DuckTales has long been one of my favorite cartoons of all time. Not just of “Disney” cartoons, but the entire animation cannon. One of the things that I’ve always liked about the show (just like the original Carl Barks comics that the show is based on) is how many different kinds of genres are explored in each new story. One of the many genres DuckTales explores is the comic book super hero genre, which is a favorite of mine. Now, while normally the super hero on the show was GizmoDuck (who of course later crossed over to the DuckTales spin-off, Darkwing Duck), in one episode, Scrooge McDuck himself was the super hero. That episode, “The Masked Mallard,” is the subject of this DAF Retro Review.
As Disney fans may or may not know, this coming September 18, 2012 marks the 25th Anniversary of the beloved Disney tv cartoon series, DuckTales. We here at DAF Radio are huge DuckTales fans, to the point that in large part, it was our desire to get the last 25 episodes of this show on DVD that caused us to create DAF Radio in the first place. It hold a very special place in our hearts, and we are excited to do our part in celebrating this momentous occasion.
The time has come once again to write mass letters to Disney. However this time, we’ll be focused on one man at the Walt Disney Company: the Chairman of Disney Consumer Products Worldwide, Mr. Robert Chapeck!