There hasn’t been much change on the official episode page for DuckTales Season Two, but it looks like an image has been added to the official description for episode one.
The image should be a familiar one. We’ve seen it over the past few weeks. What has now been confirmed (which was believed to be true before) is that the image belongs to the Season Two premiere that will air on October 20th. The title of the episode is “The Most Dangerous Game… Night!”
The image reveals a few details about the episode. We know from the synopsis that the Ducks will begin the episode settling in for a relaxing night at home, but things will take an adventurous turn.
A game night is anything but relaxing as the family faces shrink rays, a barbaric civilization and an unhealthy level of competitiveness.
Many, including us, have commented on the episode description reminding them of the movie Jumanji, and this image further feeds that opinion. The crew seem in the image consists of Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby. They are standing in what appears to be some kind of ancient archway.
Scrooge is sporting some “Indian Jones” looking clothing options including a dark brown fedora, and he is holding a torch. Dewey is immediately to his left and he appears to be posed for adventure (as should be expected). Further left we see Louie who does not appear to be excited about this adventure. I have speculated on the podcast that this may be due to the fact that this adventure is all part of a game, and there is no known treasure involved. We know from Season One that Louie prefers to sit out the adventures that do not end in treasure (although I would expect one to be found before the episode’s end.
To the right of Scrooge are Webby and Huey. Season One set up a touching relationship between Webby and Scrooge. Her thirst for adventure and her competence as an explorer have left Scrooge rather impressed, and he has even asked her to call him uncle. I think it is funny that it is Webby who is usually found closest to Scrooge, and that he has most often been concerned with her safety first (although she has proven to be much more capable than the nephews).
To the right of Webby is the last of our band of adventurers. Huey appears to be referring to the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook. Of the three nephews I believe Huey grew on me the most last season, and I am looking forward to seeing where Season Two takes him. I know a lot of people are fixated on the producer’s comments on Louie having an arc this season, but I don’t suspect that means we won’t see more development of the other two triplets.
I recently read Don Rosa’s Guardians of the Lost Library, and I hope DuckTales goes into some of that history. I do not suspect we see an adventure that reveals the origins of guidebook, but it would be cool to hear a nod to the story.
We can’t wait for more DuckTales on October 20th! If you are reading this, we are sure you can’t wait either. Don’t forget to join the conversation below or on Twitter @DuckTalks