Disney's Big Announcement: New Version of ‘DuckTales’ Series Coming in 2017

Mar 02, 2015 02:02 AM EST | By Food World News Staff Reporter

Disney's big announcement was about the revival of "DuckTales", which will debut its new series in 2017. One of the stars in the series is Scrooge McDuck as well as his grandnephews together with Donald Duck.

A lot of classic "DuckTales" characters, actually the whole cast members, will be on the set to return in the latest upcoming series. However, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Scrooge McDuck will remain the lead in the series. Inventor Gyro Gearloose and pilot Launchpad McQuack will appear in the forthcoming new "DuckTales" together with Mrs. Beakley, Webbigail Vanderquack, Flintheart Glomgold, and Duckworth. Even Beagle Boys and the all-time favorite Magica DeSpell will also return to TV as part of this new series.

Senior Vice President, General Manager, and Programming for Disney XD, Marc Buhaj, noted that the original "DuckTales" had a huge impact to this recent Disney's big announcement. Buhaj said that "DuckTales" will always have a special place in the animation history of Disney TV. He added that this drew its inspiration from the comic books of the legend Carl Barks and through its artistic showmanship and storytelling, set an incomparable standard for the animated entertainment, which connects both adults and kids. The new series will also bring the same adventurous spirit and energy to the new generation.

Originally, "Ducktales" aired from 1987 to 1990, which last for a total of 100 episodes. It was also featured as the part of the daily "Disney Afternoon" cartoon block. Inquistr reported that the Disney's big announcement regarding the "Ducktales" relaunch is not a surprised as Disney already released DuckTales Remastered, a video game, back in 2013.

According to TV Series Finale, in the United States, Disney XD is available 24 hours and reaches approximately 80 million household through its basic cable as well as satellite affiliates. There are about 31 Disney XD channels that are available in 25 languages.

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