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6 Characters I Want to See on DuckTales

The first season of the new DuckTales cartoon has come and gone, but that’s not going to stop me from wildly speculating and gesticulating about what I want to happen next. I’ve been pretty vocal about my hopes and dreams for the Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe. With today’s List of Six, I’m going to solidify those hopes and dreams even more!

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Season 2 premieres Oct. 20!

The first season of the new DuckTales was chockfull of cameo characters. We had Gladstone Gander, Doofus Drake, Goldie O’Gilt and more classic characters getting new, rebooted appearances. As a fan of classic Disney and duck-related cartoons, this was a real treat…and there are so many more options for season 2!

Join me after the jump for the classic Disney and DuckTales characters I want to see in future seasons of the new show! And share your own hopes and dreams in the comments!

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6 Thoughts on the First Season of DuckTales

The first season of the DuckTales cartoon revival ended a couple weeks ago, and I finally got around to watching the last string of episodes this past weekend, including the epic finale. Considering how much I’ve ranted about the show on this blog, I wanted to give my thoughts on the first season. For the most part, I liked it!

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TV Show Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.

I was originally going to review the first season of Disenchantment, Matt Groening’s new Netflix cartoon, but I immediately lost all interest in that List of Six after I stopped working on it for a couple days. Mostly I just wanted to write about how much I disliked Elfo.

Whereas I like pretty much everybody on DuckTales and I think it’s a worthy reboot of this beloved cartoon from my childhood. It’s got some obvious flaws here and there, but on a whole, it was an enjoyable show. And I’m excited for future seasons.

Join me after the jump for my full review of DuckTales! There will also be FULL SPOILERS for the first season.

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And Here’s a Bunch of SDCC TV Trailers!

San Diego Comic-Con keeps rolling along, and it keeps producing quick and easy trailers on YouTube that I can share! I love trailers, and I hope you do too, because here’s a bunch of them for upcoming TV shows!

First up, a full trailer for Disenchanted, the new cartoon from Matt Groening. It looks…OK. A lot of simple jokes. But I have faith. The show goes up on Netflix on Aug. 17.

Then there’s a trailer for the next season of Voltron, which looks awesome. I love this series and can’t wait to buy the Voltron LEGO set in a week! Hopefully I’ll have it in time to watch this new season on Aug. 10!

Then how about the new season of Young Justice. Looks pretty neat. I enjoyed the show the first time it was around, but wasn’t such a super fan that I’m foaming at the mouth over Outsiders. But hey, I’ll always take some nice DC animated superhero stuff.

Then we’ve got a new season of The Venture Bros. coming up. I love the show, but I continue to be annoyed at the release schedule. Every other animated show produces new episodes every year. What is it about The Venture Bros. that requires several years between seasons?

The new season starts Aug. 5.

Finally, here’s a glimpse at upcoming DuckTales episodes. Further fuel for my Disney Expanded Cartoon Universe hopes and dreams!

Oy vey, that was a lot of trailers. And I’m sure there will be more today! So keep tuning in to the madness as I try to keep up!

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Oh DuckTales, You Drag Me Back In!

Not too long ago, I lamented the loss of the Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe because, instead of giving us Darkwing Duck, they turned DW into a TV show. That was hugely disappointing. In the world of modern cartoons, having a deep, rich mythology behind the episode-to-episode shenanigans is par for the course. Think Steven Universe and Adventure Time.

I was ready to write the whole expanded, connected Disney Cartoon Universe off as a gag, ready to dismiss my hopes as mere fantasy to an apparent writers room disinterested in my grand ideas.

But then they go and throw this at me out of the blue:

The Gummi Bears?! Seriously? I didn’t even think to include them in my schematics for an Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe! That’s madness!

But it means there is still hope…

The Sky Pirates episode of DuckTales is set to air on July 28, at which point we’ll know more. I will stay with this story all night if I have to!

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Those Maniacs! They Blew it Up! My Disney Animated Dream is Dead!

My dream of an Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe is dead. Probably.

I had such high hopes. And it made so much sense in my mind. The dream was a crystal clear vision of a bunch of interlocking Disney cartoon shows from my youth, a vast tapestry of fan favorite characters and shows intermingling in the new DuckTales to all our glorious benefit.

In today’s age of epic cartoon mythologies and reveals, I thought for sure the creative minds behind DuckTales were really going to do what they were teasing.

But no. They’re not. The Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe is dead before it even began.

They have squandered Darkwing Dark. And I’m sure that’s only the beginning.

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Definitely the terror that flaps in the night

That is a screenshot from last Friday’s new episode of DuckTales. Darkwing had been promised for the show and anticipation was high. Friday’s episode was the promised introduction of Gizmoduck, a personal favorite, and the episode was fine (not really, I didn’t care for it). But nobody expected the episode to kick-off with an extended sequence of Darkwing Duck taking on some of his classic foes, Crackerjack, Megavolt and Liquidator!

Join me after the jump for why the arrival of Darkwing Duck in the new DuckTales cartoon has killed the dream.

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