Disney XD announced last week that new episodes of the beloved cartoon series “DuckTales” have been ordered for a 2017 launch on Disney XD channels worldwide. Huey, Dewey and Louie will be back with Uncle Scrooge in a reboot that will also feature a collection of beloved characters including Webbigail Vanderquack, Duckworth, Mrs. Beakley, Gyro Gearloose, Magica DeSpell, the Beagle Boys, and everyone’s favorite Launchpad McQuack.
“DuckTales” originally aired as part of a syndicated cartoon block called “The Disney Afternoon” from 1987 to 1990. In addition to the 100 episodes produced during that fantastic era of cartoons, the feature film “DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp” premiered in 1990. Disney XD’s new episodes will end a 27-year drought without new adventures in Duckburg.
"DuckTales' has a special place in Disney's TV animation history,” said Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD in a press release. “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."
No news if “TaleSpin,” “Darkwing Duck,” or “Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers” will be making a comeback, but news of more “DuckTales” is like Christmas morning for kids that grew up the 90s. Good luck getting the enduring “DuckTales” theme song out of your head for the rest of the day, because the only reasonable response to this news is…DuckTales Woo-Oooh!