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DuckTales 2017 (not to be confused with the original DuckTales), sometimes known as simply DuckTales, is a 2017 animated TV series set in an alternate continuity of the comics, although it is mostly based on comics by Scrooge's creator, Carl Barks, and the original series with the same name, thus being a reboot.  


After not speaking to one another for a decade, Scrooge McDuck is reunited with Donald Duck after he and his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie move into McDuck Manor. The presence of the newcomers rekindles Scrooge's spirit of adventure, leading the group to go on numerous new treasure-hunting expeditions, while the nephews and their new friend Webby uncover the truth behind what caused their uncles to become estranged and retire from adventuring.


The series takes place in the 2017 Continuum, featuring its versions of places and characters from the Prime Universe as well as many new locations and faces. In addition to reintroducing elements of the original DuckTales, the series also incorporates elements from other shows of the Disney Afternoon period, including TaleSpin, Goof Troop, Darkwing Duck, The Wuzzles, Adventures of the Gummi Bears, and Quack Pack. It also includes elements from works of comic writers like Carl Barks and Don Rosa, such as characters who have never before appeared in animation.

In a unique situation, showrunner Francisco Angones also confirmed on Twitter that the narratives of Goof Troop, A Goofy Movie and An Extremely Goofy Movie, all works which primarily take place in the classic universe, were all simultaneously canonical to the world of DuckTales 2017. In contradiction with Angones's statements that Goofy really is a photographer in the real world and that the "Spoonerville mythos" is explicitly canonical, Tad Stones suggested an alternative interpretation based on Gene the Genie's statement that Goofy was a "big-name guest star," where in which “the existence of the Goofy movies is canon. That doesn't mean that the events of the movie are canon. Logically, Goofy is a media star of movies and TV, not a neighborhood dad. He was the star of the two movies, following a script”.


Main article: List of DuckTales 2017 episodes






Behind the scenes

The series was announced on February 25, 2015 by Disney via multiple news articles. It was originally conceived as a fifth season continuation for the original show having the family find and rescues Scrooge before it was decided that it would serve as a reboot of the Disney comics universe as a whole, making it the first Disney Afternoon show to get revived or rebooted in animation form. The series are based on the original DuckTales series (plus other Disney Afternoon shows), and on Carl Barks' Uncle Scrooge stories. A second season was confirmed by Disney on March 2, 2017, via Twitter and premiered on August 12, 2017, and it was broadcasted repeatedly for 24 hours straight.