Blathering blatherskite! This is why we can’t have nice things. It’s recently been reported that Disney XD has canceled Ducktales after three highly-acclaimed seasons. The show will complete its three-season run in 2021 with an exciting series finale.
Ducktales co-executive producer, writer, and story editor Frank Angones recently addressed the show’s end on Twitter by tweeting out the following message to fans:
— Frank Angones (@FrankAngones) December 3, 2020
“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. 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,” Disney wrote in a statement.
Featuring a bold new art style inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic designs, Ducktales revolves around the globe-trotting adventures of Scrooge McDuck, his nephews – Huey, Dewey, and Louie – Webby Vanderquack, Mrs. Beakly, and a variety of other memorable characters.
The voice cast includes David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci, Beck Bennett, Toks Olagundoye, Tony Anselmo, and Paget Brewster, with Lin Manuel-Miranda guest-starring as Gizmoduck.
The original series aired from 1987-1990 as part of The Disney Afternoon daily cartoon block, which paved the way for an outstanding animated theatrical release in 1990 titled Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp.
While it’s a shame that Ducktales will be coming to an end, fans of the series can look forward to Disney’s upcoming Darkwing Duck reboot, which is in early development for the Disney+ platform. Darkwing and his adopted daughter Gosalyn have already made an appearance in Ducktales, much to the delight of fans.