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On 10/24/2020 at 10:48 PM, Oky said:
On 10/24/2020 at 10:10 AM, Digger of Bricks said:

Well, in spite of that heavier focus on characters that you mentioned in comparison to the original (which again I've not yet seen), at least its adventure element still seems stronger when compared to other modern Disney shows I've looked into. I've tried getting into shows like Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Amphibia, and The Owl House per the advice of others suggesting shows to check out after Gravity Falls, but none of them really cut it for me like DuckTales did. Actually, it's kinda strange that its fanbase doesn't seem to be as big as those other shows' are, and hence it's seldom suggested by others in their "if you liked Gravity Falls" lists... :def_shrug:

You're right. I guess I shouldn't complain since true action/adventure shows are hard to come by these days. Those shows you mentioned I couldn't get into either, which is a shame since they do have potential to be great shows if they focused on the story more. I never even watched Owl House since it already looked like just another Star-type show. I was just comparing this reboot to the original. And for many, I think this is the problem. They compare it to the original too much and can't accept the changes.

One of the main things I appreciate about Gravity Falls & DuckTales is how they don't take their protagonists off to another realm/dimension like The Owl House or Amphibia do, instead keeping their fantastical adventures grounded to the reality they reside in. Star vs. the Forces of Evil on the other hand is more like Rick & Morty in that it splits its time 50/50 between its "home" dimension and others outside of that.

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9 hours ago, Digger of Bricks said:

One of the main things I appreciate about Gravity Falls & DuckTales is how they don't take their protagonists off to another realm/dimension like The Owl House or Amphibia do, instead keeping their fantastical adventures grounded to the reality they reside in.

Yeah, I love that about the DuckTales universe too, that it is so full magic, science fiction, and superheroes that adventure is around every corner and literally anything can happen! Racecars, lasers, and airplanes are actually the most normal things in this show. :laugh:

Regarding the latest episode, can I just say that

 

Scrooge defeating the enemy using his pogo-cane jump from the classic video game was absolutely hilarious! I also very much appreciated the reference to one of my favorite Don Rosa comics, A Matter of Some Gravity!

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On 10/29/2020 at 4:45 PM, Oky said:

Regarding the latest episode, can I just say that...

Yep, following the DuckTales subreddit has really been keeping me educated on all those deep-cut easter eggs, helping me further my appreciation of the show even if I am a casual newcomer to the fandom... :blush:

P.S. Do you know if fandom subreddits are the best place/platform to discuss these shows, or is there somewhere else I'm missing out on such? :shrug_confused:

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Well, it's official: Darkwing Duck is rebooting on Disney+! :grin_wub: Let's get dangerous (again)! :smug:

On 10/31/2020 at 6:09 AM, Digger of Bricks said:

P.S. Do you know if fandom subreddits are the best place/platform to discuss these shows, or is there somewhere else I'm missing out on such? :shrug_confused:

No idea. I don't even use reddit. But surely there is some Disney fan forum out there. Let me know if you find a good one.

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On 11/13/2020 at 4:34 PM, Oky said:

Well, it's official: Darkwing Duck is rebooting on Disney+! :grin_wub: Let's get dangerous (again)! :smug:

Except it looks like that it'll oddly be its own thing separate from the continuity of the DuckTales reboot, which speaking of such was just announced to be wrapping-up next year after another ten episodes... :sceptic:

Variety - DuckTales Reboot Canceled After Three Seasons at Disney XD

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The “DuckTales” reboot will not continue past its current third season on Disney XD.

“The talented creative team, led by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones, have delivered exceptional storytelling with uniquely reimagined characters for three seasons of 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts,” a Disney XD spokesperson said in a statement. “While physical production is wrapping, ‘DuckTales’ continues to be available on Disney Channels and Disney+ around the world and fans will get an epic season finale in 2021.”

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On 12/6/2020 at 7:10 PM, Digger of Bricks said:

Except it looks like that it'll oddly be its own thing separate from the continuity of the DuckTales reboot

Really? Where did you hear that? That would be an odd decision, but I wouldn't mind it since, as I said before, while it has grown on me, I wasn't a huge fan of the DuckTales version initially.

And yeah, it's sad to see DuckTales go already, but I'm just glad that we got what we got and that it was as good as it was. I'm not too surprised to be honest as I've been getting the feeling that the show was winding down for a while now with not many arcs left to be resolved, and Disney seems to love killing off their shows after only a couple of seasons. Anyway, I'm looking forward to the finale!

On another note, I've been watching Hilda on Netflix and it's an enjoyable show. It's not as exciting, mysterious, or funny as Gravity Falls and seems to be aimed at a younger audience, but it has a certain charm to it. I didn't think that I would like it since it has that laid-back tone that a lot of cartoons have nowadays and it is set in a world where magical creatures like trolls and elves are pretty common, making it feel less exciting when the characters come across them, but after watching a few episodes, you can see what the creators are doing. It's a nice metaphor for cultural relativism, the idea that something that is completely normal to you can be strange, exciting, or scary to others and vice versa. A good message for children, especially ones who move to a new place. Also, the fact that everyone talks with British accents and the show seems to be taking place around the 80's with the kids frequently going to the library instead of the internet makes it feel like a classic children's story. I also like that since all the magical stuff is relatively normal, the main character doesn't usually keep secrets from her mother which is rare in shows like this. So if you're looking for a feel-good show with some fantasy elements, I'd say check it out.

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On 12/10/2020 at 7:59 PM, Oky said:
On 12/6/2020 at 9:10 PM, Digger of Bricks said:

Except it looks like that it'll oddly be its own thing separate from the continuity of the DuckTales reboot

Really? Where did you hear that? That would be an odd decision, but I wouldn't mind it since, as I said before, while it has grown on me, I wasn't a huge fan of the DuckTales version initially.

While it's not confirmed yet, most are presuming it'll be its own thing given that no one affiliated with the DuckTales reboot looks to be working on this DarkWing project. 

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Interested in hearing others takes on this. Used to be way bigger into both comics and superhero media in general but lately have fallen almost into normie territory with how little I consume. Anyways young Justice season 3, upset by the animation, mouth movements look wrong. Drawing style is a bit awkward. Dialogue feels unnatural and the mood feels very cartoony but not in an enjoyable way. I sat through I believe the first 4 episodes and have to say I wondered what I originally saw in the show. 
 

this is part of a greater trend I find that DC is slipping in the animation department. Their newer movies may not suck but aren’t at the qualify of Mask of the Phantasm or Under the Red Hood. It’s concerning bc DC is feeling a bit too comfortable slacking on their media. Their movies are already behind Marvel, if they keep slacking on the animation side, with the way their Lego sets are looking and the nearly empty roster of shows they have on Cartoon Network (it’d almost be better for the Brand if Teen Titans Go and DC Superhero Girls weren’t on at all) DC is going to lose its brand familiarity with kids. Heck I’d say kids born in the past decade probably overwhelmingly prefer Marvel. DC needs more animated series like JLU on TV and better animated movies and more video games with better graphics and yes better movies if they want to retain a spot as top dog. As a guy who prefers DC I gotta say I’m worried about the direction the company is taking and even feel motivated to go work for DC after college and enact some of the changes I’d like to see. Radical? No plenty of people strive for dream jobs. I want to make DC great again.

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