Question for the group: have we passed the point where original Pixar movies are guaranteed to be amazing? I enjoyed Inside Out, sure, but I don’t think it holds a candle to stuff like The Incredibles, Wall-E or any of the Toy Storys. Whereas stuff like Brave and The Good Dinosaur (which I still haven’t seen) disappoint. So when we see the trailer for Coco…are we guaranteed an amazing movie?
It looks amazing, sure! I’ll gladly grant it that. But when we’ve got stuff like Wreck-It Ralph and Moana coming out of Disney, and Kubo and the Two Strings (spoiler alert: he had three strings) from Laika, are we really just going to roll over and let Pixar stay at the top of the hill? I suppose we’ll see when Coco comes out later this year.
The new DuckTales reboot cartoon is all the rage. Woo-hoo! I was a huge fan as a kid, and I watched the first episode of the new reboot and quite enjoyed it. The show is fun all on its own, but it’s also clearly made with the sensibilities of a modern cartoon show. There are Easter Eggs galore and a real effort has clearly been made to create a larger, deeper mythology. All the good cartoons these days have a deep mythology.
If you haven’t seen the opening pair of episodes yet, you can check them out right now! Trust me, it’s a good show.
Now that we’re all on the same level, I hope you caught all the great Easter Eggs the first few episodes dropped. I won’t spoil them until after the jump, but I think this new series has the makings to launch a larger Disney Expanded Universe, and I’m all in favor of that!
Join me after the jump to see what I mean!
If, like me, you cut the cable cord years ago and have to find alternate means to watch TV shows, you might be wondering how you can watch the new DuckTales cartoon. Fortunately, Disney XD has decided to apparently put the whole thing up on YouTube! I fully support this technological marvel.
I haven’t watched it yet since I only discovered this video this morning before work. But you best believe I have my afternoon plans now! Enjoy the show!
Finally, a short, sweet and to-the-point How It Should Have Ended! I don’t know what drives the men and women behind these nifty Internet shorts, but I assume their Batman/Superman cafe bits are really popular? Not to me! Give me a clever alternate ending to a movie, like your name implies!
That’s definitely clever and funny. Good job fulfilling your one job, guys! Moana was a little weird. Also, both of the animal sidekicks were dumb.
I’m pretty sure I’m gonna try to watch the new Ducktales cartoon. I’ve got no reason not to. I loved the original, and I love how well cartoons are made today. I’m confident that the creative minds behind the new Ducktales have put together a quality show.
But maybe I won’t watch, because I’m lazy. At least we have this neat opening theme.
I’ll let you know if I watch. I’m excited for Gizmoduck. And I have to believe that someone, somewhere has discussed including Darkwing Duck in their new universe.