David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci, Beck Bennett, Toks Olagundoye, and Paget Brewster meet for last time as Disney Series wraps production after 75 episodes and 15 shorts; 90 minute finale airs March 15 on Disney XD and DisneyNOW.
Disney's critically acclaimed DuckTales will solve some mysteries and rewrite history with an epic 90-minute series finale special coming March 15 on Disney XD and ungated in DisneyNOW. Executive produced by Matt Youngberg and co-executive produced by Francisco Angones, the Emmy Award-nominated series has wrapped production after 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts. The series continues to be available on Disney Channels and Disney+ around the world. In the U.S., the series is the #1 ratings driver on Disney XD and has reached over 234 million views on social media and YouTube since its launch in 2017.
New episodes of the final season will debut every Monday starting February 22 leading up to the series finale, which will encore non-stop for 24 hours following its premiere. In addition, there will be a week-long DuckTales marathon of every aired episode beginning March 8. Three new Chibi Tiny Tales shorts, featuring Chibi-style versions of favorite DuckTales characters, will also roll out beginning February 26 on Disney XD, DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel YouTube.
Over the recent holiday season, the cast met one final time via Zoom for an overly DRAMATIC reading of the iconic DuckTales main title song. Take a moment to check out 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") as they record as a group for the last time:
In a joint statement, Youngberg and Angones said, "It has been an absolute honor 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 honor 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."
Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, 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 (voiced by Disney Legend Tony Anselmo); 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 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.). Returning guest voices include 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.
DuckTales is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.
Source: Disney XD
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.