I'm not sure if I can articulate my thoughts properly enough, but it just feels less like they're trying to tell a coherent story and more like they're trying to shove in as much "oh, wouldn't it be cool if" stuff as they can.>>118806909>If "nostalgia wanking fanservice" is a problem (according to OP, at least)
OP here. I'll try to elaborate what I meant by "nostalgia wanking fanservice". Honestly, I don't mind "nostalgia wanking fanservice", in and of itself. But Nu DuckTales seems almost entirely centered around it, regardless of how detrimental it is to the plot, the characters, the pacing, the setting, etc. Part of the issue with the show's bloated cast isn't just that they've made so many new, original characters that they're focusing on, but also that it's combining so many different, previously unrelated shows into one show (see OP pic). Alright, unlike the other Disney Afternoon shows, Darkwing Duck is related, but still. It just feels like this show's trying to do way too much all at once.>>118807386>It's an ensemble show.
But should it be? Ensemble shows usually work better if they're sketch comedies, like Tiny Toons or Animaniacs (though even those still give most of their focus to Buster and Babs/The Warner Siblings, respectively). DuckTales is an action-adventure series with ongoing plotlines, so being a little more focused would go a long way in tightening up the storytelling.>>118807581
It's true, Scrooge is in nearly every episode, but Scrooge faffing around in the background isn't the same as him actually impacting the story.