DuckTales Set to Return in 2017

February 25, 2015

ducktalesGet ready to solve some mysteries, or rewrite history, or just go diving head-first into a pile of gold coins.

Disney is planning on rebooting DuckTales, the animated series that lasted through 100 episodes from 1987-1990.

The series followed the adventures of rich tycoon Scrooge McDuck and his rascally grandnephews Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Donald Duck. DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, a film based on the series, was also released in 1990.

It was also the inspiration for one of the most popular platformers of all time. The DuckTales video game, designed by Capcom, went on to sell millions of copies for the NES and Game Boy.

DuckTales was a staple of The Disney Afternoon, a block of syndicated cartoons. And the series is such a significant part of Disney’s television animation history, that they are bringing it back to life.

This will also mark the return of DuckTale’s regular cast of characters, including Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Scrooge’s arch-nemesis Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail “Webby” Vanderquack.

The adventures that happen in Duckburg will be featured on Disney XD. Although the channel is targeting the 6-14 year old age bracket, it’s safe to say that plenty of adults are getting excited about the return of everyone’s favorite animated duck family.

While the series relaunch is still a ways off, you can still relive the memories with the series theme song: