DuckTales First Look Introduces David Tennant's Scrooge McDuck

TV nowadays is in an era of reboots and revivals on networks large and small, and some reboots sound more promising than others. One project that has the potential to be as amazingly entertaining this time as it was the first time around is DuckTales, which is headed to Disney XD. The animated show can boast a killer cast of voice actors, including David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck. We now have a first look at the DuckTales reboot, and it's full of Scrooge McDuck goodness. Check it out!

David Tennant's Scrooge McDuck evidently has a history that features more adventure than just running a business and earning his bajillions of dollars. His underground lair is clearly for more than just swimming through seas of his own riches. Old Scrooge had an exciting life in the good old days, and it's pretty obvious that he's pining for some of the action of days gone by. He probably won't be heading out on adventures the same way that Donald does, but it looks like his three nephews are going to liven things up at McDuck Manor pretty quickly.

Luckily for those of us who have been waiting and waiting for DuckTales footage, the trailer gave first looks at the rest of the characters as well. Bobby Moynihan, Danny Pudi, and Ben Schwartz made their vocal debuts as Louie, Huey, and Dewey, and Kate Micucci is appropriately energetic as Webby Vanderquack. Launchpad McQuack was always my favorite in old episodes of DuckTales, so I was glad to see a couple glimpses of him in the trailer.

The trailer didn't answer too many questions about what's ahead with the DuckTales reboot, although it did give away that Louie is apparently the evil triplet. Still, I'm feeling pretty good about what's coming with the new show. Considering that I got my first laugh-out-loud moment ten seconds into the trailer when Louie asked Donald if he was finally going to sell them, I'm guessing the full episodes will be pretty great. There will certainly be plenty of action for all of the ducks, and at least we know for sure that the theme song will be as insanely catchy this time around as it was back during the original run of the show.

DuckTales will hit the airwaves this summer on Disney XD. The show has already been renewed for Season 2, so we don't have to worry about it getting cancelled in Season 1. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news, and take a peek at our midseason TV premiere schedule to see what you can watch to pass the time until the newest incarnations of Scrooge McDuck and Co. make it to the small screen. If you prefer streaming, our check out our 2017 Netflix premiere schedule to find even more viewing options.

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

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).