What animal do you use when making a live action version of a 90s cartoon? Not pony tails. Not cotton tails. That’s right… real live duck tails! (woo-oo!) Disney have recast the intro to their much loved cartoon series DuckTales (woo-oo!) with actual ducks. Watch it, then I’m going to teach you some history. Not real history: cartoon history. Better history.
Following the wealthy Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie on globe trotting, tax-avoiding adventures, DuckTales (woo-oo!) was part of Disney’s amazing television line-up in the late 80s and early 90s that placed familiar characters in their own series. Pre-Little Mermaid, the studio’s movies were under performing (Oliver & Company anyone?) and for many children it was the likes of DuckTales (woo-oo!), Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers (ch-ch-ch-Chip and Dale, rescue rangers!) and Gummi Bears (something something Gummi Bears!) that first got them hooked on the House of House.
Anyway, it’s been remade with ducks, with the original DuckTales (woo-oo!) intro below if you want to compare. Now, when do we get our live action TaleSpin? A live bear landing an amphibious plane. Make it happen, Disney.