The 2017 reboot of the beloved Disney cartoon 'Ducktales' finally has a new poster, showing off the main cast, and teaser trailer. While no actual footage was shown, it confirms that the show, about the treasure hunting adventures of billionaire duck Scrooge McDuck and his nephews, will debut next year, now narrowed down to the summer. The Disney XD series, made up of 21 episodes plus two hour long specials, will be overseen by executive producer Matt Youngberg (Ben 10: Omniverse, episodes of Young Justice and The Batman), story editor/co-producer Francisco Angones (Men at Work, Wander Over Yonder), and art director Sean Jimenez (Adventure Time, Gravity Falls).

Why is Ducktales so special?

'Ducktales', based off of the Uncle Scrooge comics from Disney penned by comics legend Carl Barks (and later, Don Rosa), was a major game changer for animated Television when it landed in September 1987. It saw budgetary increases in television animation, a shift towards syndication for such shows, and birthed a major renaissance for animated series lasting well into the 1990s, as well as birthing the Disney Afternoon programming block (which also produced Tailspin, Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers, Gargoyles and Darkwing Duck, among others). In addition to Scrooge and his nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, the show had a cabal of much loved supporting characters (many returning for the 2017 series), including crash happy pilot Launchpad McQuack, stalwart butler Duckworth, Inventor Gyro Gearloose, stern nanny Mrs Beakley and her sweet niece, Webbigail.

This is not the first return of Ducktales

'Ducktales' had previously made a comeback in the form of a 2013 platforming side scroller video game from WayForward Technologies, and published by Capcom. This was based off the acclaimed 1989 NES game, also from Capcom. This also marks the latest in a series of classic cartoon revivals, including the return of 'The Powerpuff Girls', the juggernaut success of 'My Little Pony', as well as the new series of 90s cult favourite 'Samurai Jack'. In addition, there have been several new incarnations of other big nostalgia properties, like 'Transformers', 'Looney Tunes' and 'Scooby Doo', consecutively for the last decade.