Pack your bags for Duckberg because Disney is rebooting the one and only DuckTales! According to their blog, 2017 is the magical year when flock of ducks come back to the airwaves via Disney XD. The new series will follow Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews: Huey, Dewey and Louie. Other beloved characters slated to be in the new stories are: Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail Vanderquack.
“DuckTales has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history,” Marc Buhaj, Disney XD general manager, said in a statement. “It drew its inspiration from 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.”
No word on which voice actors are casted for these roles. I would assume that the original cast would be returning. The voice of Scrooge McDuck, Alan Young is still going strong at the age of 95. He did voice Scrooge in the remake of the DuckTales game, DuckTales Remastered.
Could Darkwing Duck be right around the corner? Stay tuned…