DUCKBURG -- The much beloved 80s and 90s afternoon cartoon series Ducktales is getting a reboot for a whole new generation.
Disney announced a new animated comedy series based on the original cartoon had been ordered for launch in 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world.
The new series’ adventures will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews—Huey, Dewey, and Louie—and the optimistic-yet-temperamental Donald Duck embark on high-flying adventures worldwide. Other beloved characters slated to be in the new stories are: Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley, and Webbigail Vanderquack.
The news, once announced, instantly started trending on Facebook.
On a personal note, this is the cartoon series that made me long to swim through a bin of gold coins.
In fact, one Christmas I piled up all my gifts and literally jumped off the fireplace hearth right into them.
It was not that fun.
Just ask Family Guy’s Peter Griffin.