80s kids assemble, as DuckTales is coming back to Disney XD with a stellar new cast, but familiar vibe.
Possibly one of the few reboots we’re excited for, our first look at the revived animated series’s title sequence has landed – and it looks great.
The series (which originally aired from 1987-1990 with 100 episodes), follows eccentric millionaire Scrooge McDuck – who will be voiced by non-other than David Tennant – and his nephews Huey, Duey and Louie as they go on adventures and hunt for treasure. Also, the title sequence became iconic among a certain generation.
Disney appears to know this, as it’s releasing the new revamped version of the DuckTales (woo-oo!) song for fans on June 23.
There are several tweaks here and there to the story, with a prominent female character character added to the mix for one. But the good news is that, judging from this first trailer, the adventure and comedy are still very much intact even if Scrooge has been given a dark backstory to contend with.
The cast is fantastic across the board, with Allison Janney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Danny Pudi, Kate Micucci and Jim Rash joining Tennant in various roles.
The bad news is that, despite the show coming to US screens in August with a feature-length premiere, the UK will have to wait until 2018 to see it.
Until then, you can watch the new opening credits below.
And as an extra bonus, here’s that cast in great voice…