Darkwing Duck (1991) - News Poster

(1991–1992)

News

DuckTales revival: the comics to read before you watch

Paul Bullock Nov 7, 2017

With a preview of the new DuckTales arriving in the UK this month, we look at the comics to read as background...

The return of DuckTales (a wooo-oooo!) has brought about renewed interest in the adventures of Scrooge McDuck, his n’er-do-well nephew Donald and the world’s most famous Junior Woodchucks Huey, Dewey and Louie. It may still be in its first season over in the Us, but the new series has already received high praise, with critics citing as a major positive the reverence it has towards legendary comics writer and artist Carl Barks.

See related Mr Robot interview: Sam Esmail on hackers, Fight Club Why Mr Robot is Fight Club’s spiritual successor

For those not familiar with his work, Barks is a Disney legend who originally joined the studio in 1935 as an inbetweener - an artist who creates the frames in between the
See full article at Den of Geek »

Bad Girls Of "Batman" And Legendary Movie Poster Artist Robert Tanenbaum To Appear At Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Con

  • CinemaRetro
Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention presents Classic Movie Poster Artist Robert Tanenbaum, Jean Hale (In Like Flint), Sharyn Wynters (The Female Bunch), and Donna Loren (Bikini Beach) at the August 20, 2017 Show.

Robert Tanenbaum is a Movie Poster Artist with an over 50 year career illustrating every film genre such as Science Fiction, Horror, Comedy, War, Drama and Martial Arts. Robert has illustrated such Classic Movie Posters as A Christmas Story, Battle For The Planet Of The Apes, Cujo, Five Fingers Of Death, Black Christmas, Super Fly, The Color Of Money, My Bodyguard, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, The Iron Cross, The Eagle Has Landed, Ransom, Cleopatra Jones And The Casino Of Gold, Hot Potato, Mel Brooks High Anxiety and Silent Night, Evil Night. Robert’s art is featured on the first announcement that Jaws was being made into a Movie.
See full article at CinemaRetro »

Tino Insana Dies: Second City Alum & ‘Bobby’s World’ Voice Actor Was 69

Tino Insana, the improv actor, writer and the voice of Uncle Ted in the Fox series Bobby’s World, died June 1 of cancer. He was 69. His role in Bobby’s World launched a 25-year career as voice actor, with Insana lending his pipes to such animated kids programs as Spaceballs, Darkwing Duck, Bubble Guppies, Pepper Ann, Teacher's Pet, Buzz Lightyear and Goof Troop. As an actor, he appeared on TV shows including Night Court, Mad About You and Curb Your Enthusiasm and wrote…
See full article at Deadline TV »

‘Twin Peaks’: 7 Damn Fine TV Homages to David Lynch’s Influential Series

  • Indiewire
‘Twin Peaks’: 7 Damn Fine TV Homages to David Lynch’s Influential Series
It’s no secret that David Lynch’s original “Twin Peaks” series has had a lot of impact on TV series creators and directors. And while his influence can be seen in the small-town themes, quirky characters, striking visuals and sweeping, cinematic shots that are common today, some TV shows haven’t made their love known in oblique ways. Instead, they’ve paid direct homage through references and spoofs.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Photos: See All the New Images from Showtime’s Revival

From the Red Room and the show’s delightful dialogue, dream sequences, owls and colorful characters, “Twin Peaks” offers so much to mine. The show has become a cultural touchstone that has even invaded children’s programming. While casual references have been dropped in shows ranging from “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” to “24,” IndieWire has dug through these to find the best and most loving tributes to Lynch’s TV phenomenon.
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Twin Peaks’: 7 Damn Fine TV Homages to David Lynch’s Influential Series

‘Twin Peaks’: 7 Damn Fine TV Homages to David Lynch’s Influential Series
It’s no secret that David Lynch’s original “Twin Peaks” series has had a lot of impact on TV series creators and directors. And while his influence can be seen in the small-town themes, quirky characters, striking visuals and sweeping, cinematic shots that are common today, some TV shows haven’t made their love known in oblique ways. Instead, they’ve paid direct homage through references and spoofs.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Photos: See All the New Images from Showtime’s Revival

From the Red Room and the show’s delightful dialogue, dream sequences, owls and colorful characters, “Twin Peaks” offers so much to mine. The show has become a cultural touchstone that has even invaded children’s programming. While casual references have been dropped in shows ranging from “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” to “24,” IndieWire has dug through these to find the best and most loving tributes to Lynch’s TV phenomenon.
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8 – A Journey’s End? out now, watch the trailer here

Telltale Games has today released the eighth and final episode of Minecraft: Story Mode. Titled, ‘A Journey’s End’, this is the concluding episode available as part of the Adventure Pass which was released earlier this year, although one has to wonder if this is really the end judging by the use of the ‘?’ in the episode’s title.

In ‘A Journey’s End’ we find Jesse and the gang having to take part in a series of gladiatorial games such as Walls and Spleef to win their freedom, save their friends and perhaps get back to their own world.

The all star cast gains two new additions in this episode with Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh, Darkwing Duck) as Hadrian, leader of the Old Builders and Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty, The Fairly OddParents) as Mevia, the Enforcer.

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8 – ‘A Journey’s End?’ is available now on Xbox 360, Xbox One,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

‘Darkwing Duck’ creator just shattered an illusion on the show's 25th anniversary

  • Hitfix
‘Darkwing Duck’ creator just shattered an illusion on the show's 25th anniversary
Ok, ok, ok. I think you should sit down. I have some news to break and it's not going to be easy. Darkwing Duck, celebrating its 25th anniversary this week, does not take place in the same universe as DuckTales. Our nostalgia is constantly being pandered to these days, with varying results. When it comes to Disney's animated ducks we've recently had the DuckTales video game revamp, a new animated series is on the way at Disney Xd, and Darkwing Duck comic books (published by Joe Books), but a new reveal about that "universe" just blew my mind. The Hollywood Reporter did a nice interview with Tad Stones, creator of the animated Darkwing Duck series from the early '90s. Many have often assumed, with good reason, that show was a spinoff from DuckTales. It featured Launchpad and Gizmoduck, for instance. But Stones told THR not only is Darkwing Duck not a spinoff,
See full article at Hitfix »

Darkwing Duck Headed Back to TV in 2018 (Update: He’s Not, but There Is a New Comic!)

Let’s. Get. Dangerous. The terror that flaps in the night will be flapping his way back to TV very soon. As announced today, Disney Xd is planning a new animated series starring the costumed duck that is currently scheduled to debut in 2018. According to the network: Our new series will bring that same energy and bumbling crime-fighting spirit that fans have come to love about Darkwing Duck. We’re also going to add a gritty look that this generation of kids love. It’s our goal that fans of old and new will enjoy the new Darkwing Duck. No announcement was made about

Darkwing Duck Headed Back to TV in 2018 (Update: He’s Not, but There Is a New Comic!)
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Anaheim Ducks Goalies Get More Video Game Inspired Masks

  • Cinelinx
Two of the coolest goalies in the NHL gets yet another awesome mask inspired by your favorite video games!

Look I'm a Coyotes fan which means I take a lot of heat from every fanbase in the league, but I have to admit it when another team does something neat.

In this case it's the goalies of the Anaheim Ducks. Last year they had video game and Lego inspired masks, and they are at it again this year.

Goalies Gibson and Anderson have gotten some nifty new helmet designs for the upcoming season. One features Lego Batman, and from what I can see it also has some Darkwing Duck style images too, but it is hard to tell from these teaser images. The second helmet goes retro and has the classic Duck Hunt game from Nintendo, which is kind of funny too considering they are the Ducks after all!

(Sorry,
See full article at Cinelinx »

Disney is asking fans to choose the next Disney Infinity character

Disney is asking fans to choose the next Disney Infinity character
If you want Darkwing Duck or some other Disney character in Disney Infinity, now's your chance to help make that happen.

Through the official Disney blog, the company is asking fans to vote for the character they want most to appear in its toys-to-life series.

Fans can choose between a number of characters that haven't appeared in the game yet, including Darkwing Duck, Dory from Finding Nemo, Belle or Beast from Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan or Captain Hook from Peter Pan, and Ariel or Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

Some other notables include Goofy, Kim Possible, Hercules, Pocahontas, Robin Hood, Cinderella and the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland.

If your favourite character isn't featured, Disney is open to suggestions, writing that you can mention any other pick in the comments section of the blog post.

The latest instalment in the toys-to-life series is Disney Infinity 3.0, which is
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

Help Choose the Next Disney Infinity Figure in Player’s Pick 2015

Disney Infinity Player’s Pick 2015 is now officially underway. Through it fans of Disney Interactive's toys-to-life game will get to help decide a figure that will appear in a future edition of the Disney Infinity game, presumably Disney Infinity 4.0 in 2016.

There are a couple different ways to partake in Player’s Pick 2015 and make your voice heard. The official Disney blog has a running poll featuring 20 characters to choose from and from what I can tell you can vote as many times as your finger is able to hit the refresh button and vote again. The choices range from Darkwing Duck, a figure who has already appeared on Power Discs and apparently already came close to being green lit, to Mabel from Gravity Falls.

Speaking of Mabel, she's running away with the poll with the majority of nearly one million votes. Darkwing Duck and Wall-e are a distant second and third,
See full article at TheHDRoom »

Emily S. Whitten Interviews Jim Cummings

  • Comicmix
Is there aaaaanyone here who hasn’t seen at least a video clip of Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger Too at some point? I know I’ve seen plenty – Winnie-the-Pooh was a part of my childhood, and is now a part of the childhood of this Auntie Em’s little nephew and nieces. And would it blow your mind to learn that since the 1990s, Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger too have been…dun dun duuuuun…the same person? Because they have! Well, at least when it comes to the guy who does their voices.

This is one of the things I adore about voice actors – how versatile they are, and how they can do so many voices that just sound nothing like each other; even when the characters are in conversation together. It’s really amazing.

If you know anything about voice actors, you’ll know that when I talk about the voice of Pooh and Tigger,
See full article at Comicmix »

John Lasseter on ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘The Good Dinosaur’ and Disney/Pixar Slate

John Lasseter on ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘The Good Dinosaur’ and Disney/Pixar Slate
John Lasseter talked about the upcoming slate of Disney/Pixar animated films during an extremely detailed two-hour presentation at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday morning.

The chief creative officer unveiled new clips and plot lines of such titles as Pixar’s “Finding Dory,” the sequel to “Finding Nemo,” and Disney’s “Moana” about a Polynesian princess. Lasseter noted how Pixar will release two movies in the same year for the very first time: “Inside Out,” which premiered at Cannes earlier this week out-of-competition, and “The Good Dinosaur,” which has a Thanksgiving release date.

He also declared that Disney Animation had bounced back, thanks to the success of the juggernaut “Frozen” and the Oscar-winning “Big Hero 6,” saying that the studio had previously suffered from low morale. “It was quite broken when they came in,” Lasseter said about the business 10 years ago. He told his staff: “What would heal them
See full article at Variety - Film News »

7 '90s Kids Cartoons We'd Like to Reboot

7 '90s Kids Cartoons We'd Like to Reboot
On the heels of Disney Xd's DuckTales revival, and Netflix bringing back Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse, we started thinking about other cartoons that could be due for a reboot.

News: DuckTales is Coming Back to TV!

Here's seven animated series we're starting to feel nostalgia for that could give joy to a new generation.

1. Darkwing Duck: The feel of the show isn't that far away from Inspector Gadget, and who doesn't like a masked superhero?

2. Rocko's Modern Life: The humor of this show was pretty sophisticated for a cartoon, giving it an appeal to kids and parents alike.

3. Dexter's Laboratory: If The Powerpuff Girls could get a reboot, surely we should get the chance to see Dexter back in his lab. The brother-sister/odd couple comedy duo of a mad scientist child and his annoying sister Dee Dee is one of the best of all time.

4. Johnny Bravo:
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

Christine Cavanaugh Dies; Voiced Babe The Pig, Chuckie On ‘Rugrats’

  • Deadline
Christine Cavanaugh Dies; Voiced Babe The Pig, Chuckie On ‘Rugrats’
Christine Cavanaugh, an Annie Award-winning voice actor who brought to life such characters as Babe the Sheep Pig, Chuckie on Rugrats and the title kid in Dexter’s Laboratory, has died. She was 51. The Utah native died December 22, according to the Los Angeles Times; no cause of death was reported.

Cavanaugh started out as an actress in the late 1980s, appearing on such shows as Cheers and Empty Nest. In 1991 she landed a regular gig as the voice of Goslyn Mallard on Darkwing Duck, appearing in more than 70 episodes. Probably her most famous TV gig began that same year as she voiced Chuckie Finster, the scaredy-cat oldest baby on Nickelodeon’s Rugrats. Cavanaugh played the character for 135-plus episodes until 2002, when Nancy Cartwright took over. She also played Chuckie in The Rugrats Movie (1998).

During that time she continued working on TV, landing a regular voice role as Bunnie Rabbot in
See full article at Deadline »

Rugrat’s Chuckie Dead at 51

  • Boomtron
Okay, the headline may be a little misleading, as it is just the voice of Chuckie. Yes, with a heavy heart we report that Christine Cavanaugh has passed away at 51 years young. The funny lady had a long resume with many kid shows (Rugrats, Dexter’s Laboratory and Darkwing Duck) and also guest roles on shows like E.R. and Cheers. TMZ reported that she passe away on the 22 of December, the cause was rumored to be cancer.

We are sadden by this news. We loved her and her wide range of talent. She was a staple for many who grew up watching her and who she played on TV. She never received the credit that she deserved. She certainly should have been given more credit in her long career. However, we understand that she may have liked it better the way that she did choose to live it.

Are you
See full article at Boomtron »

'Rugrats' and 'Babe' Voice Actress Christine Cavanaugh Dead at 51

'Rugrats' and 'Babe' Voice Actress Christine Cavanaugh Dead at 51
Christine Cavanaugh, best known for voicing some of the most beloved '90s cartoon and movie characters, passed away Dec. 22 at the age of 51.

Cavanaugh provided the voice of Dexter from the Cartoon Network series Dexter's Laboratory, as well as the voice of Chuckie from The Rugrats and the beloved Babe the pig.

According to an obituary published by the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, Cavanaugh retired from voice acting in 2001 after a 13-year career that also included roles in Aladdin, Darkwing Duck, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters and The Powerpuff Girls, among many others.

Photos: In Memoriam: Stars We Lost In 2014

She also performed in a number of live-action roles in television shows including The X-Files, Everybody Loves Raymond, and ER.

Cavanaugh died at her home in Cedar City, Utah. No cause of death has been released. She is survived by her brother and sister.
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

Christine Cavanaugh, the Voice of Your Favorite '90s Cartoons, Dies at 51

  • BuzzSugar
Voice actor Christine Cavanaugh has died at age 51 of undisclosed causes. Though her name may not ring a bell, if you grew up in the '90s, you've definitely seen - or heard - her work. She was the voice of Chuckie Finster on Rugrats, Dexter on Dexter's Laboratory, Babe the pig in Babe, and dozens of other TV shows and movies. She had retired from voice acting over a decade ago, but we'll always remember her for her work on Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Wild Thornberrys, Darkwing Duck, and Aladdin.
See full article at BuzzSugar »

'Rugrats,' 'Babe' Voice Actor Christine Cavanaugh Dies at 51: Relive Her Greatness

  • Hitfix
'Rugrats,' 'Babe' Voice Actor Christine Cavanaugh Dies at 51: Relive Her Greatness
Voice actress Christine Cavanaugh, who provided the scratchy, adorable coo of Chuckie Finster on "Rugrats" and Babe in the first "Babe" film, has died at age 51 according to TMZ. Cavanaugh dropped out of voice acting in 2001 due to unspecified personal issues, which was a pretty staggering upset for the voice industry since she was such a popular and respected performer. Her cause of death is unknown, though her Wiki states that she had Chronic myelogenous leukemia.  Let's revisit some of her most famous and beloved work as a performer. Cavanaugh ranks among the great '90s cartoon voices like Tress MacNeille (Babs Bunny on "Tiny Toon Adventures," Dot on "Animaniacs") and E.G. Daily (Tommy on "Rugrats," Babe in his second film, "Babe: Pig in the City"). It's also worth noting that Cavanaugh had live-action acting gigs on "The X-Files," "Cheers," "ER," "Everybody Loves Raymond," and the movie "Jerry Maguire." "Babe
See full article at Hitfix »

Christine Cavanaugh, Voice of Chuckie from ‘Rugrats,’ ‘Babe,’ Dies at 51

Christine Cavanaugh, Voice of Chuckie from ‘Rugrats,’ ‘Babe,’ Dies at 51
Christine Cavanaugh, best known for her prolific vocal work — including memorable roles as the titular character in “Babe” and lovable scaredy-cat Chuckie Finster on Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — died on Dec. 22 of unknown causes. She was 51.

Cavanaugh broke into the business as an actress in 1988 after attending Utah State University and University of Hawaii. Her first prominent casting came in 1991 as Gosalyn Mallard on Disney’s animated series “Darkwing Duck.”

In addition to 1995’s “Babe” and her enduring role on “Rugrats” from 1991-2002, she also voiced Marty Sherman (“The Critic,” 1994-1995), Oblina (“Aaahh!!! Real Monsters,” 1994-1997) and maniacal child genius Dexter on Cartoon Network’s “Dexter’s Laboratory” from 1996-2003. She also made live-action guest appearances on shows including “ER,” “The X-Files” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

Cavanaugh retired from her voice career in 2001 in order to be closer to her family.

She was the godmother to Isabel Torres. Cavanaugh is survived by her father,
See full article at Variety - Film News »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

External Sites