‘DuckTales’ Reboot Coming to Disney XD in 2017

DuckTales Reboot
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’80s kids, get ready to revisit Scrooge McDuck.

A reboot of “DuckTales” is in the works, Disney announced Wednesday. It’s set to launch on Disney XD in 2017.

The original Emmy-winning series aired from 1987-1990 as part of The Disney Afternoon daily cartoon block, and spawned an animated theatrical release in 1990 as well.

The reboot will, like the original, follow McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie and Donald Duck as they adventure around the world. Other characters from the original, including Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell and Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail Vanderquack, are also set to return.

“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,” said Marc Buhaj, SVP, programming and general manager, Disney XD, in a statement. “Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation.”

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  1. Merk42 says:

    “…spawned an animated theatrical release in 1990 as well.”
    And a really good video game (which itself had the popular “Moon Theme”), that got a remake itself.

  2. Hooley says:

    No they don’t Darkwing Duck was rubbish utterly trash ruined Disney

  3. Anonymous says:

    It gives hope they need to bring Darkwing Duck back and in original format.

  4. I hope that Disney doesn’t go Digital for the return of Duck Tales. Keep it like it was Disney Hand art only.

  5. Anonymous says:

    A lot of adults remember the original series fondly, so they may get more than just kids. The Scrooge McDuck comic books were my dad’s favorites, and he’s retired.

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