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DuckTales is an animated television series developed by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones, and produced by Disney Television Animation. It is a reboot based on the original series with the same name, which itself based on the Disney comics by Carl Barks. The show premiered on August 12, 2017.

Premise

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.

Episodes

Main article: List of episodes (DuckTales 2017)

Cast and characters

For supporting cast and characters, see Season 1 guest cast and Season 2 guest cast

Shorts

Main article: DuckTales (2017) shorts

Merchandise

Main article: DuckTales (2017) merchandise

Comics

Main article: DuckTales (2017) comics

DVD Releases

Trivia

  • This is the first time since Quack Pack that Huey, Dewey, and Louie have separate physical appearances and different voice actors.
  • Huey is the only nephew to sport his traditional color-coded cap.
  • This series marks the animated debut of the nephews' mother Della Duck.
  • For the first time in an animated production, Donald Duck wears a black sailor suit as in the classic Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics by Carl Barks and Don Rosa as opposed to his usual blue sailor suit.
  • Seven actors have now appeared in both the original and reboot including Tony Anselmo, Michael Bell, Corey Burton, Jim Cummings, Rob Paulsen, Keone Young and Russi Taylor
  • Co-producer Frank Angones wanted to include Mickey Mouse in the series and proposed stories that would feature and/or mention him. However, the Disney executives forbade the team from using Mickey in the show; thus any ideas involving him were denied.[2]
  • While the television movie premiered in August, the actual series premiered in the same month the original series premiered in 1987.
    • Not counting the day, this also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the original series.
  • The theme song, written by Mark Mueller for the original series, has been updated and is performed by singer Felicia Barton.
  • Many of the scenes in the theme song, as well as the portraits in Scrooge's manor, are based on paintings done by Carl Barks.
  • "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck" was a huge influence on the series and it was required reading for all the writers.
  • The creators of the series wrote it, "like a family comedy. The family just happens to be the greatest adventurers of all time".
  • Like Carl Barks and Don Rosa` comics and unlike the original television series, Donald assumes a main role rather than making just guest appearances.
  • Although the series has a humour, it's also have serious moments. This marks comedy-drama to the series.
  • The series has a lot a references from the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)".

References

vedDuckTales (2017) episodes
Season 1
"Woo-oo!" • "Daytrip of Doom!" • "The Great Dime Chase!" • "The Beagle Birthday Breakout!" • "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" • "The House of the Lucky Gander!" • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" • "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" • "The Spear of Selene!" • "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System! • "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" • "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" • "Jaw$!" • "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!" • "Day of the Only Child!" • "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!" • "Who is Gizmoduck?!" • "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!" • "Sky Pirates…in the Sky!" • "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" • "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" • "The Shadow War!"
Season 2
"The Most Dangerous Game...Night!" • "The Depths of Cousin Fethry!" • "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!" • "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!" • "Storkules in Duckburg!" • "Last Christmas!" • "Whatever Happened to Della Duck?!" • "Treasure of the Found Lamp!" • "The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck!" • "The 87 Cent Solution!" • "The Golden Spear!" • "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!" • "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!" • "Friendship Hates Magic!" • "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!" • "The Duck Knight Returns!" • "What Ever Happened to Donald Duck?!" • "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!" • "A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!" • "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!" • "Timephoon!" • "GlomTales!" • "The Richest Duck in the World!" • "Moonvasion!"
Season 3
TBA
vedDuckTales (2017) shorts
Welcome to Duckburg!The Lost Key Of Tralla La30 ThingsWebby ReactsThe World's Longest Deathtrap!FlyDewey Dew-Night!Duckburg's Funniest Home Videos!DuckFAILS!
vedDuckTales (2017) comics
The Chilling Secret of the Lighthouse!The Repeating Revenge of the Screaming Duck!Big Trouble at Little Lake!The Great Experiment of the Washing Machine!A Viking at My Door!Old Monteplumage Had a Chicken!Cheating Like Nostradogmus!Beware of the Phenomenal Pumpkin People!A Series of Unfortunate Substitutions!Fight!Go, Go Golden Years!Happy, Happy Valley!The Giant Butterfly of Duckburg!There Is No Place Like a Ghost Town!Welcome to Beagle Island!The Stone of Truth!Sleep (Walk) of Doom!The Beast in the Board Room!Spies Like Us!The Frightful Family Fishing Trip!The Risk McDuck Refused!The Twisted Tale of the Two-Headed Horse!The Hedge Enigma!On the Tail of the Run-Amok Raven!When Luck Ran Out!Nightmare on Bear Mountain!Horror in the Highlands!The Greatest Adventure, the Greatest Price!Countdown to Termination!The Mighty Ducks of Duckburg!The Monsters Are Due at McDuck Manor!The Incredible Shrinking Webby!The Greatest Invention He's Never Had!Marooned in Mystery Mansion!Money-Grubbing Hooligans from the Deep!Flintheart... McDuck?!?Saga of the Super-Intern!Silence is Golden!Phantom Science!Where No Duck Has Gone Before, Sort Of!Will the Real Launchpad Please Stand Up!
vedDuckTales (2017) games
DuckTales: Duckburg Quest
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