In the realm of children’s animated TV from the late 80s, DuckTales is like Casablanca or Citizen Kane – revered and respected almost to the point of absurdity. So it’s a brave endeavor indeed to bring it back for the 21st century, which is exactly what Disney is planning on doing.
The DuckTales reboot won’t hit Disney XD until 2017, but the announcement makes it seem like it will be very familiar to all the old-school fans out there. The main character will still be Scrooge McDuck, joined by grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and the new show will draw inspiration from the classic Carl Barks Donald Duck comics just like the older one did (even though most if its young viewers probably had no idea who Carl Barks was).
Other than that, we’ll just have to wait and see for more information on the look and feel of DuckTales 2.0. But you can check out the DuckTales reboot press release over at the official Disney D23.com right here.