[size=20]Woo-ooh! New ‘DuckTales’ Series Set to Launch in 2017 on Disney XD[/size]
Feb 25, 2015
Life is still like a hurricane over in Duckburg: Disney has announced that an all-new version of the classic animated comedy series, “DuckTales” (woo-ooh!), has been ordered for launch in 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world. The original “DuckTales” (woo-ooh!), which was produced from 1987-1990, followed the adventures of the literally-swimming-in-cash tycoon Scrooge McDuck, his mischievous grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Donald Duck. A feature film, “DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp,” was released in 1990.
“‘DuckTales’ has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history,” says Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD, who announced the series’ reboot. “It drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks’ comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation.”
In addition to main characters Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie and Donald, there will be several familiar beaks returning to the “DuckTales” fold: Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail “Webby” Vanderquack.
Since we must bide our time for two years until the new “DuckTales” episodes are ready, feel free to catch up on/binge-watch the original “DuckTales,” currently available on WATCH Disney Channel, an app that allows consumers to watch on tablet, phones, computer and set top boxes.
Or, you could check out this music video featuring “DuckTales” theme song – and a re-creation of the show’s opening sequence with real ducks. The clip has amassed over six million views since September 2014 on the YouTube channel Oh My Disney.