Disney’s critically acclaimed animated series, DuckTales is all set to rewrite history by solving some mysteries with an epic 90-minute series finale special on 15 March, Monday (7:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney XD and DisneyNOW.
Executive produced by Matt Youngberg and co-executive produced by Francisco Angones, the Emmy Award-nominated DuckTales team completed production after 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts. The popular animated series continues to be available on Disney Channels and Disney+ around the world. In the U.S., the series enjoys number one ratings on Disney XD and has reached over 234 million views on social media and YouTube since its launch in 2017.
Culminating in a memorable, dramatic reading of the iconic DuckTales main title song, the voice cast joined in for one final Zoom call during the recent holiday season. The list included: David Tennant (Scrooge McDuck), Danny Pudi (Huey), Ben Schwartz (Dewey), Bobby Moynihan (Louie), Kate Micucci (Webby Vanderquack), Beck Bennett (Launchpad McQuack), Toks Olagundoye (Mrs. Beakley) and Paget Brewster (Della Duck).
Speaking about the series, Youngberg and Angones stated in a joint statement, “It has been an absolute honour to adventure along with the Duck Family for three seasons of derring-do bad and good luck tales. Ever since Carl Barks took a silly squawking duck from a funny animal cartoon and sent him looking for pirate gold, these characters have been part of a constantly evolving legacy of invention and reinvention. We set out to honour all those things that we’ve loved about DuckTales since we were kids and introduce new parts of that legacy for families around the globe. Along the way, our stellar crew, unbelievable cast and endlessly supportive fans have become a bit of a family ourselves. And it has been a great joy to solve mysteries and rewrite history alongside them.”
The DuckTales series finale special will encore non-stop for 24 hours following its premiere. Leading up to the finale, Disney XD will debut new episodes every Monday beginning 22 February onwards (7:00 p.m. EST/PST) and will present a week-long DuckTales marathon of every aired episode from 8 March (7:30 p.m. EST/PST).
In addition, three new Chibi Tiny Tales shorts, featuring Chibi-style versions of favourite DuckTales characters, will also be rolled out on 26 February, on Disney XD, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube.
Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, DuckTales charts 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 (voiced by Disney legend Tony Anselmo); and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffeur/pilot Launchpad McQuack, no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s fierce friend.
In the finale, titled, The Last Adventure!, the future of adventuring hangs in the balance as the Duck family uncovers earth-shattering secrets in a final standoff with the Fiendish Organization for World Larceny (F.O.W.L.).
The finale will feature a stellar voice cast as returning guest voices such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Giancarlo Esposito, Julie Bowen, Jaime Camil, Jameela Jamil, Catherine Tate, Stephanie Beatriz, Paul F. Tompkins, Jim Rash, Margo Martindale, Jason Mantzoukas, John Hodgman, Retta, Kimiko Glenn, Libe Barer, Jaleel White and Amy Sedaris. Noël Wells and Riki Lindhome guest star as sisters, June and May, respectively.
A production of Disney Television Animation, DuckTales carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.