When I was a kid growing up in the eighties, I enjoyed the many cartoons shows that cable television had to offer. One of the shows I enjoyed the most particularly was Ducktales. Premiered on September 18, 1987, Ducktales became the first daily animated television series from Walt Disney Studios. But not only was it the first daily animated television series for Disney Studios, but also, perhaps, the most popular animated series from Disney Studios.

The premise of Ducktales success paved the way for future Disney shows such as, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers and TaleSpin, and also spawning two cartoon spin-offs Darkwing Duck and Quack Pack. Let alone the success of Ducktales also help create the popular two hour cartoon block Disney Afternoon.

With all the information provided, I considered Ducktales to be one of the most intriguing cartoons to ever be produced. For starters, the story focused on the daring adventures of Scrooge McDuck, a cantankerous loving money canard, who is considered to be the richest duck in all of Ducksberg.

Throughout the series Scrooge McDuck embarks dangerous journey's with his family and friends to find more wealth, hidden or lost knowledge, or sometimes preventing his wealth from being stolen by thieves.

But as simple as the story sounds, there was more to it for Scrooge and his adventurous journey of accumulating more wealth and knowledge. More often than not, Scrooge was faced with moral decisions of saving his most prized possessions. His family and friends. For most of the Ducktales adventures Scrooge was dealt with saving his money and family, but more so his family. When given the hard choice of choosing between wealth and family, without hesitation, he would give up his wealth.

However, Ducktales was more than just a animated story of funnies, laughter, and fascination. It was a story of adventure with moral rights between right and wrong. It taught kids (including me) that family and friends were more important than the accumulation of wealth.

By looking at today's standards of young teens and kids, I wonder would they appreciate the story of Ducktales? One of the interesting facts I noticed today, are the cartoons that are being aired on television. It seems that some of them also teaches kids the issue of morality, but for the few that do, there are many others that don't. For example, Spongebob Sqaurepants, Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Family Guy,and etc.

Now before I go on, I am not here to bash these television shows as the worst ever created, because I myself, enjoy watching them periodically as well.

But if Ducktales were to re-air today with new episodes but same concept, would kids watch it? Or would it bore them? The chances are the show probably would not last as long as it did previously. As some kids probably would not enjoy the show due to lack of simplicity and extreme comic relief.

But I don't think all the blame can go to kids or viewers. A lot of it certainly has to go with production studios and television networks. Now days the demand for new shows are so high that, even if a show is successful it still may not be enough for it's longevity.

For a show to last on air today it needs to be extremely successful and racking millions of viewers on a daily basis. This is certainly a feat that isn't easy for live-shows and more specifically animated shows. Trying to get millions of kids or teens glued to a cartoon rather than Facebook or Myspace will be a challenge within itself, let alone if the show is good or not.