Real talk: Dan and I cut the cord back in May, and we haven’t had cable since. Without cable, we weren’t able to see the new Ducktales reboot, and we felt like we were missing out. So when Disney offered to send over a copy of Ducktales: Woo-oo!, I was over the moon … but not entirely sure what I’d gotten myself into.
Turns out, Ducktales: Woo-oo! contains the 50-minute, made-for-tv movie that introduces the new series (via a trip to the lost city of Atlantis). There are also six very short bonus mini-sodes that feature one of the main characters. Fun!
And also super nostalgic for those of us who grew up on Disney Afternoons. It was so nice to sit down for an hour and get reacquainted with some old friends… who’ve definitely been updated for the new millennium. But not too much! The boys are still on the prowl for adventure and active in the Junior Woodchucks.
Similar as it may be, there are some pretty big changes afoot… Of course, David Tennant brings some mega-watt star power to the thing as Scrooge (everyone’s favorite curmudgeon), but I was especially happy to see Launchpad McQuack (always a personal favorite) and Webby, who’s now voiced by Kate Micucci and received a bit of a hipster makeover and an anxious, nerdy personality upgrade. I sort of love her.
As an adult, I found a lot to love in the short, prettily-animated film. Fabulous puns and jokes and fun. As usual, Launchpad (still well-meaning and dimwitted) brought the laughs. And the first family of trouble brought some heart-warming lessons to the table, too.
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Disclosure: I received this DVD free of charge from Disney. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my own experience.