Fans of Scrooge McDuck will be be headed back to Duckburg thanks to a new commitment from the Disney Channel. The network confirmed earlier today (Wednesday) that they will be bringing back the beloved animated series for a new generation.
Starring Scrooge McDuck and his three young grandnephews, the show was a staple of television back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, spawning games, toys and original movies. Scrooge, Donald Duck and the lovable triplets (Huey, Dewey and Louie) will all be returning to the series, and we hope to see Launchpad and the rest of crew entering sometime as well. The new animated series is currently scheduled to launch in 2017, and will premiere on Disney XD.
So what of our beloved Launchpad, Duckworth, Mr. Gyro Gearloose or the evil Magica DeSpell? Yes they will all appear in the series. We even suspect that Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys will be lurking about the McDuck mansion, ready to steal Scrooge’s lofty tower of gold coins. During its prime, the animated series won four Emmy awards during its run from 1987 until it was canceled back in 1990.
“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,” Marc Buhaj, senior vice president of programming for Disney XD, said in a statement. “Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation.”
More information on the series, voice actors, and an eventual premiere date will be released by Disney over the next few months as the animated series enters into production. Until then, you can spend this time catching up on all the mayhem that the team released in the first three years that they were on TV.