As previously reported, the new DuckTales series coming from Disney XD has a pretty spiffy promotional art. The sharp lines and textures recall the pulp comics that comprised the very first DuckTales stories, and it looked pretty promising. For promotional art.
Disney just released the first video teaser of the show, and it seems that the series will deliver on that conceptual promise.
The video quickly recaps the arrival of Huey, Dewey, and Louie at Scrooge’s manor. It then dives right into some action shots as Scrooge reminds us all that he is, in fact, a total badass.
We see plenty of jungle safari adventures, more than a fair bit of flying, and even some kind of Nazi pigeon lady threatening Donald Duck with a sword.
Disney XD has a fairly good track record, being the home of Star Wars Rebels, Gravity Falls, and Star vs. the Forces of Evil.
There are a few missteps too, but it looks like DuckTales is in good hands.
Did I mention that the voice acting cast is completely bananas? It’s a crazy mix of comedians (both stand-up and TV) and seasoned voice actors, with one very surprising celebrity cast member.
- Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck. He’s the current official voice of the Donald Duck character in everything from Kingdom Hearts to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
- Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack. Beck is best known as the shirtless Vladimir Putin character on Saturday Night Live.
- Comedienne and musician Kate Micucci as Webby. She’s half of the dynamic duo Garfunkel & Oates.
- Danny Pudi as Huey. That’s Abed from Community.
- Ben Schwartz as Dewey. Jean-Ralphio from Parks & Recreation.
- Bobby Moynihan, another SNL regular and Panda from We Bare Bears, as Louie.
- Prolific voice actress Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley. She’s provided voices in Steven Universe, the Game of Thrones Telltale games, and more.
And, well, David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck.
Yes, David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck. Doctor Who himself.
And the Nazi pigeon.
Sometimes, Disney is weird and amazing.