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DuckTales revival: the comics to read before you watch

Paul Bullock Nov 7, 2017

With a preview of the new DuckTales arriving in the UK this month, we look at the comics to read as background...

The return of DuckTales (a wooo-oooo!) has brought about renewed interest in the adventures of Scrooge McDuck, his n’er-do-well nephew Donald and the world’s most famous Junior Woodchucks Huey, Dewey and Louie. It may still be in its first season over in the Us, but the new series has already received high praise, with critics citing as a major positive the reverence it has towards legendary comics writer and artist Carl Barks.

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For those not familiar with his work, Barks is a Disney legend who originally joined the studio in 1935 as an inbetweener - an artist who creates the frames in between the
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‘DuckTales’ Review: Nostalgic, Adventure-Filled Reboot Is All It’s Quacked Up to Be

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‘DuckTales’ Review: Nostalgic, Adventure-Filled Reboot Is All It’s Quacked Up to Be
DuckTales” makes its triumphant return to TV in a Disney Xd movie, titled “Woo-Oo!,” on Saturday that sets the bar high during this age of reboots and revivals.

In the TV landscape filled with comic book adaptations featuring superheroes, zombies or spies, it’s easy to forget that the much-beloved “DuckTales” also hailed from ink and paper. It’s this source material, however, that gave the series its storytelling heft and visual vibrancy, an irresistible combination that has contributed to the original series’ success and nostalgic longevity. This was not some treacly, preachy after-school fare, but rather zippy escapism that built in serialized installments.

Fortunately, the reboot of the series keeps all of those important original hallmarks. “American Idol” alum Felicia Barton re-recorded the signature theme song but keeps its sense of fun and excitement intact. The animation
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‘DuckTales’ Review: Nostalgic, Adventure-Filled Reboot Is All It’s Quacked Up to Be

‘DuckTales’ Review: Nostalgic, Adventure-Filled Reboot Is All It’s Quacked Up to Be
DuckTales” makes its triumphant return to TV in a Disney Xd movie, titled “Woo-Oo!,” on Saturday that sets the bar high during this age of reboots and revivals.

In the TV landscape filled with comic book adaptations featuring superheroes, zombies or spies, it’s easy to forget that the much-beloved “DuckTales” also hailed from ink and paper. It’s this source material, however, that gave the series its storytelling heft and visual vibrancy, an irresistible combination that has contributed to the original series’ success and nostalgic longevity. This was not some treacly, preachy after-school fare, but rather zippy escapism that built in serialized installments.

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Fortunately, the reboot of the series keeps all of those important original hallmarks. “American Idol” alum Felicia Barton re-recorded the signature theme song but keeps its sense of fun and excitement intact. The animation
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Disney Hopes ‘Duck Tales’ Will Quack for a New Generation

Huey, Dewey and Louie have always had things pretty good. They are, after all, Disney characters. But they’ve never had it quite like this.

When “Duck Tales,” the long running syndicated adventure series Disney aired between 1987 and 1990, is revived on cable-network Disney Xd on August 12, the troika of ducks – Donald Duck’s mischievous nephews who have been part of Disney lore since 1937 – they’ll have more personality than ever before. Huey is the first-born, by seconds, and as such is more responsible and reliable. Dewey is a typical middle child, always trying to get attention. And Louie, the last, is more comfortable flying – er, waddling – under the radar.

In years past, fans of the trio may have had a tougher time telling them apart. No longer. “We wanted to make sure it was more than ‘the red one,’ ‘the green one,’ ‘the blue one,’” said Matt Youngberg, executive producer of the new series.

Disney
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Annecy: Disney TV Animation’s Eric Coleman on 4 Guiding Principles of Animation

Annecy: Disney TV Animation’s Eric Coleman on 4 Guiding Principles of Animation
Annecy, France — “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” Disney executives aren’t that well known for phrasing verities in French, so Disney Television Animation’s Eric Coleman made an impact from the get-go at France’s Annecy Festival where he delivered a masterclass on Thursday. But he wasn’t just showing off his lingo. The truths that Coleman teased out of his vocational 25-year animation career in the masterclass would look to apply as well to 1997 as 2017. That’s not because Coleman is a throwback. Rather, that the executive, who joined Disney Television Animation in 2008 after 15 years at Nickelodeon, has always been intimately connected with the craft of animation and its creators, whether spearheading development of the Emmy and Annie-winning Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts or “Gravity Falls” and more recent series “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” at Dta or as the Nick exec who championed the
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Preview of Donald and Mickey: The Magic Kingdom Collection

Celebrate 60 years of Disney Parks this week with release of Donald and Mickey: The Magic Kingdom Collection; check out a preview here…

Sixty years of Disney Parks—who knew? Now Idw is celebrating with decades of Disney’s classic Park-themed adventure comics! Carl Barks’ Scrooge McDuck and Donald travel from the Mark Twain Riverboat to the top of the Matterhorn… then Mickey investigates the strange disappearance of the Country Bear Jamboree. And is that the real Pegleg Pete standing in for the Cast Member who plays him? “Oh, for gosh sakes!”

Donald and Mickey: The Magic Kingdom Collection is out on January 4th, priced $12.99.
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The New 'DuckTales' Cast Singing the Original Theme Song Will Make You So Happy

The New 'DuckTales' Cast Singing the Original Theme Song Will Make You So Happy
The all-star voice-over cast of the upcoming DuckTales reboot paid the highest form of respect to the original by singing the classic theme song!

Since Disney announced the reboot in February 2015, fans have been waiting to find out who would voice the iconic characters. On Friday morning, the network revealed the cast in the best way possible by posting a YouTube video of the actors belting out the catchy theme.

David Tennant (Scrooge McDuck), Danny Pudi (Huey), Ben Schwartz (Dewey), Bobby Moynihan (Louie), Beck Bennett (Launchpad McQuack), Toks Olagundoye (Mrs. Beakley) and Kate Micucci (Webby Vanderquack) do their own renditions of the tune while in the recording booth.

Watch: Disney Is Reviving 'DuckTales'!

"Life is like a hurricane here in Duckburg," the cast croons in the clip.

The original DuckTales aired from 1987 to 1990 for a total of 100 episodes.

Last year, Senior VP Programming and General Manager of Disney Xd, Marc Huhaj, remarked
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DuckTales teaser trailer announces Summer 2017 premiere

Get ready to have the DuckTales theme stuck in your head once again as the revival series is aimed for a Summer 2017 release. There is no specific date set yet, but the first season will consist of 21 half-hour episodes and two one hour specials. The series will again follow Scrooge McDuck, the trio of Huey, Louie and Dewey, and Donald Duck as they travel the world on adventures. Watch the teaser here…

DuckTales has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history,” said Marc Buhaj, Disney Xd’s Senior Vice President of Programming, and General Manager. “It drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks’ comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation.”

The original series ran from 1987 – 1990 for
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‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Amazing Tails’ Review

Written by Chris Cooper, Max Davidon, Alex Matthews | Art by Egle Bartolini, Maria Sanapo, Dave Alvarez | Published by Titan Comics

Well this looked a little different from my normal comics reading diet. Not a grown man in spandex to be seen for sure, although a cat in boots probably trumps that anyway. Puss in Boots is, of course, the fairy tale character brought to life by DreamWorks in their Shrek films, and something of a fan favourite too. This collection collects together the four issues that were individually published a few months back, each issue featuring two stories so here we get eight tales for our money. Are they ‘Amazing’ tales as promised? Let’s find out.

As you would imagine, although the creative teams change from story to story, the tone is kept very light but consistent, perfect for the younger fans of the Shrek films. The story lengths also vary,
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Disney unveils new DuckTales logo

Uncle Scrooge McDuck and his grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie are set to return to the small screen next year on Disney Xd, and thanks to to OhMyDisney we’ve got a look at the official logo for the upcoming DuckTales revival. It harks back to the classic 80s animated series, and is almost identical, save for an updated colour scheme…

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DuckTales has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history, it drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks’ comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults,” said Marc Buhaj, senior vice president of programming and the general manager of Disney Xd, when the new show was first announced. “Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation.
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Mike Gold, Mickey Mouse, and Ren & Stimpy’s DNA

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Listen up. I’m going to tell you a horrible, horrible secret. And it’s about me!

I really don’t care for most Disney animation. The earliest black and white stuff is fun, and there are a few shorts here and there that I enjoy. The features? Not as many. Alice in Wonderland… that’s about it. As Craig Ferguson might ask, “how long have you been in Isis?”

Disney comics is a totally different thing. Every time I’m forced to list my all-time favorite comics creators, Floyd Gotfriedson and Carl Barks are always on that list. Gotfriedson’s Mickey Mouse newspaper strip brought depth and characterization to the popular rodent. His adventures were truly adventures, full of wit and charm, brilliant craftsmanship, on-the-button pacing, and heart. Lucky for us, our pals at Fantagraphics have been reprinting them in brilliant hardcover editions.

Carl Barks was the master behind
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Preview of Disney Magic Kingdom Comics #1

As part of Disney’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Idw is releasing Disney Magic Kingdom Comics #1 tomorrow, and we have a preview of the issue for you here…

Idw’s Disneyland 60th anniversary anthology is here… collecting decades of Disney’s park-themed adventure comics! Carl Barks’ Scrooge McDuck travels from the Mark Twain Riverboat to a Beagle Boy battle; then Donald and Mickey investigate the strange disappearance of the Country Bear Jamboree!

Disney Magic Kingdom Comics #1 is out on May 25th, priced $6.99.
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John Ostrander: Christmas Anti-Heroes

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T’is the season for Christmas related columns, fa-la-la-la-etc. I could write about Star Wars: The Force Awakens but that came out Friday so now it’s old hat and, besides, I haven’t seen it yet and, given the crowds, may not be able to see it until after the first of the year so let’s talk about something else, shaaaaall we?

Christmas is a time of peace, love, and goodwill to all unless you’re doing last minute shopping, running from store to store, and in a life and death struggle with some other harried shopper for the last iteration of a particular item that you both must have. So why is it that, aside from Baby Jesus of course, the most identifiable characters connected with the day are anti-heroes – the Grinch, Ebenezer Scrooge, and Mr. Potter (from It’s a Wonderful Life)?

Anti-heroes are what we
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Mike Gold: Re-Union

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You probably read Emily’s column yesterday. It was all about the Baltimore Comic-Con. You’ll probably read Martha’s column Friday. It is all about the Baltimore Comic-Con. And, damn, I wouldn’t be surprised if John’s Sunday column is all about the Baltimore Comic-Con as well. This is because ComicMix invaded the place.

Emily, Martha, John and I were joined by fellow ComicMixers Glenn Hauman, Ed Catto, Bob Ingersoll, Robert Greenberger and Evelyn Kriete, all in a combined effort to make Adriane Nash feel bad that she missed a big one. I believe Nelson Muntz said it best: Ha-ha!

But I’m not here today to talk about the Baltimore Comic-Con. I’m here to talk about something that happened at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Something that Hilarie Staton captured in the photograph that (hopefully) appears above. Something that Baltimore Comic-Con’s official photog, Bruce Guthrie, also captured but,
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Comics to Read Before You Die #28: Carl Barks’ Uncle Scrooge Classics

In the latest edition of Comics to Read Before You Die, Jessie Robertson looks at Carl Barks’ Uncle Scrooge Classics…

Carl Barks tried his hand at being an artist for Walt Disney Studios back in 1935, and began drawing there with a starting wage of 20 dollars a week. I won’t drone on with the details of his humble and hard-working life, except that he drew the first Donald Duck comic book released to the public, titled Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold in 1942. From nearly that point on, Carl has been referred to as the “Duck Artist.” While doing Donald Duck comic books, he created a whole family and community of Duck characters to live and breathe in Donald’s world, such as his super-rich Uncle Scrooge, his 3 nephews, Huey, Louie and Dewey, constant troublemakers the Beagle Boys, and many others. If you’re like me, you know these names and
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Sdcc: Full list of winners from the 2015 Eisner Awards

Last night the Indigo Ballroom of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront played host to the 27th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and thanks to Bleeding Cool we’ve got a full list of all the winners…

Best Short Story

“Beginning’s End,” by Rina Ayuyang, muthamagazine.com

“Corpse on the Imjin!” by Peter Kuper, in Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster)

“Rule Number One,” by Lee Bermejo, in Batman Black and White #3 (DC)

The Sound of One Hand Clapping,” by Max Landis & Jock, in Adventures of Superman #41-42 (DC)

“When the Darkness Presses,” by Emily Carroll, http://emcarroll.com/comics/darkness/

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

Astro City #16: “Wish I May” by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

Madman in Your Face 3D Special, by Mike Allred (Image)

Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration
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2015 Eisner Award nominations

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Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for 2015. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, highlight the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from companies big and small, in print and on line. The awards will be given out during a gala ceremony on Friday, July 10 during Comic-Con International: San Diego.

Best Short Story

“Beginning’s End,” by Rina Ayuyang, muthamagazine.com

“Corpse on the Imjin!” by Peter Kuper, in Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster)

“,” by Lee Bermejo, in Batman Black and White #3 (DC)

“,” by Max Landis & Jock, in Adventures of Superman #14 (DC)

“When the Darkness Presses,” by Emily Carroll, http://emcarroll.com/comics/darkness/

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

Astro City #16: “Wish I May” by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin
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DuckTales relaunched by Disney Xd

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The classic Disney TV animated series DuckTales is making a return, thanks to Disney Xd

In a great day for children’s programming (when Netflix announced their new Inspector Gadget series, too), Disney Xd yesterday finally made the official announcement that it was bringing back DuckTales.

The timeless animated series ran from 1987 to 1990, picked up an Emmy along the way, and has been picked up for a whole new series by Disney Xd. It won't air until 2017, but we’re excited anyway.

Scrooge McDuck will take centre stage once more, with his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie all returning too. Of course, Donald Duck will feature as well, alongside promised appearances from Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail Vanderquack.

Over four seasons, the original series ran for 100 episodes, and even spawned a
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‘DuckTales’ Reboot Coming to Disney Xd in 2017

‘DuckTales’ Reboot Coming to Disney Xd in 2017
’80s kids, get ready to revisit Scrooge McDuck.

A reboot of “DuckTales” is in the works, Disney announced Wednesday. It’s set to launch on Disney Xd in 2017.

The original Emmy-winning series aired from 1987-1990 as part of The Disney Afternoon daily cartoon block, and spawned an animated theatrical release in 1990 as well.

The reboot will, like the original, follow McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie and Donald Duck as they adventure around the world. Other characters from the original, including Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell and Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail Vanderquack, are also set to return.

DuckTales’ has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history, it drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks’ comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that
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DisneyXD Picks up DuckTales

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Ah, we all love a good case of nostalgia and DisneyXD has noticed. With Amazon and Netflix picking up childhood classics for reboots, Disney saw they needed to make a move quick to stay on top of the competition. So they have announced DuckTales will be making a comeback. The classic cartoon followed the lives of Scrooge McDuck, and his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. The series originally aired between 1987-1990, even spawning a movie with the cute characters. Now DisneyXD will reboot the series in 2017. Here is how they announced the news.

DuckTales has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history, It drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks’ comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation

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