TV nowadays is filled with reboots and revivals, and some sound much less promising than others. There's one reboot, however, that is shaping up to be quack-tastically awesome. The upcoming DuckTales reboot on Disney XD is bringing together an talented cast of famous folks to provide voices to the fowl family, and they found a way to get us even more excited about the new set of episodes. David Tenant, Danny Pudi and more teamed up to sing the classic theme song that has been stuck in heads since way back in the 80s, and it's pretty epic. Check it out!
I didn't think that there could possibly be a video of the DuckTales theme more mindblowing than the version featuring actual ducks, but I think Disney XD pulled it off. The clip could have just been this incredible group of actors hanging out in a room and singing all together. Instead, it gave them all moments in the spotlight and showed off their enthusiasm for the project, which included busting out dance moves whenever they felt so inclined. Frankly, the actors have never been more relatable. How many of us can honestly say that we never sang along to the DuckTales theme?
The video was also the way that Disney XD revealed the cast who would be voicing the classic DuckTales characters for the reboot. It's an unconventional cast, but DuckTales was never an especially conventional show. Check them all out.
I'm not sure what's my favorite part of the video. I enjoyed how Bobby Moynihan seemed to warm up the longer than he sang, and Ben Schwartz surprised me by actually singing really well, but I think I have to go with David Tennant's reaction to the high note in the theme song. Although Tennant has some experience singing on screen thanks to his role in the BBC series Blackpool, he evidently wasn't ready to belt the high-pitched parts of the DuckTales theme. And just think about it: the former Time Lord who played the terrifying villain Kilgrave in Jessica Jones is now voicing Scrooge McDuck for DuckTales. What's not fabulous about that?
Unfortunately, we still have a while to wait before DuckTales hits the small screen. The reboot won't debut on Disney XD until summer 2017. Check out our midseason premiere schedule to see what you can catch on TV in the meantime. There may not be many anthropomorphic ducks voiced by A-list actors in the near future, but there's still plenty worth watching.
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Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel and can cite multiple TV shows to explain why. She does, however, want to believe that she can sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation (and author bios).