DuckTales (1987–1990)
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Home Sweet Homer 

In ancient Greece, evil sorceress Circe accidentally brings uncle Scrooge and the boys back in time, where they help a young king, Homer, to defeat her. Inspired by the ancient Greek epic poem The Odyssey.

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Alan Zaslove

Writer:

Anthony Adams
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Episode cast overview:
Tony Anselmo ... Donald Duck (voice)
Peter Cullen ... Admiral Grimitz / King Blowhard (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Circe / Queen Ariel / Yuckalinda (voice)
Michael Mish ... King Homer (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Huey Duck / Dewey Duck / Louie Duck / Webbigail Vanderquack (voice)
Frank Welker ... Sirens / Monster / Cat / Sailor (voice)
Alan Young ... Scrooge McDuck (voice)
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In ancient Greece, evil sorceress Circe accidentally brings uncle Scrooge and the boys back in time, where they help a young king, Homer, to defeat her. Inspired by the ancient Greek epic poem The Odyssey.

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Spanish | Italian | Hindi | Romanian | Hungarian

Release Date:

23 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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Sirens: [chanting] Pennies, nickels, quarters, dimes, come to us while there's still time. Golden ducky ever bold, look into our eyes of gold.
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Referenced in DuckTales: The Shadow War! (2018) See more »

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Back to Ancient Greek mythology
3 November 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

As said many, many times, love animation to bits, always have. Not just Disney, Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, Tex Avery and Hanna Barbera, but getting older it also broadened to include Pixar, Studio Ghibli, Soyuzmultfilm and Fleischer. It has always been a huge part of my life and helped me through all the tough times in school, with a broader knowledge actually appreciate it even more now.

Very like as has been said with 'Darkwing Duck' and 'Talespin' in individual episodes of them, 'DuckTales' is a show dear to my heart. While not quite one of the all-time greats in animation and ever it is a personal favourite and one of my favourite shows from Disney. Felt that way as a child, still do. One of those personal favourites from a young age that has held up very well (not all my childhood favourites have), and like many favourites seen recently as a young adult 'DuckTales' is even more entertaining through adult eyes from appreciating the writing and stories even more.

Really like to love all the previous episodes, and "Home Sweet Homer" is hardly inferior. A brilliant episode in every aspect and one of my favourites.

The animation in "Home Sweet Homer" looks very pleasing on the eyes, nothing shoddy about it. Instead it is very vibrant, fluidly drawn and the attention to detail in the backgrounds is also note-worthy. Can say nothing wrong about the music, the score is dynamic, beautifully orchestrated, never jarring with the action and full of energy. Just as animated shows of this kind should be. It is impossible to resist or forget the theme song, one of the catchiest in animation and ever.

"Home Sweet Homer's" writing is even smarter, even more intelligent and even funnier as an adult. Part of this is due to understanding and appreciating the references, which came over as very funny and brilliantly timed when a child but easier to get and notice as an adult. Have found the same experience re-visiting other favourites like 'Animaniacs', 'Pinky and the Brain' and 'Tiny Toon Adventures'. The dialogue is hilarious, quotable and surprisingly fresh by today's standards, also surprisingly thought-provoking and educational. Will make younger audiences interested in learning more about Ancient Greek mythology.

Similarly great in "Home Sweet Homer" is the storytelling. It is a thrilling and remarkably inventive, with one of the show's most unique premises at that point, story that is not predictable or repetitive, also not taking too long to get started or to the point. It is immensely entertaining to watch, has thrills and energy aplenty, is never dull and has emotional investment while the conflict has tension.

Have always loved the characters. Scrooge is one of those characters that does live up to his name at first, a notable example actually of the show being here, but the character grows and goes on a journey. It is wonderful to see Huey, Duey and Louie be given distinct personalities and it is much easier to tell them apart as a result than before when partnered with their uncle Donald Duck, who amuses as ever here. Homer is rootable and Circe serves as a fun villain.

In "Home Sweet Homer", the voice acting is faultless. Cannot imagine anybody else as the character of Scrooge than Alan Young, he is a big reason why Scrooge works so well as a character. Russi Taylor shows great versatility, while Tony Anselmo shows himself to be a more than worthy successor to Clarence "Ducky" Nash, the original voice for Donald for years. Tress MacNeille, one of the best and most prolific voice actors in the business at that time, has a ball as Circe.

To conclude, brilliant. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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