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It's a lot more simplistic looking but it's also a lot more authentic, even the 90s stuff used a lot of templates and re-purposed art. They don't completely build this from the ground up but it's got a lot more personality.

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Reminds me of those 'Mickey Mouse shorts'...

 

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...it took me sum getting used to. I love / hate the 'new way' of 'cartooning' - but we definitely are in a completely different 'age' re: technique / style than we were like, 10 years ago.

 

I mentioned this elsewhere - about Rick n' Morty. I loved it - but I remember as I watched - being kinda reluctantly accepting the fact we are in a whole new era. It's like, that show - cemented that reality for me. What I hope they do w/ Animaniacs - if they bring it back...is they 'bring it back'.

 

I'd be kinda disappointed if they just did this ultra-Flash kinda thing - wouldn't automatically make the show 'bad' - but, I'd love if they took it back to 'traditional' / what the 90s show was - but, I just know it would cost a fortune compared to just grabbing a Wacom tablet.

 

Maybe the 'modern' setting could be done in Flash and the Warner Bros (and sister) would be the only things traditionally animated? Ah dunno - I just hope that project is something special if they bring it back...'specially Spielberg being involved.

 

Modern Looney Tunes - also has that...look. It's just where we're at. It really is about cutting costs and efficiency...kinda always has been.

 

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^ LOL - I can't bitch too much - 'cuz sum of my stuff actually looks like this...but if I had the resources / staff, it wouldn't. (I do give sum of my stuff the ink n' paint / stacks of celluloid look - LOL - I just love that look...but I know it's a cheat...) Like the Lego movie - it's cg, but they make it look stop-motion...my eyes love it, but my brain knows...LOL unsure.png

 

That Sonic stuff / line-work in those 'Sonic Mania' trailers...not at all what we're seeing today. That's awesome-sauce...regardless of method. 'Ducktales intro' felt in-line w/ that kinda...'more authentic' feel - I just don't get w/ the above mentioned. Boils down to style, for me - more than method...but damn, do I love, appreciate and prefer the 'human touch'.

 

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RIP. Commercial animation does feel lazy. Thank god for the deranged, obsessed, indie animators out there - Cartoon Network isn't the only avenue.

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Visually - I love it. I seriously still can't get over how in-tune I am w/ that art-style.

 

Audio - I still need a lot more time w/ the new voices. The kids sounds like adults and Scrooge sounds really...'altered'? Pitch n' speed tweaked?

 

The animation...yeah, I feel that 'blocky / stiffness'...but, it's just a 'sign of the times' for me. Perfectly fine. Doesn't distract me at all.

 

Looking forward to full episodes.

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Thinking on it more, I'm not sure how I'm feeling with the personality switch between Webby and Mrs. Beakley. In the original cartoon, Webbigail was a small and oft-timid but truly brave, sweet, and innocent little girl who's character was used as a stand-in for the smaller children watching the show and as a source of drama with everyone always going out of her way to protect her or when averted, using her innocence to defuse a dangerous situation by her straightening out the misunderstanding that caused all the tension. Now she's a typical bad-ass action girl, who in fan fiction if not the show itself is probably going to have the trio of boys eating out of her hand (ugh, there is going to be so much duck porn on the internet about her once this show hits the air). As for Mrs. Beakley, she was originally shown as a British Governess/Super-Nanny that the kids couldn't get anything past. She ran that household better than a drill sergeant. In the clip above, she seems more like a put-upon maid, very capable but still being run ragged... and where is Duckworth?

 

...yeah, I may have been a bit of a fanboy of the original...

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Nope, not for me.

 

LOL - aaaaaawww! What killed it?

 

Webbigail was a small and oft-timid but truly brave, sweet, and innocent little girl who's character was used as a stand-in for the smaller children watching the show and as a source of drama with everyone always going out of her way to protect her or when averted, using her innocence to defuse a dangerous situation by her straightening out the misunderstanding that caused all the tension. Now she's a typical bad-ass action girl...

 

I felt that same way about Webby - giant personality change...the 'kids' really do feel like teens / adults...I still ain't feeling the voices. Ah dunno 'bout Mrs. Beakley - she still felt like a super-nanny...but, I guess she's doubling as 'Alfred' / Duckworth. I hope he shows up.

 

They could just slowly roll out classic characters during the show. Can't wait to watch a few treasure hunts and see how it all plays together. I think it can work. LOL - I hope it works.

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Yeah, the kids are all young teens it would seem.

 

I've been watching classic Ducktales last night and this morning - Webby really was always trying to tag-along and be a part of the adventure.

 

I've rationalized that if this reboot / version has the 'kids' being a 'touch' older - on that logic - it does kinda makes sense that an 'older' Webby would be a bit more 'up for adventure' - having grown up in that kinda environment and always being 'too little' to take part.

 

I'm down for sum Donald - 'member, it wasn't always an ensemble cast in every episode. Sometimes, it'd just be Scrooge, Launchpad n' Gyro...or sometimes, just the kids. Maybe we won't get too swamped w/...

 

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^ Whoa! Thanks for posting!

 

 

 

(sigh) Gonna hafta subtitle Donald...

 

Dug the references n' shout-outs: 'Cape Suzette'! "Ooh-wee-oh! Tailspin!" 'Spoonerville' (Goof Troop) n' 'St. Canard' (Darking Duck), too? Lovely.

 

I also totally caught sum 'props' from the original series. LOL - Webby had her 'Quacky Patch' doll shot w/ an arrow in her room. Message? The head of that robot Gyro built in that one episode...

 

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The lamp from the 'Ducktales movie'...

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Very distinct 'look' - but it did have me miss 'the ol' days' at times. Didn't feel too infantile - but I do hope they 'up' the 'danger element' a bit. The score / music in the original was greatness - I felt a touch of that toward the end. This really lacked in the 'score' department. Voices are still freakin' weird - but I am curious to see more stories and expansion - and seeing how this universe grows. Didn't feel like a complete 'origin' story - I'm sure I gotta see a few more episodes to really feel invested.

 

The idea of a connected 'Disney Afternoon' universe sounds awesome. A crossover event / adventure w/ Scrooge, Gizmoduck, Darkwing, Rescue Rangers and Baloo w/ Kit Cloudkicker? Pretty cooool.

 

 

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