For folks like me, DuckTales played a big part in your childhood. Between the comedy and mix of high adventure, it helped to scratch a very specific itch on TV shows that not a lot of animated series did back then. However, as great as iconic I found the series to be, perhaps what it’s best known for is its catchy opening theme. As someone who watched the show, catching that opening them was an integral part of the actual experience of watching the show (very much how the opening of an anime is an integral part of the show itself).
If for some reason, you don’t remember that opening (or if you've never seen it), take a look:
For as long as we’ve known that Disney XD would be reviving DuckTales for a modern audience, we’ve been wondering how they’d handle the opening theme. We caught glimpses of it in the trailer, but at the end of the day, that was only used as background, and had no real bearing as to how the opening would be made, or the energy would bring to the series. So how did they do?
Check out the new one for yourself!
Now what about the show itself? We’ve known it would be premiered in the summer, but the network has been mum as to when and HOW it would premiere. According to Oh My Disney, the series will first premiere as a one-hour TV movie on Disney XD on August 12 at midnight. From there, it will be played for 24 consecutive hours, ensuring that everyone and their mom will have a chance to check it out.
Over a month later, on September 23 (which is also the 30th anniversary of the original show), the series proper will air at 7 a.m., 11 a.m. 2 p.m., 5 p.m, 8 p.m, and 10:30 p.m. EDT/PDT. Again, this is all to make sure that audiences will NOT have any excuse not to check out the show.
The talented new DuckTales voice cast includes David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi as Huey, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, and Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck.
Recurring guest voices include Lin-Manuel Miranda as Gizmoduck, aka Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, Allison Janney as Goldie O’Gilt, Margo Martindale as the villainous Ma Beagle, Paul F. Tompkins as Gladstone Gander, Kimiko Glenn as the well-traveled teen Lena, Jim Rash as mad scientist Gyro Gearloose, Josh Brener as tech billionaire Mark Beaks, Keith Ferguson as Scrooge’s archenemy Flintheart Glomgold, Eric Bauza as the Beagle Boys, and Corey Burton as Ludwig Von Drake.
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SOURCE: Oh My Disney