DVD ReviewsPosted: September 4, 2006
I picked up my first (of many) disney afternoon dvd’s.
Ducktales Vol. I – The Disney Afternoon! What an amazing time to be a kid. The first go around of the Disney Afternoon was perhaps the most memerable, with a strong line-up that wasn’t afraid of a little immature fun. Shortly after Gargoyles (a great show btw) was brought on air, many animated shows started going in a darker direction, while with Ducktales all one had to worry about was if the Beagle Boys were going to steal Scrooge’s money this time. The answer was always ‘no’. However that is not to minimize the greatness that was Ducktales. Few realize that many of these memerable episodes are taking almost from the source themselves, Carl Barks. Orignially created by Carl Barks, Scrooge McDuck traveled all around the world gathering his wealth. However his first apperance was in 1947, in a story called “Christmas on Bear Mountain”, and the details of his wealth and how he acquired was written later. Ducktales is essentially the continuation of that first story. In it he meets his nephews for the first time and they join him on his adventures all over the world.
The villians in the show are great, the Beagle Boys, Magica De Spell, Flintheart Glomgold and the occasional villian of the day. The locations of the show are exotic and original. The voice talents are impressive to. Perhaps the only complaint I can find for this, and it’s not the show, but rather the collection of episodes is that they don’t start in the chronological order of the show. It is frustrating because the very first episode is a great introduction and is sadly missing from this first volume. Truth be told, it’s hard to find anything wrong with this show, and that’s fine by me.