We received Ducktales: Woo-Ooo DVD to review. I had not yet seen this new version until now of the series, which is a take on the show from the late 80s/early 90s as part of Disney Afternoon. While I didn’t watch the original series religiously the first time around, I was a young adult at the time already – I watched enough to have a baseline knowledge of the characters. The only original voice I notice on IMDB is Tony Anselmo, who has played Donald Duck for a very long time. And David Tennant now voices Scrooge McDuck.
Ducktales: Woo-Ooo has one episode of 44 minutes, along with six additional shorts – the shorts are short. And there is one preview, DisneyNature’s upcoming Dolphins. Once you hit play at the beginning, it plays through the entire DVD.
The episode sees Huey, Dewey and Louie learning from their uncle Donald that the very wealthy Scrooge McDuck is their great-uncle. The nephews are very excited about it, he not so much. Scrooge feels that family is “nothing but trouble” and Huey, Dewey and Louie soon come the realization that he isn’t the person they put on a pedestal. But eventually Scrooge takes them – and Webigail – on an adventure to the Lost City of Atlantis. They are joined by Launchpad McQuack.
Ducktales: Woo-Ooo is a lot of fun. I am not always a fan of the newer incarnation of shows, but I found this enjoyable and easy to watch.
Here is more information on the DVD:
Synopsis: From defying danger to solving mysteries, chart a course for action-packed thrills with DuckTales “Woo-oo!”
The high-flying fun begins when Donald Duck reluctantly takes his mischief-making nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie to McDuck Manor, stately home of their rich, reclusive, great-uncle Scrooge McDuck. Enthralled by the exploits of their once-legendary great-uncle, the triplets and their fearless new friend Webby unwittingly unleash secret totems from Scrooge’s epic past, launching the entire family on a daring, deep-sea quest for the Lost City of Atlantis.
Voice Cast: David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi (“Community”) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (“Parks and Recreation”) as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”) as Louie, Kate Micucci (“Garfunkel and Oates”) as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett (“Saturday Night Live”) as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye (“Castle”) as Mrs. Beakley and Tony Anselmo (“Mickey Mouse”) as Donald Duck.
Executive Producer: Matt Youngberg
Story Editor: Francisco Angones
Bonus: Six “Welcome to Duckburg!” Shorts:
Release Date: December 19, 2017
Ratings: TV-Y (US), Bonus Material Not Rated
Total Run Time: Approximately 44 minutes (not including bonus)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)
Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English SDH
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