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2017-08-20 01:26:05 PM  
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2017-08-20 01:29:15 PM  
It was okay, and for a first episode that means it could well live up to the original.  However, they went with a slightly grittier less-cartoony feel overall which clashes, imo, with the humor of like Launchpad and Donald.  I'm not as fond of it as the original, but like I said, it's the first episode.  I'm sure it'll be pretty good in it's own right.
 
2017-08-20 01:32:02 PM  
I'm not 100% sold on the animation style.  I feel like the colors are too dull, like an animated version of a film shot through a grey filter.

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Compare it to the original series.

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2017-08-20 02:27:36 PM  

UNC_Samurai: I'm not 100% sold on the animation style.  I feel like the colors are too dull, like an animated version of a film shot through a grey filter.

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Compare it to the original series.

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I think the aesthetic they're going for is the old four-color printing press on newsprint look, like the classic Duck-verse comics that both the original series and the new series were based on:
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2017-08-20 03:22:24 PM  

Learned Hand Job: I think the aesthetic they're going for is the old four-color printing press on newsprint look


I mean, there are shots where they use halftone dots for doing the shading. They are 100% trying to capture the comic book feel. It is still a bit desaturated for my tastes, though I love the line-work much better than the original.

//I watched most of the first episode, but then I kinda got bored, so I stopped
 
2017-08-20 03:27:59 PM  
She is NOT YOUR SECRETARY (they appear to have corrected it to Beakley).
 
2017-08-20 03:28:23 PM  
Have they ever explained why Donald has a speech disability that makes him nearly impossible to understand, yet all the other ducks speak normally?
 
2017-08-20 03:33:26 PM  
Is Donald not in the Navy anymore?
 
2017-08-20 03:43:09 PM  

Ishkur: Is Donald not in the Navy anymore?


Bad conduct discharge.
 
2017-08-20 03:49:11 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Ishkur: Is Donald not in the Navy anymore?

Bad conduct discharge.


Not wearing pants around children is usually frowned upon.
 
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2017-08-20 03:56:33 PM  

Learned Hand Job: UNC_Samurai: I'm not 100% sold on the animation style.  I feel like the colors are too dull, like an animated version of a film shot through a grey filter.

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Compare it to the original series.

[img.fark.net image 850x478]

I think the aesthetic they're going for is the old four-color printing press on newsprint look, like the classic Duck-verse comics that both the original series and the new series were based on:
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I got a book of old Mickey Mouse comics and came across this one. Very, very, very different time.

/Well, maybe not as different as I'd like. . .
 
2017-08-20 04:14:40 PM  

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I had a mrs. beasley doll as a small child.
 
2017-08-20 04:46:18 PM  
David Tennant is Scrooge McDuck.
 
2017-08-20 04:46:53 PM  
DisneyXD's new 'Ducktales' isn't the reboot you think it is!
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This explains why it is the way it is. This is more like the old Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics.
 
2017-08-20 04:52:31 PM  

t3knomanser: Learned Hand Job: I think the aesthetic they're going for is the old four-color printing press on newsprint look

I mean, there are shots where they use halftone dots for doing the shading. They are 100% trying to capture the comic book feel. It is still a bit desaturated for my tastes, though I love the line-work much better than the original.

//I watched most of the first episode, but then I kinda got bored, so I stopped


The heads of the nephews just looks weird
 
2017-08-20 05:08:07 PM  

King Something: David Tennant is Scrooge McDuck.


He's no Alan Young (Who had been dealing with talking animals since before Tennant was alive), but he does do a very good job - brings a bit of a different tone and the accent, of course, is authentic this time.
 
2017-08-20 05:09:22 PM  
I watched it with Nowhereboy today after watching the original series episode allowance day(because it has an eclipse in it) we weren't sure we'd like it, but it grew on us.
 
2017-08-20 05:14:49 PM  
i almost forgot how annoying i find donald duck
 
2017-08-20 05:37:37 PM  
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Miss Beazley is the one on the right.
 
2017-08-20 05:39:13 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Have they ever explained why Donald has a speech disability that makes him nearly impossible to understand, yet all the other ducks speak normally?


It's a joke about him being a sailor. Sailor accents and dialects are notoriously difficult to parse.
 
2017-08-20 05:48:10 PM  

UNC_Samurai: I'm not 100% sold on the animation style.  I feel like the colors are too dull, like an animated version of a film shot through a grey filter.

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Compare it to the original series.

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At least it wasn't that CGI bullshiat everything is made in today
 
2017-08-20 05:54:24 PM  

pacified: t3knomanser: Learned Hand Job: I think the aesthetic they're going for is the old four-color printing press on newsprint look

I mean, there are shots where they use halftone dots for doing the shading. They are 100% trying to capture the comic book feel. It is still a bit desaturated for my tastes, though I love the line-work much better than the original.

//I watched most of the first episode, but then I kinda got bored, so I stopped

The heads of the nephews just looks weird


They look like Legos. I don't like it.
 
2017-08-20 05:55:22 PM  
I hope this version follows the overall trend of making reboots grittier and edgier and darker, because that'll let them build up to the terrible reveal about life in Duckburg (or really the whole Disneyverse).

Don't know what I'm talking about? It's so glaringly obvious most people can't see it. We all know Scrooge took over for Donald because Donald was in the Navy. Fair enough, sometimes people have to take over for their family members' kids. But wait, they're not Donald's kids either. He's their uncle. Where's his brother/sister? Where's the brother/sister's spouse? At best they're in jail, but let's not kid ourselves: they're dead.

They're dead. So is Mr. Beakley. And remember, Mrs. Beakley is Webby's grandmother. Webby's parents are dead too. Minnie and Mickey Mouse are parental stand-ins for their nieces and nephews, none of whom even obliquely reference a parent. Goofy is that rarest of things, a living father to Max. But where's his wife? In some place so dark that nobody dares even reference her existence.

I'm really curious how they'll explain it. A plague? A curse? Some terrible war? Maybe it's a Back To The Future-style time paradox, and these people are never referenced because nobody can remember they existed.

But yeah, the big central mystery is why Duckburg seems to have about a tenth of the people it's supposed to.
 
2017-08-20 05:59:11 PM  

Shotgun Justice: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Ishkur: Is Donald not in the Navy anymore?

Bad conduct discharge.

Not wearing pants around children is usually frowned upon.


I thought it's because he's farking Goofy.
 
2017-08-20 06:03:12 PM  

semiotix: I hope this version follows the overall trend of making reboots grittier and edgier and darker, because that'll let them build up to the terrible reveal about life in Duckburg (or really the whole Disneyverse).

Don't know what I'm talking about? It's so glaringly obvious most people can't see it. We all know Scrooge took over for Donald because Donald was in the Navy. Fair enough, sometimes people have to take over for their family members' kids. But wait, they're not Donald's kids either. He's their uncle. Where's his brother/sister? Where's the brother/sister's spouse? At best they're in jail, but let's not kid ourselves: they're dead.

They're dead. So is Mr. Beakley. And remember, Mrs. Beakley is Webby's grandmother. Webby's parents are dead too. Minnie and Mickey Mouse are parental stand-ins for their nieces and nephews, none of whom even obliquely reference a parent. Goofy is that rarest of things, a living father to Max. But where's his wife? In some place so dark that nobody dares even reference her existence.

I'm really curious how they'll explain it. A plague? A curse? Some terrible war? Maybe it's a Back To The Future-style time paradox, and these people are never referenced because nobody can remember they existed.

But yeah, the big central mystery is why Duckburg seems to have about a tenth of the people it's supposed to.


It was hinted at in the theme, y'know.
...."And Re-write History"
That has already happened, hence what we see only as a re-boot of a cartoon, is really the rollback and altering of the DisneyVerse time/space.
 
2017-08-20 06:39:25 PM  
So.
Still no pants, then?
 
2017-08-20 06:48:53 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: So.
Still no pants, then?


Dicks out for Harambe!
 
2017-08-20 06:52:12 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: semiotix: I hope this version follows the overall trend of making reboots grittier and edgier and darker, because that'll let them build up to the terrible reveal about life in Duckburg (or really the whole Disneyverse).

Don't know what I'm talking about? It's so glaringly obvious most people can't see it. We all know Scrooge took over for Donald because Donald was in the Navy. Fair enough, sometimes people have to take over for their family members' kids. But wait, they're not Donald's kids either. He's their uncle. Where's his brother/sister? Where's the brother/sister's spouse? At best they're in jail, but let's not kid ourselves: they're dead.

They're dead. So is Mr. Beakley. And remember, Mrs. Beakley is Webby's grandmother. Webby's parents are dead too. Minnie and Mickey Mouse are parental stand-ins for their nieces and nephews, none of whom even obliquely reference a parent. Goofy is that rarest of things, a living father to Max. But where's his wife? In some place so dark that nobody dares even reference her existence.

I'm really curious how they'll explain it. A plague? A curse? Some terrible war? Maybe it's a Back To The Future-style time paradox, and these people are never referenced because nobody can remember they existed.

But yeah, the big central mystery is why Duckburg seems to have about a tenth of the people it's supposed to.

It was hinted at in the theme, y'know.
...."And Re-write History"
That has already happened, hence what we see only as a re-boot of a cartoon, is really the rollback and altering of the DisneyVerse time/space.


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2017-08-20 07:10:36 PM  

Walker: Colour_out_of_Space: So.
Still no pants, then?

Diucks out for Harambe!


FTFY
 
2017-08-20 07:12:08 PM  
I love the rebooted Flintheart Glomgold. Having him run an evil corporation is spot on and gives the show plenty of material to work with.
 
2017-08-20 07:13:22 PM  

Shotgun Justice: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Ishkur: Is Donald not in the Navy anymore?

Bad conduct discharge.

Not wearing pants around children is usually frowned upon.


Even in the navy?!
 
2017-08-20 07:15:53 PM  
Forget all that, what happened to Duckworth?
 
2017-08-20 07:31:24 PM  

chuggernaught: Forget all that, what happened to Duckworth?


See the three who where interviewing with glomgold.
 
2017-08-20 07:31:33 PM  

semiotix: ...
But yeah, the big central mystery is why Duckburg seems to have about a tenth of the people it's supposed to.


I lold
 
2017-08-20 07:33:49 PM  

alechemist: chuggernaught: Forget all that, what happened to Duckworth?

See the three who where interviewing with glomgold.


Oh, good.  I just... I just couldn't have taken it.
 
2017-08-20 07:57:10 PM  
Its not as colorful as the original, but it sat with me really well. I hope the rest of the series stands up to the first episode I liked it.
 
2017-08-20 08:08:39 PM  
I also can't get the original voice actors out of my head while watching, which kinda sucks for trying to appreciate the new version. Though it is nice that the new HueyDeweyLouie have distinctive voices and personalities. I just hope that Webby doesn't remain socially awkward and weird and that her character arc allows her to grow out of that.

/then again, socially awkward new Webby is far better than whiny and afraid old Webby
 
2017-08-20 08:24:12 PM  

germ78: I also can't get the original voice actors out of my head while watching, which kinda sucks for trying to appreciate the new version. Though it is nice that the new HueyDeweyLouie have distinctive voices and personalities. I just hope that Webby doesn't remain socially awkward and weird and that her character arc allows her to grow out of that.

/then again, socially awkward new Webby is far better than whiny and afraid old Webby


I think she's socially awkward as she's been alone with her grandma living in McDuck mansion. Once she gets out and goes adventuring with Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Donald, she'll become more self-confident and outgoing.
 
2017-08-20 08:33:28 PM  

germ78: I love the rebooted Flintheart Glomgold. Having him run an evil corporation is spot on and gives the show plenty of material to work with.


"You're here because you're the best of the cheapest!"

"I thought employees were the greatest treasure!" "NO, treasure is the real treasure. That's why they call it treasure!"
 
2017-08-20 08:37:54 PM  

germ78: I also can't get the original voice actors out of my head while watching, which kinda sucks for trying to appreciate the new version. Though it is nice that the new HueyDeweyLouie have distinctive voices and personalities. I just hope that Webby doesn't remain socially awkward and weird and that her character arc allows her to grow out of that.

/then again, socially awkward new Webby is far better than whiny and afraid old Webby


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Alan Young's Scrooge is my reference for the archtype of a scottish voice and any real Scotsmen I hear that don't sound like him sound like imposters to me.
 
2017-08-20 08:53:35 PM  
Well now I'm going to go play the ducktales remake for wii-u
 
2017-08-20 10:56:43 PM  

alechemist: chuggernaught: Forget all that, what happened to Duckworth?

See the three who where interviewing with glomgold.


One of whom was FemShep from Mass Effect.
 
2017-08-20 11:10:16 PM  
About the only art criticism I can muster is it bugs me that the money bin roof isn't bright red. The gold/red contrast just works really well (see Iron Man).
 
2017-08-21 02:40:34 AM  
I was never a fan of Ducktails. I grew up reading the Barks and Rosa comics, and the show felt... lacking, in comparison. But as the YouTube video posted above says, the new show seems to be based more on those old books, and it certainly feels like it. First episode does, anyway. And that's what really made me love what I've seen so far.
 
2017-08-21 07:57:50 AM  

pacified: t3knomanser: Learned Hand Job: I think the aesthetic they're going for is the old four-color printing press on newsprint look

I mean, there are shots where they use halftone dots for doing the shading. They are 100% trying to capture the comic book feel. It is still a bit desaturated for my tastes, though I love the line-work much better than the original.

//I watched most of the first episode, but then I kinda got bored, so I stopped

The heads of the nephews just looks weird


Agreed. The art style for their faces looks unfinished and rather jarring. I still enjoyed the episode immensely and have softened on Launchpad's voice, which I found annoying at first.  Donald though was too hard to understand.
 
2017-08-21 08:21:26 AM  
The new artwork is terrible, the nephews look like they just got finished being brainwashed somewhere.   The old style animation was very friendly.   The new style is too edgy.
 
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