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DuckTales reboot casts David Tennant, Ben Schwartz, Danny Pudi and more

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Disney has announced the all-new “DuckTales” voice-cast in the most Disney way possible, through song. The new animated-comedy series is based on the Emmy Award-winning show from the late 1980s, with a new animation style and an amazing cast.

The show will feature the voice talents of David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi and Huey, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, and Bobby Moynihan Louie, the nephews of Scrooge. Joining them in the show will be Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, and Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack.

Disney will launch the series in the summer of 2017, it will appear on Disney XD channels around the world. The show will star Disney’s enduringly popular characters: Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Donald Duck.

Viewers will follow Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews — Huey, Dewey and Louie — and the optimistic yet temperamental Donald Duck as they embark on high-flying adventures worldwide. Other beloved characters slated to be in the new stories 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.

A generation’s seminal cartoon, the Emmy Award-winning “DuckTales” led the daily syndicated cartoon block “The Disney Afternoon” with 100 episodes produced by Disney Television Animation from 1987-90. An animated theatrical film, “DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp,” premiered in 1990. The original “DuckTales” is currently available on WATCH Disney Channel, an app that allows consumers to watch on tablet, phones, computer and set top boxes.

You can watch the newly announced voice-cast sing the theme-song below, thanks to an early morning upload from Disney.

Earlier this year when the show was announced, Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD said, “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.”