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!
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!
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.
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.
We are on the verge of greatness, people. Nothing has been absolutely confirmed so far, but a new commercial for the DuckTales cartoon has a snippet of awesomeness hidden inside. You can spot it at the 51 second mark.
Did you see? It was right there!
Don freakin’ Karnage! One of the villains from TaleSpin! With an appearance in the new DuckTales cartoon! How cool is that? My dreams of an Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe just took a huge step forward!
What is the Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe, you ask? It’s quite simple! With the success of the new DuckTales reboot cartoon, it seems that the creators might combine all of the classic 80s/90s-era Disney cartoons that I loved so much as a child. DuckTales! TaleSpin! Goof Troop! Darkwing Dark! Maybe even Chip’n Dale Rescue Rangers!
I’m gonna need a better name than Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe, though. It doesn’t really roll off the tongue. The Disneyverse? Disney Cartoon Universe? The DuckVerse? DuckSpin?
I’ll work on it.
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!