The new animated comedy adventure “DuckTales” will premiere in a one-hour television movie to be presented for 24 consecutive hours, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 (beginning at midnight EDT/PDT), on Disney XD. Then, the series will debut with two new episodes SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. EDT/PDT). Each will also be available on the Disney XD app and Disney XD VOD on these same dates.
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For the raft of “DuckTales” fans around the world, the August 12 movie is commonsensically titled “Woo-oo!.” The September series premiere coincides with the 30th anniversary of the original Emmy Award-winning series. Beginning this year, “DuckTales” and its “Woo-oo!” movie will reach far and wide in 34 languages in 162 countries on Disney XD channels and Disney Channels worldwide.
A paddling of ducks helped announce the television movie premiere date today on the official “DuckTales” Facebook page, which also debuted the series opening title and new rendition of the iconic theme song. Written by Mark C. Mueller, the song is performed by singer/songwriter Felicia Barton (“Dancing with the Stars”) and produced by Emmy Award-winning Michael ‘Smidi‘ Smith (Coldplay, Sia, Britney Spears) and composer Dominic Lewis (“Rough Night,” “Fist Fight”). It will be released by Walt Disney Records on Friday, June 23.
The “DuckTales: All Ducked Out!” avatar creator is set to launch in July on the Disney XD app and on Disney LOL, with games rolling out thereafter; the “original angry bird” – Donald Duck – will be featured in the popular digital game Angry Birds beginning Thursday, August 3; and new “DuckTales” print and e-book titles including comics from master licensee IDW will be available as a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive in July, followed by a mass roll-out. Then, starting in January 2018, Disney Press will release a slate of titles including a doodle book, joke book and guide book written by the characters in the television series.