When I was a kid, there was a block of Disney cartoons shown every weekday afternoon that couldn’t be missed. It consisted of DuckTales, TaleSpin, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, and a rotating player to be named later. My friends and I would race home every day to watch the shows, which wasn’t that big of a deal because we were in high school (What? That’s still a kid!) and had our own cars. Don’t worry, we obeyed the posted speed limits.
Anyway, time passed as it is prone to do, causing one memory to give way to the next, and before I knew it, those classic shows were just something that I used to know.
Imagine my surprise when my family and I walked into the Disney Interactive pavilion at Disney’s D23 Expo and discovered that the DuckTales video game (Capcom) had been remastered for our playing entertainment.
So we played, and we were entertained. My boys, admittedly, weren’t well-versed in the show (which we have since corrected by buying a DVD box set of the series), but they knew the characters involved and the shenanigans they are capable of. They took to it like a duck takes to water (or money), and now they are making their own duck tales. I’ve got to admit, it feels good.
The DuckTales video game was just one of the featured titles at D23, which also included a new Phineas and Ferb video game, Disney’s Fantasia: Music Evolved, and, of course, the amazing Disney Infinity — all of which are a ton of fun, but only one had me singing this the rest of the day:
And now you’ll be singing it, too. You’re welcome.
DuckTales Remastered was released August 13, 2013 for PlayStation, Wii U, and will be available September 11, 2013 on Xbox Live Arcade.