New “DuckTales” Series Will Launch on Disney XD in 2017

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Disney will present an all-new “DuckTales” on Disney XD channels in 2017, based on the Emmy Award-winning series still fondly remembered by many fans. A feathered tycoon/adventurer Scrooge McDuck, his plucky grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and “Unca” Donald Duck along with Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose and much more will all be returning to the reimagined animated series.

The original hand-drawn “DuckTales” series led the daily syndicated cartoon block “The Disney Afternoon” that Disney Television Animation produced from 1987-90. The series even spawned a movie, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, released theatrically in 1990.

Here’s the press release:

Whether you grew up on the Disney Afternoon, or you’re just a fan of iconic Disney animation, we think you’ll be excited to learn that an all-new DuckTales, an animated comedy series based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, has been ordered for launch in 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world. Set to be produced by Disney Television Animation (DTVA), the new series will again star Disney’s enduringly popular characters: Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and Donald Duck. The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming, and General Manager, Disney XD.

Buhaj said, “DuckTales has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history, 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.”

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.

A generation’s seminal cartoon, the Emmy Award-winning DuckTales led the daily syndicated cartoon block “The Disney Afternoon” with 100 episodes produced by DTVA from 1987–‘90. An animated theatrical film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, premiered in 1990.

The original DuckTales is currently available on WATCH Disney Channel, an app that allows consumers to watch on tablet, phones, computer, and set top boxes.

Disney Interactive features several DuckTales-themed items in the Disney Infinity toy box. A music video of the familiar DuckTales theme song (with real ducks) has amassed more than six million views since September 2014 on the popular YouTube channel “Oh My Disney.”

That would be awesome to see those again as long as they keep the original theme song.

Source: D23.com