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DUCKTALES Reboot Continues Amazing Casting Announcements

DUCKTALES Reboot Continues Amazing Casting Announcements

Boy, life really IS like a hurricane. If you don’t sit back and enjoy it once in awhile, you’re going to mis–wait, that’s a different quote. Anyway, DuckTales is back on Disney XD very soon, and the series has already impressive with its pop-art visuals and a main cast including the likes of David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Beck Bennett as Launchpad, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Gizmoduck. Already that’s phenomenal, but the show’s not content to just have great actors for the principles; a new EW report shares how pretty much every new and returning character is getting a fantastic actor to play them.

As far as the returning characters, we start with Donald Duck himself, who co-producer Francisco Angones explains will be a much bigger part of this version of DuckTales, appearing in only eight episodes of the original series but being bumped up to series regular here. He’s voiced–as the character has been since 1986–by Tony Anselmo. Also returning to help out the heroes is Scrooge’s resident inventor Gyro Gearloose, played here by Oscar-winning writer and TV Dean, Jim Rash. Emmy-winner Allison Janney will be joining the show as Scrooge’s love interest Goldie O’Gilt.

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On that sweet villain tip, we’ve got Emmy-winner Margo Martindale as crime family matriarch Ma Beagle, and all of her aptly named sons–the Beagle Boys–are voiced by veteran voice actor Eric Bauza. Another voice over veteran, Keith Ferguson, is playing Scrooge’s oldest and most hated rival, the somehow-more-Scottish-than-Scrooge, Flintheart Glomgold.

But we’ve got some all new characters as well, the first being Gladstone Gander, a rival of Donald Duck, played by the dapperest Dan in the world, Mr. Paul F. Tompkins. Of this character, Angones said, “The great thing about Gladstone is that since Donald is fundamentally unlucky, Gladstone is supernaturally lucky, and so Scrooge and Donald can both agree that they hate Gladstone because he does nothing and gets everything.” And rounding out the new batch of announcements is Silicon Valley‘s Josh Brener as Duckburg’s new-money tech billionaire, Mark Beaks.

Check out images of all of these characters in the gallery below.

Are you super stoked about this like we are? Let us know in the comments below!

Images: Disney/EW

Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. He’s written the animation retrospectives Batman: Reanimated, X-Men: Reanimated, Cowboy Rebop, and Samurai reJacked. Follow him on Twitter!

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