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DuckTales Reboot Gets Premiere Date, Updated Theme Song

The DuckTales reboot is coming your way on Aug. 12. TVLine reports that the revival will kick off with a one-hour TV movie which will air consecutively throughout the entire day that Saturday, before the series formally kicks off at 7 a.m. on Sept. 23, with two new episodes airing throughout the day. 

The reboot of the popular 1980s Emmy-winning children's series, which also spawned numerous films, will include 21 half-hour episodes and two hour long specials. David Tennant stars as Scrooge McDuck, with Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan providing the vocals for his grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. In a departure from the original series, the family will also be joined on their adventures by Kate Micucci's Webby and Tony Anselmo's Donald Duck. 

Other cast members include Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, Allison Janney as Goldie O'Glit, Jim Rash as Gyro Gearloose, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera (aka Gizmoduck), Paul F. Tompkins as Gladstone Gander, Margo Martindale as Ma Beagle, Eric Bauza as the Beagle Boys, Keith Ferguson as Fintheart Glomgold, and Josh Bener as the new character Mark Beaks. 

Co-producer Francisco Angones says that the series will focus on the characters as "a big blended family of adventurers," with the ultimate product feeling like a combination of Arrested Development and Indiana Jones. This is shown off in the series' new, modern theme song, which highlights the adventures of Scrooge, Donald, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby while setting viewers up for the new take on the classic 1980s children's series.

DuckTales has already been renewed for season two, so prepare for quite a few more Duckburg adventures in the coming years. For now, read up on the untold truth of the original series