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D23 & ASIFA to Host Disney TV Animation Event

Disney Afternerds with Gold or Silver D23 membership have one more day to get ready and reserve tickets to the up-coming 30 Years of Disney Television Animation event hosted by D23 and ASIFA Hollywood! The event will take place at 6pm on November 5, 2014 at the Walt Disney Studios and is free and only available to Gold and Silver D23 members. Among the featured guest set to take stage, voice actor Bill “Goofy” Farmer as well as writer/producers Jymn Magon (DuckTales, TaleSpin) and Mark McCorkle (Aladdin: The Series) will be there to represent the Disney Afternoon-era. For more information, please visit this LINK to the official D23.com article.

UPDATE – ‘Darkwing Duck’ Returns to Comics with new Omnibus

UPDATE: The Darkwing Duck omnibus will not include the BOOM! Studios DuckTales/Darkwing Duck crossover. The omnibus will also lead into an all-new Darkwing Duck comic series from Joe Books in 2015. Stay tuned for more information!

Disney Afternerds rejoice! Darkwing Duck is back in comics this January 15, 2015 from new publisher Joe Books in an all-new omnibus collecting all 400+ pages from the original BOOM! Studios comics that ended just a few years ago. DW comic mastermind Aaron Sparrow tweeted the fooling tweet about this exciting news:

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Head Host Messages: What New DA DVD’s Means

TaleSpin Volume 3 Disc 2, Menu 1As we’ve reported over the last few days, new Disney Afternoon titles are in stock right now at your local Wal-Mart stores. If you don’t see them there yet, check back later as they probably haven’t been stocked yet at your specific store. If for whatever reason you don’t like shopping at Wal-Mart, that’s OK, in a few moths these same titles will be released via other retail outlets and are being sold as pre-orders on Amazon.com. Here is the endgame with all of this however: while we continue to encourage you to join a number of fan campaigns that we run to convince Disney Home Entertainment to release what has not yet been released on DVD from the early years of Disney TV Animation, there is no single act that will help that reality from taking place better than buying what has been released already.

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DA DVD’s Sold at US Wal-Marts

In an up-date from our previous story on new Disney Afternoon DVD’s sold at Canadian Wal-Marts, we’ve been made aware that these same titles have been spotted in US Wal-Mart stores now as well.  Again, these titles were previous Disney Movie Club Exclusives and are still being listed on Amazon.com as coming out in January 2015, so these early releases are pure Wal-Mart Exclusives for right now outside of the ability to still purchase the titles in question from the Disney Movie Club still before the wider release in a few months. The titles in question once again are DuckTales: The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Gargoyles: Season 2, Volume 2, Goof Troop: Volume One & Goof Troop: Volume Two, TaleSpin: Volume Three and finally Have Yourselves A Goofy Little Christmas. A big thanks to Disney Afternerd Kyle for the heads-up!

New DA DVDs Out Now At Canadian Wal-Marts

DuckTales and Gargoyles at Wal-Mart Canada In an interesting turn of events, the up-coming Disney Afternoon titles that were originally Disney Movie Club Exclusives, but are set to be released the first of next year, have made their first appearances early. Spotted at a Canadian Walt-Mart this last weekend were DuckTales: The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Gargoyles: Season 2, Volume 2, Goof Troop: Volume One & Goof Troop: Volume Two, TaleSpin: Volume Three and finally Have Yourselves A Goofy Little Christmas.

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DAF Retro Review: ADVENTURES OF THE GUMMI BEARS: Episode 17 – ‘The Crimson Avenger’

What has poor Tummi been draged into by Cubbi this time?Head Host Jason takes a look back at the classic episode from Adventures of the Gummi Bears, “The Crimson Avenger”.

Original Broadcast: 18 October 1986 (USA)

Director: Art Vitello Writer: Jymn Magon, Art Vitello (story), Mark Zaslove (teleplay) / Cast: Noelle North, Lorenzo Music, Corey Burton, June Foray, Katie Leigh, Roger C. Carmel, Brett Johnson, Will Ryan, Michael Rye

After previously being knighted by Calla, Cubbi burns with a strong desire to protect Dunwyn and Gummi Glen. After Sunni suggests he go off into the forest to protect people, Cubbi gets the idea to become a masked crime fighter known as “The Crimson Adventure.” After learning Cubbi’s secret, Tummi ends up joining Cubbi on his adventurous quest to rid the kingdom of crime. However, after Cubbi accidentally gets Tummi hurt and Cavin and Calla in trouble, will it be The Crimson Avenger to the rescue or will Cubbi hang up his mask and cap?

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