Judging by this extended sneak peek clip from the new Disney Ducktales, the team is ready for adventure, especially when Webby is along. The clip is from the “Daytrip of Doom” episode and Scrooge has invited his grand nephews over for the night. In the clip Huey, Dewey, and Louie interrupt Scrooge with an epic dart gun fight. Scrooge handles the chaos with aplomb, but the surprise at the end has him ready to pull the plug on the new arrangement.
Have to say I’m pretty happy with the clip. David Tennant is chewing up all the great lines for Scrooge and the new take on Webby is pretty fantastic too.
About Ducktales Season 1:
The new animated comedy-adventure series “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. After a long overdue family reunion reunites Scrooge with his nephew, grandnephews and epic past, the family of ducks dive into a life more exciting than they could have ever imagined.
Featuring a distinct animation style inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic designs, “DuckTales” celebrates the importance of family and friendship, with comedy, mystery and adventure at every turn. Each 22-minute episode follows the ducks on thrilling explorations as they embrace courage, creativity and the rewards of stepping outside your comfort zone. With relatable and unique personality traits, the next generation of adventurers Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby each embody characteristics of real kids and set examples for young viewers to be confident, curious, independent and innovative.
Created for kids, families and kids-at-heart — with several nostalgic nods to the original — the new series tails adventure-obsessed Scrooge McDuck, who has left behind a life of exploration, mystery solving and globetrotting for a businessman’s life in the city of Duckburg. When Scrooge is unexpectedly reunited with his family, quick-thinking Huey, troublemaking Dewey and fast-talking Louie question everything about their once legendary great-uncle. Enthralled by Scrooge and the wonder of McDuck Manor, the triplets and Webby learn of long-kept family secrets and unleash totems from his epic past, sending the family – which includes Webby, Mrs. Beakley and Launchpad McQuack – on daring worldwide escapades. Together, the finely honed team wards off danger that lurks behind them.
Life is like a hurricane in Duckburg, a bustling metropolis on the cutting edge of everything, populated by a collection of diverse optimists, go-getters, competitive business titans and supernatural beings – many of whom are seeking their revenge on McDuck and his kin. Other beloved characters set to appear are: Scrooge’s archenemy Flintheart Glomgold, superhero Gizmoduck (also known as the brilliant intern Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera), mad scientist Gyro Gearloose, lucky duck Gladstone Gander, the ruthless Ma Beagle and the mask-wearing Beagle Boys, scientist Ludwig Von Drake and Scrooge’s old flame Goldie O’Gilt. The series will also introduce new characters including well-traveled teen Lena and tech billionaire Mark Beaks.
The top-billed voice cast is: David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi (“Community”) as Huey Duck, Ben Schwartz (“Parks and Recreation”) as Dewey Duck, Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”) as Louie Duck, Kate Micucci (“Garfunkel and Oates”) as Webbigail (Webby) Vanderquack, Beck Bennett (“Saturday Night Live”) as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye (“Castle”) as Mrs. Betina Beakley and Tony Anselmo (“Mickey Mouse”) as Donald Duck.
A duck-blur of recurring guest voices include: Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Disney’s “Moana” and “Mary Poppins Returns”) as Duckburg’s favorite hero Gizmoduck (his alias is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera), Allison Janney (“The West Wing”) as Scrooge’s old flame Goldie O’Gilt, Margo Martindale (“The Americans”) as the ruthless villain Ma Beagle, Paul F. Tompkins (“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”) as lucky duck Gladstone Gander, Kimiko Glenn (“Orange Is the New Black”) as well-traveled teen Lena, Jim Rash (“Community”) as mad scientist Gyro Gearloose, Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”) as tech billionaire Mark Beaks, Keith Ferguson (“Gravity Falls”) as Scrooge’s archenemy Flintheart Glomgold, Eric Bauza (Marvel’s “Ultimate Spider-Man”) as Beagle Boys and Corey Burton (“Star Wars Rebels”) as scientist Ludwig Von Drake.
“DuckTales” will premiere in a one-hour television movie to be presented for 24 consecutive hours, Saturday, August 12 (beginning at midnight, EDT/PDT) on Disney XD. Then, the series will debut with two new episodes Saturday, September 23 (7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m., EDT/PDT).