Last year, Disney XD announced that the network is bringing back the classic animated series DuckTales with a new revival set to debut in 2017. While the network still hasn't announced an exact premiere date, the official Disney XD Twitter page released the first photo from the animated series. The photo features the iconic Donald Duck, along with Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Louie and Dewey. While we don't know for sure, the photo also features a female character, who TV Line speculates may be Webbigail Vanderquack.
The announcement from last year confirmed that Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Donald Duck will all be featured in the TV series, with Webbigail Vanderquack and a number of supporting characters also coming back. In the original Ducktales series, Webbigail Vanderquack was the granddaughter of Betina Beakley, Scrooge McDuck's maid and nanny to Huey, Louie and Dewey. Both Betina and Webbigail lived in Scrooge McDuck's mansion, and Webbigail is the same age as the triplets. The photo shows all of these characters riding in a Jeep driven by Scrooge himself, which has been struck with a number of spears.
The new series' adventures will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews - Huey, Dewey and Louie - and the optimistic yet temperamental Donald Duck embark on high-flying adventures worldwide. 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.
Disney Interactive features several DuckTales-themed items in the Disney Infinity toy box. A music video of the familiar "DuckTales" theme song (with real ducks) has amassed over six-million views since September 2014 on the popular YouTube channel "Oh My Disney."In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser-supported network that reaches over 80-million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. In total, there are 31 Disney XD channels available in 25 languages around the world. Disney Television Animation is part of the Disney | ABC Television Group at The Walt Disney Company.
A generation's seminal cartoon, the Emmy Award-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 WATCH Disney Channel, an app that allows consumers to watch on tablets, phones, computers and set-top boxes. Take a look at the first photo, and stay tuned for more on DuckTales.