DuckTales is back on Disney Channel - Woo-oo! When is it on TV in the UK? Who are the voice cast? All you need to know about Scrooge McDuck's return

An all-star voice cast including David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Danny Pudi are bringing the classic animation series back.

Disney Channel is taking parents back to their childhood with a revival of the Emmy Award-winning kids TV classic DuckTales.

With a new voice cast, a rebooted series and short TV film all coming soon, a whole new generation are about to discover the magic of McDuck Manor.

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What is DuckTales?

DuckTales on Disney Channel

A TV smash hit from 1987 to 1990, there were 100 episodes of the original DuckTales, which blended mystery, action and comedy across a series of spectacular adventures.

Based on the Duck universe comic books created by Carl Barks, the show follows Scrooge McDuck and his mischief-making triplet grandnephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie.

The new series also features Scrooge’s temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the fan favourite McDuck Manor chauffer and pilot Launchpad McQuack.

No-nonsense housekeeper Mrs Beakley and her greanddaughter Webby Vanderquack, a new adventurer and fierce friend for the triplets, add a female dynamic to the new series.

The new cast have described the show’s dynamic as ‘Indiana Jones meets Modern Family’.

Who is in the new cast?

David Tennant in new DuckTales

Doctor Who, Broadchurch and Jessica Jones star David Tennant steps into Scrooge McDuck’s expensive-looking shoes as the star and head of McDuck Manor.

He will be joined in the new adventures by Danny Pudi (Community), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) and Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Huey, Dewey and Louie respectively.

Beck Bennett will voice Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye is Mrs. Beakley, and Kate Micucci voices Webby Vanderquack

Speaking about the heritage of the show David Tennant said: “It feels like a responsibility. We’re playing with people’s dreams here."

It has also been revealed that David Tennant’s old Doctor Who co-star Catherine Tate will join the cast as the iconic DuckTales villain Magica De Spell, McDuck’s oldest, bitterest enemy.

DuckTales reboot

Recurring guest voices include Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Hamilton, Disney’s Moana) as Gizmoduck, Allison Janney (The West Wing) as Scrooge’s old flame Goldie O’Gilt and Margo Martindale (The Americans) as villain Ma Beagle.

When is it back in the UK?

The new TV series of DuckTales won’t air until early 2018 on Disney Channel, but a TV movie special DuckTales Woo-oo! premieres on November 13th.

Does it still have the incredible theme tune?

Woo-oo! Of course it does. It wouldn’t be DuckTales without it.

And if you want to have it in your head for the rest of the day, here are the new cast singing the unforgettable and ludicrously catchy ditty.


How can I watch Ducktales?

DuckTales reboot

BT TV customers with the BT TV Kids pack will be able to watch DuckTales on Disney Channel.

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