As we all know, Disney has recently been creating rebooted live-action versions of their classic movies. What is your opinion on Disney’s live-action reboots- or reboots in general? What, in your eyes, makes a good or a bad reboot? Spoiler: I rant about a reboot I like. An example of a well-done reboot is the rebooted DuckTales (2017). Although I never watched the original 1987 DuckTales, I watched the first episode of the reboot and was hooked. It’s my understanding that the creators are well-aware of the original and hide little easter eggs, such as one character being voiced by the original voice actor for the triplets, including a doll of Webby’s original design in one episode. On that topic, the characters were all given “reboots” without drifting too far off their original personalities (except for one character, who really needed a completely new personality). Huey, Dewey, and Louie now all have their own separate personalities. Huey is the smart, older brother figure, Dewey is the adventurous, risk-taking middle child, and Louie is the mischievous, business-oriented youngest child. Webby is given a big reboot. She is changed from bratty and whiny to bold and fun-loving, while still retaining her “sisterly” qualities. She is also more central to the main plot, and is treated like a sister by the triplets. Finally, the plot itself has been rebooted to be about the adventures of the McDuck family, finding their long-lost mother Della Duck, defeating the evil Magica DeSpell, and most importantly, family. All in all, DuckTakes 2017 is an example of a reboot done well, because of the way it is able to update to modern times without straying behind the original intent. While the characters have been given some drastic reboots, the central theme to the show remains the same: how family always sticks together. I recommend watching this show if you haven’t already.