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Disney Channel and Disney XD Stars to Attend D23 Expo

BURBANK, Calif. (May 17, 2017) – Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior will present one-of-a-kind experiences for kids and families during D23 Expo 2017, the ultimate Disney fan event, taking place FRIDAY, JULY 14SUNDAY, JULY 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The lineup includes star-studded Q&A panels featuring the talented voice casts of Disney XD’s highly anticipated DuckTales series and Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series, plus a special appearance by the stars and director of the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 2. Disney Channel and Disney XD cast members from Stuck in the Middle, Bizaardvark, K.C. Undercover, Walk the Prank, and MECH-X4 will greet fans at the D23 Expo’s Talent Central throughout the weekend.

The one-and-only Scrooge McDuck’s Money Bin, located on the show floor, will provide the priceless opportunity for fans to dive into more than 30,000 plastic gold coins and “swim” away with a professional 180-degree video capture to share with friends. The new DuckTales series premieres this summer on Disney XD, in the 30th anniversary year of the Emmy® Award-winning original series treasured by a generation.

On FRIDAY, JULY 14, Descendants 2 stars Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart, along with Kenny Ortega, the Emmy Award-winning director, executive producer, and choreographer, will make a special appearance.

On SATURDAY, JULY 15, Disney XD’s DuckTales stars Ben Schwartz (the voice of Dewey), Kate Micucci (Webby Vanderquack), Beck Bennett (Launchpad McQuack), and Toks Olagundoye (Mrs. Beakley) will join executive producer Matt Youngberg and co-producer/story editor Francisco Angones for a Q&A panel taking place from 4:15– 5:15 p.m. on Stage 28.

On SUNDAY, JULY 16, fans are invited to join the stars and creative team of Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series for a Q&A panel as they share some of the magic behind bringing the series to life.  Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, who reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene (AKA Flynn Rider) from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed feature film, will be joined by executive producer Chris Sonnenburg, co-executive producer Ben Balistreri, and Broadway stars Eden Espinosa (Cassandra) and Jeremy Jordan (Varian).  The panel will take place from 10:30–11:30 a.m. on Stage 28.

Fans of Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins are invited to visit McStuffins Toy Hospital Nursery, which will be on the Expo show floor during the entire three-day event. Young visitors can give the toy babies a checkup, as well as be among the first to play the new Doc McStuffins Baby app, set to launch this summer. The McStuffins Toy Hospital Nursery is part of Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit, a traveling museum exhibit designed to model “care and compassion” for kids ages 2-7 via immersive activities that reinforce the importance of health and well-being.

Ticketsfor D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Membersof D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers Turn 25 and I Feel Really Old

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Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers premiered on The Disney Channel on March 4, 1989. The show, featuring the lovable characters Chip, Dale, Gadget Hackwrench, Monterey Jack, and Zipper, ran for three season and 65 episodes, ending its run on November 19, 1990. The show ran in a block alongside fellow cartoons DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin (a personal favorite) Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears.

Thanks to D23.com for bringing this to our attention, and making us feel really, really old!  :p

DuckTales Remastered Review (XBLA)

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Woo-oo!  DuckTales was such a treat to kids and adults growing up, that it practically drips with nostalgia.  The cartoon series was an example of Disney animation at its finest: Disney characters having high adventure without their parents dying or anyone else.  It involved characters that kids could relate to such as Huey, Dewey, and Louie and one of the most fascinatingly-eccentric Disney creations: Scrooge McDuck.  Add to this one of the best and most recognizable theme songs and you have a series that holds up today.  The question is… does the game?

Description:
DuckTales: Remastered is a hand-crafted, beautiful re-imagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time – now refined with a level of detail that will please the most hardened devoted Disney or retro Capcom fan. Featuring hand-drawn, animated sprites, authentic Disney character voices talent, and richly painted level backgrounds from the classic cartoon TV series, Scrooge McDuck and family come to life like never before. The gameplay retains the authenticity of its 8-bit predecessor, simple and fun, with slight modifications to improve flow and design. Embark on an authentic DuckTales adventure, as Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews travel to exotic locations throughout the world in their quest to retrieve the five Legendary Treasures.

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Hands On:
First off, the graphics from the start menu on are gorgeously done while paying homage to its 8-bit roots.  All the visual elements are more colorful and cleaner than they were in the old days but are kept simple and not too detailed in order to remind the player of the original.  The music has the MIDI quality the original had but more clean and crisp, and the voices sound right out of the cartoon with lines that are short and silly like the original game.  In other words: The game remembers the graphics and audio of the original but both have been updated to be pleasing to the contemporary eye and ear.

Gameplay is remarkably simple, which it should be since it is a remastering of the original – not a rebooting. The easy to use controls consist of the left thumb stick and two buttons.  This is great for kids to get the hang of and be able to play as well as the kid at heart adults re-experiencing a gameplay style that has definitely moved on.  The left stick moves you in any direction, the A button is jump, the X button is action, and the A button followed by the held X button is Pogo jump (super jump).  That’s it!  You use that and timing to make your way through levels with a bit of simple puzzle solving and hidden objects.  Easy level is definitely the one for kids with infinite lives, normal gives you three lives then it’s game over and hard is definitely for the more experienced gamer, the timing with levels and boss fights definitely get harder.  The biggest difference in the difficulty is timing – you really lose room for error which would be way too frustrating for a kid but just enough tension for some adults.

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The levels are all kinds of fun as they change so much between enemies and environments.  My favorite was the Transylvanian map, which will come as no surprise to most folks that know me, with its duck skeletons and mummies as well as ghost-shrouded goons.  I would tell you more but half the fun is discovering, or rediscovering, the levels and what makes them unique from the others.

Last Call:
It can be kind of difficult to judge nostalgic games for modern gamers.  The gameplay is pretty simple – side scrolling, old school action reminiscent of games such as Mario Bros. or Sonic which still have fan bases today. If you like those games, this is definitely worth a play.  It is great for kids with kid targeted characters, bright colors, and silly dialogue.  If you are a Disney fan this is a must play for experiencing characters other than the traditional mice.  Most of all, this is a must play for the kids and adults who still the DuckTales theme stuck in their heads and can’t wait to revisit Scrooge McDuck and the nephews as they get in and out of trouble in lands as far away as the Moon.  For them I would rate this game a “Woo-oo!”

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Capcom Announces Comic-Con Lineup

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Capcom has sent out word regarding their plans and lineup for this week’s San Diego Comic-Con, which include a number of panels on their games as well as booth activities for visitors. Checkout their official list of plans below!

PANELS

  • The World of Capcom – Moderator Francis Mao (CAPCOM) leads a panel of CAPCOM’s producers and product managers to share the latest details on all their upcoming games such asDead Rising 3, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, Lost Planet 3, DuckTales: Remastered, and a few other surprises! Plus! We’ll be inviting some lucky fans to play the CAPCOM 30th Anniversary Trivia Contest to win cool Capcom prizes! This is a panel CAPCOM fans will definitely not want to miss! Thursday, July 18 at 3:30-4:30pm in Room 6BCF.
  • Street Fighter – An annual tradition, hear from the CAPCOM team as they deliver the state of the union about the world’s greatest fighting franchise to the Street Fighter Nation. Find out the latestStreet Fighter gaming news, tournaments, as well as new licensing products and more. PLUS! We are running the first-ever “Mr. & Mrs. Street Fighter” pageant and asking ALL Street Fightercosplayers to appear in their finest Street Fighter gear! Awesome prizes, ultimate bragging rights, and a personal congratulations from Street Fighter Executive Producer, Yoshinori OnoFriday, July 19 at 4:00-5:00pm in Room 25ABC.
  • DuckTales: Remastered – How do you take a beloved 24 year-old NES game and update it for today’s gamers while doing your best not to ruin anyone’s childhood?  Come join us and find out!  Go behind the scenes with Austin Ivansmith (Director/Designer), Matt Bozon (Creative Director), and Rey Jimenez (Capcom Producer) for an in-depth look at how a great video game is made – from design, to art, to music, and more! Followed by a Q&A session, plus maybe a few surprises or two. Sunday, July 21 at 10:00-11:00am in Room 25ABC.
BOOTH ACTIVITIES
  • Play the upcoming line-up of games before they come out in stores (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, DuckTales: Remastered,and Lost Planet 3or try out some of the recently released titles
  • including a multiplayer lounge for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
  • Capcom producers and artists will be hosting signing sessions at various times during the show.
  • The Capcom store will once again offer special merchandise and limited edition items.
  • There will also be additional special promotions, photo opps, and giveaways galore, so attendees are encouraged to visit the booth often.