‘DuckTales’ Gets New Trailer, Second Season Order from Disney XD

Prepare for some more quackingly good adventures: Not only is the “DuckTales” crew returning summer, they’re getting a second season order before the first even premieres. Disney XD officially gave the reboot a renewal on Thursday.

The network also released a first look trailer at their upcoming reboot of the classic Duck family-centered animated series, which originally aired in the late 1980s and will return in revamped form this summer.

The trailer, which you can watch above, gives the audience a taste of the new retro, comic-book-like animation style as well as a sample of the rollicking adventures to expect from Scrooge McDuck and his great-nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

“I’m Scrooge McDuck, I made my name being tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties,” announces the billionaire, top hat-sporting McDuck, voiced with gusto by David Tennant.

However, at first, his rhyming great-nephews appear skeptical of their great-uncle’s prowess — after all, their uncle is Donald Duck, “one of the most daring adventurers of all time,” as Webby Vanderquack (Kate Micucci) accurately points out in the trailer. Fans of the original series will also note the return of the original theme song. (Disney XD had released a video of the cast singing the original theme song in December.)

“I’m back,” exclaims McDuck at one point, before giving viewers an idea of what to expect and causes Huey, Duey and Louie to change their minds. “Uncharted territory, bold new discoveries!”

“You guys, our family is awesome,” Dewey emphatically concludes.

This updated version of “DuckTales” will also star Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan as Huey, Dewey and Louie respectively, as well as Moynihan’s fellow “SNL” star Beck Bennett in the role of Launchpad McQuack.

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  1. STEVEN J SATAK says:

    Eh, wait and see what the new season brings. I missed most of the 1980s being stationed in Japan, and didn’t actually see the original until the mid-1990s, when it was in re-runs forever on the Disney Channel.

    I’ll give it a try. Moaning about how it’s ‘all different’ before you’ve had a proper look at the fruit of their labors is just being a chronological snob. Save it.

  2. Daniel Whitney says:

    Wow, let’s get a popular Scottish actor to play a Scottish duck. You guys are funny and trying to say this has to be the exact same as the original. I love the original and am excited for this version and think that Scrooge, Webby, and Launchpad are cast very well as well as Donald. Not sure about the triplets yet, but I am glad they are not a carbon copy of each other and have 3 distinct actors. Wait to watch it, and if you don’t like it go buy the old episodes and let me enjoy new content.

  3. Jimmy Vidual says:

    Agreed. Everything about this reincarnation is awful. The original is a classic.

  4. Thomas says:

    It’s ridiculous for adults to be making judgments about this based on the animation alone. This was made for younger generations, not the 30 something year olds that grew up with the original.

  5. Riley675 says:

    Not a patch on the original. The nephews are all wrong and sound too old and Scrooge is all wrong and sounds too young. They have messed up the voice cast big time. Nobody could ever replace the great Alan Young of course, certainly not this guy. Also not keen on the visuals. Too hard edged. Think this is going to be another flop. How about making something original and leave unassailable classics alone.

    • Sandybottom5 says:

      David Tennant is no Alan Young that’s for sure. He’s a Brit actor who is actually Scottish. Completely wrong vocally. He is quite popular with scifi geeks which is why he got the job, certainly not for his very poor attempt at being Scrooge. Such a stupid idea to remake this.

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