Besides a brief meme appearance on ESPN earlier this year, DuckTales has been off the air since 1990, which is about 26 years too long. Disney is fixing that with a new series on Disney XD, and they finally dropped a short teaser yesterday. On top of that, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Scrooge McDuck will dive again starting in the summer.
Scrooge might be slowing down in his old age, because it’s taken us a while to get here. Word about the new series started getting out in February of last year, when Disney XD Senior Vice President Marc Buhaj put out a statement, saying, “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.” At the time, the show was pegged for a 2017 premiere, with news that it will be in the summer only coming yesterday.
So, what can we expect from the new adventures of Huey, Dewey, and Louie? Well, Donald will be involved, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, and the Beagle Boys will all be back, and Webby Vanderquack will have a much bigger role than in the original series. We assume a lot of gold will be involved. They might need to refresh the pop culture references, but then again, everything old is new again, so maybe not. Might make for a good running joke!
In March of this year, Disney shared a piece of art from the upcoming series with Entertainment Weekly, which makes it look like they’ll at least be sticking to the hand-drawn style of the original. The whole gang is piled into (and onto) a jeep, and there seem to be a lot of spears being thrown at them, and Scrooge looks displeased. Hey, it’ll be fun for us, at least!
Via Screen Rant