DVD Review – DISNEY DUCKTALES DESTINATION: ADVENTURE
If you are absolutely loving the new DuckTales animated series, you’re going to want to own the newest DVD “DuckTales – Destination: Adventure”. This release features six episodes of the new reboot along with two episodes from the original 1980s series.
“DuckTales – Destination: Adventure” is the second release on DVD. The first release only contained the pilot episode along with some of the bonus shorts that aired before the series started. This release is already off to a good start.
First episode on this release is “The Beagle Birthday Massacre” and we find Webby going on an adventure with a new friend by the name of Lena. Webby who is looking for some adventure, joins Lena in attending a party but it turns out she was crashing a Beagle gang party. Chaos ensues.
The second episode is “The Living Mummies of Toth-Rah!,” Uncle Scrooge, Huey, Louie, Dewey, Launchpad, and Webby are on an adventure through a tomb. And because they are who they are, some of them get separated.
Can I just say how much I love Webby? She has to deal with Louie this entire episode. I don’t know how she didn’t hit him over the head and left him there.
Third episode titled “The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!” finds them on winter break and Scrooge decides he wants to be the first duck to climb to the top of the mountain. Of course, nothing is ever what it seems!
Dewey and Webby (and viewers) learn a bit more about his mom while Donald, Huey, and Louie get dragged into a battle between Scrooge and Zeus in “The Spear of Selene!”
In “Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. system” Launchpad gets his drivers licence but feels his job is threaten when Beak’s newest invention is revealed and Scrooge wants to buy a whole fleet of them.
And rounding out the episodes is “The Missing Links of Moorshire” which has Scrooge and Glomgold playing golf and things get a bit mystical.
The only bonus features on the DVD are the two original episodes : “New Gizmo-Kids on the Block” and “Ducky Mountain High”. The episodes are in Widescreen format, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio with English SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles.
I’m loving the new reboot of DuckTales. It reminds me so much of the playfulness of the original series but with a whole lot more humor. I find myself laughing out loud a lot more as I watched these episodes. I found myself gasping a few times with some of the revelations that happened in a couple of episodes like in “The Beagle Birthday Massacre“. The animation is cute and very different from the original series but it works so well. I like the designs a lot.
Now a word of warning, these episodes are not in order. A bit of research shows that it collects episode 4 and 8-12 If you are the type who is looking to buy the entire season in airing order – this release is not for you in that sense. You are better off waiting for a full season 1 release (if it ever happens). This DVD release is perfect for kids who want to watch DuckTales on repeat, those who don’t have Disney XD ( like me), or a DVD to pass around to friends to introduce the awesome-ness that is Webby.
DuckTales features the voices of David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi as Huey Duck; Ben Schwartz as Dewey Duck; Bobby Moynihan as Louie Duck; Kate Micucci as Webbigail (Webby) Vanderquack; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack; Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley; and Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck with Lin-Manuel Miranda as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera aka Gizmoduck (featured in one episode*).
DuckTales Destination: Adventure is now available on DVD and be sure to catch DuckTales on Disney XD!