DuckTales Teaser Arrives, Release Date Announced
Disney XD has released the first teaser trailer and poster for the highly-anticipated animated reboot series DuckTales, which confirm the series will debut sometime in the Summer of 2017. While the teaser doesn't feature any actual footage, the poster does features our first look at Launchpad McQuack, Scrooge McDuck's personal pilot. This colorful character is seen driving a Jeep, while Scrooge McDuck tries to reach a golden idol with his cane, as his brother Donald Duck holds on to the roof of this vehicle for dear life.
Entertainment Weekly debuted the teaser and the poster, which seemingly reveals that the jeep this group is in was dropped out of a cargo plane. We can see a number of other items falling out of the plane, such as coins and jewels with the poster also showing Webbigail "Webby" Vanderquack, the granddaughter of Scrooge's maid, along for the ride as well, as she's seen shooting a grappling hook. We're not sure yet how this seemingly dangerous jeep ride will end, but we'll likely find out more before the summer debut. A first look image, was released earlier this year, featuring Scrooge, Donald, Webbigal, Huey, Dewey and Louie, along with the first poster and official logo that dropped in September.
The new series' adventures will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews - Huey, Dewey and Louie - and the optimistic yet temperamental Donald Duck embark on high-flying adventures worldwide. Other beloved characters slated to be in the new stories are: 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. Disney XD hasn't announced who will be voicing any of these iconic characters, but we reported the sad news earlier this year that one of the original DuckTales voice actors had passed away.
Alan Young, who voiced Scrooge McDuck in the original series and other iconic characters such as Mr. Ed, passed away back in May, at the age of 96. The voice actor has reprised his role as Scrooge McDuck for two Mickey Mouse animated shorts in 2015 and 2016, but it isn't known if he was working on DuckTales at the time of his passing. Now that a summer premiere has been set, perhaps we'll get confirmation on the voice cast soon.
A generation's seminal cartoon, the Emmy Award-winning DuckTales led the daily syndicated cartoon block "The Disney Afternoon" with 100 episodes produced by Disney Television Animation from 1987-90. An animated theatrical film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp premiered in 1990. The original "DuckTales" is currently available on WATCH Disney Channel, an app that allows consumers to watch on tablets, phones, computers and set-top boxes. Disney Interactive features several "DuckTales"-themed items in the Disney Infinity toy box. A music video of the familiar DuckTales theme song (with real ducks) has amassed over six-million views since September 2014 on the popular YouTube channel "Oh My Disney." Take a look at the brief teaser and poster for DuckTales below.