DuckTales (1987) - Volume 1

Genre(s): Animation / Family
Disney || NR - 618 minutes - $34.99 || November 8, 2005
Reviewer: Kushmeer Farakhan || Posted On: 2005-11-12


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

A U D I O &
.:: V I D E O ::.

Audio and Video

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: NA
Writer(s): NA
Cast: NA


Theatrical Release Date: NA


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
    None


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Full Screen (1.33)
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: None

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.::THE FILM::.

“Might solve a mystery or rewrite history… Ducktales! Woo-ooo!”

Like many of the cartoons I’ve reviewed for this site, this one too has I have an emotional attachment too. Out of all the Non-action cartoons I loved growing up, Ducktales was near the top of the heap. It was the second major entry (after Gummi Bears) into the world of daily animation for Disney and it was a huge success with over 100 episodes and a feature length theatrical film released.

"DuckTales" followed the story of Scrooge McDuck, the richest duck in the fictional town of Duckburg and his three grandnephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie as they and their friends went on various kinds of adventures. Their adventures often took them all over the world and they frequently clashed with enemies like the Beagle Boys and Magica De Spell.

The DVD set contains the first 27 episodes of the series (excluding the 5 part pilot episode “Legend of the Golden Suns” which one can only hope is released separately one day) with 9 episodes on each of the 3 Discs present.

I really enjoyed this set a lot. Tons of my favorite episodes were present and accounted for along with some that were, well, not so favorites as well. These are the earliest and what many consider the best of the series. Not me though. For my money, the best ones were the ones that featured Quentin Quackshell as Gizmo Duck (but we won’t see those ones till box 3 or 4).



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

No features.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

The picture quality was much better than TV quality (though not mind-blowing) but the audio was somewhat weaker than I expected. It wasn’t terrible but I was expecting a little more bombast for my buck.



.::OVERALL::.

This is definitely a great set if you’re a fan of the show. I am and thus I thoroughly enjoyed it. It doesn’t contain special features and with a show as beloved as this, I’m kind of surprised that they didn’t have ANYTHING present but at the same time, I realize that it’s just a treat to get the show on DVD at all. If you’re a fan or you’ve got kids, it’s a great buy.