The “DuckTales” reboot on Disney XD is officially quacktastic. The animated-comedy series’ two back-to-back episodes on September 23rd ranked as the network’s number-one animated series launch in two-and-half years in Total Viewers (662K) and Kids 2-11. The series has the number-one animated launch in over 2 years in Kids 6-11 since “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” in 2015, and the launch of “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” in 2016. The show can also boast that 40% of all Kids 2-14 watched the premieres with an Adult 18-49.
The two episodes ranked number-one in the hour among Boys 2-11, Boys 6-11 and Boys 6-14, and was the number-one original entertainment cable TV telecast in Total Viewers.
To date, “DuckTales” has amassed nearly 50 million Total Views including reaching 26 million Total Viewers via linear TV, generating 20 million video views across key social media platforms led by YouTube with 14 million, and over 2 million views to date across Disney XD VOD, the Disney XD App and the Disney Channel App.
This year, “DuckTales” and its “Woo-oo!” TV movie will be seen in 34 languages in 162 countries on Disney XD channels and Disney Channels worldwide.
Featuring a distinct animation style inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic designs, “DuckTales” chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire, Scrooge McDuck; his mischief-making triplet grandnephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie; temperamental nephew, Donald Duck; and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack; no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley; and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend.
The voice cast is David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi (“Community”) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (“Parks and Recreation”) as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”) as Louie, Kate Micucci (“Garfunkel and Oates”) as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett (“Saturday Night Live”) as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye (“Castle”) as Mrs. Beakley and Tony Anselmo (“Mickey Mouse”) as Donald Duck.
“DuckTales” is executive produced by Annie Award-nominee Matt Youngberg (“Ben 10: Omniverse”), with Francisco Angones (Disney XD’s “Wander Over Yonder”) serving as co-producer and story editor, and Sean Jimenez (Disney XD’s Annie Award-winning “Gravity Falls”) as art director.