First Look: New DuckTales

In the late ’80s/early ’90s, the best television show was Disney’s DuckTales, hands down!?It is, after all, Emmy Award winning! The new DuckTales will be part of the Disney XD line up and will premiere in 2017.

Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manger, Disney XD, made the announcement:

??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.?

Of course, the new series will feature the same beloved characters from the original: Scrooge McDuck, the patriarch of the family, the nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, the crushable Launchpad McQuack, Donald Duck, Duckworth, Mrs. Beakley, and Webbigail Vanderquack. And there is a high chance that we’ll see Uncle Scrooge go up against the likes of Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell, and the Beagle Boys.

The animation style for the series seems to be borrowing from the style of the popular Mickey Mouse short series.

DUCKTALES - Disney's "DuckTales," an all-new animated comedy series based on the Emmy Award-winning series. (Disney XD)
DUCKTALES – Disney’s “DuckTales,” an all-new animated comedy series based on the Emmy Award-winning series. (Disney XD)

No doubt the new generation of DuckTales viewers will appropriate the high-flying adventures of Scrooge and the gang. And perhaps it will spark within them, as the original did for so many of us, a sense of curiosity about the world, that may or may not have resulted in some mischief-making.

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