5:00am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
Disney XD Reviving 'DuckTales'
DuckTales is returning to TV.
Disney XD is has ordered a new animated series based on the classic show, which ran from 1987-90 as part of a daily syndicated cartoon block from Disney. A total of 100 episodes were produced, in addition to a 1990 theatrical film, titled DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp.
The new series, set to launch in 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world, will again feature Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Donald Duck as they embark on adventures around the world. It will be produced by Disney Television Animation.
Other beloved 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.
"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," said Disney XD senior vp programming and general manager Marc Buhaj. "Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation."
The original DuckTales is currently available on WATCH Disney Channel, an app that allows consumers to watch on tablet, phones, computer and set top boxes.