DuckTales reboot coming to Disney XD in 2017

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  1. bigdaddy

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    That actually looks pretty good. i was afraid it would be blah and plain 3D BS.
     
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  3. Christopher

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    I think Young was retired anyway, and his voice wouldn't have been strong enough at his age, so that was pretty much a given. Still, it's sad news.
     
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    He'd done DuckTales Remastered, so I was hopeful...
     
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    Same here. May he rest in peace :(.
     
  6. Christopher

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    The cast for the DuckTales reboot has been announced, with very welcome news about who'll be playing Scrooge McDuck: David Tennant!

    http://io9.gizmodo.com/david-tennant-is-your-new-scrooge-mcduck-in-ducktales-1790189737

    I'm not familiar with any of those actors. Apparently they're mostly sitcom actors, and the new Launchpad is a Saturday Night Live cast member, but Kate Micucci voiced Velma in a recent Scooby-Doo series. It sounds like they're going in a different direction with the kids than in the original show, where Russi Taylor played all three nephews and Webby.
     
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    That cast is pretty awesome. Moynihan is also on SNL, by the way. Micucci is one half of the comedy music duo Garfunkel & Oates (with their own short-lived sitcom), appeared on several episodes of The Big Bang Theory and Another Period, is a frequent guest on @midnight, and will be a regular on the up-coming Powerless.

    I have to say, though, while his accent will undoubtedly be authentic, it will still be kinda weird to have Uncle Scrooge speak with Tennant's voice.
     
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    I adore Kate Micucci as part of Garfunkel & Oates and I think she'll be a great Webby.

    But David Tennat as Scrooge McDuck? That's all kinds of awesome. He damn well better be using his Scottish accent!
     
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    I over heard someone at work mention the Tennant casting. I have barely seen much of Dr Who but knew his name. What I have seen of him I really like. Which was reassuring because Scrooge McDuck and Ducktales that is part of my childhood DNA like Star Wars and the Muppets. I was obsessed with that show. I drew all the characters. For my 4th grade Art class we had a knitting assignment which I picked a picture of Scrooge. I made it much more detailed and spend more time on it than any of the other kids on their own projects. So much that I continued to work on it when the rest of the class moved on to other stuff. But our teacher was so happy with what I was doing she let me take my time!
     
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    Yeah, those choices make me smile.
     
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    Never cared for the adult baby sketch myself. Though he does well with what he's given, I suppose. I can easily imagine him doing a Launchpad voice though, which is what is important.

    As for Kate Micucci, here is an example of her acting skills:



    And in regards to Toks Olagunduye, while she's British she's good with accents, so I imagine they'll have her doing some type of American accent here.
     
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    I am all kinds of happy with the Tenth Doctor as Scrooge McDuck! I still miss Alan Young, though.
     
  14. Christopher

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    Yeah. Still, I just realized... It's kind of appropriate, since one of Alan Young's best-known roles is Filby in The Time Machine.
     
  15. Kelthaz

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    Here's our first look at the new Duck Tales

     
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    The nephews look HORRIBLE. I mean unwatchable.
     
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    That looks pretty good, potentially.
     
  18. Evil Headhunter

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    Aside from Donald, they don't really sound like the previous versions, which is probably for the best. Scrooge just sounds like The Scottish Doctor.

    But the animation is very nice! I can't wait.
     
  19. Christopher

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    Hmm, it's in a modern style that looks comparatively crude to me. The original was frequently animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, easily the best animation studio of '90s TV (they also did the best-made Batman: TAS and Superman: TAS episodes, and of course they made Akira), so it was often quite beautifully done. This new style is very different and it'll take some getting used to. It's also a much greater departure from Carl Barks's art style, for those who care about such things.

    Donald Duck being a central character is a major turn-off for me. I hate Donald Duck. I was glad that the original mostly avoided him and featured Launchpad in his place.
     
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  20. bigdaddy

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    Are we looking at the same thing? It looks pretty good for backgrounds and such, but the characters look like something I would draw when I'm drunk.
     
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