Ducktales season 3 debuts tomorrow, brings back Disney Afternoon characters

Disney XD debuts the third season of Ducktales Saturday morning at 9:30AM with a special double episode. The new season will feature the appearance of some favorite Disney Afternoon characters.  

Up first is “Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!” In the show Huey races against Violet in a challenge to be named Senior Junior Woodchuck, while Scrooge and the family search for a secret Woodchuck treasure. One of my favorite character actors, Stephen Root (“Office Space”) will guest star as J.W. Guidebook.

Matt Humphreys, the director of the DuckTales season premiere also made this fun poster! 

The second episode on Saturday is titled “Quackpack.” The quack pack are not quite themselves as they discover the planned family photoshoot might just be a part of a bigger “wish” gone wrong. This episode features Bill Farmer who voices Goofy for the first time in Ducktales. 

Goofy won’t be the only Disney Afternoon character to make a guest appearance in season three either. Showrunner Francisco Angones discussed how various Disney Afternoon cameos will show up in the upcoming season with Comic Book.

“One of the cool things about all the cameos is that some of them are smaller cameos, some of them are bigger returning characters that’ll come back. Sometimes like with Goofy and with Daisy Duck, you want to use the classic versions of those characters that you’re going to use. For other things, like with Kit from Talespin, to Gosalyn and some Darkwing Duck-ers coming up this season, and a couple of other people that I’m not going to spoil.” 

“With Goofy, it was definitely incorporating the version of Goofy from Goof Troop with the version of Goofy from “Goofy Movie.” We kind of said that there’s a unified theory of DuckTales, which is that every version of everything you know still exists somewhere. We’re going to try to provide, no matter where you know these characters from, we’re going to provide you with a version that feels updated, but recognized.”

Have you been watching the revival of Ducktales? We love the episodes we’ve seen and think it brings back the spirit of Disney Afternoon we remember. Seeing more Disney Afternoon characters will only add to the fun?

— About Ducktales: Season 3 —

The Emmy Award-nominated 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 life as a businessman 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 also introduced 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. Beakley, Tony Anselmo (“Mickey Mouse”) as Donald Duck and Paget Brewster (“Criminal Minds”) as Della Duck, Donald Duck’s twin sister and the nephews’ mother.

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.

Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, “DuckTales” is executive produced by Emmy Award-nominated Matt Youngberg (“Ben 10: Omniverse”), with Emmy Award-nominated Francisco Angones (Disney XD’s “Wander Over Yonder”) serving as co-executive producer and story editor, and Sean Jimenez (Disney’s “Gravity Falls”) as art director. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.