Life is like a hurricane in Duckberg, and nobody knows it better than Scrooge McDuck; the millionaire codger was a character children fell in love with while watching Disney’s Saturday morning classic, DuckTales. The show premiered in 1987, and was so successful that it led to a feature film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, and two highly successful video games (one of which was remastered not too long ago). DuckTales (and spin-offs DarkWing Duck and Quack Pack) has since remained a nerdy fan favorite (even resulting in some disturbing deconstructions). Last year, Disney realized how sorely the franchise was missed, and moved ahead to revive the show with a reboot on Disney XD. Now, we’re getting our first glimpse in poster form.
The new poster depicts Scrooge McDuck’s three, famous young grand-nephews that join in on his adventures: Huey, Duey, and Louie. It also shows one of the original series’ other major characters, Webbigail Vanderquack (aka Webbie), and perhaps the most famous duck of all, their uncle Donald Duck. That last bit is actually quite important, as Donald was notably absent from the original series to give focus on the other characters and their Indiana Jones-esque adventures, and only appeared on a small handful of occasions. It is unknown how large a part Donald will play in the new series, but fans of his are sure to get excited.
Speaking about the show, Disney XD’s general manager, Marc Buhaj, had this to say:
“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.”
The team behind the show is promising, with executive producer Matt Youngberg, nominated for an Annie Award for his work on Ben 10: Omniverse, at the metaphorical helm. Joining him is Francisco Angones (from Wander Over Yonder) as story-editor and co-producer, and Sean Jimenez (Gravity Falls) as art director.
If you are at SDCC, you can pick up DuckTales Cinestory Vol. 1, a retelling of the first five episodes of the original series in comic book format; the new art featured above will be printed on the back. If you’re not at Comic-con, the comic will be available Sept. 27th. The new DuckTales show will debut sometime in 2017.
Via E! Online