If you grew up in the late 80s, Duck Tales is almost certainly an important cultural touchstone for you. The show was full of fun, adventure, and humor, and it has one of the best and catchiest theme songs in cartoon (possibly even television) history.
The A.V. Club looks at how the timing was exactly right in the late 80s for this wonderful show, and the many that followed it (notably Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck, and Tale Spin, a show I have a huge soft spot for, due to its Art Deco design and 1930s technology). Todd VanDerWerff examines how Duck Tales seemed to lead a revolution in what children’s television could be, before changes at Disney took the show off the air and failed to utilize this beloved series.
Now, sing it with me:
Life is like a hurricane
Here in Duckburg…