Ah-woo-oo! It’s not just retro cartoon aficionados who are in for a treat, but fans of David Tennant‘s Scottish accent too.
A short trailer released yesterday (March 2) gave us our first look at the upcoming reboot of DuckTales, that gritty ’80s show about a bajillionaire duck, his nephew Donald, and his three feathered grandnephews.
In it we get to hear the new orchestrated theme tune, sung so beautifully by the cast when the series was first announced, as well as Community‘s Danny Pudi, Parks and Recreation‘s Ben Schwartz, and SNL‘s Bobby Moynihan as Huey, Dewey, and Louie respectively.
At McDuck Manor, the three ducklings are introduced to their great uncle, who’s voiced by none other than the Tenth Doctor — though his vowels are a lot less clipped than when he was whizzing across time and space in the TARDIS.
Nowadays, David is much more likely to use his native Scottish intonation, an accent we’ve come to love with his portrayal of Detective Inspector Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, though admittedly he’s turned it up a notch or two for the famously money-loving duck.
Just check out how he pronounces the immortal line: “I’m Scrooge McDuck. I made my name being tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties:”
Okay, so he’s yet to dive into a huge pile of money, but give him time.
DuckTales is due to air some time this summer on Disney XD and, according to EW, has already been renewed for a second season.
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