Last night on ABC's hit reality show Dancing With the Stars, Olympic champion Laurie Hernandez and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy performed a new dance set to the original DuckTales theme song. In honor of this tribute, Disney XD has released the official logo and the first poster for this returning animated series, which is slated to debut in 2017. As you can see elow this logo will be quite familiar to fans of the original series.
The logo debuted at Oh My Disney, which is both a throwback to the original animated series, and the Carl Banks comic books, which the series was based on. 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 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 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." In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser-supported network that reaches over 80-million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. In total, there are 31 Disney XD channels available in 25 languages around the world. Disney Television Animation is part of the Disney | ABC Television Group at The Walt Disney Company.
Disney XD hasn't announced any voice cast members for this new DuckTales series quite yet, but we still have quite some time before the series debuts. For fans who want to catch up with the original DuckTales, it is currently available on WATCH Disney Channel, an app that allows consumers to watch on tablets, phones, computers and set-top boxes. Take a look at the new DuckTales logo and poster below, along with last night's DuckTales-themed dance on Dancing With the Stars.