It’s DuckTales For A New Generation
The original DuckTales first got its start on September 18th, 1987, and ran four seasons with 100 episodes in total. Almost 30 years since its inception, a new generation will get to watch Uncle Scrooge (aka Scrooge McDuck) and his three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie.
From what we can gather from this reboot trailer, the new series is likely to focus on the exciting adventures of Scrooge and his grandsons. Throughout the trailer, the iconic DuckTales theme is played and while it is updated for the times, it still carries the same tune that made the original so memorable. Scrooge is still a “bajillionaire” and Donald Duck still maintains is iconic voice.
As for the differences, we’ve spotted a few that stand out.
First, the voices are much, much, deeper than the original. Danny Pudi (Community) voices Huey, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) voices Dewey, and Louie is voiced by Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live).
Instead of sounding like children, they give off more of a teenage/young adult vibe than anything else. Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something off with the three looking so young, yet having deeper voices than what their appearance would suggest.
Then, there’s their boxy looking heads. Scrooge and Donald Duck look perfectly fine, but the kids have square-ish heads instead of the round-ish heads most of us or used to. You might also notice that Huey is the only one that wears a hat in the trailer.
As for the adventures the family will find themselves on, we’ll have to wait until the show premieres this summer.