Finally getting the chance to dive into the famous money bin of Scrooge McDuck isn’t something I thought I would share. Ever. But that is something we fans of Disney’s DuckTales can certainly imitate thanks to the upcoming D23 expo!
Image courtesy of D23.
I’m being absolutely serious here. Now we can reenact one of the most famous moments from the 1987 – 1990 animated series. Did I mention yet that for all of us wannabe Scrooge McDuck’s, that when you leap in, your photo will be transformed into an 180 degree gif? Life is like a hurricane, indeed!
Equally important is the reason that D23 is providing this opportunity. Chiefly it is to remind us fans of the classic DuckTales that a new series is on the way. On the positive side I would remind you all that none other than David Tennant is lending his voice as Scrooge McDuck. As a matter of fact I can’t think of a more perfect actor to take over the reins from the late and great Alan Young.
Now if a playful dive into Scrooge McDuck’s money bin sounds like a lot of fun. Here is the info from the D23 site explaining how you can in fact take part in that: “…the money bin will available for Disney fans when it is displayed on the show floor at D23 Expo 2017! That’s right, Scrooge McDuck is trusting us to display his money bin at D23 Expo, and we’re letting everyone jump in. Yes, that means you! If you want to get this once-in-a-lifetime chance, make sure to get your tickets now. D23 Expo 2017 takes place July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. We’ve got everything you need to know about it here.”
On the off chance that you somehow are new to Scrooge McDuck and the world of DuckTales. I humbly suggest you take a moment and listen to Episode 111 of the Retroist Podcast!
Well, friends…we have our first look at the remake of the Tom Holland cult classic from back in 1985. I watched the trailer below twice and to be totally honest with you, I’m actually kind of impressed with what I am seeing. It obviously takes a wildly divergent path from the source material starting around the 1:43 mark…but it at least looks like it was well made.
I’m going to climb out on a limb here and say that the introduction of Peter Vincent (David Tennant) who is a Criss Angel type of entertainer instead of a late night horror host like in the original, will occur when Jerry (Colin Farrell) attacks Charlie Brewster’s (Anton Yelchin) girlfriend, possibly the dance club we see in the trailer is where Peter Vincent is performing? I’m not sure how else they would get Peter wrapped up in the whole fight with a Vampire storyline otherwise.
A very, very moving tribute to Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith), by those she worked with in her career as a Companion to the Doctor. A big thanks to GenreAddict for uploading this on YouTube who added this to the description of the video.
“This video is an official CBBC tribute to the star that brings together friends, colleagues and archival footage from her 38 year association with Doctor Who – from being the Third Doctor’s companion right up to where she became the central character in her own successful spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Produced by Gillane Seaborne and Brian Minchin, “My Sarah Jane – A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen” celebrates her life and her contribution to all those who love her. It features interviews with co-stars from The Sarah Jane Adventures, Daniel Anthony, Anjli Mohindra and Tommy Knight, as well as the two recent Doctors she worked with, David Tennant and Matt Smith. Series creator Russell T Davies is also featured, as is previous Doctor Who companions Katy Manning and John Barrowman.”