Update May 19, 2017: Deadline Hollywood is reporting today that a person very familiar to Disney fans is joining the cast of the DuckTales reboot. Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton (and Moana) fame will be voicing Gizmoduck in the Disney XD show.
Original Post: Disney announced in February 2015 that they will be rebooting their popular late 80’s syndicated animated television series DuckTales. Since the original announcement, a few bits and pieces of info have trickled out about the new DuckTales. Here is what we currently know:
The new DuckTales will debut in the summer of 2017 on DisneyXD. When exactly in the summer it will premiere is still unknown. The first season will include (21) 30-minute episodes and (2) 1 hour specials. Like the original, the reboot will star Huey, Dewey and Louie and their granduncle Scrooge McDuck.
According to Disney:
The new series’ adventures will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews—Huey, Dewey, and Louie—and the optimistic-yet-temperamental Donald Duck embark on high-flying adventures worldwide. Other beloved characters slated to be in the new stories are: Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley, and Webbigail Vanderquack.
Disney recently announced the following DuskTales cast members:
- David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck
- Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively
- Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack
- Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley
- Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack
Here is a fun little video of the new cast singing the original DuckTales theme song:
Here is a sneak peak at the artwork of the new DuckTales:
here is a (very) quick teaser trailer for the new DuckTales:
and here is a lengthier look at the new show:
That’s about all we know so far. As always, I will be updating this post whenever I come across more details about DuckTales, so stay tuned for more!