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MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Owlbears Preferred.


We got a fun little map of Duckberg.



Of interest at least for me is Rockerduck Estates.

Also next episode is the Gladstone one.

https://everythingducktales.tumblr....se-of-the-lucky

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nerdbot
Mar 16, 2012



Inescapable Duck posted:

Actually might be some potential contrast there if Donald and Goofy are old friends, and while Goofy's settled into suburban life with mere sitcom shenanigans, Donald can't manage to escape the full-on adventuring lifestyle.

I'm only half-kidding when I say I want to see Donald and Goofy offhandedly reference their old buddy Sora to their kids when they inevitably do a Goof Troop episode

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

yay


nerdbot posted:

I'm only half-kidding when I say I want to see Donald and Goofy offhandedly reference their old buddy Sora to their kids when they inevitably do a Goof Troop episode

Goofy: Whatever happened to that Sora kid anyway?

Donald: Honestly? I have no Goddamn idea. Our time with him was fun, but very VERY confusing. I'm just glad we finally got Mikey to stop wearing that stupid leather coat.

paradoxGentleman
Dec 10, 2013

Goodness no, now that wouldn't do at all!


MonsterEnvy posted:

We got a fun little map of Duckberg.



Of interest at least for me is Rockerduck Estates.

Also next episode is the Gladstone one.

https://everythingducktales.tumblr....se-of-the-lucky

Man, these ducks adn their accents.
"Gladstone Gander is a complete..."
A complete what? Did anyone catch that?

RandomPauI
Nov 24, 2006



Grimey Drawer

Is Zues a canonical god in Ducktales?

Avalerion
Oct 19, 2012



paradoxGentleman posted:

Man, these ducks adn their accents.
"Gladstone Gander is a complete..."
A complete what? Did anyone catch that?

Layabout.

Inkspot
Dec 3, 2013

I believe I have
an appointment.
Mr. Goongala?


PFT is gonna be so good.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

So Gladstone can do with casino chips what Scrooge can do with coins, ha.

Funky Valentine
Feb 26, 2014

Dojyaa~an


nerdbot posted:

I'm only half-kidding when I say I want to see Donald and Goofy offhandedly reference their old buddy Sora to their kids when they inevitably do a Goof Troop episode

"Gawrsh Donald, it's been like eight loving years."

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Owlbears Preferred.


Inescapable Duck posted:

So Gladstone can do with casino chips what Scrooge can do with coins, ha.

From another clip he is doing it to poke fun at Scrooge.

dirksteadfast
Oct 10, 2010


Inkspot posted:

PFT is gonna be so good.

I had totally forgotten he was in this, and yes, of all the casting done for this show he was by far the most perfect choice.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

It's just so good!


PFT is always wonderful, so glad he's in this.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



cptn_dr posted:

PFT is always wonderful, so glad he's in this.

I would have also accepted Rob Paulsen reprising his role but this is just as good in my opinion.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Owlbears Preferred.


Larryb posted:

I would have also accepted Rob Paulsen reprising his role but this is just as good in my opinion.

Both voices fit Gladstone.

bunnyofdoom
Mar 29, 2008



Really hope Gladstone makes reference to his best friend who is a horse

Ballz
Dec 16, 2003

it's mario time



Inkspot posted:

PFT is gonna be so good.

Dude even kind of looks like a human Gladstone, he's a perfect casting choice.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Owlbears Preferred.


Quick little interview with him about Gladstone.

https://twitter.com/DisneyTVA/status/918864419525836802

Oh and also a few clips featuring Mark Beaks. He is as insufferable as I imagined him to be.

https://twitter.com/DisneyTVA/status/919009688846503936

https://twitter.com/DisneyTVA/status/919014651249221633

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Digamma-F-Wau
Mar 22, 2016




MonsterEnvy posted:

Oh and also a few clips featuring Mark Beaks. He is as insufferable as I imagined him to be.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

I could almost swear that 'insufferably smug and obnoxious tech billionaire' is already a stock character. Most of them tend to be Steve Jobs in his younger days, sometimes mashed up with Zuckerberg and/or Elon Musk, and the stereotypical obnoxious Silicon Valley techie. It's a bit of a moving target as stereotypes go, back in the 90s and early 00s it was Bill Gates and occasionally Stephen Hawking. (and Steve Jobs)

Also definitely a Google touch to his corporation, see the rainbow desk and playground facilities.

SlothfulCobra
Mar 27, 2011

STOP BEING EVIL.


Mark Beaks still seems too human and relatable for a tech billionaire. They got too caught up in their "Millennials do the Darnedest Things" bit.

Gladstone Gander is the Worst in the comics. All of Donald's greed, none of his work ethic, and yet he's always fine.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Owlbears Preferred.


SlothfulCobra posted:

Mark Beaks still seems too human and relatable for a tech billionaire. They got too caught up in their "Millennials do the Darnedest Things" bit.

Gladstone Gander is the Worst in the comics. All of Donald's greed, none of his work ethic, and yet he's always fine.



Though to be fair Gladstone is not too greedy. Scrooge actually thinks he would make a better heir then Donald in that he would not squander his fortune. But Gladstone's laziness and way of life offends him to the very core.

Schwarzwald
Jul 27, 2004

Don't Blink


I like that they straight made Beak's company's logo a scrotum.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Owlbears Preferred.


Another great little Gladstone panel.



This is from Gladstones scrapbook the caption below it translates to "My parents were the luckiest ones of all because, come on, they had ME"

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


I remember reading a comic years back where Scrooge gives Donald and Gladstone enough money to each start up their own business to see who could make a bigger success of it, and thus be named his heir. I vaguely recall Donald working his rear end off but just loving up every step of the way, while Gladstone just kinda sat in his hammock all day as business opportunities literally fell into his lap (a guy parachutes into his yard and tells him his plane full of expensive merchandise just blew up, and Gladstone makes a killing shorting the stock or something). In the end Scrooge realizes that Donald's temper prevents him from succeeding while Gladstone's success is actually putting a dent in SCROOGE's profits, and that he has to cut them both off.

From memory it ends with him giving them both their own dream businesses, safe in the knowledge that Donald will drink up all his stock (he runs a soda company I think) while Gladstone's laziness will be too much for even his luck to make a success of a comic book store. There's a great final panel of Gladstone happily reading comics at the counter and ignoring an irate customer he can't be bothered to serve

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MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Owlbears Preferred.


Jerusalem posted:

From memory it ends with him giving them both their own dream businesses, safe in the knowledge that Donald will drink up all his stock (he runs a soda company I think) while Gladstone's laziness will be too much for even his luck to make a success of a comic book store. There's a great final panel of Gladstone happily reading comics at the counter and ignoring an irate customer he can't be bothered to serve

Thats perfect.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

Gladstone seems funny in that he's barely a villain, and not really a bad person (usually), just the natural result of someone who has absolutely everything in life go his way. He'll even take advantage of his luck to save people in a pinch. He just grinds the gears of both Donald and Scrooge because he's the antithesis to both.

Ballz
Dec 16, 2003

it's mario time



Inescapable Duck posted:

Gladstone seems funny in that he's barely a villain, and not really a bad person (usually), just the natural result of someone who has absolutely everything in life go his way. He'll even take advantage of his luck to save people in a pinch. He just grinds the gears of both Donald and Scrooge because he's the antithesis to both.

I would never consider Gladstone a villain, but more of a foil for Donald. Half the time he's oblivious as to how obnoxious he's being.

That comic is also an early Don Rosa story. The final gag is even better because he's in charge of Gladstone Comics, which was the real life US publisher of Disney comics back in the mid-late 80s.

drrockso20
May 6, 2013

Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl and FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD!!!

Warning: SU Season 3 Spoilers


Honestly I can't stand Gladstone, they most of the time are TOO successful at making him obnoxious, which combined with him rarely ever losing in a way that he would actually care about due to his luck and laziness just makes any story with him in it a drag to read

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Owlbears Preferred.


I remember a fun little story were Donald and the Nephews got a in a competition with Gladstone to find some treasure or something that was buried in a beach. Which highlighted one of the few flaws Gladstone had with his luck. Because of how unambitious and lazy Gladstone is he is quick to give up whenever his luck does not just hand him what he wants.

During the search Gladstone just decides to lay down on the beach and wait for the treasure to fall into his hands. While Donald and the Nephews dig and search fruitlessly. Eventually Gladstone gives up tired of waiting figuring it must be somewhere else. The Nephews actually wonder why Gladstone's luck had not allowed him to find the treasure. Then realize were Gladstone was sitting was the only place they had not checked in the area. And sure enough Gladstone had been sitting on the treasure the whole time, but was too lazy to actually check.

drrockso20
May 6, 2013

Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl and FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD!!!

Warning: SU Season 3 Spoilers


MonsterEnvy posted:

I remember a fun little story were Donald and the Nephews got a in a competition with Gladstone to find some treasure or something that was buried in a beach. Which highlighted one of the few flaws Gladstone had with his luck. Because of how unambitious and lazy Gladstone is he is quick to give up whenever his luck does not just hand him what he wants.

During the search Gladstone just decides to lay down on the beach and wait for the treasure to fall into his hands. While Donald and the Nephews dig and search fruitlessly. Eventually Gladstone gives up tired of waiting figuring it must be somewhere else. The Nephews actually wonder why Gladstone's luck had not allowed him to find the treasure. Then realize were Gladstone was sitting was the only place they had not checked in the area. And sure enough Gladstone had been sitting on the treasure the whole time, but was too lazy to actually check.

If they had that kind of thing happen more often and/or gave him some more positive character traits I'd probably like him better

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


drrockso20 posted:

If they had that kind of thing happen more often and/or gave him some more positive character traits I'd probably like him better

I imagine this next episode will probably try and do something similar. The end of the preview posted above had him looking concerned/worried as Donald stormed off. I imagine he probably admires Donald and wants to impress him, but goes about it wrong because he always relies on his luck to make it happen.

Avalerion
Oct 19, 2012



drrockso20 posted:

If they had that kind of thing happen more often and/or gave him some more positive character traits I'd probably like him better

Yea, unfortunately most of the time a story like that would have had an ending twist like the treasure being worthless/stolen/cursed - and by not finding it he just avoids a bunch of trouble.

Folt The Bolt
Feb 21, 2012

Nothing exciting to see here. Move along.

MonsterEnvy posted:

I remember a fun little story were Donald and the Nephews got a in a competition with Gladstone to find some treasure or something that was buried in a beach. Which highlighted one of the few flaws Gladstone had with his luck. Because of how unambitious and lazy Gladstone is he is quick to give up whenever his luck does not just hand him what he wants.

During the search Gladstone just decides to lay down on the beach and wait for the treasure to fall into his hands. While Donald and the Nephews dig and search fruitlessly. Eventually Gladstone gives up tired of waiting figuring it must be somewhere else. The Nephews actually wonder why Gladstone's luck had not allowed him to find the treasure. Then realize were Gladstone was sitting was the only place they had not checked in the area. And sure enough Gladstone had been sitting on the treasure the whole time, but was too lazy to actually check.

drrockso20 posted:

If they had that kind of thing happen more often and/or gave him some more positive character traits I'd probably like him better

Reminds me of that one Paperinik (Fantonald where I live) story where Donald is having trouble with a guy who's able to mimic and disguise himself as any person he wants to be (this particular story had him seeking revenge on Paperinik because he unmasked and arrested him the previous time the two clashed; he had disguised himself as Donald while Paperinik, AKA Donald himself, had been out-and-about looking for him). Eventually, Paperinik tricks him into striking by saying he's found a method that would allow him to easily find and capture him every time; the villain counters, ties Paperinik up, and takes off Paperinik's mask to unveil Donald... which is exactly as he wanted because Gladstone and Fethry show up in Paperinik costumes at that moment (and deliberately unmask themselves), distracting him, giving Donald enough time to free himself and all three effectively make use of the time to surprise and recapture the villain.

And of course, even after he became known for his luck, Carl Barks still wrote Donald vs. Gladstone stories where Gladstone had to get the upperhand through sabotaging Donald's efforts, no relying on his luck there. Of course, this aspect of Gladstone appears very very rarely nowadays and the kind of work Gladstone would do to sabotage Donald in those stories are probably things that modern-day Gladstone would find beneath him (in that it relies on him doing work and not his god-given luck making everything fall into place).

amigolupus
Aug 25, 2017

This is the dance
of our people


There're two cool stories I remembered where Gladstone wasn't an insufferable jerk. One is a Don Rosa story of the celebration of Scrooge being in Duckburg for 50 years. While Scrooge was chasing Blackheart Beagle on top of Coot Statue, Gladstone helped out by asking the chief of police to put out a reward for the capture of Blackheart Beagle. The chief did, and Gladstone's luck worked its magic.

The other is where Magica tries to infiltrate Scrooge's money bin by disguising herself and becoming a love interest to Gladstone. IIRC, the two did genuinely care for each other but Magica broke it off since she didn't want to keep up the lie, and we see Gladstone depressed because his luck didn't help him.

MonsterEnvy posted:

Oh and also a few clips featuring Mark Beaks. He is as insufferable as I imagined him to be.

Interesting. There's a short moment where he stuttered in his speech to Huey and Dewey that makes me think he's hiding a lot of insecurities behind that pompous persona.

Supercar Gautier
Jun 10, 2006



Mark Beaks feels very "we need a Jean-Ralphio type but we already cast Ben Schwartz as someone else"

paradoxGentleman
Dec 10, 2013

Goodness no, now that wouldn't do at all!


Wait, guest star? Aw, Gladstone is only going to appear in that one episode?
I suppose it's understandable given that you don't want to stretch the main cast too much, but still. I would have liked for him to be a secondary character that shows up from time to time.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



paradoxGentleman posted:

Wait, guest star? Aw, Gladstone is only going to appear in that one episode?
I suppose it's understandable given that you don't want to stretch the main cast too much, but still. I would have liked for him to be a secondary character that shows up from time to time.

If I recall correctly, he only made a small handful of appearances in the original show as well. He might be back, just not on a regular basis.

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


Was it an American or European comic which revealed that Gladstone has one day of nothing but bad luck every single year on his birthday?

Psychedelicatessen
Feb 17, 2012


Wheat Loaf posted:

Was it an American or European comic which revealed that Gladstone has one day of nothing but bad luck every single year on his birthday?

It's a Don Rosa story called "The Sign of the Triple Distelfink". Its really good if you're tired of Gladstone having his way.

This story also has a small Della cameo if you're into duck lore.

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Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


SlothfulCobra posted:

Mark Beaks still seems too human and relatable for a tech billionaire. They got too caught up in their "Millennials do the Darnedest Things" bit.

Gladstone Gander is the Worst in the comics. All of Donald's greed, none of his work ethic, and yet he's always fine.

Right now he seems like an annoying side character rather than rival/villain so I'm curious as to what they're going to do to make him so.

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