Disney’s DuckTales Is Returning To TV With An All-Star Cast
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What’s old is new again. Disney is going back to their archives and bringing back one of their most popular shows. The rebooted DuckTales is coming back to TV.
Set to launch in summer 2017 on Disney XD, they’ve just released some info that you (and your kids) need to know about—namely, the cast and the new take on the classic theme song (Duck Tales, woo hoo!).
The cast runs down like this:
- David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones) as Scrooge McDuck
- Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan (SNL) will voice perpetual mischief makers Huey, Dewey and Louie.
- Beck Bennett (SNL) will play Launchpad McQuack
- Toks Olagundoye (Castle) will be behind the mic as Mrs. Beakley
- Kate Micucci (Raising Hope) as the voice of Webby Vanderquack
Mashable reports that we can look for appearances from characters like “Donald Duck, Flintheart Glomgold, Gyro Gearloose, Duckworth, Gizmoduck, Magica DeSpell, Gladstone Gander, and Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys.”
In a release, SVP of Programming/GM of Disney XD Mark Buhaj said, “‘DuckTales’ has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history, it drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks’ comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation.’”
The original show ran from 1987-1990, and the DT gang was also included in a feature film, “DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp.”
This reboot will have taken two years to get back to the small screen as the project was first announced back in 2015.