2017 may technically be the Year of the Rooster but for anyone who grew up in the 90’s watching The Disney Afternoon, perhaps Year of the Duck is more fitting.
Announced last year, fans have eagerly awaiting details on what to expect from this new DuckTales reboot. DisneyXD has already been in full swing with promoting the show the last few weeks, unveiling the old and new characters and the impressive voice cast that includes David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi as Huey, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, and Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck.
As thrilling as it is to see not only David Tennant but an actual Scotsman play Scrooge McDuck, I’m most looking forward to hearing Beck Bennett voice Launchpad after seeing this clip:
If you loved the original DuckTales opening title sequence with that amazing theme composed by Mark Mueller, take a gander at the new DuckTales opening title sequence. If the rest of the show is anything like this short main title sequence, then I think we can expect the revival to actually surpass the original.
Be sure the mark Saturday August 12th on your calendar when DisneyXD airs the one-hour TV movie appropriately titled “Woo-oo!” at midnight ET/PT for 24 consecutive hours. So looks like you won’t have to worry about setting the DVR, but it never hurts to be on the safe side. New episodes will follow the next month on September 23rd, coinciding nicely with the original DuckTales 30th anniversary.
The 2017 DuckTales creative team includes Matt Youngberg (Ben 10: Omniverse) as executive-producer, Francisco Angones (Wander Over Yonder) as story editor and co-producer, and Sean Jimenez (Gravity Falls) as art director.
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