DuckTales Reboot Is Happening: Disney's Cartoon to Debut in 2017

Disney announced Wednesday that a DuckTales reboot is happening and confirmed to debut on TV in 2017. Credit: Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Quacktastic! Disney announced on Wednesday, Feb. 25, that a reboot for DuckTales, its beloved '80s and '90s cartoon series, is happening.

"'DuckTales' has a special place in Disney's TV animation history," Marc Buhaj, Disney XD's Senior Vice President of Programming and General Manager, told ABC News in a statement. "It drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks' comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation."

The series will once again feature Scrooge McDuck and his troublemaking great-nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Other returning characters will include Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys, Mrs. Beakley, Webbigail Vanderquack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, and more.

DuckTales first aired in September 1987 through November 1990. The Emmy Award-winning cartoon's well-known theme song was written by Mark Mueller and performed by Jeff Pescetto, and recently experienced a resurgence in popularity after a YouTube video was released of real-life ducks cast as the DuckTales crew.

The brand new reboot is expected to debut on Disney XD channels in 2017. Watch the original DuckTales opener above!