Saturday, May 10, 2008
I like Disney cartoons made for TV -- it's obvious that Disney has a lot of play in the writing department so the cartoons are usually well-written. Such is the case with Duck Tales, the Scrooge McDuck cartoon that had a 3-yr run in the late 80's. This is one of those cartoons that completely absorbed my attention when I wasn't napping or attempting to cram for a final exam in 2 hrs (yep, I was quite the slacker -- sigh, I miss those days...). Watching it again with DJ has been interesting -- he's about as obsessed with it as I was. The advent of personal recordable media has greatly enhanced this shared family trait. We got about 4 discs from the library and they have been on continual rotation for the last week or so (they're actually really late and our account is blocked). This is about on the same level of child obsession as Scooby-Doo was less than a year ago. Tale Spin is another Disney cartoon that started after Duck Tales -- it was not as successful but I thought it was a good show and featured characters from Disney's Jungle Book.