DuckTales will always be one of the things I am most nostalgic for, along with classic Nintendo and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It just always reminds me of my childhood and I love getting my hands on anything DuckTales related. I was looking around online for obscure bits of DuckTales history yesterday and found this cool promotional folder that was used to get Disney licensees pumped about their new animated TV show.
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They were definitely promoting the globe-trotting aspect of DuckTales, that’s for sure.
I was five years old when DuckTales ended in 1990 (and probably only watched reruns as a kid) so I definitely don’t remember if this show was as big of a deal as this promo material was making it out to be. Were people genuinely pumped about a Disney produced cartoon? Did it live up to the hype?
Regardless, DuckTales will always be one of my favorite things ever, and the cartoon actually holds up remarkably well to the test of time. I can rewatch episodes much easier than if I try to sit down and watch the 80s TMNT cartoon.
I’d love to find this promo folder in real life. It’s getting to the point where I like searching out weird stuff like this for the things I enjoy collecting. I can’t be the only one that does that, right?