By Zach Johnson
Breaking news from Duckburg!
Disney’s critically acclaimed series DuckTales will solve some mysteries and rewrite history in an unforgettable 90-minute series finale special, airing Monday, March 15, at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD and ungated in DisneyNOW. Executive produced by Matt Youngberg and co-executive produced by Francisco Angones, the Emmy® Award-nominated DuckTales team wrapped production after 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts. The series, beloved by Disney fans of all ages, continues to be available on Disney Channels and Disney+ around the world. In the U.S., DuckTales is the No. 1 ratings driver on Disney XD, and the wise-quacking animated series has received more than 234 million views on social media and YouTube since its launch in 2017
In a joint statement, Youngberg and Angones said, “It has been an absolute honor to adventure along with the Duck family for three seasons of derring-do bad and good luck tales. Ever since Carl Barks took a silly squawking duck from a funny animal cartoon and sent him looking for pirate gold, these characters have been part of a constantly evolving legacy of invention and reinvention. We set out to honor all those things that we’ve loved about DuckTales since we were kids and introduce new parts of that legacy for families around the globe. Along the way, our stellar crew, unbelievable cast, and endlessly supportive fans have become a bit of a family ourselves. And it has been a great joy to solve mysteries and rewrite history alongside them.”
Culminating in a dramatic reading of the iconic DuckTales main title song, the cast—David Tennant (voice of Scrooge McDuck), Danny Pudi (voice of Huey), Ben Schwartz (voice of Dewey), Bobby Moynihan (voice of Louie), Kate Micucci (voice of Webby Vanderquack), Beck Bennett (voice of Launchpad McQuack), Toks Olagundoye (voice of Mrs. Beakley), and Paget Brewster (voice of Della Duck)—met one final time via Zoom during the recent holiday season:
The DuckTales series finale special will encore non-stop for 24 hours following its premiere. Leading up to the highly anticipated finale, Disney XD will debut new episodes every Monday beginning February 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT and will present a week-long DuckTales marathon of every aired episode beginning Monday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. In addition, three new Chibi Tiny Tales shorts, featuring Chibi-style versions of favorite DuckTales characters, will roll out beginning Friday, February 26, on Disney XD, DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel YouTube.
Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, DuckTales chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire, Scrooge McDuck; as well as his mischief-making triplet grandnephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie; his temperamental nephew, Donald Duck (voice of Disney Legend Tony Anselmo); and his trusted McDuck Manor team, including Launchpad McQuack, Mrs. Beakley, and Webby Vanderquack.
In the series finale special, titled “The Last Adventure!,” the future of adventuring hangs in the balance as the Duck family uncovers earth-shattering secrets in a final standoff with the Fiendish Organization for World Larceny (F.O.W.L.). Returning guest voices include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Giancarlo Esposito, Julie Bowen, Jaime Camil, Jameela Jamil, Catherine Tate, Stephanie Beatriz, Paul F. Tompkins, Jim Rash, Margo Martindale, Jason Mantzoukas, John Hodgman, Retta, Kimiko Glenn, Libe Barer, Jaleel White, and Amy Sedaris. Noël Wells and Riki Lindhome guest star as sisters June and May, respectively. Before the episode airs on DisneyXD and ungated on DisneyNOW, discover “5 Facts About DuckTales That Every Fan Should Know.”