DuckTales Destination Adventure on DVD!
When it was first announced that there would be a new series of DuckTales on the Disney Channel, I was all in from the start. Like many, I was a huge fan of the original series, which followed the adventures of the First Family of Duckburg, namely Huey, Dewey, and Louie, accompanied by their friend Webby, and led by the richest adventurer in history, Scrooge McDuck. With an all-star cast (comedy fan favorites Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, and Kate Micucci play the children, respectively, and Scottish Doctor Who actor David Tennant voices Scrooge, himself), and a fun, new animation style I was quick to become a happy fan of the new series.
But what I didn’t fully expect was how much my daughter would love it too! With no nostalgia to bring her in, and with only the access point of her familiarity with Donald Duck (from our frequent visits to Disney Parks), it became a show she requests often. As most parents know, when a child wants to watch a show that the parent enjoys too, it’s a home run!
Starting today, you can own a great compilation DVD of some of Duck Family’s greatest adventures in DuckTales: Destination Adventure! The DVD includes six episodes from the rebooted series and features epic journeys through destinations such as the ancient tomb in Toth-Ra, the strange and mysterious summit of Mt. Neverrest, and Ithaquack, a vacation island for Greek Gods. The collection also includes the episode “Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!” featuring the series’ long-awaited introduction of Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera (voiced by Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda) and his super-robot alter-ego Gizmoduck! The episode also contains a lovely cameo by Darkwing Duck (from the early 90s series of the same name), stylized in the cool new design of the series.
As a BONUS, the DVD includes two classic episodes from the original 1980s cartoon: “New Gizmo-Kids on the Block,” wherein a shrunken Gizmoduck suit ends up in the hands of the nephews; and “Ducky Mountain High,” which sees Scrooge going head-to-head against his nemesis Flintheart Glomgold for acres of land with legendary golden trees. My daughter loved these episodes just as much as the new ones included on the DVD, and, as always, sang along with the classic, synthesizer-heavy theme song. This DVD is a great collection of adventures for children of all ages, which is quite a feat. For a future adventurer like my daughter, it has just the right amount of humor, fun, and excitement that we both can enjoy together!