Disney XD really wants you to know that they have a major reboot of DuckTales coming in August, and now we know when …along with a new opening and theme song to tease diehard fans.
DuckTales premieres at midnight on Saturday, August 12, on Disney XD…but if you miss it, no worries: the hour-long mini-movie will be broadcast for 24 consecutive hours beginning with the midnight showing. From there, the series will debut two new episodes on Saturday, September 23, and repeat several times throughout the day (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). Each episode will also be made available on both the Disney XD app and Disney XD video-on-demand service on the day of broadcast.
Along with premiere information, Disney XD also debuted the show’s new opening title sequence and an updated version of the almost-cult-like-status theme song. Written by Mark C. Mueller, the song is performed by singer/songwriter Felicia Barton and produced by Emmy-winning Michael ‘Smidi’ Smith and composer Dominic Lewis. Like the song? Disney will be releasing the song on Walt Disney Records later this month.
DuckTales chronicles the adventures of trillionaire Scrooge McDuck; his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie; his volatile nephew Donald Duck. McDuck is also backed by his trusted McDuck Manor squad: fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack, housekeeper Mrs. Beakley and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, fellow adventurer and a friendly addition to the Huey-Dewey-Louie dynamic.
Disney XD has put together an impressive voice cast for the series, including: David Tennant (Scrooge McDuck), Danny Pudi (Huey), Ben Schwartz (Dewey), Bobby Moynihan (Louie), Kate Micucci (Webby Vanderquack), Beck Bennett (Launchpad McQuack), Toks Olagundoye (Mrs. Beakley) and Tony Anselmo (Donald Duck).
Recurring guest voices this season include: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Allison Janney, Margo Martindale, Paul F. Tompkins, Kimiko Glenn, Jim Rash, Josh Brener, Keith Ferguson, Eric Bauza and Corey Burton.