It looks like a new era of reboots has begun. The recent one to add in the list is Ducktales that is all set to launch on Disney XD Channel sometime in 2017.
Disney took to twitter on Monday to release the first promotional image from the new Ducktales. The new picture shows a faintly new look of the animated series. The famous Disney characters Huey, Dewey, Louie, Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and Webby Vanderquack are seen in the image.
Disney revealed earlier that several characters like Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell and Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail Vanderquack will also be seen in the new incarnation of Ducktales, according to Variety
Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming, and General Manager, Disney XD, said, ?DuckTales has a special place in Disney?s TV animation history, it drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks? comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation,? reports Coming Soon,
The American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation aired from 1987 to 1990 that was based on the Uncle Scrooge and other Duck universe comic books by Carl Barks. The series that comprised of 100 episodes showcased the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his great-nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. Earlier, the nephews lived with their uncle Donald. However, Donald has to join the U.S.Navy and hence leaves the trio with Scrooge.
The 80?s show received a great response from the viewers. In 1990, a film Ducktales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp was also made that was based on the original series. It also won two Daytime Emmy Awards; one in 1989 for ?Outstanding Animated Programming? and the second one in 1990 for ?Outstanding Film Sound Editing.?
Various video and computer games were inspired by the immense popularity of Disney?s animated television series. In 2013, Disney also released an app called DuckTales: Scrooge’s Loot.
Viewers and fans of the 1980s Ducktales are sure to feel nostalgic looking at the new image.
? Oh My Disney (@OhMyDisney) March 7, 2016