The mystery of Disney XD’s new DuckTales premiere date is a mystery no more! Thanks to some real life ducks this morning, we’ve learned that on Saturday, August 12 at midnight, DuckTales will be presented as a one-hour television movie for 24 consecutive hours on Disney XD. That’s a lot of hours to watch and rewatch what we can already tell is going to be an amazing new duck tale. Woo-hoo! is the title of the movie, and “Woo-hoo!” is how we feel about this news!
The DuckTales series will then commence with two new episodes on Saturday, September 23, which also happens to be the 30th anniversary of the original, Emmy Award-winning series. What a glorious moment in time this will be! Episodes will air at 7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 10:30 p.m., EDT/PDT, so mark your calendars!
And as if all this news isn’t rich enough, we’ve also got a new Ducktales opening title sequence to treasure! Take a look:
This new opening is TV gold. It all starts with a coin (of course it does!) as we follow Duckburg’s trillionaire, Scrooge McDuck, and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, with Webby Vanderquack and Donald Duck tagging along as they all chase down the runaway 10 cent coin (yep, it’s only 10 cents!) They run through comic book style settings featuring monsters, villains, epic adventures, and piles of gold. It’s amazing! With an animation style inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic designs, this opening combines classic DuckTales elements with a new updated look that has got us feeling both super nostalgic and super excited for this new series. The ending is perfectly tied together as Scrooge McDuck impressively catches the stray coin with his cane, followed by Launchpad McQuack literally crashing into the DuckTales title. This whole sequence is our new favorite thing.
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. See this amazing team sing the DuckTales theme song like champions.
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. Earlier this week we got a sneak peek at some of these characters and we could not be more excited.
We can’t wait to journey back to Duckburg with the new DuckTales on August 12. How excited are you? Tell us in the comments.