We are very excited by this one – Disney XD have revealed some new images and details on their upcoming revamp of classic 1980’s cartoon DuckTales,
The classic animated series has been brought back for a new generation to enjoy, as Donald Duck’s nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie go on some wild and crazy adventures with their great-uncle Scrooge McDuck and, of course, Donald Duck in and around Duckberg. The revival is set to follow the layout of the original series with different adventures and fun through each episodes, as well as the possiblity of a longer mystery through a larger part of the episodes.
Danny Pudi (Community), Ben Schwartz (House of Lies) and Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) lend their voices to the roles of Huey, Dewey and Louie while Doctor Who and Broadchurch star David Tennant voices Scrooge McDuck and Kate Micucci (The Big Bang Theory) voices Webby. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jim Rash and Alison Janney are also part of the cast.
On the show, co-producer Francisco Angones told EW:
“One of the things we always loved about the old show was that it was this family of adventurers, but the emphasis in every episode had always been on the adventure and plotline… The basic conceit of growing our show was that this is a big blended family of adventurers, so it should feel like a combination of Indiana Jones and a blended Arrested Development-style family sitcom where every character has a different relationship to one another.”
Executive producer Matt Youngberg adds:
“Since everyone always says ‘Huey, Dewey, and Louie’ in that exact order, we decided to make that the birth order, and by defining that, we were able to assign traits that fit… So, Huey’s the oldest, a little more responsible, a little bit brainy. Dewey wants to stand out, and wants to break out of being labeled as just one of a set of three. And Louie is happy being the youngest child — he can slip under the radar.”
DuckTales premieres on Disney XD in August.