DuckTales is coming back to television in 2017, and now for the first time since last year’s duck-tacular announcement we have our first actual glimpse of the long-awaited reboot.
It isn’t much, but it’s enough to whet a fan’s appetite for “tales of derring-do bad and good luck tales,” as the classic theme goes. Disney revealed the artwork this week in concert with the D23 fan club convention.
The single, out-of-context frame evokes the retro stylings of legendary comic artist Don Rosa, who along with the great Carl Barks defined the fine-feathered style of our treasure-hunting crew eventually adopted by the early-’90s’s Disney Afternoon animated series. Here we see self-made quadrillionaire Scrooge McDuck, nephew Donald and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and young ward Webby, no doubt on the trail of some lost relics (or relish — trust me, true fans will get the joke). I think I even see the trusty old Junior Woodchuck Guidebook.
There are so many unforgettable DuckTales episodes from my childhood that I can’t wait to share the adventures of Uncle Scrooge and his entourage when the series hits Disney XD next year. (Next year!)