Day 19 - It was supposed to be "Least favorite Pixar movie" but as I said before, I'm replacing all negative categories for positive ones. And since today marks the anniversary of my favorite current show, I'm turning this entry into Favorite TV Show! And for literally no one's surprise, my choice is DUCKTALES!
One year ago, the reboot pilot episode, "Woo-oo", premiered and showed how reboots should be done. In a word chock full of mediocre reboots, DuckTales was the rare one that actually improves from its predecessor, while showing an outstanding respect for everything that came before.
The original DuckTales was my favorite show as a kid, it introduced me to the brilliant Carl Barks' and Don Rosa's Uncle Scrooge comics, which I instantly became a fan as well.
Watching "Woo-oo" was witnessing a fantasy coming to life... they were perfectly bringing together elements from both the original 1987 show and the comics, and pushing them forward! Watching it, I've felt everything have paid off. It was like I've been training for that moment all my life. With a dynamic art style, dazzling animation, perfect voice acting, clever dialogues, intriguing mysteries, thrilling adventures, hysterical humor, quality family drama, thoughtful updates, FLAWLESS characterization and loads of heart, the reboot is a magnificent triumph!
It's PERFECT. I don't think there's any other property, in my whole life, that ever felt more "tailor made for me". It was made with tremendous love and respect for these characters. Don Rosa's Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck was a required reading for everyone involved, which shows a very atypical respect for the work it's based of.
Since Duck is the name of the family, the show became about FAMILY, Scrooge's greatest treasure. They really GET IT. They have nailed the essence of the characters. They're ducks, but they're the most human characters you will ever meet. Their problems, pains, losses and angst were very real. And it became even more real after yesterday's "Last Crash of the Sunchaser", finally revealing what happened to Della Duck in a very poignant, emotional episode. (CONTINUE in the comments)