News of a DuckTales reboot is nothing short of fantastic, for those who grew up on the Disney Afternoon classic. The cartoon TV show featuring Scrooge McDuck and his errant nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie returns to Disney XD this summer for 21 half hour episodes, and two, one hour specials, as they embark on high-flying adventures around the world.
The series stars David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively; Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley. The first trailer for the DuckTales reboot has landed online and can be viewed, above.
As had already been revealed, DuckTales has bucked the trend that many modern reboots follow, and has opted to keep the hand-drawn animation look, rather than moving over to CGI. The voice cast bring the characters to life wonderfully well, with Launchpad McQuack just as we remember. Webby will have a much larger role than she did in the original series, and she already looks set to be a great inclusion to the main cast.
Disney XD is so confident of DuckTales' success that the network has already renewed the show for a second season - with Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager at Disney XD, releasing the following statement:
“Fans around the world are eager and we’re looking forward to introducing viewers to the all-new DuckTales. This early season two order is a testament to the quality work the creative team and the cast are delivering.”
Based upon Carl Banks' original creation, Matt Youngberg (Ben 10: Omniverse) serves as executive producer of the reboot, with Francisco Angones (Wander Over Yonder) as story editor and co-producer, and Sean Jimenez (Gravity Falls) as art director. The original DuckTales ran for three seasons, from 1987-1990, and though the reboot was announced back in 2015, it has taken a while for DuckTales to make it to air.
Still, it does look as though the time has been well spent; with this trailer providing just the perfect mix of nostalgia and something new to enjoy too. The voice cast seems pretty much perfect and, though Tennant has a huge back catalog of outstanding performances, it's fair to say he was born to play Scrooge McDuck.
DuckTales season 1 will arrive on Disney XD this summer. We will keep you updated with progress on season 2.
Source: Disney XD