DuckTales is an animated series by Disney Television Animation based on the original series of the same name. The show ran from August 12, 2017 to March 15, 2021 over the course of three seasons. It is the first Disney Afternoon show to be revived or rebooted in animation form.
After not speaking to one another for ten years, Scrooge McDuck is reunited with Donald Duck after he and his three nephews: Huey, Dewey, and Louie move into McDuck Manor. The presence of the newcomers rekindles Scrooge's spirit of adventure, leading the group to go on many new treasure-hunting expeditions, while the nephews and their new friend, Webby uncover the truth behind what caused their uncles to become estranged and retire from adventuring.
Season Two, after a year of adventuring as a family, Scrooge encourages Louie to start his very own adventuring business which proves much harder for lazy Louie than it sounds. Meanwhile, the boys' mom, Della Duck has been stuck on the moon for years, surviving untold dangers; will she be able to get back to Huey, Dewey and Louie on Earth? The answer may be the Duck family's greatest adventure yet!
Season Three, a long-lost Junior Woodchuck journal leads the Duck family on a hunt for the world's greatest lost artifacts. But F.O.W.L., a secret organization from Scrooge's past, has stepped out of the shadows to stop them at any cost. The family will have to get smarter, tougher, and sharper to confront F.O.W.L. and save the world!
- David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck
- Danny Pudi as Huey Duck
- Ben Schwartz as Dewey Duck
- Bobby Moynihan as Louie Duck
- Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack
- Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck
- Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack
- Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley
- Paget Brewster as Della Duck
- Margo Martindale as Ma Beagle
- Lin-Manuel Miranda as Fenton Crackshell Cabrera/Gizmoduck
- Paul F. Tompkins as Gladstone Gander
- Jim Rash as Gyro Gearloose
- Allison Janney as Goldie O'Gilt
- Eric Bauza as Beagle Boys
- Catherine Tate as Magica De Spell
- Keith Ferguson as Flintheart Glomgold, Megavolt, Liquidator (Let's Get Dangerous!)
- Josh Brener as Mark Beaks
- Corey Burton as Ludwig Von Drake and Liquidator (Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!)
- Kimiko Glenn as Lena
- Susan Blakeslee as Miss Quackfaster
- David Kaye as Duckworth
- Graham McTavish as Fergus McDuck
- Chris Diamantopoulos as Drake Mallard/Darkwing Duck and Storkules
- Jim Cummings as Jim Starling/TV's Darkwing Duck/Negaduck, Paddywhack
- Kari Wahlgren as Roxanne Featherly
- Marc Evan Jackson as Bradford Buzzard
- Jennifer Hale as Gabby McStabberson
- Jason Marsden as Hack Smashnikov
- Sam Riegel as Slash Smashnikov
- John Gemberling as Doofus Drake
- April Winchell as Black Heron and Zenith
- Russi Taylor as Young Donald Duck (Last Christmas!)
- Cristina Vee as Young Donald Duck (The First Adventure!)
- Selenis Leyva as M'ma/Officer Cabrera
- Jaime Camil as Don Karnage
- Michael Bell as Quackerjack
- Tom Kenny as Fethry Duck
- Arturo Del Puerto as Panchito Pistoles
- Bernardo De Paula as José Carioca
- John Hodgman as John D. Rockerduck
- Jameela Jamil as Gandra Dee
- Libe Barer as Violet Sabrewing
- Omid Abtahi as Faris D'jinn
- Rob Paulsen as Gibbous
- Retta as the Mystical Harp
- Tress MacNeille as Daisy Duck
- Bill Farmer as Goofy
- Jaleel White as Gene the Genie
- Jason Mantzoukas as Steelbeak
- Bebe Neuwirth as Emma Glamour
- Kristofer Hivju as Jormungandr
- Giancarlo Esposito as Phantom Blot
- Selma Blair as Witch Hazel
- Stephanie Beatriz as Gosalyn Mallard
- Doug Jones as Wereduck and Demonic Clown
- Clancy Brown as Frankenstein's Monster
- James Marsters as Nosferatu
- James Monroe Iglehart as Taurus Bulba
- Michelle Gomez as Matilda McDuck
- Hugh Bonneville as Santa Claus
- Adam Pally as Kit Cloudkicker
- Eliza Coupe as Molly Cunningham
- Martin Freeman as Poe De Spell
- Noël Wells as June
- Riki Lindhome as May
- Laura Bailey as Launchpad's Girlfriends ("Quack Pack!")
- Abby Ryder-Fortson as Little Girl Audience Member ("Quack Pack!")
- Noah Baird as Little Boy Audience Member ("Quack Pack!")
- Kari Wahlgren as Audience Members ("Quack Pack!")
- Jeff Bennett as Chip and Dale, Gadget Hackwrench, Monterey Jack (squeaks), and Zipper (buzzes) ("Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash Twice")
A DVD titled Woo-oo! was released on December 12, 2017. It contains the pilot plus all 6 "Welcome to Duckburg" shorts. A second DVD, titled Destination Adventure!, was released on June 5, 2018. It contained the episodes "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!", "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!", "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!", "The Spear of Selene!", "The Missing Links of Moorshire!", and "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!", plus two episodes of the original show as bonus features.
The series has also been released digitally in six separate volumes consisting of eleven to twelve episodes each, two per season. This also includes all the special multi-part episodes in their original format.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the show's first season received an approval rating of 100% based on 9 reviews. Chris Hayner from IGN, gave the show a score of 8.5 out of 10, stating "May be aimed at modern young audiences but there's no denying the heart and adventurous spirit it gets from the original series".
- This is the first time since Quack Pack that Huey, Dewey, and Louie have separate physical appearances, distinct personalities, and different voice actors.
- Many aspects of the show's design are based on works by Carl Barks, including the original comics.
- Unlike most of their animated appearances and like in the classic comics, the duck characters have white sclerae.
- Tony Anselmo, Corey Burton, Tress MacNeille, Michael Bell, Jim Cummings, Keone Young, Russi Taylor, and Rob Paulsen act as returning cast members from the original series. Anselmo and Burton reprise their roles as Donald Duck and Ludwig Von Drake (as well as Dale and Zipper in The Last Adventure!), while Taylor, Paulsen, and MacNeille's roles from the original series (Huey, Dewey, Louie, & Webby, Gladstone Gander, and Emily Quackfaster) have been recast while Bell's and Young's original roles were minor, and the actors provide new character voices as Jim Starling/Negaduck, a younger version of Donald Duck, Gibbous, Daisy Duck (whom MacNeille has been voicing since 1999), and Quackerjack. Young provides additional voices.
- Della Duck is the only member of the main cast, who is left-handed, as shown in "What Ever Happened to Della Duck?!"
- Co-producer Frank Angones wanted to include Mickey Mouse in the series, but the character has been barred from appearing by Disney executives in-person. However, a reference to the character was featured in the episode "Moonvasion!", in the form of a Mickey-shaped melon whom Donald voiced through ventriloquism, with his ventriloquism being provided by Mickey voice actor Chris Diamantopoulos.
- While the television movie premiered in August, the actual series premiered on the same month the original series premiered in 1987.
- Not counting the day, this also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the original series.
- This series marks the animated debuts of Fethry Duck, John D. Rockerduck, Jeeves, Neighbor Jones, Bombie the Zombie, Scrooge's sister, Matilda McDuck and the nephews' mother, Della Duck.
- Early promo art of the series envisioned Dewey, Webby, and Donald wearing different clothes, with Dewey having a single shirt with two different shades of blue, Webby wearing a pink dress similar to the original Disney Afternoon series, and Donald wearing a sailor cap similar to the original series from when he went to the navy.
- Other past Disney cartoons from the 1990s appear in the show, in their own way; Darkwing Duck was a TV show within it initially, while the Rescue Rangers are a side effect of an intelligence Ray.
- To date, this is the last series that premiered on Disney XD to end before it consists of entirely reruns.
- DuckTales (2017 TV series) on Wikipedia
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