An absolute staple of after-school cartoons in the late 80s and early 90s, DuckTales was a beloved show about the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie. Even though it only ran for a few years, it remains one of the most beloved cartoons of all time. It's even more popular now thanks to the recent remake, but we bet even longtime fans might not know these 10 things about the original cartoon!
It was the first Disney cartoon made specifically for daily TV broadcast
Flintheart Glomgold was supposed to be South African, but was changed to Scottish because of the apartheid regime
In the original comics, Scrooge was much meaner and was often practically a villain
Donald Duck was a main character in the comics, but the producers thought he'd be a distraction thanks to being an icon, as well as his voice
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Disney had already been planning on a show inspired by 'Indiana Jones' when they realized the original comics were already like that
Scrooge is the last-surviving member of a Scottish clan; the Clan McDuck
Magica De Spell's look was based on Morticia Addams from 'The Addams Family'
In the Italian version, Magica's raven Poe is named Gennario, after the patron saint of Naples; Magica's hometown
Launchpad McQuack was supposed to have a spinoff show with 'TaleSpin.' He was a main character in 'Darkwing Duck' instead.
Alan Young, the voice of Scrooge McDuck, came back to voice the character for a new DuckTales video game at the tender age of 94
Every actor has to pay their dues if they want to make it in showbiz. Sometimes that involves playing extras, or doing print work but most often actors do commercials to get their face out there.Jason Alexander is most notable for his role of the always cranky George Costanza on Seinfeld. However, before he was angry all the time he was doing his best to make it in the world and sometimes to do that you have to go to McDonald's.Alexander was the star of the commercial for the super impressive "McDLT". What was a McDLT you ask?
"Ten years ago a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team."It's been a long time since the original A-Team were on the run, but we obviously still miss them and a lot of us still watch the show in repeats
So far everything they have announced about the DuckTales reboot has been super exciting, but now they have taken it up a notch. We were already excited about the new cast list and their amazing new theme song they did together, not to mention that they kept them all looking a lot like they did back in the day, so those of us who want to check it out for the nostalgia will be happy, but now they expanded their cast by someone we all know and love: Lin Manuel Miranda. Lin Manuel Miranda will be voicing Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera who
They were going to last forever, but everything good must come to an end. Fame was one of the greatest shows of the 80s and even though it lasted six seasons, it was never enough. The show featured so many talented kids all just trying to break into the entertainment industry. The show was based on the movie of the same name, but in all honesty the tv show is perhaps even better than the original movie. The cast was pretty great, but where are they all now? Let's find out! Debbie Allen - Lydia GrantDebbie Allen is an icon.