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A new Ducktales series in 2017!!!

Written by steet :


What comes at a total shock for me, totally unexpected coming from Disney, is the confirmation that Disney will be making a whole new series for "Ducktales", coming on Disney XD in 2017! 

Ducktales reboot

The official press release states that the new series is a reboot, while keeping the same main characters and even side characters (Gizmoduck, anyone?)

For the youngest readers here who don't know about the series, this is the most cult and most popular animated series of Disney in the 80's/90's! It's a series based on the famous comics released by Carl Barks, which focuses on Uncle Scrooge and the nephews. (putting aside Donald, only making some cameo appareances)

Unlike nowadays series, Ducktales had a very large target audience : young kids to adults!

No word yet on the animation style that will be used (please no CGI, no Flash style... keep the traditional 2D art style, please please please!).

No word on if any of the original authors will be working on it either.

The original DuckTales is currently available on an official app : "WATCH Disney Channel" (can anyone and see if other Disney Afternoon series are available?!)

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Does this give a slight chance for other Disney Afternoon series reboots? The most probable would be Darkwing Duck, considering the links between them, but who knows if we couldn't get some slight TaleSpin revival along the road?...

NB : I know this news is two days old, but I couldn't post it earlier. It's still a breaking news!

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November 10, 2016
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If TaleSpin is to be revived, why not set it in the 50s. Baloo is 60+ years old and still young enough to fly. He co-owns Higher For Hire with his wife Rebecca Cunningham whose daughter Molly is attending college in Cape Suzette. Kit is out of the Air Force that now uses jet planes. The new Seaduck is a 4 turboprop seaplane. It has a different shape. Cape Suzette has established their first television station.

March 15, 2015
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Oh boy, i remember watching this show a few years ago! It was awesome. Looking forward to the new series. Lets just hope its traditional animation and not any of those 3D types of animation.

March 10, 2015
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No way... Chris Barat passed away?!...
Man :( I enjoyed reading his reviews from time to time.

Thank you for the correction, I must have confused with Darkwing Duck which had a lot of studios working on it, I think.

Gregory Weagle
March 08, 2015
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@Steet: It was only two studios for the television series. The Ducktales movie had at least a half dozen studios working on it since WD-France was also working with Lapiz Azul.

Reading the press release; Donald is supposed to have a bigger role than he did in the past, which a lot of fans actually felt was a good idea. I'm guessing Bubba is out (okay) and Gizmoduck (BOO!). Sean Bishop is heading the series and the Turbo movie was not good. However; he has done DTVA work in the past.

We'll see where this goes. I'm used to TaleSpin being snubbed at this point, so it didn't bother me. I was upset because they announced it three days after Ducktales reviewer Christopher Barat passed away and it felt like a cruel joke was played on me and several close friends of Mr. Barat.

March 06, 2015
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Yes, I don't understand why they're not on Netflix... I mean, they would be perfect there! Series for the whole family!

March 05, 2015
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Up until recently, I thought that Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, Duck Takes and Talespin, were shows from the early 2000's. I didn't realize that my mom grew up watching them. I'd love to see some of these old shoes on Netflix, I practically grew up on them. Not ducktales as much as the others, but still.

March 02, 2015
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To be honest, I'd be surprised if they kept the same animation style : for the simple reason the world has changed and there are very few animation companies able to do that style anymore. Remember that to make Ducktales, they used about 4-5 different companies from all around the world (Japan, France, China...) which don't exist anymore...

And making an episode had a very high cost. Eisner insisted in keeping a high quality so each episode cost half a million dollar, which was HUGE (taking account of inflation). Nowadays they don't spend as much to make any series (except maybe for Avatar/Korra)

As for the spirit of the show, at least one of the original creators I know has not been contacted about it and found out with the internet news, just like us...

We'll see...

March 02, 2015
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No dispute on the theme song. I hope they go with 2-D animation, and that this doesn't completely depart from the original tone of the show like so many other reboots these days.

March 01, 2015
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DuckTales also had one of the catches theme songs ever lol

March 01, 2015
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Oraki, see that as the beginning. Bringing back Ducktales will also bring back the memories of the other shows.
That doesn't mean there would be any new TaleSpin series anytime soon, but we may get something from this (like having the episodes on Netflix, new merchandise, new comics, for example...)
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