NEW ZEALAND: DuckTales Starring David Tennant Premieres In October
Disney's all-new DuckTales starring David Tennant in the role of beloved trillionaire Scrooge McDuck will premiere in New Zealand in October. Sky New Zealand have revealed that the revival of the classic cartoon series will launch on Friday 13th October at 7pm with an hour long special episode, 'Woo-oo!', simulcast on the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.
The series then continues with brand new episodes on Saturdays at 9am starting from 21st October.
Episode 1 ' 'Woo-oo!'
Picking up 10 years after the beloved series ended, Scrooge has hung up his adventure hat. When a last minute emergency forces Donald to leave Huey, Dewey, and Louie with their Great Uncle Scrooge, the boys see a golden opportunity to open adventure’s door. This family – including Webby, Mrs Beakley, and Launchpad round out the finely honed adventuring team. If they stick together, there’s no rival these ducks can’t face. In this premiere episode, Donald Duck reluctantly takes his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie to the home of their reclusive great-uncle Scrooge McDuck. Enthralled by their once legendary great-uncle and the wonder of McDuck Manor, the triplets and their newfound fierce friend Webby learn of long-kept family secrets and unleash totems from Scrooge’s epic past, sending the family on an adventure of a lifetime to the Lost City of Atlantis.
David is joined in the cast by Danny Pudi as Huey, Ben Schwartx as Dewey, Booby Moynihan as Louie, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs Beakley, Kate Micucci as Webby, Tony Anselmo as Donald and Beck Bennett as Launchpad.
It is believed, but as yet unconfirmed by Disney in Australia, that the series may launch on the same day.
DuckTales: Woo-oo! premiered in the USA and Canada last month with the full series launch next weekend.