As reported by DEADLINE, Disney XD recently announced that they are rebooting the DuckTales animated series! The reboot will be based on the Emmy award winning series that aired on the Disney Afternoon from 1987 through 1990.
The new series will again feature high action adventures around the world with Uncle Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie and Donald Duck. Additional regular series characters set to return 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.
“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,” stated Marc Buhaj, SVP, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD. “Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation.”
When will the series premiere? Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until 2017. But in the mean time, did you know that DuckTales returned via comic book form back in 2011? Be sure to grab yourselves a copy if you want to find out what the gang’s been up to in between their two animated series!