Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
We first learned that DuckTales was being revived as a new Disney XD series back in early 2015, but it took over a year for our first look at the show to arrive. And that single preview image (sampled on the top of this article) left quite an impression. While some purists and fans of the original animated series may scoff, I instantly fell in love with the new arty style, which looks to blend classic Disney character design with plenty of stylized, modern touches. It feels familiar while also feeling fresh. That’s a tricky combination.
However, those looking for one aspect of this series to match the show they grew up with can take comfort in the new logo, which has arrived looking pretty much the same as ever.
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Let’s get dangerous. That’s the tagline uttered by the caped crusader known as Darkwing Duck. The crimefighting mallard hit the airwaves in the early 90s, shortly after Disney’s other duck-centric animated series DuckTales went off the air and headed into theaters with its own movie, DuckTales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. Since both the shows hailed from Disney, had anthropomorphic ducks, and shared two characters, many assumed that Darkwing Duck was a spin-off of DuckTales. However, the creator of Darkwing Duck has just confirmed that’s not the case.
So why isn’t Darkwing Duck connected to DuckTales? Find out after the jump. Read More »
It’s been a tough year for losses in the entertainment industry. Musicians like Prince and David Bowie left us along with comedian Garry Shandling, veteran actress Doris Roberts and the incredible Alan Rickman. Now one more name from the days of classic television and the nostalgic 80s has passed away. Mr. Ed star Alan Young, who was also the voice of Scrooge McDuck on the animated series DuckTales, passed away yesterday at age 96. Read More »
For people of a certain generation, DuckTales is a big deal. Disney’s animated series about the globetrotting adventures of the wealthy Scrooge McDuck and his mischievous grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie ran for 100 episodes in the late ’80s, inspired a theatrically released spin-off, and won its fair share of accolades. Today, DuckTales stands out as a fresh air in a decade dominated by cartoons that were reverse-engineered from toys. Sure, it was based on well-known Disney characters, but it valued those characters and their stories more than the average episode of, well, most everything else.
Last year, it was announced that DuckTales was being revived as a new Disney XD series that would air in 2017. Now, the first image from the series has been revealed and it’s one of the most pleasant surprises you will encounter today.
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For anyone who grew up in the Eighties or Nineties, DuckTales was just a part of your life. You sang the song, you knew the characters, you made sure to be in front of the TV whenever new episodes were on. Now, Disney will present new tales of daring on Disney XD in 2017. Read more about the DuckTales remake below. Read More »
It’s the end of an era, and the Saturday Morning Cartoon is officially dead. So I thought now would be the perfect time to take a look back at the best Saturday Morning Cartoons. Hit the jump to find out the 20 best Saturday morning cartoons of all time, according to me. I have even included the opening credits song (whenever available) so that you can take a trip back in time to revisit the pop culture that owned the saturday mornings of our childhoods.
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It seems like just last week when we saw our first limited-edition screenprint for Ducktales. Actually, it was three weeks ago. But Scrooge’s money pit has opened and Mondo is celebrating everyone’s favorite ’90s Disney cartoon, and the recent video game re-release, with six brand new posters. Check them out below. Read More »
The D23 Expo begins Friday in Anaheim, CA and /Film will be on the scene. We’re expecting to learn tons more about Frozen, The Good Dinosaur, Tomorrowland and maybe even Star Wars Episode VII. We’ll have updates here on the site as soon as possible, so keep checking back.
The only thing that may slow those updates down is the awesome Disney merchandise that’s on sale at the event. Since it only happens every two years, Disney retailers go all out for the Expo, creating all kinds of exclusive content. Toys, pins, hats, shirts and – you knew it was coming – posters. Acme Archives, which has the official Disney license, is releasing some very cool art for the event, including an awesome Ducktales poster, a new Star Wars painting and more. Check them out below. Read More »
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Video games and movies have gone hand in hand for a while. Movies have increasingly looked toward the gaming industry for inspiration and story properties, while video games have become increasingly cinematic as they stress good storytelling along with cool graphics and gameplay. That trend has spread into the art world too, where some of the most popular artists in the movie poster game have begun to make art based on video games.
Nowhere is that better seen than at the Los Angeles iam8bit gallery, which debuts its latest video game centric show on June 7: The iam8bit Entertainment System. Over 80 artists from across the globe have tackled all kinds of popular game properties. /Film is proud to give you a sampling of work in the show. We also have the exclusive debuts of work by artists Olly Moss, JC Richard and the team at Phantom City Creative. Each is probably best known for the work with Mondo or Gallery 1988, but here they’ve each tackled old-school video games with their own unique style and sensibility. Check out their work, and much more, below. Read More »