Tuesday, July 25, 2017

'DuckTales' Reboot Begins Airing with 24-Hour Marathon

Uncle Scrooge meet his three great nephews in the series premiere of DuckTales
(Disney Channel)

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After months of speculation, fans old and new will be able to experience Disney’s new version of DuckTales when the show premieres on August 12 on the Disney Channel.

For those sleeping under a rock, DuckTales chronicles the adventures of Duckburg’s trillionaire, Scrooge McDuck, his nephew Donald Duck and Donald’s nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie. Along for the ride is McDuck’s staff: Lauchpad McQuack, housekeeper Mrs. Beakley and her granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack.

The premiere episode of DuckTales tells how Donald Duck reluctantly takes his nephews to meet the reclusive great-uncle Scrooge McDuck. While at McDuck Manor, they learn of long-kept family secrets and unleash totems from Scrooge’s epic past, sending the family to the Lost City of Atlantis.

This series is a reboot of the popular series of the same name that used to air from the 80’s and 90’s and features a new look that more closely resembles the classic Carl Barks’ come book designs. Each 22-minute episode follows the ducks on thrilling explorations as they embrace courage, creativity and the rewards of stepping outside your comfort zone. Disney says that the new series is for kids and kids-at-heart and will feature several nostalgic nods to the original show including special appearances from other beloved characters including Flintheart Glomgold, superhero Gizmoduck, mad scientist Gyro Gearloose, lucky duck Gladstone Gander, the ruthless Ma Beagle and the mask-wearing Beagle Boys, scientist Ludwig Von Drake and Scrooge’s old flame Goldie O’Gilt.


The top-billed voice talents include David Tennant (Scrooge McDuck), Danny Pudi (Huey), Ben Schwartz Dewey), Bobby Moynihan (Louie), Kate Micucci (Webbigail), Beck Bennett (Launchpad McQuack), Toks Olagundoye (Mrs. Beakley), Tony Anselmo (Donald Duck), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Gizmoduck), Allison Janney (Scrooge’s old flame Goldie O’Gilt), Margo Martindale (villain Ma Beagle), Paul F. Tompkins (Gladstone Gander), Kimiko Glenn (well-traveled teen Lena), Jim Rash (mad scientist Gyro Gearloose), Josh Brener (tech billionaire Mark Beaks), Keith Ferguson (Scrooge’s archenemy Flintheart Glomgold), Eric Bauza (the Beagle Boys) and Corey Burton (Ludwig Von Drake).

DuckTales will begin the series with a special one-hour long premieres shown continuously for 24 hours beginning at 12:00 a.m., August 12 on the Disney Channel.

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