Millenials everywhere squealed with delight when Disney announced they would be rebooting the popular DuckTales franchise. Now, Disney have given us yet another reason to get pumped for this reboot: they recently announced the official casting in spectacular fashion, as they assembled the entire cast of the reboot to sing the original theme song!
Watch the new cast of DuckTales perform the theme song to the classic '90's cartoon:
A New Cast Of Characters
Disney has become an unstoppable force when it comes to pleasing the fans of their vast number of properties. So, it comes as no surprise that they would approach the reboot of DuckTales with the same ingenuity and effort that they've applied to their other franchises. #Disney has spared no expense in casting talented actors to voice this new generation of precocious water fowl. So without further ado, let's take a deeper look at the actors who will be the voices of the lovable ducks on #DuckTales.
David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck
The Doctor is in! That's right, everyone's favorite Doctor Who alum will be the voice of the richest duck in Duckburg, Scrooge McDuck. Apart from Tennant's role as the 10th Doctor, he has a lengthy resume, which includes playing Kilgrave on Netflix's Jessica Jones series, and Bartemis Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Danny Pudi as Huey
Danny Pudi is best known for playing fan favorite Abed on Community, although he has been an active character actor for over 10 years. He has had stints on many TV shows; he played Sinjay on ABC Family's Greek, and if you've spent a lot of time in Stars Hollow, you might recognize him as Raj from Gilmore Girls.
Ben Schwartz as Dewey
Aside from being the voice consultant for BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you might recognize Ben Schwartz from his role as Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Recreation. He is also a long-time player on Showtime's hit show House of Lies. He's already dipped his toes in the realm of voice acting, as he voiced Rutabaga Rabitowitz on Netflix's Bojack Horseman.
Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack
Beck Bennett is a current cast member of Saturday Night Live, as well as appearing on the popular AT&T commercial where he plays a staunch businessman, who interacts with precocious children. He will also is also be voicing the character Lance in the upcoming film from Illumination, Sing.
Bobby Moynihan as Louie
Bobby Moynihan is best known for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live for the last 8 years. He has been a television voice actor for quite some time, with roles on The Awesomes, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, We Are Bears, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. He has also made the leap to feature films when he voiced Mel in The Secret Life of Pets.
Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack
Kate Micucci is one of the founding members of the comedy–folk duo Garfunkel and Oates, who recently got their own show on IFC. Like many other cast members of the new DuckTales, she is a prolific voice actor, having voiced characters on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, Adventure Time, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley
Best known for her role as Jackie Joyner-Kersee in the wacky alien-based comedy, The Neighbors, Toks Olagundoye is no stranger to the realm of voice acting. She has had long time stints on Steven Universe and Paranormal Action Squad. You might also recognize her as Hayley Shipman - who she plays opposite Nathan Fillion - on ABC's Castle.
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Disney couldn't have done a better job of introducing the masses to the wonderful new cast of DuckTales. Not only did they go after outstanding talent, but having the cast sing the classic theme song together is just more proof that Disney knows exactly what they are doing with this property. We will have to wait until 2017 to get our first glimpse of the new DuckTales, but we can have faith that Disney is doing what needs to be done to make this show great! DuckTales is slated for release in 2017, and will air on Disney XD.
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