If life is like a hurricane in Duckburg, this story arc was a Cat 5.
This seems like a real quack up. Puns aside I look forward to seeing what other animated shows you’re going to review next.
Sorry for your loss.
I always liked Rescue Rangers, Tale Spin, and Darkwing Duck better myself, but DuckTales was the first cartoon that my younger brother wanted to watch every day and it’s success lies largely with the fact that Disney went behind it and Huey, Dewey, and Louie were well recognized as Donald’s nephews. No other studio would have been able to match Disney’s animation quality with their budgets anyway. It was one of the two good things that Michael Eisner did for the studio to bring the studio out of the dark age and become relevant with kids again.
As for Super DuckTales, they couldn’t come up with a better title for the whole arc? If I’m supposed to watch just because of the word Super I would feel ripped off because aside from the introduction of an uninteresting character I saw nothing special. But that’s beside the point, the whole thing from parts 1-4 was an idiot plot and part 5 left no secret that the whole thing was written on the fly with no concrete timeline from beginning to end. It also doesn’t help that a new side character takes away the ability of the main cast to be in the driver’s seat, and I’m with those who think that Gizmo Duck ruined the show. Just goes to show that just because a cartoon is capable of anything doesn’t mean that it has to go hog-wild with that notion, it has to make sense first.
By the way, how was Dorothy Moore related to you? Was she was a Disney fan given you dedicated this to her? I’m sorry about your loss. 🙁
I’m guessing a grandmother on his father’s side. My condolences if I’m right as I lost my own two years ago.
I actually recorded both Super Ducktales and Time is Money in their original TV-movie forms on VHS. Still have a happy place on my shelf. 🙂
I think Scrooge’s money-in-the-lake plot was based on a comic story. I don’t know if it had the same plot by the Beagles to use termites to eat the dam, though.
You mentioned Baggy got added to the Beagles troupe. Actually, Baggy did make an appearance in the previous season’s “The Money Vanishes.” But he did become a regular with Super Ducktales.
I think the idea is that the Beagles used Scrooge’s fortune to buy off the mayor and all the police, hence why they’re living large in the open without fear of arrest. Ma Beagle did crow “We own this town, now.” I think the police just let Scrooge and Beakley slide on the fugitive thing so that Scrooge didn’t come after them with lawsuits after the Beagles lost Scrooge’s fortune and had no way to buy them off any longer.
BTW, whatever happened to the alien ship??
Oh, I’m well aware that Baggy had been seen in earlier episodes; “The Money Vanishes” is actually one of my favorites in the series. That was just a comment about Baggy being added to the gang in the middle after this particular story arc had started with just Bigtime, Bouncer and Burger.
Meh, that’s as good of an explanation as I can think of as to the craziness of parts 4 and 5.
Yeah, I was actually wondering the same thing about the ship after having wrapped up this review.
Re: Baggy. Whoops, my mistake. Sorry.
I’m sorry, but I could only get three minutes into this review. As I have always preferred the last season of “Duck Tales” (that is to me when they actually brought some quality into the show) and I really love Fenton Crackshell… Let’s just say that I don’t want to spend twenty minutes of my life just getting angrier and angrier.
Even as a kid I couldn’t help wondering what happened to Bubba when this season hit. As for Gizmoduck/Fenton, I was pretty neutral.
They had no good ideas for Bubba, so they just got rid of him.