It has been a busy weekend for the Tenth Doctor, as today David Tennant sent in a special video introduction to D23’s DuckTales panel. Tennant was previously announced as the new voice of Scrooge McDuck in the DuckTales reboot series, set to premiere as a one-hour movie presented for 24 consecutive hours on Disney XD starting Saturday, August 12th (beginning at midnight EDT/PDT).
From there, the series will debut with two new episodes on Saturday, September 23rd (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 will also be available on the Disney XD app and Disney XD VOD on these same dates.
As ComingSoon.net reports, the show features a distinct animation style inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic designs. 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 of Launchpad McQuack, no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley, and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter Webby Vanderquack. So, you know, the original cast of DuckTales, just with new adventures and new voice actors.
The story unfolds as Donald Duck reluctantly takes Huey, Dewey and Louie to the home of their reclusive great-uncle Scrooge McDuck. Enthralled by their once-legendary great-uncle and the wonder of McDuck Manor, the triplets and Webby learn of long-kept family secrets and unleash totems from Scrooge’s epic past, sending the family on an adventure of a lifetime to the Lost City of Atlantis. You know, like every reclusive duck trillionaire does.
The voice cast also includes Danny Pudi (Community) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Louie, Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates) as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live) as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Mrs. Beakley and Tony Anselmo (Mickey Mouse) as Donald Duck.
You can watch Tennant’s message below.
Also part of the panel was an “exclusive” sneak peek of the new show, which has naturally made it to the internet since the panel. The clip comes from the episode Daytrip of Doom!, where Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby have an epic dart gun fight that ends up a little more intense than some of them are comfortable with. And you can watch that right here as well, thanks to Coming Soon.
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