Earth, Wind & Fire with Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick is recorded for the animated film “Trolls” in 2016. Following the success of “September”, Allee Willis goes on to establish herself as a prominent force in the music industry, co-writing three more chart hits for Earth, Wind & Fire including “Boogie Wonderland”, “In The Stone” and “Sunday Morning”. Over the years, she also co-writes numerous other hit songs including Narada Michael Walden’s “I Shoulda Loved Ya”, Maxine Nightingale’s “Lead Me On”, The Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance”, “I’ll Be There For You (Theme From Friends)” for The Rembrandts, “What Have I Done To Deserve This” with The Pet Shop Boys, and the Tony Award winning stage musical adaptation of the film “The Color Purple” on Broadway. “September” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

Come back often and take hold of me,
sensation that I love come back and take hold of me—
when the body’s memory awakens
and an old longing again moves into the blood,
when lips and skin remember
and hands feel as though they touch again...
C.P. Cavafy. “Come Back” (adaptation). • Previous counterpart [x]