New take on Duck Tales to premiere on Disney XD on August 12


Disney XD’s new take on the classic animated series DuckTales will kick off its run with an hour-long premiere on the channel for 24 consecutive hours on August 12 with the series debuting with two episodes on September 23.

The premiere date of the movie titled Woo-oo! was announced on Facebook yesterday along with the series’ title sequence and a new version of the classic theme song.

The theme has been written by Mark C. Mueller, while the song is performed by singer/songwriter Felicia Barton  and produced by Emmy Award-winning Michael Smidi Smith and composer Dominic Lewis. It will be released on June 23 by Walt Disney Records.

Inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic book stories, DuckTales chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack, no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend.

The voice cast comprises of 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.

The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.