We’ve already gotten a glimpse at the upcoming reboot of the animated series DuckTales coming to Disney XD sometime this August, along with details on the cast that includes plenty of fantastic talent like David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck and Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan as his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. Plus there’s Beck Bennett as key supporting character Launchpad McQuack, Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, aka Gizmoduck. Now somehow the cast has gotten even better.
Today brought news of the voices of Paul F. Tompkins, Jim Rash, Allison Janney, Margo Martindale and more being added to the DuckTales reboot cast. Get a first look at the characters each of them will be voicing below. Read More »
Earlier this month, Disney unveiled the first trailer for the DuckTales reboot featuring the voices of David Tennant (Scrooge), Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan (Huey, Dewey & Louie), Beck Bennett (Launchpad McQuack), and Kate Micucci (Webby Vanderquack). While the new voices were a bit off-putting for a fan of the original series, I was actually blown away by the retro design style of this traditional 2D animated show.
Now Disney XD has released another short DuckTales teaser focusing on Donald Duck (voiced by Tony Anselmo in the new series) and it just looks fantastic. Watch the Ducktales teaser, entitled “Donald Duck’s Tales,” below!
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Since anything and everything that children from decades past are nostalgic about is getting rebooted in some form, the fact that DuckTales is getting a revival on Disney XD comes as no surprise. What does come as a bit of a surprise is that it actually doesn’t look half-bad.
The DuckTales reboot trailer has just arrived from Disney XD, and they must like what they’re seeing from the first season, because the House of Mouse has already renewed the series for a second season. See if it’ll be worth your time after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I’ve been very curious about Disney XD’s upcoming revival of DuckTales for close to a year now, ever since they revealed the show’s terrific art style and teased imagery that suggests an adventurous tone. While I enjoyed the original cartoon as a youngster, it’s Carl Banks’ original Donald Duck comics that shine brightly for me these days – if the new show can capture the spirit of those stories, it may count me among its fans.
We still don’t know what this series will truly feel like, but we now know who will be providing the voices of the core cast and it’s a whole bunch of very funny, very talented people.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
We might not be the target audience for Disney’s new DuckTales revival, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have opinions about it. After all, we’re the ones who grew up watching the animated adventures of Huey, Louie, Dewey, and Scrooge McDuck on television. Not to mention, some of us have kids of our own that we plan to share the new DuckTales with.
Fortunately, the DuckTales revival actually seems to be shaping up quite promisingly. The art released so far indicates that Disney has maintained the same general feel of the classic DuckTales episodes, while also tweaking it just enough to make it look fresh and modern. Today’s new image offers our first look at the new version of Launchpad McQuack, who, yeah, still looks more or less like you remember him. And a brief new teaser calls back to that old DuckTales theme song we know so well. So, when exactly will we get to see this new DuckTales? Disney has new details on that, too. Click through for all things DuckTales. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
We first learned that DuckTales was being revived as a new Disney XD series back in early 2015, but it took over a year for our first look at the show to arrive. And that single preview image (sampled on the top of this article) left quite an impression. While some purists and fans of the original animated series may scoff, I instantly fell in love with the new arty style, which looks to blend classic Disney character design with plenty of stylized, modern touches. It feels familiar while also feeling fresh. That’s a tricky combination.
However, those looking for one aspect of this series to match the show they grew up with can take comfort in the new logo, which has arrived looking pretty much the same as ever.
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Let’s get dangerous. That’s the tagline uttered by the caped crusader known as Darkwing Duck. The crimefighting mallard hit the airwaves in the early 90s, shortly after Disney’s other duck-centric animated series DuckTales went off the air and headed into theaters with its own movie, DuckTales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. Since both the shows hailed from Disney, had anthropomorphic ducks, and shared two characters, many assumed that Darkwing Duck was a spin-off of DuckTales. However, the creator of Darkwing Duck has just confirmed that’s not the case.
So why isn’t Darkwing Duck connected to DuckTales? Find out after the jump. Read More »
It’s been a tough year for losses in the entertainment industry. Musicians like Prince and David Bowie left us along with comedian Garry Shandling, veteran actress Doris Roberts and the incredible Alan Rickman. Now one more name from the days of classic television and the nostalgic 80s has passed away. Mr. Ed star Alan Young, who was also the voice of Scrooge McDuck on the animated series DuckTales, passed away yesterday at age 96. Read More »
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For people of a certain generation, DuckTales is a big deal. Disney’s animated series about the globetrotting adventures of the wealthy Scrooge McDuck and his mischievous grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie ran for 100 episodes in the late ’80s, inspired a theatrically released spin-off, and won its fair share of accolades. Today, DuckTales stands out as a fresh air in a decade dominated by cartoons that were reverse-engineered from toys. Sure, it was based on well-known Disney characters, but it valued those characters and their stories more than the average episode of, well, most everything else.
Last year, it was announced that DuckTales was being revived as a new Disney XD series that would air in 2017. Now, the first image from the series has been revealed and it’s one of the most pleasant surprises you will encounter today.
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For anyone who grew up in the Eighties or Nineties, DuckTales was just a part of your life. You sang the song, you knew the characters, you made sure to be in front of the TV whenever new episodes were on. Now, Disney will present new tales of daring on Disney XD in 2017. Read more about the DuckTales remake below. Read More »