Disney XD’s DuckTales cancelled after three seasons
After three highly-acclaimed seasons at the network, the rebooted iteration of the classic animated adventure series DuckTales will not be returning to a fourth season at Disney XD as the network has elected to bring it to a close after a series finale in 2021, according to Collider.
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“The talented creative team, led by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones, have delivered exceptional storytelling with uniquely reimagined characters for three seasons of 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts,” Disney wrote in a statement. “While physical production is wrapping, DuckTales continues to be available on Disney Channels and Disney+ around the world and fans will get an epic season finale in 2021.”
Featuring a distinct animation style inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic designs, DuckTales chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire, Scrooge McDuck; his mischief-making triplet grandnephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie; temperamental nephew, Donald Duck; and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack; no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley; and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend.
The voice cast includes David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi (Community) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Louie, Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates) as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live) as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Mrs. Beakley, and Tony Anselmo (Mickey Mouse) as Donald Duck.
Season two guest stars included Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Edgar Wright (Baby Driver), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), John Hodgman (Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches), Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), Libe Barer (Sneaky Pete) and Lance Reddick (John Wick). The previously announced recurring cast for season two includes Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as Della Duck, Donald Duck’s twin sister and his nephews’ long-lost mother; and Bernardo de Paula (Rio) and Arturo del Puerto (Fear the Walking Dead) as José de Carioca and Panchito Pistoles of The Three Caballeros.
DuckTales is executive produced by Annie Award-nominee Matt Youngberg (Ben 10: Omniverse), with Francisco Angones (Disney XD’s Wander Over Yonder) serving as co-producer and story editor, and Sean Jimenez (Disney XD’s Annie Award-winning Gravity Falls) as art director. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.