The David Tennant-Led DuckTales Just Released Its Main Titles & Theme Song

Disney XD just released their brand new main titles and theme song from the David Tennant-led DuckTales. They’ve also revealed the series will debut August 12th!

The updated series was announced in March of last year and no one really knew what to expect. Then they went ahead and cast David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck and I was sold. The main titles are absolutely gorgeous and I’m so glad they kept the theme song mostly intact.

Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, Disney XD’s animated comedy-adventure series “DuckTales” chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack, no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend.

“DuckTales” will premiere in a one-hour television movie to be presented for 24 consecutive hours, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 (beginning at midnight, EDT/PDT) on Disney XD. Then, the series will debut with two new episodes SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m., EDT/PDT). Each will also be available on the Disney XD app and Disney XD VOD on these same dates.

The rest of the cast includes Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Danny Pudi as Huey, Kate Micucci as Webby, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, and Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack.

[UPDATE] Apparently I completely missed the news of Lin-Manuel Miranda joining the cast as well! He’ll be playing none other than Gizmoduck! Via Variety:

“Growing up as a Cuban-American comics enthusiast, I was always hungry for a Latino hero to call my own. In developing the new series, Matt [Youngberg] and I leapt at the opportunity to adapt ‘DuckTales” marquee hero into a young scientist character with Latin-inspired roots,” Francisco Angones, co-producer and story editor, said in a statement.

“Lin came to mind instantly for the role of Gizmoduck,” executive producer Matt Youngberg added. “His rapid-fire earnestness paired with his wide-eyed yet determined optimism made him the perfect person to yell ‘BLATHERING BLATHERSKITE!’”

[UPDATE #2] The theme is sung by Felicia Barton. “I am so excited about this,” she wrote on Facebook. “I feel so honored to be singing the theme song for the BRAND NEW reboot of DisneyXD’s DuckTales This song was a part of the soundtrack of my childhood and now I can help it get stuck in the heads of an entirely NEW generation!”

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