Ducktales 2017 – History & First Impressions by Mike

Mike Matei / August 23rd, 2017

Mike gives his first impressions of the new Ducktales (2017) series and some history about Scrooge McDuck, Carl Barks and the Disney Duck universe. See the first episode Woo-oo! here

Get the original Duck stories by Carl Barks here


  • Joe

    August 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    This show is setting itself up well. It has the right cast of characters, is willing to pay homage to both the source material and original show. Production values appear strong, it has its own look which you either like or don’t like. I like the attempt to make the nephews discernible from each other. I don’t think they’re stupid here, just ignorant. They’ve never been adventurers and will have to learn on the job. I also like that it appears Della Duck will get to do something after basically being invisible since her name appeared in the classic short “Donald’s Nephews.”

  • Crippen

    August 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    The nephew’s behavior may be a symptom of underlying societal ills. Modern television tends to present male characters as more foolish and intellectually clumsy than their female counterparts. Showing a girl as less capable (or even equally-capable in some cases) in some respect to a boy (or man) would be decried as sexist. So now we have a bunch of dumb, foolish boys and an intelligent, capable girl.

    Also, the ideal child and the appeal of children has changed somewhat, too. Or, at least, how they’re presented has changed. Respectful, capable, collected youths would seem outdated or out of place, especially to kids inundated with the kind of characters you see in shows like Teen Titans Go. So, overall, characters in television shows are getting dumber but also children held to the standards of 30-40 years ago would seem out of place now, at least in modern television.

    • Rygar1

      August 23, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Dude, you need to watch Young Justice. Trust me, it explores social relevance beyond just what a youth may go through. Screw Teen Titans.

  • Jynito Syventi

    August 23, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Good review Mike!

  • darxide

    August 23, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    There’s just something about those old four color comics that really appeal to me. When one of the color plates was slightly out of alignment with the others, there’s just something to love about it. I don’t know, I can’t explain it.

  • August 24, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Wow great review, I really enjoyed this video. I was never a hardcore fan but I did thoroughly enjoy the cartoon show back in the day. To be honest, it’s only because of you that I got to know the comic book series so well and the depth behind them, thank you for that.

    I hate the fact that they tend to make boys always look stupid in any and all animated projects these days…the girl is ALWAYS the more intelligent one…not to say this isn’t true in a lot of cases but every single time?? C’mon…I’d like to see a little more encouragement with making BOTH genders equally intelligent.

    Anyway, great review, please make more 🙂

  • Pablo1989

    August 24, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Mike That new ducktales drawning tyle kinda reminds your arts for James 🙂

  • david ferrara

    August 24, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    come on mike you know the new show sucks the big one it is generic and fits in with the modern also worst era of animation ever. might as well be ben 10 or jimmy neutron

    • August 25, 2017 at 1:54 am

      Yeah, well I did list many issues I had with it. And like I said, if it popularizes the ducks (even if its bad) it may get more people reading the old material. And that I am all for.

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