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{{Cartoon
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|caption1 = A screenshot from the episode, featuring [[Scrooge McDuck (2017 Continuum)|Scrooge McDuck]] battling the resurrected [[Magica De Spell (2017 Continuum)|Magica De Spell]].
 
|genre = TV Series Episode
 
|genre = TV Series Episode
|writer(s) = [[Francisco Angones]]
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|writer(s) = [[Colleen Evanson]]<br>[[Madison Bateman]]<br>[[Christian Magalhaes]]<br>[[Bob Snow]]<br>[[Francisco Angones]]
|director(s) = [[John Aoshima]]
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|director(s) = [[Tanner Johnson]]<br>[[Matthew Humphreys]]
 
|dates = August the 17th, 2018
 
|dates = August the 17th, 2018
}}'''''The Shadow War''''' is a cartoon story. It features [[Scrooge McDuck (2017 Continuum)|Scrooge McDuck]], [[Huey Duck (2017 Continuum)|Huey]], [[Dewey Duck (2017 Continuum)|Dewey]], and [[Louie (2017 Continuum)|Louie Duck]], [[Webby Vanderquack (2017 Continuum)|Webby Vanderquack]], [[Launchpad McQuack (2017 Continuum)|Launchpad McQuack]], [[Bentina Beakley (2017 Continuum)|Bentina Beakley]], [[Duckworth (2017 Continuum)|Duckworth]] and [[Donald Duck (2017 Continuum)|Donald Duck]], [[Della Duck (2017 Continuum)|Della Duck]]
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}}'''''The Shadow War''''', whose two halves are also known as '''''The Night of De Spell''''' and '''''Day of the Ducks''''', is a cartoon story written by [[Colleen Evanson]], [[Madison Bateman]], [[Christian Magalhaes]], [[Bob Snow]] and [[Francisco Angones]], and directed by [[Tanner Johnson]] and [[Matthew Humphreys]]. Taking place in the [[DuckTales 2017|2017 Continuum]], it features [[Scrooge McDuck (2017 Continuum)|Scrooge McDuck]], [[Huey Duck (2017 Continuum)|Huey]], [[Dewey Duck (2017 Continuum)|Dewey]], and [[Louie Duck (2017 Continuum)|Louie Duck]], [[Webby Vanderquack (2017 Continuum)|Webby Vanderquack]], [[Launchpad McQuack (2017 Continuum)|Launchpad McQuack]], [[Bentina Beakley (2017 Continuum)|Bentina Beakley]], [[Lena De Spell]], [[Magica De Spell (2017 Continuum)|Magica De Spell]], [[Donald Duck (2017 Continuum)|Donald Duck]], [[Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera]], the [[Headless Man-Horse]], [[Li'l Bulb]], [[Gyro Gearloose (2017 Continuum)|Gyro Gearloose]]. It also features brief appearances by [[Roxanne Featherly]], [[Gladstone Gander (2017 Continuum)|Gladstone Gander]], [[Flintheart Glomgold (2017 Continuum)|Flintheart Glomgold]], [[M'ma Crackshell-Cabrera]], [[Gabby McStabberson]], [[Della Duck (2017 Continuum)|Della Duck]], and a bobblehead-puppet version of [[Darkwing Duck (2017 Continuum)|Darkwing Duck]], and the shadows of some [[Beagle Boys (2017 Continuum)|Beagle Boys]] and [[Falcon Graves]] can even be spotted.
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==Plot==
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While [[Webby Vanderquack (2017 Continuum)|Webby]] does her best to reconcile [[Donald Duck (2017 Continuum)|Donald]] and the Triplets with [[Scrooge McDuck (2017 Continuum)|Scrooge McDuck]] following [[The Last Crash of the Sunchaser|the revelation]] of [[Della Duck (2017 Continuum)|their mother Della]]'s fate, [[Magica De Spell (2017 Continuum)|Magica De Spell]]'s plan reaches fruition. Soon the Ducks must band together once again to battle the shadow army raised by the sorceress — and uncover secrets about the true nature of Magica's reluctant helper and "niece", [[Lena De Spell|Lena]].
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===References===
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* [[Magica De Spell (2017 Continuum)|Magica De Spell]] begins to explain that her powers are heightened by the eclipse because she “channels her power through—” before interrupted. She also mentions that she has studied all schools of magic, including Gaelic, Sumerian and [[Demogorgana|Demogorgan]].
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* [[Magica's Amulet]] being cracked leads to [[Magica De Spell (2017 Continuum)|her]] being painfully stripped of her magical powers, which also makes her loose the greenish coloration of her feathers.
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===Continuity===
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* The consequences of the titular Shadow War would be seen in Season 2 episodes ''[[The Ballad of Duke Baloney]]'' (2019) and ''[[Friendship Hates Magic]]'' (2019).
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* ''[[Friendship Hates Magic]]'' (2019) also reveals that [[Lena De Spell]] wasn't killed outright by her [[Magica De Spell (2017 Continuum)|Aunt Magica]], but rather banished to the [[Shadow Realm]].
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* [[Magica De Spell (2017 Continuum)|Magica De Spell]]'s storyline throughout Season 1, here coming to an end, shares several traits with that of [[Solego]] in the notorious crossover comic story ''[[The Legend of the Chaos God]]'' (1994): Solego and this Magica were both powerful sorcerous entities, trapped in an amulet for a long time and requiring contact with some sort of object to escape, who used possession as a means to access said object. One of the enchanted shadows given life by Magica also takes control of the Gizmosuit, much as Solego himself had done in ''Legend of the Chaos God''.
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==Behind the scenes==
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The finale of Season 1 of ''[[DuckTales 2017]]'', ''The Shadow War'' was released mid-August, 2018. Its two halves would later be split as individual episodes ''Night of De Spell'' and ''Day of the Ducks''.
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The title and plot bear much similarity to the episode of the original ''[[DuckTales]]'', ''[[Magica's Shadow War]]''. The appearance of the Shadow Army and the wide montage of its effect on Duckburg can also be likened to the [[Slime]] from ''[[Dangerous Currency]]''. (The titles of the individual halves, meanwhile, seem to be a reference to the ''Doctor Who'' episodes ''Night of the Doctor'' and ''Day of the Doctor''.)
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As the finale to Season 1, ''The Shadow War'' wraps up many of its plotlines and features appearances by most recurring characters.
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The episode features a reference to the ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]'' series, when [[Bentina Beakley (2017 Continuum)|Mrs. Beakley]] mentions that [[Scrooge McDuck (2017 Continuum)|Scrooge]]'s favorite ice cream flavor is [[Sea-salt ice cream|sea-salt]], which is also the favorite of his [[Heart Kingdoms]] [[Scrooge McDuck (Kingdom Hearts)|counterpart]].
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Latest revision as of 16:23, December 21, 2019

The Shadow War, whose two halves are also known as The Night of De Spell and Day of the Ducks, is a cartoon story written by Colleen Evanson, Madison Bateman, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow and Francisco Angones, and directed by Tanner Johnson and Matthew Humphreys. Taking place in the 2017 Continuum, it features Scrooge McDuckHueyDewey, and Louie DuckWebby VanderquackLaunchpad McQuackBentina Beakley, Lena De Spell, Magica De Spell, Donald Duck, Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, the Headless Man-Horse, Li'l Bulb, Gyro Gearloose. It also features brief appearances by Roxanne Featherly, Gladstone Gander, Flintheart Glomgold, M'ma Crackshell-Cabrera, Gabby McStabberson, Della Duck, and a bobblehead-puppet version of Darkwing Duck, and the shadows of some Beagle Boys and Falcon Graves can even be spotted.

PlotEdit

While Webby does her best to reconcile Donald and the Triplets with Scrooge McDuck following the revelation of their mother Della's fate, Magica De Spell's plan reaches fruition. Soon the Ducks must band together once again to battle the shadow army raised by the sorceress — and uncover secrets about the true nature of Magica's reluctant helper and "niece", Lena.

ReferencesEdit

  • Magica De Spell begins to explain that her powers are heightened by the eclipse because she “channels her power through—” before interrupted. She also mentions that she has studied all schools of magic, including Gaelic, Sumerian and Demogorgan.
  • Magica's Amulet being cracked leads to her being painfully stripped of her magical powers, which also makes her loose the greenish coloration of her feathers.

ContinuityEdit

  • The consequences of the titular Shadow War would be seen in Season 2 episodes The Ballad of Duke Baloney (2019) and Friendship Hates Magic (2019).
  • Friendship Hates Magic (2019) also reveals that Lena De Spell wasn't killed outright by her Aunt Magica, but rather banished to the Shadow Realm.
  • Magica De Spell's storyline throughout Season 1, here coming to an end, shares several traits with that of Solego in the notorious crossover comic story The Legend of the Chaos God (1994): Solego and this Magica were both powerful sorcerous entities, trapped in an amulet for a long time and requiring contact with some sort of object to escape, who used possession as a means to access said object. One of the enchanted shadows given life by Magica also takes control of the Gizmosuit, much as Solego himself had done in Legend of the Chaos God.

Behind the scenesEdit

The finale of Season 1 of DuckTales 2017, The Shadow War was released mid-August, 2018. Its two halves would later be split as individual episodes Night of De Spell and Day of the Ducks.

The title and plot bear much similarity to the episode of the original DuckTales, Magica's Shadow War. The appearance of the Shadow Army and the wide montage of its effect on Duckburg can also be likened to the Slime from Dangerous Currency. (The titles of the individual halves, meanwhile, seem to be a reference to the Doctor Who episodes Night of the Doctor and Day of the Doctor.)

As the finale to Season 1, The Shadow War wraps up many of its plotlines and features appearances by most recurring characters.

The episode features a reference to the Kingdom Hearts series, when Mrs. Beakley mentions that Scrooge's favorite ice cream flavor is sea-salt, which is also the favorite of his Heart Kingdoms counterpart.

List of episodes of DuckTales 2017
Cartoons
Season 1
Woo-oo!Daytrip of DoomThe Great Dime ChaseThe Beagle Birthday MassacreTerror of the Terra-FirmiansThe House of the Lucky GanderThe Infernal Internship of Mark BeaksThe Living Mummies of Toth-RaThe Impossible Summit of Mount NeverrestThe Missing Links of MoorshireMcMystery at McDuck McManorThe Spear of Selene • Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. SystemJAW$The Golden Lagoon of White Agony PlainsDay of the Only ChildFrom the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22Who Is Gizmoduck?The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuckSky Pirates… in the Sky!The Secret(s) of Castle McDuckThe Last Crash of the SunchaserThe Shadow War
Season 2
The Most Dangerous Game… Night • The Depths of Cousin FethryThe Ballad of Duke BaloneyThe Town Where Everyone Was NiceStorkules in DuckburgLast ChristmasWhat Ever Happened to Della Duck?Friendship Hates MagicTreasure of the Found LampThe Outlaw Scrooge McDuckThe 87 Cent SolutionThe Golden SpearNothing Can Stop Della DuckRaiders of the Doomsday VaultThe Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra DeeThe Duck Knight ReturnsWhat Ever Happened to Donald Duck?Happy Birthday, Doofus DrakeA Nightmare on Killmotor HillThe Golden Armory of Cornelius CootTimephoonGlomTalesThe Richest Duck in the WorldMoonvasion
Season 3
Challenge of the Senior Junior WoodchucksQuack Pack!Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash TwiceThe Lost Harp of MervanaLouie's ElevenAstro B.O.Y.D.!The Rumble for Ragnarok
Shorts
Miscellaneous
Welcome to DuckburgThe Lost Key of Tralla LaLife is Full Of Adventures With AflacRemix IDDuckTales - Watch It On HULU LiveLaunchpad McQuackThe Hunt for the Ghost Bride's RingMcDuck Mashup30 Things With DuckTalesWebby Reacts To…Summer Secrets Unlocked with WebbyThe World's Longest DeathtrapFLYRadio Disney Music AwardsTurn Off Your Phone PSASolving Mysteries and Rewriting History! (A DuckTales Book)Duckburg's Funniest Home VideosDuckFailsWand IDsEvery Day They're Out There Knitting DuckTales, Woo-oo!Launchpad Theme Song TakeoverGlomgold Theme Song Takeover • Rewriting History: Endgame! Woo-oo! • DuckTales Adventure MapA Forecast For DuckburgDuckTales Most Wanted
Dewey Dew-Night!
Dewey Dew-Night: The Sidekick • Dewey Dew-Night: The InterviewDewey Dew-Night: Will It Crash?Dewey Dew-Night: Bedtime
DuckTales: Be Healthy
Guitar FishAsparagustusVeggie Code
The Kids' Favorite Things
Webby's Favorite DisguisesLouie's Favorite TreasuresHuey's Favorite Top TechDewey's Favorite Quests
Books & Other Prose
Novelizations
DuckTales: Woo-oo!DuckTales: Living Mummies!DuckTales: Tunnel of Terror!DuckTales: Duck, Duck, Golf!
Spin-Off Books
DuckTales DoodlesLaunchpad's NotepadSolving Mysteries and Rewriting History
Comics
IDW Comics
Big Trouble at Little LakeThe Repeating Revenge of the Screaming DuckThe Chilling Secret of the LighthouseThe Great Experiment of the Washing MachineOld Monteplumage Had a ChickenA Viking at My Door!Cheating Like NostradogmusBeware of the Phenomenal Pumpkin People!Happy, Happy Valley!Fight!Go, Go, Golden Years!A Series of Unfortunate SubstitutionsWelcome to Beagle Island!The Giant Butterfly of Duckburg!There Is No Place Like A Ghost TownThe Stone of Truth!The Beast in the Board RoomSleep (Walk) of DoomThe Risk McDuck Refused
The Frightful Family Fishing TripThe Hedge EnigmaThe Twisted Tale of the Two-Headed HorseHorror in the HighlandsNightmare on Bear MountainThe Greatest Adventure, the Greatest Price!When Luck Ran Out! • Countdown to TerminationThe Mighty Ducks of DuckburgThe Monsters Are Due at McDuck Manor!The Greatest Invention He's Never HadThe Incredible Shrinking WebbyMarooned in Mystery MansionMoney-Grubbing Hooligans from the DeepFlintheart… McDuck?!?Saga of the Super-Intern
IDW Spin-Offs
Silence Is Golden!Phantom ScienceWhere No Duck Has Gone Before, Sort Of!
The Renaissance Fair… Affair!Under the Cover of Can'tarctica!Will The Real Launchpad Please Stand Up?
Others
The BabysitterThe New WebbigailDart GunsLaunchpad McQuack Meets Lord DominatorHead CanonDance of DreamsThe Two Darkwings
Raiding Area 51He's Not Allowed To Use Computers AnymoreLlewellynfieldCrash CourseGosalyn Fights DirtyI'm ScaredDeleted Dinner
Video Games
All Ducked OutDuckburg Quest
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