Disney Channel on Wednesday announced their plans to resurrect DuckTales, the beloved cartoon about Scrooge McDuck and his trio of grandnephews that originally aired back in the late '80s and early '90s.
And before you ask, yes, there are other characters also set to return, including butler Duckworth, inventor Gyro Gearloose, pilot Launchpad McQuack, Scrooge's archenemy Flintheart Glomgold, villainous Magica De Spell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), nanny Mrs. Beakley and Webby Vanderquack.
"DuckTales has a special place in Disney's TV animation history, it drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks' comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults," Marc Buhaj, senior vice president of programming for Disney XD, said in a statement. "Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation."
DuckTales, a four-time Emmy winner, originally aired 1987-90 and spawned a film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. But even as the years have passed, the series has enjoyed a continued awareness thanks to the Internet, where nostalgia for the series is strong.
Just last year, a remake of the series opening titles featuring real ducks amassed over 6 million views on YouTube.
The new series is one of 45 series and four movies Disney is set to present to advertisers in spring during the annual Upfronts presentation in New York City, when networks present their upcoming programming slates.