A Darkwing Duck reboot is destined for streaming service Disney+, and hopefully, it’ll be really gritty and violent (it won’t). The original show ran from 1991-1992 and featured Drake Mallard/Darkwing Duck as he balanced his home life with his crimefighting. While the series was assumed by everyone (including me) to be a spin-off of DuckTales, creator Tad Stones said in 2016 that he believes the shows exist in different universes, because nothing makes sense anymore. That said, Darkwing Duck appeared as a character in the recent DuckTales reboot, so I guess they do exist in the same universe now? Maybe? Someone help me here.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, Universal Pictures released a montage of scenes from the original Back to the Future as interpreted and recreated by various artists in different mediums. Plus, watch the recent hour-long episode of Disney XD’s DuckTales featuring Darkwing Duck in its entirety for free. And finally, listen to a chat about the making of the video game documentary Console Wars with the filmmakers. Read More »
When the DuckTales reboot debuted in 2017, it exceeded the sky-high expectations for the beloved Disney animated franchise, meeting almost universal acclaim. And audiences have responded in kind, leading to show being renewed for a second season immediately.
Now, a month a before the second season is set to premiere, Disney Channel has announced that it has picked up DuckTales season 3. And of course, this being the tongue-in-cheek show that it is, the DuckTales cast announced it with a totally fun behind-the-scenes video. Plus, we have word on some of the exciting guest stars coming in the second season.
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San Diego Comic-Con International has come to an end for another year, and while we covered all of the biggest announcements, panels, and more here at /Film, there were inevitably some trailers and bits of news that slipped through the cracks. As the pop culture world settles back into some semblance of normality, take a look at one last batch of news from Comic-Con 2018, including trailers for new seasons of The Orville, Family Guy, The Gifted, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and more. Read More »
In this edition of TV bits:
- That Bad Boys spin-off series now has a title
- Lin-Manuel Miranda is about to make his DuckTales debut
- Watch the first 3 minutes of the Fear the Walking Dead season premiere
- Antonique Smith joins Luke Cage season 2
- A trailer for FX’s Pose
- Allison Pearson’s How Hard Can It Be? will be adapted for TV
- BET Orders Finding Justice docuseries from Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia
- Warren Ellis‘ Injection comic being adapted for TV
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Funko has been churning out endless amounts of their POP Vinyl figures for pretty much every facet of pop culture, but they’ve also been expanding their toys and collectibles to less stylized action figures. For their latest endeavor, they’re reaching back into some of Disney’s most beloved animated shows from the 1990s.
In November, Funko will be releasing a series of action figures from DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, TalesSpin and Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers as part of their new Disney Afternoon Collection. Check out the first figures in this collection below. Read More »
Two days ago, DuckTales returned with an all new style and cast on Disney XD. Season one of the 2-D animated series is 21 half-hour episodes and two hour-long specials. Before the show even premiered, Disney ordered a season two. They’re clearly confident in the reboot. If they weren’t, then maybe they wouldn’t have released the first episode of the revival online.
Below, watch the hour-long DuckTales pilot.
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Being a kid of the ’90s, I discovered Ducktales near the end of its popularity. Though my Disney Afternoon interest leaned more towards Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers or Gargoyles, it was always obvious that there was something special about Ducktales. With Indiana Jones style adventure and the humor of the McDuck crew, Scrooge and his family never lost their sparkle.
But since I didn’t really get to experience Ducktales in its heyday, I was excited to check out the new reboot on Disney XD. And with a promising cast (including Doctor Who‘s David Tennant as our favorite billionaire duck) and some very interesting character designs, this seemed like one very promising project.
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This weekend brings the premiere of the new DuckTales animated series to Disney XD. It’s a new spin on the fan favorite show from the 1990s featuring the globe-trotting adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, this time brought to life by the voices of David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan.
Along with the new spin of the same characters, it turns out DuckTales will do something that the original series never did before. As we learned last fall, despite sharing the characters Launchpad McQuack and Gizmoduck, DuckTales and the other anthropomorphic duck animated series Darkwing Duck took place in different universes. But when it comes to the new DuckTales series, that won’t be the case. Find out more below. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- The next season of Archer gets a new title
- Westworld season 2 casts two more actors
- Julia Roberts will star in a TV show based on a podcast
- A first look at season 3 of the USA series Mr. Robot
- The premiere date of Comedy Central’s Nathan For You
- And more!
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