A Fascinating Day In Animation History: Disney’s ‘DuckTales’ (1987 – 1990)

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Premiered: September 18th, 1987

As though my childhood was not awesome enough thanks to the annual mind-blowing feature-length films Disney released, a little thing called the Disney Afternoon came out in 1990 that seriously rocked my after-school world. Featuring four half-hour blocks of cartoons, the Disney Afternoon ran on network television in select markets across the country for seven years and DuckTales, a ground-breaking series for future Disney spinoffs, starring Scrooge McDuck and Donald Duck’s nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, ran during the first two seasons. The series enjoyed considerable success and continues to be considered a classic cartoon among animation fans.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 61: AF News – Week of February 9th, 2014

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Everything is Awesome!

In this bricktastic episode Marc and Stanford discuss The LEGO Movie and share your input on the film as well. We also talk about ideas for the already in the works sequel to the film and how well it did at the box office this past weekend. In addition, Stanford interviews Floyd Norman in celebration of The Jungle Book coming to Blu-ray this week.

Also Discussed: Arthur Rankin Jr.’s passing, a recap of the Annie Awards winners, a live-action/CG Rescue Rangers film, Pixar’s Party Central preview, the trailer for Postman Pat, and the voice cast for Sausage Party.

(Recorded on 02/10/14)

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Live Action/CG Hybrid ‘Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers’ in Development at Disney

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Did you ever watch the animated series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers on either The Disney Afternoon programming block or on Disney Channel? (Now do you have that catchy theme song song running through your head?) According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has picked up a pitch for a live action/CG hybrid feature film based on the series.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 40: The Disney Afternoon

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Listen Now!!

Step right up and come on in, here’s where the fun begins!

In this episode there’s so much to do, getting ready just for you, everybody’s busy, bringing you a Disney afternoon! In case you haven’t guessed yet Marc and Matt are joined by Justin Vactor to discuss the early 90s era of Disney animation on TV.

From Darkwing Duck, to Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Gargoyles, and Gummi Bears, all the favorites are discussed as well as much, much more..

So what to do? Just grab onto some duck tails and let’s get dangerous.

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