Very rarely do I like remakes, reboots, reimaginings, re-anything, but Disney’s DuckTales has been one of those shows that was able to capture the spirit of the original series by giving it a fresh, new take and a modern perspective that one cannot over look.
It was hard getting used to David Tennant as the new Scrooge McDuck when Alan Young from 1983 to 2016 at the time of his death, but the only thing that is constant is change and Tennant has done a tremendous job taking over for Young in the past two years.
In this set of stories intertwined, Disney’s DuckTales: Destination Adventure! Huey (Danny Pudi), Dewey (Ben Schwartz), Louie (Bobby Moynihan) and Webby (Kate Micucci) team up with Uncle Scrooge (Tennant) as they discover an ancient tomb in Toth-Ra on the mountain peak of Mt. Neverrest, known in antiquity as a vacation destination island for the Greek gods. The family gears up for action, thanks to the financial aid of their trillionaire uncle, the McDuck/Duck family are able to go on these death-defying advetures from their home base in Duckburg to some of the most remote and glorious destination these animators could cook up.
Granted I was a little bothered in hearing that Toth-Ra was a place for the ancient Greek deities to vacation as it sounds far more Egyptian than Hellenic, but that’s my nitpicking. The kids won’t notice and most of the parents won’t care, so what do I know?
The DVD Set includes the episodes The Beagle Birthday Breakout!, The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!, The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!, The Spear of Selene!, The Missing Links of Moorshire! and Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System! As well as two classic episodes (most likely for the parents to brag about how things were better when they were young) New Gizmo-Kids on the Block and Ducky Mountain High.
So whether you’re enjoying a mystery or rewriting history, every day you can be out there making your own DuckTales.
Disney’s DuckTales: Destination Adventure! is available now on DVD.
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Although Disney’s DuckTales: Destination Adventure! is a fun time for everyone, things like Toth-Ra that sound more ancient Egyptian than Greek get on my nerves as I used to be a history teacher. However, you do definitely get your money’s worth with these Disney story arc retrospectives, so enjoy away, if the little things like that don’t bother you.