– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Living in today’s pop culture-saturated world is a double-edged sword. On the plus side, there’s pretty much a guarantee that everyone will find something that clicks with them. The downside, of course, is that studios often need to resort to resurrecting dead or dormant franchises in hopes of pressing that nostalgia button for audiences. Oftentimes, audiences are jaded and annoyed by such moves, but every so often, you get a circumstance where they actually welcome this with open arms. This seems to be the case for DuckTales.

If you didn’t have the privilege of growing up the original series, I’ll give you a quick rundown. It was an animated show that ran on Disney channel in the early ‘90s that followed Scrooge McDuck and his great nephews in their globetrotting adventures. The series was a great mix of comedy, commentary, and high adventure in the vein of Indiana Jones.  It’s been well over 20 years since the show has ended, and now we’re getting treated to a whole new series on Disney XD.

We’ve already seen a trailer, but the network has also shared a new promo showing the adventures and frustrations of Donald Duck.

The official synopsis for DuckTales is below:

The series stars David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively; Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, and will follow the epic family of ducks on their high-flying adventures around the world.

What did you think of this new promo? Are you looking forward to seeing your childhood reinterpreted for a new generation? Let us know your thoughts down below!

DuckTales hits Disney XD this summer!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.