Disney is once again swimming in gold.
Cable channel Disney XD announced on Wednesday that it is bringing back animated comedy “DuckTales” in 2017. Much like the beloved original, the rebooted cartoon will share the stories of Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Donald Duck.
Other classic series characters slated to be in the new stories are Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail Vanderquack.
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,” he promised.
The Emmy-winning “DuckTales” led the daily syndicated cartoon block “The Disney Afternoon” with 100 episodes produced by Disney Television Animation from 1987-90. An animated theatrical film, “DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp” premiered in 1990.
The original “DuckTales” is currently available on the Watch Disney Channel app.