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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

DVD Review: Disney's DUCKTALES WOO-OO


Being a huge fan of the original series, I had my doubts about this reboot. But after watching the Disney XD premiere I became a fan of this new series. Fans of the current series can now watch the series’ first DVD release, Ducktales: Woo-oo!
This DVD features the premiere double-length episode event, Woo-oo!, and a few shorts as bonus features. I would have loved to see additional full episodes as part of this release but this will do for now.
The animation style of the new series is reminiscent of the original Carl Barks comics in terms of color schemes and comic textures. There are also a ton of Easter eggs that pay homage to the original series.
The most noticeable difference from the original series is that Huey, Dewey, and Louie have distinct personalities. Webby is also an essential part of the team as she is sort of a McDuck historian. Scrooge and Launchpad are essentially the same as in the original series. Donald Duck is here for the majority of the adventures this time around. Mrs. Beakley serves as both a housekeeper and a bodyguard, and the loyal butler Duckworth, isn't here in this new series or at least not yet.
This special begins when Huey, Dewey and Louie discover that their uncle is the one and only trillionaire treasure hunter Scrooge McDuck. Sadly, Scrooge hasn't been on an adventure in years. The nephews along with Webby stir up some supernatural trouble in the mansion and this leads everyone to find the lost city of Atlantis. In the end, they discover that family is the greatest adventure of all. 
Bonus Features
Welcome to Duckburg Shorts
  • Meet Donald (1:02)
  • Meet Scrooge (0:32)
  • Meet Huey (0:32)
  • Meet Webby (0:32)
  • Meet Launchpad (0:47)
  • Meet Mrs. Beakley (0:32)
Conclusion
The reboot of DuckTales is wonderful taking visual and style cues from the original comic book source and the original animated series while still being its own series. Hopefully this first DVD release, while short on content, is still a worthy release and hopefully the first of many.

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