He is the terror that flaps in the night. He is the sneeze on your enchilada! He is the soft brown doggie deposit that befouls the golf course of crime! He is DARKWING DUCK! And he’s coming back to TV….sort of.
Disney hasn’t been known for giving its animated TV shows a fair shot in the home video market. Their DVD releases usually consist of four random episodes on one disc. Only rarely will a series be given a complete season set, and a complete series set for any Disney cartoon is extremely rare.
This October will bring the end of Star Wars Rebels, and with it comes many loose ends being tied up, and storylines that’ll lead into Rogue One. During the most recent trailer, a very particular name got dropped, Director Orson Krennic, who was the true mastermind behind the Death Star. This was dropped by Tarkin in a conversation with Grand Admiral Thrawn, the former of whom noted that Krennic’s plan for “Stardust” seemed more reliable than Thrawn’s new fighter.
The final Season of Star Wars Rebels is coming, and with it comes an end to an unexpectedly fun journey. What started out under the worst circumstances (via the sudden cancellation of Star Wars: The Clone Wars), soon became something very special. Star Wars Rebels helped fill the void between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Then, once Rogue One came to be, it helped add more to that film as well. But, the team behind the show knew they were on borrowed time at best, so they decided that this season would be the last one.
DuckTales (Woo-hoo!) is coming back to the world in a big way. A prequel coming already started the fun, and now, the series itself will return on Disney XD August 12th. This i s a complete reboot of the original classic series, and will feature an all-new cast, including legendary actor David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck.
The upcoming Ducktales revival is something that fans old and new have been wanting for a long time. But, with its revival comes questions about what other classic Disney shows could return. One of the biggest requests by far is the originals “sister show” Darkwing Duck. Both shows used the character called Launchpad McQuack, but, both were confirmed to be separate universes…until San Diego Comic Con that is.
For the past two years Disney’s TV animation department has been working on a 21st century revival of their classic syndicated series DuckTales. Most of the original voice cast that gave life to the characters in the 1980’s don’t work anymore; some, like Alan Young (the voice of Scrooge) have already passed. Who could possibly fill their shoes?
Guardians of the Galaxy was not only a hit movie on the big screen, but its adaptation in animated form on Disney XD was also popular. So much so that they got a second season. At New York Comic Con, more details were given about the second season of the show, which will delve more deeply into the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe.
Lucasfilm and Disney XD have released some new photo stills and a new clip this week for the next episode of Star Wars Rebels Season 2. The new episode is “Legends of the Lasat,” and it will be a new episode focusing on the backstory of the Ghost crew’s favorite Lasat, Garazeb Orrelios. You can check out the new clip and stills (Courtesy of Disney XD) below.
The new Guardians of the Galaxy animated series will premiere on Disney XD next month, so Marvel and Disney are stepping up their promotion of the show. A new teaser trailer for the series, featuring Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling,” was released, and you can check it out in the player below.
Wonder no longer because Disney XD has confirmed renewals for the hit animated shows Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble on the network. Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man will return for a fourth season on the network next year (2016). The show will be re-dubbed, Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6 similar to how season three was renamed Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. In addition, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble will return now titled as Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution. Based on the titles one can imagine Season Four of Ultimate Spider-Man will feature everyone’s favorite web-slinging hero Spider-Man facing his enemies the Sinister Six. Avengers: Ultron Revolution will of course likely feature as the malevolent AI robot Ultron as the enemy. Previously, Ultron appeared as a villain with a multi-episode arc in Season Two of Avengers Assemble, which is still ongoing. Both new seasons are currently in production by Marvel TV for Disney XD.