It’s often said that fashion comes back around again, and DuckTales was certainly the height of fashion when it aired in the 1980s. Well, it was if you were a child of the ’80s, anyhow, since most of us couldn’t get enough of Scrooge McDuck’s globetrotting adventures. News that Disney XD had decided to reboot the series gained a positive reception. Like many cartoon classics of our youth that have enjoyed reboots in one form or another, such as Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or Thundercats, DuckTales might now be viewed through rose-tinted glasses, but nostalgia hasn’t necessarily clouded our vision; these shows really were great.
Disney XD have always said that the DuckTales reboot would air sometime in 2017, but have now announced that the show will hit our screens in summer 2017 – the perfect time for a new generation of kids to watch it while school’s out. Disney XD has also released a very short teaser to promote the show, and while it might only be brief, it’s still great and will have you singing that catchy theme tune out loud. Take a look, above.
You can also check out new promotional artwork for the DuckTales TV show reboot below, courtesy of EW :
DuckTales centers on Scrooge McDuck, his nephew, Donald, and his grandnephews, Huey, Dewie, and Louie as they travel the world with the help of their trusty pilot, Launchpad McQuack. Also accompanying them on their adventures is Webbigail “Webby” Vanderquack, who did appear in the original series but wasn’t featured much. It seems that this time around, with gender equality at the forefront of social consciousness right now, Disney have decided that a female character is deserving of a place on the DuckTales team.
Other characters from the original series will be back, too. We can expect to see the return of Magica DeSpell, butler Duckworth, Glomgold, and the Beagle Boys when the show airs. DuckTales, based on the characters of Carl Banks’ creation, might be making its comeback in the digital age, but the animation of the show will be based on the hand-drawn style of the original show, which just makes the whole thing even more nostalgic. The first season will consist of 21 half-hour episodes and two one-hour specials, giving parents plenty of chance to introduce their kids to some Disney legends.
Chances are, however, that the parents will still be watching this show long after the kids have gone to bed. This is DuckTales, after all. Assuming you’ve not got your own pile of gold to dive into, here’s the original theme tune to remind you of Scrooge McDuck and the gang. Woo-hoo!
DuckTales will air on Disney XD in summer 2017.