Just in time for the Holidays, DuckTales Woo-Oo! hits DVD. This is of course the hit Disney XD show and not the classic 1987 series. I certainly had my doubts about a reboot of DuckTales as I didn’t see any need. But in all honesty the new show is worthy of the name as well as the works of Carl Barks. In fact I think ol’ Scrooge McDuck himself would gladly store DuckTales Woo-Oo! in his fabled money bin.
This first release of the 2017 reboot features the pilot movie. Entitled Woo-Oo! obviously. The story concerns Donald Duck, who finds himself needing to find a place to leave his three nephews, while he goes on a job interview. Huey, Dewey and Louie are indeed good kids…but they are danger to themselves when left alone. To say the very least.
So Donald finds himself having to turn to his alienated Uncle Scrooge McDuck. While the two definitely have some bad blood between them, Family wins out in the end though. Well, more like thanks to Mrs. Beakley in fact.
Of course it’s not long after the boys meet Webby Vanderquack that adventure comes calling. In the form of accidentally releasing ancient spirits from McDuck’s relic room. However this does help the former adventurer feel the need to seek out the Lost Jewel of Atlantis!
On the other hand this causes some Family issues as Scrooge’s old rival, Flintheart Glomgold, has secured himself a new employee. Donald Duck. And of course Flintheart is totally looking for the Lost Jewel of Atlantis as well.
While this new DuckTales has been updated for a new generation. There are MANY nods to the original series. Not to mention that this series has an embarrassingly amount of incredible voice talent. Case in point David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi as Huey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, and Ben Schwartz as Dewey. Tony Anselmo lends his voice as Donald with Kate Micucci playing Webby!
Furthermore beyond the 44 minute film, the DVD includes six bonus shorts as well. Those six bonus make up Welcome to Duckburg!:
Meet Mrs. Beakley
You can totally pick up DuckTales Woo-Oo! on DVD starting tomorrow! Of course you could hop on over to the official Disney shop and secure your copy today.
Until you get a chance to add DuckTales Woo-Oo! to your home collection. Why not enjoy the updated theme song?
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!
A Christmas Carol might be the most well known story of the Holiday season. Charles Dickens found himself with an immediate success on his hand upon it’s first publication in 1843. There have been no less than 20 film adaptations of A Christmas Carol starting in 1901 with Scrooge, or, Marley’s Ghost.
If I am being honest though, one of my favorites besides 1970’s Scrooge is 1983’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol. On the other hand even as a small child I felt it should have another title. Uncle Scrooge’s Christmas Carol. After all the part of Ebenezer is played by Scrooge McDuck , right?
Now for our latest episode of Retro Radio Memories we have something special. The 1939 adapation of A Christmas Carol on the Campbell Playhouse. Yes, that is indeed the radio program sponsored by Campbell’s Soup. Furthermore it boasts that talents of both Orson Welles as the narrator of the story and Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge.
So why not pour yourself a generous cup of eggnog and join us on Retro Radio Memories with A Christmas Carol?
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