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New DUCKTALES Cartoon Coming to Disney XD in 2017

Disney announced on February 25, 2015 that a new version of its beloved 1980s cartoon DuckTales is entering production and will air on Disney Xd –the media giant’s boy-oriented digital cable channel that airs shows such as Star Wars Rebels and Gravity Falls. The new series will be produced in-house by Disney Television Animation. A voice cast has not yet been announced.

DuckTales has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history,” said Marc Buhaj, Disney Xd’s general manager and Vice President of programming, pointing to how the original series was primarily based on the comic book work of former Disney animator and story writer Carl Barks, who created Scrooge McDuck–Donald’s uncle and the richest duck in the world–in 1942 for comics published by Dell Publishing (currently being reprinted by Fantagraphics Books). Uncredited for his original work, Barks’ identity was uncovered by fans in the late 1960s and until his death in 2000 at 99, he was a revered guest at conventions around the globe as well as a famous oil painter.

Premiering with a TV movie later split up into five parts, the original DuckTales aired in first-run syndication for 100 episodes between 1987 and 1990;a theatrical film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, was released in 1990. It was one of the cornerstones in the initial phases of the Disney Afternoon, a syndicated block of after-school cartoons that aired with a rotating lineup for much of the 1990s.

Source: IGN

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A lifetime of reading comics and watching television has left Tom with an inexhaustible supply of pop culture knowledge from the obvious to the obscure. Rather than keep it all in his brain for use at parties, Tom turned to writing a few years ago to help him share that knowledge with as many people as are remotely interested. Tom writes for several websites including The Mary Sue, Strange Horizons, Loser City and others. For even further rambling, follow him on Twitter @tomtificate.

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6 Comments on “New DUCKTALES Cartoon Coming to Disney XD in 2017”

  1. 02/27/2015 at 12:44 PM #

    Reblogged this on tomtificate.

  2. 03/15/2015 at 6:19 AM #

    Reblogged this on Too Geek To Function.

  3. 03/15/2015 at 6:20 AM #

    This is the best news! Didn’t hear about it! Ducktales was my favorite show growing up! :D

  4. 03/15/2015 at 6:39 AM #

    It’s great news indeed! If you have Disney channel on cable, thy actually have some episodes of DuckTales streaming on their mobile app

  5. 03/15/2015 at 7:02 AM #

    No way! I love you for telling me this! Looking up now! :-D

  6. 03/15/2015 at 7:14 AM #

    Enjoy!

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