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!
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.
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!