If you’re in the know, you’d be aware that there is already a new show called The Three Caballeros that’s airing overseas right now. And if you’re really in the know, you’d be aware of the illicit locations on the web of where to find episodes of said show. And if you’re really, really in the know, you would have watched some or all of those episodes, and kind of realized that version of the show, while very strange, is also kind of good, in that chaotic-fun, anything-goes kind of way. I wouldn’t say that “The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!”–and DuckTales as a whole–is in any way competing with The Three Caballeros. But, again, if you’re really, really, really in the know, you’d be hard pressed not to compare that show to DuckTales’ take on the reunion of Donald, Jose, and Panchito. While that show portray Jose and Panchito as well-meaning but somewhat clueless, burgeoning heroes, DuckTales portrays them as immensely endearing, if quietly sad, old friends. And, gosh darnit, they are just so likable. I’d argue that this DuckTales first real casual, hangout-type episode of the run so far, leaning more comedic than adventurous, with Donald, Jose, and Panchito gleefully bouncing off one another, enjoying their nostalgic reminisces, while simultaneously (and obviously) hiding their current lifestyles. And, sure, it’s a sitcom and cartoon plot as old as time–making up lies about one’s current life to impress people–but DuckTales props up the cliche by 1) providing a layer of… [Read full story]
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