DuckTales is an American animated television series from Walt Disney which features the extended family of Donald Duck. It first premiered in September 1987 and ran until 1990. However, in February 2005, Disney XD announced that after a 25 year hiatus, the show was being rebooted to air in 2017!
DuckTales centers on Scrooge McDuck and his triplet grand-nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. Scrooge McDuck is the Maternal uncle of Donald Duck. The triplets were originally living with Donald Duck, but had to be left in the care of Scrooge McDuck when Donald joined the Navy. Scrooge is considered to be the richest duck in the world, but he is constantly looking for ways to increase his considerable wealth even further! Meanwhile, villains are constantly attempting to rob him, so most episodes involve protecting his money – which is seemingly all kept in his home in the form of gold coins and jewels – from the likes of the Beagle Boys and Magica De Spell!
DuckTales cemented its place in Disney history by being the first Disney cartoon that was produced for the purpose of syndication and it paved the way for future animated series like Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers and Darkwing Duck! The series was the first truly successful attempt at an animated series from Disney and it even went on to spawn a feature length movie and a spin off series (Darkwing Duck).
The rebooted version of DuckTales is set to follow more or less the same format with Huey, Dewey and Louie joining Scrooge McDuck on adventures around the world in a quest for more gold while thwarting the attempts of villains looking to steal it.
You will enjoy Ducktales if you are an 80s kid who loved it first time around, or if you are new to the series it is likely to appeal to you if you enjoy animations such as Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers or Talespin.