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  • Home Video Highlights: DuckTales: Destination: Adventure (2018) Review

    DuckTales: Destination: Adventure! (2018): Gearing up for another round of excitement and hijinks, DuckTales: Destination Adventure! finds everyone’s favorite mini ducks and their wealthy grandfather Scrooge McDuck together again in a handful episodes taking them from ancient tombs to the dangerous Mt. Neverrest and beyond.  Equally as fun as their delightful pilot episode, over two hours of death-defying hilarity across six episodes await fans with a penchant for globetrotting thrills that only Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby can deliver.  While younger viewers will enjoy the offerings of episodes no questions asked, keen-eyed fans may be confused and slightly disappointed by the disc’s random selection and sorting of episodes kicking DuckTales’ home video beginnings off to an uneven start.  While their inclusion and placement may be a bit messy, there’s no denying that the fun contained within DuckTales: Destination: Adventure! is another worthy artifact deserving of a spot in fans’ home video museums.  As an added bonus for elder fans who grew up with the original DuckTales, classic episodes from seasons 1 and 4, “New Gizmo-Kids on the Block” and “Ducky Mountain High” respectively, are included to keep you woo-hooing just a little while longer.  Furthermore, Sneak Peeks at Disney Movie Rewards (0:20), DisneyNOW (1:03) and Incredibles 2 (1:01) round out the disc’s supplemental material.

    RATING: 4/5

    Available now on DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, DuckTales: Destination: Adventure! can be purchased via Amazon.com and other fine retailers.

  • Home Video Highlights: DuckTales: Woo-oo! (2017) & Tangled: The Series - Queen for a Day (2017) Reviews

                          

    DuckTales: Woo-oo! (2017): 30 years later, Disney XD revives one of the original Disney Afternoon’s cherished properties with DuckTales.  Based on Carl Banks’ iconic comic strips, DuckTales: Woo-oo! finds clumsy Donald Duck leaving his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie with his Uncle Scrooge while attending a job interview.  Unimpressed with their elderly family member, the triplets are introduced to the young Webby Vanderquack who reveals the many adventures conquered and relics secured by McDuck.  After accidentally unleashing and daringly recapturing evil spirits within the mansion, Scrooge’s sense of adventure is awakened and rounds up his young spectators to recover the Lost Jewel of Atlantis.  Confronted with his nemesis Flintheart Glomgold who is also after the jewel and aided by a clueless Donald, hilarity and excitement ensue in this phenomenal pilot installment to its equally strong first season.  Led by spot-on vocal work by David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones) as Scrooge McDuck, exceptional animation and a newly recorded cover of the memorable 80s theme song, DuckTales: Woo-oo!, accompanied by 6 “Welcome to Duckburg” bonus shorts and Sneak Peeks at Disney Movie Rewards, DisneyNOW and Disneynature’s Dolphins, is a splashing good time for fans of all ages.

    Available now on DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, DuckTales: Woo-oo! can be purchased via Amazon.com and other fine retailers.

    RATING: 4.5/5      

    Tangled: The Series - Queen for a Day (2017): In this epic hour-long episode, Tangled: The Series - Queen for a Day finds Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore) looking over the kingdom while her parents take a royal getaway.  Overwhelmed with her role as acting queen and each decision for the kingdom backfiring, Rapunzel is faced with a dire winter storm that pits her parents in mortal danger while young Varian’s pleas to aid his father who is being encased by the recent uprising of mysterious spiky rock formations fall on deaf ears, making Rapunzel’s test run at leading the kingdom her hardest challenge to date.  Perhaps the most dramatic installment of the series to date with its enchanting, brushstroke-like animation continuing to be a feast for the eyes plus, four “Inside the Journal” Shorts as well as the same recycled Sneak Peeks as its fellow animated DisneyXD release, Tangled: The Series - Queen for a Day is a magical highpoint for the longhaired fairy tale saga.

    Available now on DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Tangled: The Series - Queen for a Day can be purchased via Amazon.com and other fine retailers.

    RATING: 4/5