Pointless Nonsense

Posted in tv by Bill on August 16, 2017

DuckTales is DisneyXD’s reboot of one of the best cartoons of my childhood, because that’s just what we do now. Talented voice actors are replaced with celebrity voices (David Tennant as Scrooge; Bobby Moynahan, Abed, and Jean Ralphio as the  newphews; Kate Micucci as Webby; Beck Bennett as Launchpad; the black woman from the last season of Castle as Mrs. Beakley) because that’s also what we do now. Not that they’re bad (except I have a hard time understanding Donald), just feels like there’s no real purpose to it.

Anyway, it slightly modernizes the concept, but still retains the basics. Money bin, nephews, supernatural adventures and whatnot. Webby and Mrs. Beakley get to be actual characters instead of being very generically female and nothing more, which is nice. The animation is pretty good, though the colors are slightly washed out and I think it’d look nicer if it was more bright.

Without nostalgia for the original, I doubt I’d be that interested based on the pilot, but with nostalgia, it’s good enough to keep watching.

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