Huh! I just now realise that Pepper was introduced in "The Phantom and the Sorceress"... Well, a cameo with dialog and nothing that would felt shes is a character they are seting up for the future but I gues it's nice they plan detail like that a head.
Rewatching "Fight for Castle McDuck" I must say I liked it tad more the second round and there are few funny lines I guess I missed the first time [Dewey looks at the places where statue is missing and goes "One of our ancestor was invisible?!"]
Also another realisation - They KNOW The Blot is working for F.O.W.L.? Did they ever reveal this detail in previews episode or at any point? As far the Ducks know there is no connection between him and F.O.W.L. but maybe an Egghead presence give that one away...
Know as Maciej Kur, Mr. M., Maik, Maiki, Pan, Pan Miluś and many other names.
WOW! I *LOVED* this one! I already enjoyed last season's Christmas special and this one was even better and... well... more Christmasy in spirit.
I think shows version of Santa is great - he is pretty much all Santa tropes we seen in other show but there is a great warmness to his voice and character.
The DuckTales-verse explenation for orgins of Santa is pretty clever as well having Scrooge involve (even if some parts made me think of the movie "Claus"... but knowing how long these shows take to make and air I can't imagine that was the inspiration) The snowman fight was pretty cool and epic with some very good animation. This episode also looks great visualy.
Finaly - Scrooge. Not only we get another great Scrooge-centeric story but this one feels to explore greedy/cheap side more (and unlike something "87 Cents solution" this one treats it as more serious problem, despite pleanty of great joeks on the way) and we get some good character development. The scene with the little girl was in particular sweet and his plan was like something I can imagine Scrooge doing in the comics... at least Italian ones.
Webby had some funny lines and I even got chuckle from Della telling the story (and as you know I normaly don't care about Della)
I have only two issues with the episode.... but they don't hurt it in any shape or form and it's more of personal disapointment/prefrence :
ONE - this show spended two seasons building up Scrooges hate for Santa and... this explenation - while serve as a great episode, perhaps my second favorite this season - dosen't realy make sense in the context of what we learn so far. It's an interesting story how Scrooge broke his friendship with Santa but... can you realy imagine this being the reason for Scrooge having anger attacks over seeing Santa merch in "Last Christmas" or Webby puting Santa on Scrooge top villains list in "Jaw$"? Heck, even in "Moonvasion" Launchpad refrence Santa as "Thing Scrooge hates the most". I just don't see it as natural evolution of what we see in flash-backs. Now his hate in those episodes seams seriously disproportionate. If I had to guess I would say that they had "Scrooge has mysterious personal vendetta against Santa" joke first and they didn't realy figure it out *WHY* he hate Santa until they came to writing this episode...
TWO - Maybe it's do to the fact I miss the Beagles Boys (and I realy love shows version of their vocies) but when they show-up I got exited they will play (finaly) a bigger part in a episode but... nope, it's just one scene with few lines. It's pretty much apperance for the sake of quick conflict on the way of our heroes... Oh, well. I hope for more of them in the future.
But these are like incredeble minor neatpicks. I think it was a great episode with some good twist and heart warming moments that felt very earned.
P.S. Ok, if it felt ambigous in the first episode of the season this one comfirms Lena is living with Violet now. It's extra interesting since apperently Halloween episode and the Christmas episode where orginaly planed to be the first two episodes of the seasons (Perhaps they orginaly where planing to air the two last years right after "Moonvasion") so this would be our first time we learn about this so I guess it was ment to be a suprise that Lena is in Violets room.
Huey struggles to keep Fenton and Gandra’s top-secret experiment (and their relationship) hidden from the world. But, Mark Beaks is desperate for one last gizmo to steal.
*Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s “Hamilton”) returns as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera/Gizmoduck, Jameela Jamil (“The Good Place”) returns as Gandra, Selenis Leyva (“Orange Is the New Black”) returns as Officer Cabrera/M’Ma, and Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”) returns Mark Beaks.
Be real nice if Disney could make these episodes readily available for those outside the US. It's a shame that they don't have a streaming service or anything like that that could be used to distribute it to the rest of us. Oh well, it's not like they've shut the Disney Channel down in the UK or anything like that.
...Seriously Disney do you just not want people to watch your show
I have no idea why, but ducks just tend to be the most compelling characters.
Donald, Scrooge, Darkwing, Howard, Daffy, Duckman... the list keeps growing!