DuckTales overindulges in nostalgia but also overindulges in the action to make up for it

B+

I don’t think it’s much of a coincidence Frank Angones, the writer of today’s script, tweeted such an emotional sentiment prior to the debut of “Beware The B.U.D.D.Y. System,” an episode that is almost too much indebted to nostalgia. It brings back Gyro and Lil’ Bulb, but it also introduces Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera…

Even with two whole parts and one big guest character, Star Wars Rebels is mostly a shrug

I was pretty excited for this episode of Star Wars Rebels. After the previous two, both of which were quite good, I was really looking forward to this mid-season two-parter. It would be forty (or so) minutes and it would bring in a younger Saw Gerrera, who would be voiced by Forest Whitaker, who plays him in Rogue One

New Danger Mouse brings the greatest secret agent in the world into the streaming age

B

Netflix has been shoring up its animated children’s programming for some time, acquiring a hit-and-miss roster of film spin-offs, a pair of Lego tie-ins, and updates of familiar properties. A revamped version of the long-running spy spoof Danger Mouse adds some global appeal to the lineup, taking a classic brand name…

Star Wars Rebels returns with a big-time cameo but struggles to make it mean anything

B-

Star Wars Rebels’ approach to its surprise, well-known cameos is decidedly hit or miss. Some characters, like Darth Vader or Lando Calrissian, manage to bring enough menace or charm (respectively) to more or less claim the episode as their own. Others, like C-3PO, R2-D2, and Hondo, were cute but never quite figured…

Wander Over Yonder goes super-meta in a pair of near-perfect episodes

If you wondered how the show could possibly follow-up “The Battle Royale,” with something more entertaining and endearing beyond “Wander goofily tries to facilitate the marriage between his two foes as Hater courts Dominator”–if you worried about that, like I have–then “The Matchmaker” and “The New Toy” should put…