Grab your top hat and get ready to dive into a sea of gold coins, because DuckTales is getting a new series! That’s right, Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Donald Duck will all be back in 2017 on Disney XD.
And that’s not all: apparently 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 will all be returning to the reimagined animated series as well!
While there’s no word yet what the specific premise will be, Disney XD Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager Marc Buhaj remarked that the new series will bring the original show’s “same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation.”
We suspected a reboot might be in order after Oh My Disney released that painfully cute, incredibly popular live action take on the DuckTales theme song with real, fluffy ducklings. Disney Interactive also features a few DuckTales items in its Disney Infinity toy box, and original episodes of the cult ’90s cartoon are available on the WATCH Disney Channel app, so the studio obviously knew it had a goldmine (wink) at its fingertips. Next up… TaleSpin?
And before anyone starts in about remaking old properties, let us just say this: if they bring back the original spirit, characters, and theme song… we’re willing to give it a shot. Until then, we’ll just keep listening to this gem of an earworm:
So what are your thoughts, dear ducklings? Are you psyched to see DuckTales back on your screens or would you rather just watch the originals on repeat? Let us know in the comments below!