The ‘DuckTales’ Reboot Teaser Is Short But Sweet With Its Nostalgia — VIDEO
DuckTales — woo-oo! — is back. The animated series starring Scrooge McDuck and his grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie is returning summer 2017 to Disney XD, and to get fans excited, DuckTales just dropped its first teaser. Now, don't expect it to give too much away — like, basically anything. It's almost like it was made by Scrooge McDuck himself. This preview is very, very short (a mere 15 seconds), but it definitely hits the nostalgia sweet spot. Oh, yes, that legendary theme song is back and sounds even better than you remembered.
What fans of the original show, which aired back in 1987, get to see those gold coins McDuck has been hoarding all these years spelling out the show's title. But, listen closely and you'll hear a few notes of the show's trumpet-fueled theme song and one of its famous woo-hoos. Does that not give you all the feels? The second you hear it, you almost can't stop yourself from singing the rest of the song, which is why this was a great way to tease the series. You may not remember much of the show, but you'll most definitely remember that song that played over the title credits. It's pure '80s goodness that is legendary even today.
This season's Dancing With The Stars champion Laurie Hernandez even danced to the DuckTales theme, showing off her expert duck moves. She and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy chose this despite not even having been alive when the show originally aired. (The 16-year-old Olympic gold medalist was born in 2000.) I'm sure she'll be checking out this reboot when it premieres next summer. While no official airdate has been given for Season 1, it will reportedly consist of 21 half-hour episodes, along with two one-hour specials, according to Entertainment Weekly.
It's clear, Disney is going all in on this one. EW reported that they're bringing back DuckTales favorites for the reboot, and not just everyone's favorite rich uncle Scrooge McDuck. Webbigail “Webby” Vanderquack, pilot Launchpad McQuack, and butler Duckworth will all be back for another round of bad and good luck tales 30 years later. It's also clear that no one's planning on getting rid of that theme song anytime soon. To that, I say "woo-oo!"