DuckTales (2017 TV series)

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DuckTales
Titlecard, featuring the show's protagonists and Launchpad's crashed airplane.
Genre Comedy-Adventure
Based on
Developed by
  • Matt Youngberg
  • Francisco Angones[1]
Voices of
Theme music composer Mark Mueller
Opening theme "DuckTales"
by Felicia Barton
Composer(s) Dominic Lewis
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 23
Production
Executive producer(s) Matt Youngberg
Editor(s)
  • Jasmine Bocz
  • Jon Price
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Disney Television Animation
Release
Original network Disney XD (2017)
Disney Channel (2018–present)
Original release August 12, 2017 (2017-08-12) – present
External links
Website

DuckTales is an American comedy-adventure[2] animated television series developed by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones originally for Disney XD, and then later for Disney Channel. Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series is a reboot of the original 1987 series of the same name. DuckTales was officially announced in February 2015 and premiered on August 12, 2017 with a 44-minute special titled "Woo-oo!". The first season, which resumed on September 23, 2017, consisted of 21 further twenty-two minute episodes and a 44-minute season finale special.[3][4] Before the series was released, it was renewed for a second season on March 2, 2017.[5]

The second season will premiere on October 20, 2018,[6] and will include a Christmas episode.[7] On September 21, 2018, DuckTales was renewed for a third season.[6]

Premise[edit]

Scrooge McDuck (right), Donald's nephews Huey (red), Dewey (blue), Louie (green) and Donald Duck in the 2017 series.

After not speaking to each other for ten years, Scrooge McDuck is reunited with his nephew Donald Duck after he asks Scrooge to babysit his three nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie for the day. The presence of the newcomers rekindles Scrooge's sense of adventure, leading the group to go on many new treasure-hunting expeditions. The nephews and their new friend Webby seek the truth behind their uncles' strained relationship and the unexplained disappearance of Huey, Dewey, and Louie's mother and Donald's twin sister Della Duck.

Cast[edit]

The show's main voice cast includes:[8]

Production[edit]

Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones grew up watching the original series and had always wanted to develop an updated version for a newer generation. Youngberg said, "We're hoping that in thirty years, the kids who watch our show will then be bringing back the next version of DuckTales because they loved what we did so much."[9]

In May 2015, Terry McGovern, the original voice of Launchpad McQuack, stated in an interview that the entire voice cast from the original series would not be returning for the reboot, which made him "heartsick" at the news.[10] The new voice cast for the series was revealed on December 16, 2016 in a video where they sing an a cappella version of the original theme song in promotion of the news.[11][12][13] The following May, Lin-Manuel Miranda was announced as the voice of Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera / Gizmoduck.[14] The character was changed to being Latino due to Lin-Manuel's heritage and because Angones felt that there were not enough positive Latino superheroes.[9] In June, more cast members, including Tony Anselmo reprising his role as Donald Duck, were announced,[15] and during the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, Disney announced that Darkwing Duck would also make an appearance in the TV series.[16]

The art style of the show is heavily influenced not just by Carl Barks' original Uncle Scrooge comics, but also some of Barks' paintings.[17][1] The theme song, written by Mark Mueller for the 1987 series, was re-recorded for the 2017 reboot.[18] It was arranged by Michael "Smidi" Smithand and TJ Stafford and sung by Felicia Barton.[19]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2017-18)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air dateProd.
code [20][21]
US viewers
(millions)
1"Woo-oo!"[a]Dana Terrace
John Aoshima
Story by : Francisco Angones, Colleen Evanson,
Noelle Stevenson, Madison Bateman, Nate Federman, Matt Youngberg
Teleplay by : Francisco Angones
Emmy Cicierega, Ben Holm, Jason Reicher
David Baker, Matthew Humphreys, Tanner Johnson
August 12, 2017 (2017-08-12)101–1020.28[23][b]
Donald Duck reluctantly leaves his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie with his estranged uncle Scrooge McDuck, while he goes to a job interview. After Scrooge locks the boys in a room for making fun of him, the triplets come across Webby Vanderquack who befriends them and shows off a collection of relics and artifacts that Scrooge and Donald found during their previous adventures, only to accidentally release various ancient evils housed in them. After the kids help him to contain them, Scrooge finds his thirst for adventure rekindled and decides to take them all, along with his driver/pilot Launchpad McQuack, to find the Lost Jewel of Atlantis. However, the group are unaware that Scrooge's rival, Flintheart Glomgold (Keith Ferguson), seeks the jewel as well and has hired Donald as his sailor, leading to a race against time to claim the relic. During their quest in Atlantis, Dewey argues with Scrooge about locking them up and not wanting them around, but ultimately they reconcile. In the end, Scrooge is the one to get the Jewel, and Donald and the boys move into the McDuck Manor after an accident loses them their houseboat. Revisiting Scrooge's collection, Dewey discovers a painting of Scrooge, Donald, and the triplets' long lost mother, Della.
2"Daytrip of Doom!"Dana TerraceStory by : Francisco Angones, Colleen Evanson,
Bob Snow, Matt Youngberg, Madison Bateman, Christian Magalhaes, Rachel Vine
Teleplay by : Rachel Vine
Emmy Cicierega, Ben Holm, Jason ReicherSeptember 23, 2017 (2017-09-23)1030.34[25]
Huey, Dewey and Louie decide to take Webby to Funso's Fun Zone. However, due to the fact that she was locked in the Manor for almost all her life, Webby has trouble having fun and leads the boys into trouble. Even worse, all four get captured by the Beagle Boys (Eric Bauza) in an attempt at ransoming them off to Scrooge, much to the disapproval of Ma Beagle (Margo Martindale). Meanwhile, Donald and Mrs. Beakley butt heads, but after they receive the ransom note, they work together to rescue the kids and bring them home,safely.
3"The Great Dime Chase!"John AoshimaStory by : Francisco Angones, Colleen Evanson,
Bob Snow, Madison Bateman, Christian Magalhaes, Matt Youngberg
Teleplay by : Madison Bateman
David Baker, Matthew Humphreys, Tanner JohnsonSeptember 23, 2017 (2017-09-23)1050.41[25]
Scrooge decides to take Louie to his Money Bin to show him the value of a hard day's work after witnessing his laziness. While there, Louie loses Scrooge's Number One Dime and decides to use Gyro Gearloose's (Jim Rash) robotic light-bulb, Little Bulb, to get it back. However, he causes it to become a giant coin-collecting robot and has to stop him all on his own and retrieve the Dime before Scrooge notices. Meanwhile, Dewey and Webby face the McDuck Archives' dedicated keeper Mrs. Quackfaster (Susanne Blakeslee) in order to gain information on Della and solve the mystery of her disappearance. In the end, they find a note from Della – "Scrooge, I took the Spear of Selene, I'm sorry" – and decide to keep this a secret.
4"The Beagle Birthday Massacre!"Dana TerraceStory by : Francisco Angones, Colleen Evanson,
Bob Snow, Madison Bateman, Christian Magalhaes
Teleplay by : Bob Snow
Emmy Cicierega, Ben Holm, Jason ReicherSeptember 30, 2017 (2017-09-30)1060.38[26]
After crashing Ma Beagle's birthday party, Webby and cool girl Lena (Kimiko Glenn) become friends. The extended Beagle clan eventually get their hands on Lena, but with the help of Huey, Dewey and Louie, Webby sets her free. Lena is later revealed to be the niece of evil sorceress Magica De Spell, who is currently a shadow trapped in Lena's amulet.
5"Terror of the Terra-firmians!"Matthew Humphreys
Tom Owens
Story by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Christian Magalhaes
David Baker, Tom Owens, Vaughn Tada, Brandon WarrenOctober 7, 2017 (2017-10-07)1100.39[27]
After seeing a scary movie, Huey, Webby, and Lena explore an abandoned subway line in search of legendary creatures, the Terra-firmians, and end up trapped there with Mrs. Beakley, Louie, Dewey and Launchpad. As they struggle to escape, Launchpad becomes more and more paranoid and its up to Dewey to help him come back to his senses. Huey and Webby argue over the creatures' existence, as Huey believes only in the things written in his Junior Woodchuck Guidebook and is afraid to do anything that doesn't follow the book's instructions. In the end however, the two reconcile and find out that the creatures are actually real. In the meantime, Lena struggles to gain Mrs. Beakley's trust, while secretly receiving instructions from Magica (Catherine Tate).
6"The House of the Lucky Gander!"Matthew Humphreys
Tom Owens
Story by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Christian Magalhaes
Dalton E. Grant Jr.
Vaughn Tada
Brandon Warren
October 14, 2017 (2017-10-14)[c]1070.34[30]
During their search for The Temple of the Golden Cricket, Scrooge, the nephews, Webby, and Donald make a stop at a casino resort in Macaw to meet with Donald's cousin Gladstone Gander (Paul F. Tompkins). Louie starts hanging out with Gladstone, resulting in Donald competing for his nephew's attention. Meanwhile, Scrooge and the rest of the kids start looking for the exit, but the owner of the casino, Toad Liu Hai (B. D. Wong), keeps distracting the kids with different gifts.
7"The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!"John AoshimaStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Colleen Evanson
Mark Garcia
Matthew Humphreys
Tanner Johnson
October 21, 2017 (2017-10-21)[c]1080.32[31]
Huey and Dewey compete against each other to get the coveted internship of Duckburg's tech mogul and up-and-coming billionaire Mark Beaks (Josh Brener). Meanwhile, Scrooge reluctantly teams up with Glomgold to stop Beaks, and industrial spy Falcon Graves (Robin Atkin Downes) arrives to gain control of Beaks' top secret Project Ta-Dah.
8"The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!"Dana TerraceStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Madison Bateman
Emmy Cicierega
Ben Holm
Jason Reicher
October 28, 2017 (2017-10-28)1090.29[32]
Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby and Launchpad enter an Egyptian pyramid, in search for the treasures of mummified pharaoh Toth-Ra, but become separated. Louie and Webby are imprisoned by Toth-Ra (Bassem Youssef) himself while the rest of the group try to gain the support of the leader of the pharaoh's servants, Amunet (Cree Summer).
9"The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!"Tom Owens
Matt Youngberg
Story by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow, Noelle Stevenson, Matt Youngberg
Teleplay by : Francisco Angones & Noelle Stevenson
Mark Garcia
Dalton E. Grant Jr.
Kalvin Lee
Calvin Suggs
December 2, 2017 (2017-12-02)1040.40[33]
Scrooge, the nephews, Webby, and Launchpad spend their Christmas attempting to climb the "unclimbable" Mt. Neverrest, a task Scrooge failed at seventy-five years earlier, due to his treacherous guide George Mallardy. Launchpad is convinced by a salesman (Carlos Alazraqui) that he's dying of "ice-fever", Webby and Dewey try to accomplish the perfect sledding experience, and Huey attempts to discover Neverrest's secret: wormholes.
10"The Spear of Selene!"Dana TerraceStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Madison Bateman
Emmy Cicierega
Ben Holm
Jason Reicher
May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)[d]1121.09[34]
Scrooge and his family are stuck on the Island of Ithaquack, home of the Greek gods, where Dewey and Webby try to search for the Spear of Selene to uncover the mystery of Della Duck. However, Dewey struggles with coping the possibility that his mother may not have been a good person. They find out that the Spear of Selene does not belong to Selene (Nia Vardalos), Goddess of the Moon, who reveals that Della was a great person and friend. Meanwhile, Donald is dragged into a competition to settle a dispute between Scrooge and Zeus (Michael Chiklis). Storkules (Chris Diamantopoulos), Zeus' son and a former friend of Donald's, encourages him to continue adventuring, in spite of Della's disappearance.
11"Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!"John AoshimaStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Francisco Angones
Benjamin Balistreri
Evon Freeman
Mark Garcia
Tanner Johnson
John Ramirez
May 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)1140.68[35]
Launchpad finally receives his driver's license and goes with Dewey to show Scrooge, who is busy with Gyro and his bumbling intern, Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera (Lin-Manuel Miranda). Mark Beaks unveils a new self-driving car, so Launchpad challenges Beaks' invention in a car race to prove that men are better than machines. Though he loses the race, it's revealed that Beaks stole Gyro's robot technology, thanks to Fenton, who posted it on the internet; Launchpad and Fenton both apparently lose their jobs and end up humiliated. But when Scrooge, Dewey, Gyro and Beaks become trapped inside the self-driving car, it is up to Launchpad and Fenton to save them. Fenton uses Gyro's top secret project, a cybernetic suit, and becomes the robotic superhero "Gizmoduck". In the end, Launchpad gets his job back and earns Scrooge's recognition and Gyro lets Fenton use his invention permanently, while Beaks plans to get Gizmoduck for his own company.
12"The Missing Links of Moorshire!"Matthew HumphreysStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Ben Joseph, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Ben Joseph
Vaughn Tada
Brandon Warren
Jason Zurek
May 18, 2018 (2018-05-18)[e]1130.87[36]
Scrooge and Glomgold face off in the "Duckburg Millionaires' Club Golf Invitational" in the Scottish Highlands, assisted by Huey, Dewey, Louie, Launchpad and Webby. However, the game is hijacked by the spirits of ancient druids and turns lethal, with petrifying mists and a couple of kelpies named Briar and Bramble (Tara Strong and Andrea Libman) attempting to have them drowned.
13"McMystery at McDuck McManor!"John AoshimaStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Colleen Evanson
Mark Garcia
Matthew Humphreys
Tanner Johnson
May 25, 2018 (2018-05-25)[f]1110.78[37]
Huey decides to throw a birthday party for Scrooge, despite everyone warning him that Scrooge hates celebrating getting older. When Scrooge goes missing and the guests turn out to be his worst enemies, Huey decides to solve the mystery, unaware that the ghost of Scrooge's faithful butler, the long deceased Duckworth (David Kaye), is involved.
14"Jaw$!"Matthew HumphreysStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Colleen Evanson
Jason Zurek
Brandon Warren
Vaughn Tada
June 16, 2018 (2018-06-16)1160.67[38]
Lena unleashes a giant money shark in Scrooge's Money Bin to steal his Number One Dime for Magica. Meanwhile Scrooge attempts to better his public image with a televised interview, but as the shark escapes the Bin and threatens Duckburg, Scrooge's image grows even worse. Eventually Lena, torn between Magica's orders and her friendship with Webby, is able to stop the shark, saving both the ducks and the city. Upset at her niece's failure, Magica reminds Lena that her freedom is her true desire, so Lena begrudgingly decides to obey her.
15"The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!"John AoshimaStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Bob Snow
Jean-Sebastien-Duclos
Mark Garcia
Tanner Johnson
John Ramirez
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23)1170.82[39]
Scrooge reunites with his conniving ex-partner and old flame, Goldie O'Gilt (Allison Janney), and they team up to try and find the Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains. They eventually succeed, but Glomgold intervenes, seemingly causing Goldie's death, and gaining access to the gold. As Glomgold prepares to get rid of Scrooge, Goldie reappears alive, saves Scrooge, and escapes with the gold. Upon returning home, Scrooge finds a note from her saying if he ever wants any more gold in his life, he should come find her.
16"Day of the Only Child!"Dana Terrace
Tanner Johnson
Story by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Bob Snow
Emmy Cicierega
Ben Holm
Jason Reicher
June 30, 2018 (2018-06-30)1150.78[40]
On Only Child Day, a day that Dewey made up, the nephews split up and spend the day pretending to be only children. Huey teaches Burger and Bouncer Beagle how to be good Woodchuck Scouts, Louie attempts to befriend spoiled, insane child billionaire Doofus Drake (John Gemberling), and Dewey records an episode of his own late-night talk show, "Dewey Dew-Night", as Webby attempts to keep them all together.
17"From the Confidential Case Files of Agent 22!"Tanner JohnsonStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Christian Magalhaes
Emmy Cicierega
Ben Holm
Jason Reicher
July 7, 2018 (2018-07-07)1180.71[41]
Mrs. Beakley's past as a spy is revealed, as well as her first meeting with Scrooge, after being assigned by S.H.U.S.H. director Ludwig Von Drake (Corey Burton) to track down a page from "The Great Book of Castle Dunwyn", is shown in flashbacks. After defeating a rival spy, former chemist Black Heron (April Winchell), Scrooge and Beakley are able to secure the page, containing the recipe for Gummiberry Juice. In the present, Black Heron returns to kidnap Beakley, hoping to obtain the formula, and Scrooge embarks on a mission with Webby to rescue her.
18"Who is Gizmoduck?!"Tanner JohnsonStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Christian Magalhaes
Emmy Cicierega
Ben Holm
Jason Reicher
July 14, 2018 (2018-07-14)1210.67[42]
As the Beagle Boys take Huey hostage during a bank robbery, Fenton once again suits up as Gizmoduck, saving Huey but destroying much of the bank. After getting scolded by Gyro, and with his "M'Ma", Police Officer Cabrera (Selenis Leyva), nagging him for not having a proper job, Fenton accepts an offer to start working for Mark Beaks' company Waddle. After noticing the hero's rising popularity however, Beaks decide to take over the role himself, but the suit malfunctions, and Fenton saves the day. Impressed by his courage, Scrooge hires Fenton/Gizmoduck to protect Duckburg, using an improved suit.
19"The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!"John AoshimaStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Colleen Evanson
Jean-Sebastien Duclos
Kathryn Marusik
Jason Reicher
Fill Marc Sagadraca
July 21, 2018 (2018-07-21)1200.70[43]
Magica overhears Scrooge deciding to hide his Number One Dime in his bin of dangerous objects to keep it safe. So she forces Lena to make Webby take her to the bin to obtain the dime. After dreaming of Magica hurting Webby, Lena decides to stop listening to her aunt. She attempts to expose Magica to Scrooge, before Magica possesses her body with her growing powers and swears to seek the dime herself. Meanwhile, Louie tries to convince Huey and Dewey that Tenderfeet (Sam Riegel), a Bigfoot that they found, is a con.
20"Sky Pirates...In the Sky!"Matthew HumphreysStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Madison Bateman
Vaughn Tada
Brandon Warren
Jason Zurek
July 28, 2018 (2018-07-28)1190.63[44]
Scrooge gets his newly acquired treasure looted by captain Don Karnage (Jamie Camil) and his show tune-singing sky pirate crew. Dewey, feeling ignored, sneaks into the pirate ship to get his alpaca wool hat back. He then convinces the pirates to stage a mutiny against Karnage and becomes the new captain. Following another attack on the McDuck plane, Dewey is reconciled with his family, and helps them regain Scrooge's treasures, leaving Don Karnage blaming Dewey for humiliating him.
21"The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!"Matthew HumphreysStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Bob Snow
Vaughn Tada
Brandon Warren
Jason Zurek
August 4, 2018 (2018-08-04)1220.73[45]
To get to the treasure of the Knights Templar, Scrooge pays his parents Fergus and Downy (Graham McTavish and Ashley Jensen) a visit. Because of his strained relationship with his father however, Scrooge sets out to find it himself. Along the way, he discovers that his father gave his Number-One Dime to the ditch digger who gave it to him as a gift, and the two reconcile. Meanwhile, Dewey struggles with trying to keep his search for his mother a secret from Huey and Louie. Upon Dewey’s eventual confession, Huey and Louie are heartbroken, but eventually forgive him. Working together, they find an image of the Spear of Selene.
22"The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!"John AoshimaStory by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Teleplay by : Francisco Angones
Jean-Sebastien Duclos
Sam King
Jason Reicher
August 11, 2018 (2018-08-11)1230.73[46]
On the way to another adventure, Scrooge accidentally crashes the plane on top of a mountain, leaving it balancing on the precipice and causing him to get into an argument with Mrs. Beakley about how he regularly endangers the kids. Meanwhile, the ducklings continue their investigation of Della Duck, but the adults eventually stumble upon it. After Dewey seriously endangers himself for a scrap of information, Scrooge reveals the truth: Della took a spaceship from him, The Spear of Selene, but he lost contact with her during a cosmic storm, causing Donald to cut ties with him. The ducklings blame Scrooge and the resulting argument causes the plane to crash. Once home, the triplets move back in with Donald while Mrs. Beakley takes Webby with her on an extended vacation, leaving Scrooge in solitude.
23"The Shadow War!"[g]Matthew Humphreys
Tanner Johnson
Story by : Francisco Angones, Madison Bateman, Bob Snow, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes
Teleplay by : Madison Bateman, Colleen Evanson, Christian Magalhaes, Bob Snow
Vince Aparo
Emmy Cicierega
Ben Holm
Vaughn Tada
Brandon Warren
Jason Zurek
August 18, 2018 (2018-08-18)124–1250.72[48]
With Scrooge abandoned by his family, Magica – possessing Lena's body and empowered by a lunar eclipse – strikes against him and is able to break out of her imprisonment within his dime. Meanwhile, Webby, Launchpad and Mrs. Beakley are able to convince Donald and the triplets to return to Scrooge. However, Magica reveals herself to all of Duckburg by releasing everyone's shadows and having them join her cause. Joined by Gyro, Fenton, Little Bulb, and Manny the Headless Man-Horse, Donald - equipped with a voice box (Don Cheadle) invented by Gyro - Mrs. Beakley, and Launchpad strike back against Magica, while the ducklings go searching for assistance from Lena. At Lena's home, they discover that she's actually a shadow created by Magica to get back at Scrooge, and they rush to the Money Bin to stop her. Eventually, with Lena sacrificing herself, Magica is stripped of her magic and escapes. Webby mourns over the apparent death of her friend, unaware Lena has merged with her shadow. The family is reunited, while the resulting newscast is being watched from the moon – by Della (Paget Brewster), alive and well but unable to contact Earth.

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air dateProd.
code [20][21]
US viewers
(millions)
24"The Most Dangerous Game...Night![21]"TBATBATBAOctober 20, 2018 (2018-10-20)201TBD
25"The Depths of Cousin Fethry![21]"TBATBATBAOctober 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)202TBD

Online shorts[edit]

Online shorts Episodes Originally aired
Series premiere Series finale
Welcome to Duckburg! 6 June 9, 2017 June 16, 2017
30 Things 4 May 1, 2018 May 4, 2018
Webby Reacts 7 May 8, 2018 May 26, 2018
The World's Longest Deathtrap! 5 May 27, 2018 June 24, 2018
Dewey Dew-Night! 4 July 8, 2018 July 29, 2018

Welcome to Duckburg![edit]

Released through the Disney XD YouTube channel ahead of the show's premiere, these shorts spotlight several characters.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Donald's Birthday"TBATBAJune 9, 2017 (2017-06-09)
2"Meet Scrooge!"TBATBAJune 9, 2017 (2017-06-09)
3"Meet Huey!"TBATBAJune 9, 2017 (2017-06-09)
4"Meet Launchpad McQuack!"TBATBAJune 16, 2017 (2017-06-16)
5"Meet Mrs. Beakley!"TBATBAJune 16, 2017 (2017-06-16)
6"Meet Webby Vanderquack!"TBATBAJune 16, 2017 (2017-06-16)

30 Things[edit]

Recycling an idea used for promotion of the Disney Channel original movie Zombies, these shorts feature the kids listing off thirty things they like. Concurrent with the show's move from Disney XD to the Disney Channel, these and all subsequent shorts were released through the Disney Channel YouTube channel.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"30 Things With Huey"TBATBAMay 1, 2018 (2018-05-01)
2"30 Things With Webby"TBATBAMay 2, 2018 (2018-05-02)
3"30 Things With Dewey"TBATBAMay 3, 2018 (2018-05-03)
4"30 Things With Louie"TBATBAMay 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)

Webby Reacts[edit]

These shorts are "reaction videos" featuring Webby watching another Disney Channel show.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Webby Reacts To: Andi Mack" - "Bex's Secret"TBATBAMay 8, 2018 (2018-05-08)
2"Webby Reacts To: Andi Mack" - "Ummm"TBATBAMay 10, 2018 (2018-05-10)
3"Webby Reacts To: ZOMBIES"TBATBAMay 12, 2018 (2018-05-12)
4"Webby Reacts To: Stuck in the Middle"TBATBAMay 16, 2018 (2018-05-16)
5"Webby Reacts To: Raven's Home"TBATBAMay 18, 2018 (2018-05-18)
6"Webby Reacts To: Descendants 2"TBATBAMay 24, 2018 (2018-05-24)
7"Webby Reacts To: Descendants 3"TBATBAMay 26, 2018 (2018-05-26)

The World's Longest Deathtrap![edit]

This five-part series sees Webby and Dewey caught in an incredibly slow-moving deathtrap.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The World's Longest Deathtrap! Part 1"TBARachel VineMay 27, 2018 (2018-05-27)
2"The World's Longest Deathtrap! Part 2"TBARachel VineJune 3, 2018 (2018-06-03)
3"The World's Longest Deathtrap! Part 3"TBARachel VineJune 10, 2018 (2018-06-10)
4"The World's Longest Deathtrap! Part 4"TBARachel VineJune 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)
5"The World's Longest Deathtrap! Part 5"TBARachel VineJune 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)

Dewey Dew-Night![edit]

Episodes of Dewey's home-made "Dewey Dew-Night!" talk show, as introduced in the episode "Day of the Only Child!"

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The Sidekick"Tanner JohnsonWritten by : Rachel Vine
Storyboard by : Sam King
July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)
2"The Interview"Tanner JohnsonWritten by : Rachel Vine
Storyboard by : Sam King
July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)
3"Will It Crash?!"Tanner JohnsonWritten by : Rachel Vine
Storyboard by : Sam King
July 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)
4"Bedtime"Tanner JohnsonWritten by : Rachel Vine
Storyboard by : Sam King
July 29, 2018 (2018-07-29)

Release[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

The 44 minute pilot, titled Woo-oo!, premiered on August 12 at 12:00am EST and was repeated consecutively for the next 24 hours. Two days later on August 14, the pilot was also released on YouTube.[49] The pilot also aired on Disney Channel on September 17, 2017.[50] The series officially premiered on September 23, 2017, coinciding with the original show's 30th anniversary.[51] On May 1, 2018, the show moved to the Disney Channel, with new episodes airing on Fridays beginning May 4, 2018.

In Canada, the pilot premiered on Disney XD on August 12 and the full series started on September 23, 2017.[52][53] In Australia and New Zealand, the show premiered on Disney Channel on October 13, 2017.[54] In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the pilot premiered on Disney Channel on November 4, 2017. The full series debuted on March 1, 2018 on Disney XD.[55]

Marketing[edit]

On March 10, 2017, a trailer for the series aired on Disney Channel during the premiere of Tangled: Before Ever After, and on June 14, 2017, the title sequence for the series, featuring a re-recording of the theme song written by Mark Mueller and performed by Felicia Barton, was released.[56]

Home media[edit]

A DVD titled Woo-oo! was released on December 19, 2017.[57] The DVD contains the pilot episode and all 6 Welcome to Duckburg shorts. A second DVD titled Destination Adventure! was released on June 5, 2018. It contains the episodes The Beagle Birthday Massacre!, The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!, The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!, The Spear of Selene!, The Missing Links of Moorshire!, and Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!, as well as 2 episodes of the original 1987 series previously unreleased on DVD (New Gizmo Kids on the Block and Ducky Mountain High).[58]

DVD releases
Region Set title Seasons Aspect ratio Episode count Release date
1 Woo-oo! 1 1.78:1 1 December 19, 2017
Destination Adventure! 1.78:1, 1.33:1 (classic series) 6 June 5, 2018

Critical reception[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports an approval rating of 100% based on 9 reviews, with an average rating of 9.0/10.[59] IGN's Chris Hayner gave the series premiere, Woo-oo!, a score of 8.5 out of 10, stating that the reboot "may be aimed at modern young audiences but there's no denying the heart and adventurous spirit it gets from the original series."[60]

Printed media[edit]

An ongoing comic series based on the show is being published by IDW Publishing, with Joe Caramagna, Joey Cavalieri and Steve Behling sharing writing duties, and Luca Usai, Gianfranco Florio and others providing the art.[61] Ducktales #0 was released on July 19, 2017, and #1 of the monthly series followed on September 27.[62]

In 2018, Disney Press published "DuckTales: Solving Mysteries and Rewriting History!", a companion book covering the majority of season one, as seen from the perspective of Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby. It is written by Rob Renzetti and one of the shows writers, Rachel Vine.[63]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This episode is a one-hour special. When aired as two half-hour episodes, the second half is re-titled "Escape To/From Atlantis!".[22]
  2. ^ This is the total viewers number only for the first hour of the event (12:00 AM to 1:00 AM). The entire 24-hour premiere event reached 5.4 million total viewers.[24]
  3. ^ a b On Disney XD Canada, the episodes "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" and "The House of the Lucky Gander!" aired in an inverted order, on October 14, 2017[28] and October 21, 2017[29] respectively.
  4. ^ Beginning with this episode, new episodes of the show premiere on Disney Channel instead of Disney XD.
  5. ^ This episode made its broadcast premiere on Disney XD Scandinavia on March 21, 2018.
  6. ^ This episode made its broadcast premiere on Disney XD Scandinavia on April 3, 2018.
  7. ^ This episode is a one-hour special. When aired as two half-hour episodes, the first part is titled "The Night of De Spell!" and the second part is titled "The Day of the Ducks!"[47]

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