Animation, History

Today in Disney History: DuckTales Premiered in 1987

On September 19, 1987, DuckTales premiered. Based on the comic Uncle Scrooge and related comics, the animated series followed Scrooge McDuck and his three grand-nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The plot of their adventures revolved around stopping thieves from stealing Scrooge’s fortune.

The famous opening sequence, which featured a catchy theme song, showed Scrooge swimming through his room of gold coins and other treasures.

I remember this show well and loved the opening theme song. I would happily sing along to “DuckTales, woo-oo” on repeat, which I’m sure my parents loved!

DuckTales ran for four seasons, and ended November 28, 1990. Just three months earlier, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, premiered in theaters.

DuckTales 2017

The 2017 reboot, also called DuckTales, premiered August 12, 2017 on DisneyXD with a one-hour special titled “Woo-oo” – a reference to the popular opening theme song. The show ran on repeat for 24 hours, collecting 5.4 million viewers. On August 14, Disney released the pilot on YouTube. The original theme song was rerecorded for the new series.

The first season will continue on September 23 and has already been picked up for a second season.

Did you watch the original DuckTales series? Will you be watching the new one? I’m looking forward to introducing the show to my son. I hope he likes it as much as I did!

3 thoughts on “Today in Disney History: DuckTales Premiered in 1987”

  1. This was one of my Saturday morning cartoons when I was a child! Back when morning Tv on a weekend was filled with cartoons lol. So glad they’ve re-boot it for today’s generation, I can’t wait for my lil man to watch it, I just I hope he likes it as much as I liked the original 😁


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