DUCKTALES! Oh Oh!
December 16, 2016 9:22 AM   Subscribe

The cast of the new ducktales sings the original themesong. (SLYT)

Starring:
David Tennant as Scrooge mcDuck
Danny Pudi as Huey
Ben Schwartz as Dewey
Bobby Moynihan as Louie
Kate MiCucci as Webby
Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley
Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack
posted by Just this guy, y'know (46 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
Are you fucking KIDDING me with that cast?
posted by Etrigan at 9:26 AM on December 16, 2016 [26 favorites]


Nope. Nice to see Disney treating this reboot with the respect it deserves.
posted by NoxAeternum at 9:27 AM on December 16, 2016


That's actually a hell of a cast.

And I've only just now realized it is "Tales of derring-do. Bad and good luck tales." and not "Tales of daring. Do bad and good luck tales". Thanks Kate MiCucci for your enunciation.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:27 AM on December 16, 2016 [10 favorites]


I'm not changing the tags.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 9:28 AM on December 16, 2016 [21 favorites]


Scrooge McDuck is going to sound strange with an actual Scottish accent.
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:34 AM on December 16, 2016 [8 favorites]


Can I just add this this Garfield and Oates video.
Please bear in mind that this is now being sung by this person.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 9:36 AM on December 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


Also, this is the DuckTales Teaser Trailer. It's not much, but it is a thing.
posted by Fizz at 9:39 AM on December 16, 2016


SO EXCITE. I had no idea this was a thing and now it's a thing!
posted by mochapickle at 9:40 AM on December 16, 2016


I actually felt a lump in my throat as I watched this (three times) then texted it to my brother with a dozen exclamation points.
posted by komlord at 9:43 AM on December 16, 2016


Tales of derring-do. Bad and good luck tales.

Every couple years I end up hearing this theme song again somewhere on the internet and am reminded how much I appreciate that brazen, torturous collision of meter and lyrical flow used to justify landing on the "luck tales" rhyme. As songwriting goes it's borderline assholery, the sort of thing that would be terrible if it weren't kinda great instead.
posted by cortex at 9:44 AM on December 16, 2016 [31 favorites]


Beck Bennett...ugh. He never fully commits because he's too aware of himself and his need to look handsome. He's the Robert Redford of TV. Except that Robert Redford didn't constantly look half-baked. Other than that one crappy choice I find this cast totally endearable.
posted by the webmistress at 9:45 AM on December 16, 2016


I love this theme, though I can never not think of "Your arms are broken!" when I hear it.
posted by tocts at 9:47 AM on December 16, 2016 [5 favorites]


I would love to see the cast perform that version.
My friends and I still will occasionally interject with "Knit and dance and BAKE A CAKE!"
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 9:49 AM on December 16, 2016


Yes but Beck Bennett was in the David Pumpkins sketch this year, which gave me so much joy that everyone involved in that gets a free pass forever.
posted by mochapickle at 9:57 AM on December 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


One of the storyboard artists is gonna be cartoonist Emmy Cicierega, who last storyboarded for Gravity Falls!
posted by Greg Nog at 10:00 AM on December 16, 2016 [8 favorites]


Can anyone explain what 'blurricaine' means in the theme song? I have wondered this for thirty years.
posted by beerperson at 10:03 AM on December 16, 2016


I've never wanted to see David Tennant pogo stick on a cane before ...but there it is.
posted by leotrotsky at 10:15 AM on December 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


I did not know there were going to be more Duck Tales. Cannot wait.
posted by jeather at 10:20 AM on December 16, 2016


And I've only just now realized it is "Tales of derring-do. Bad and good luck tales." and not "Tales of daring. Do bad and good luck tales".

I always heard the second-to-last line as "Not phony tales/ or goblin tales" instead of "Not pony tails / or cotton tails". It wasn't until lyrics sites started appearing on the web that I realized how wrong I was.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:21 AM on December 16, 2016 [6 favorites]


Peter Capaldi for Flintheart Glomgold, please.

I will also accept Craig Ferguson.
posted by leotrotsky at 10:26 AM on December 16, 2016 [17 favorites]


I always heard the second-to-last line as "Not phony tales/ or goblin tales"

I always heard it as "Not boring tales or gothic tales" I didn't know what that could mean but I couldn't hear anything different and I somehow thought 'duck blur' made sense so why not gothic tales? I don't know what lyrics were on the sheet in the studio that day, but I still have a hard time believing he's singing pony or cotton in the original recording.

I also had no idea DuckTales was coming back but with that cast it's got a good shot as being a solid follow up to the original.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 10:40 AM on December 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


I see Danny, Ben, and Bobby all made sure to wear the right colored shirts.
posted by ckape at 10:42 AM on December 16, 2016 [7 favorites]


Let's make young people feel old: today's kids react to DuckTales (1987-1990) intro
posted by bartleby at 10:50 AM on December 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hadn't heard of this, am now pumped.
posted by RolandOfEld at 11:01 AM on December 16, 2016


One of the storyboard artists is gonna be cartoonist Emmy Cicierega, who last storyboarded for Gravity Falls!

Oh please let her sneak Neil in to and let him remix the theme without telling anyone.

Can anyone explain what 'blurricaine' means in the theme song? I have wondered this for thirty years.

It's like a tornado except it's made out of blurry cocaine.
posted by cortex at 11:05 AM on December 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


I'm glad that David Tennant hasn't lost his innate giddiness.
posted by Ruki at 11:09 AM on December 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


It's like a tornado except it's made out of blurry cocaine.

Go to your corner!
posted by RolandOfEld at 11:10 AM on December 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


It's like a tornado except it's made out of blurry cocaine.

I guess that's what happens when a tornado meets a volcano
posted by beerperson at 11:17 AM on December 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


I was kidding; blurricaine is actually an oblique reference to the series of events colloquially remembered in the animation industry as "the blurst of times".
posted by cortex at 11:22 AM on December 16, 2016 [6 favorites]




My late father always noted that Scrooge had a lowlands accent and Glomgold had a highland accent. Now that I've lived in the UK for a decade I wouldn't draw the boundary there exactly, but it is kind of neat that they cast two separate Scottish accents for one show.
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 11:36 AM on December 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


What's stranger is that Glomgold is supposed to be a Boer from the Transvaal, so Sharlto Copley should really be doing the voice.

That, of course, doesn't explain the Tam O'Shanter.
posted by leotrotsky at 11:42 AM on December 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


RIP Alan Young.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:53 AM on December 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


David Tennant?
posted by Going To Maine at 12:34 PM on December 16, 2016


I'm glad that David Tennant hasn't lost his innate giddiness.

I think he was the one having the most fun.
posted by trillian at 1:02 PM on December 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


I like how Tennant was acting like the Brady Bunch in there.

Also, scientifically accurate duck tales? LMFAO.
posted by jillithd at 1:29 PM on December 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


Oh, dear God. About time we got some good news. That cast is like a movement towards universe-rebalance.
posted by WCityMike at 2:05 PM on December 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


Does this mean we're due for a Rescue Rangers reboot in a few years? How about a pretty solid NES game? Maybe a few feature length movies that are better than they have any right to be?
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 2:35 PM on December 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Longtime Disney comic book artist James Silvani and writer Aaron Sparrow have been doing a Darkwing Duck comic that they consider a 'passion project' this year... it's up to its 6th issue, with two more announced for early 2017. Let's get dangerous.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:46 PM on December 16, 2016 [5 favorites]


oooooh, David Tennant! I luff heem!
posted by droplet at 4:23 PM on December 16, 2016


I really hope when casting Launchpad they made people repeatedly say "Mister McDee" and "Dee-Double-You" over and over again because you have to get it just right.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 7:26 PM on December 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


You know, I'm pretty sure the only reason anyone at my school tried to play marbles was because of Ducktales. I suggest for the new show they sort-of-update things by making Huey, Louie, and Dewey pog masters.
posted by ckape at 7:29 PM on December 16, 2016 [4 favorites]


Launchpad concerns aside, this is really awesome and I can't wait to fill the Gravity Falls-sized hole in my life with some Duck Tales.

Now that I've watched the video eighteen times in a row, I think it's time for bed.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 7:47 PM on December 16, 2016


I really hope when casting Launchpad they made people repeatedly say "Mister McDee" and "Dee-Double-You" over and over again because you have to get it just right.

Agreed. I understand that he's in his 70's now, but Terence McGovern's reprisal for DuckTales:Remastered, the 2013 remake of the NES game was the one performance that just felt off in that game. But I was willing to give it a pass because the whole experience felt like spending time with some old friends. Beck Bennett doesn't get that break; he has to - well not so much "land" it out of the gate as you don't land at the departure gate and Launchpad was never particularly adept at landings - but he has to get it right right there from the start.
posted by dances with hamsters at 10:14 AM on December 17, 2016


This discussion of Launchpad just reminds me of the creator of Darkwing Duck insisting it's in a separate universe from Ducktales, basically because they didn't want to deal with any inconsistencies between the two.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:49 PM on December 17, 2016


Since it hasn't been mentioned yet in this thread: The DuckTales theme done as a slow jam, via cover song maven Scott Bradlee. I don't know who POW!GRL is, but I sure like her vocal performance on this.
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 11:04 PM on December 18, 2016


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