Disney XD to revive “DuckTales”

People of a certain generation probably fondly remember the late ’80s-early ’90s animated Disney series DuckTales, which followed Scrooge McDuck and his curious, mischief-making grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, along with Donald Duck, on worldwide adventures. It ran from 1987-90, and inspired a theatrical animated film DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp in 1990.

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Well, that generation will have a new version of the series to show to its own children, as Disney XD announced today that an all-new DuckTales animated series has been ordered for launch in 2017. A Disney XD release said that the new series will again feature the adventures of Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie and Donald Duck, along with 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.

According to Marc Bujah, senior vice president of programming and general manager of Disney XD, “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.”

While you’re waiting for the new DuckTales to arrive in 2017, the original series is currently available on the WATCH Disney Channel app.

No word yet on if the extremely catchy theme song (heard in video below that features real ducks) will be included in the new series:

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