The Mighty Ducks Game Changers is a Sports Comedy Drama television series created based on Steve Brill’s 1992 film. It acts as a follow-up to the film with Brill returning as head writer for the project. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa also developed the project along with Brill and serve as the showrunner for the film.
The series consists of 10 funny and dramatic episodes. It stars Emilio Estevez (The brother of Charlie Sheen), Lauren Graham who is famous for her role as Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, Brady Noon, Maxwell Simkins, and Swayam Bhatia.
It revolves around a bunch of people who start their own hockey team after getting rejected by ‘ The Mighty Ducks’ the best team in the state. But, is this inspirational underdog story based on real life? Read more to find out.
The Mighty Ducks Game Changers Season 1 Overview
The series starts with 12-year-old Evan Morrow getting cut from the Mighty Ducks team and is told that he’s wasting his time and should try to find something he’s good at the coach of the team named Coach T. is Angry at his behavior toward her son, Alex Morrow, Evan’s mother decides to help him start their hockey team where having fun is the main priority, unlike the hectic winning mentality, The Ducks promote. Evan is joined by his neighbor Nick and they both set out to recruit players for their team. Alex, on the other hand, searches for an ice rink for them to play in. She finds a place called Ice palace after several rejections from other places.
Return of A Familiar Face
The place is run by Gordon Bombay, the coach of the Old Ducks team who now hates hockey. He refuses Alex initially but is convinced after she offers her money from the state hockey program to rent the place. Meanwhile, Evan and Nick form a team of players unfit to play the sport but despite that, decide to challenge for the League and name their team Doesn’t Bother. Alex decides to become their coach despite having no experience in Hockey after being asked by Evan. Throughout the series, Evans’s former Ducks teammate, Sofi quits the Ducks to join his team and Gordon Bombay decides to take over as the coach after Alex’s shortcomings become more visible. The series will make you laugh and cheer for the team.
Is Mighty Ducks Game Changers Season 1 A true story?
The Mighty Ducks Game Changers Season 1 is not based on a true story. However, the filmmaker Steve Brill took inspiration from his real life to write the script for the original movie.
Brill who lived in Culver City at that time was unemployed. Thus, he spent most of his time in the hockey rink with his roommate Peter Berg( The creator of Friday Night Lights) as it was the cheapest option available. This along with his love for sports dramas inspired him to make The Mighty Ducks. Soon, this film would spawn a franchise thus giving us The Mighty Ducks Game Changers.
The Influence of The Mighty Ducks
After the release of the first film which was a financial success, Disney decided to start a Hockey team with the same name. In 1993, The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim were founded and started playing in the NHL.
A brand new arena, The Anaheim Arena was made near Disneyland. They won their first Stanley Cup in the 2006-07 season. That season, they changed their name to Anaheim Ducks as Disney sold the franchise to American Businessman Henry Samueli.
The Mighty Ducks Game Changers Season 1 Reviews
The Mighty Ducks Game Changers Season 1 has received generally positive reviews. This is unlike the film franchise which had a negative reception from the critics. The humor and the performance of the actors were mainly praised. It holds a score of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.4 rating on IMDB. Therefore, critics and the audience both enjoyed the show. Thus, it should be on everyone’s watchlist. It is an exciting ride that can be enjoyed with the entire family.
Where Is The Mighty Ducks Game Changers Season 1 Available?
The Mighty Ducks Game Changers Season 1 was created by Disney and is thus available on Disney+.