We’re not alone in thinking this looks like a winner either, since Disney XD has also announced that the series has been picked up for a second season, even though season one won’t even premiere until this summer. Considering the people that have signed on to the show, though, it’s hardly a surprise the network is behind this reboot.
The show’s cast is indeed pretty amazing, with David Tennant sounding perfect as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan voicing Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as the motherly Mrs. Beakley, and Kate Micucci as her granddaughter Webby Vanderquack.
The new DUCKTALES 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.
A generation’s seminal cartoon, the original DuckTales led the daily syndicated cartoon block “The Disney Afternoon” with 100 episodes produced from 1987–‘90. An animated theatrical film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, premiered in 1990.
DUCKTALES revival will debut in summer 2017 on DISNEY XD.