May brings new DuckTales on Disney Channel
May is DuckTales month for Disney. Starting May 1st and running throughout the month, Disney Channel will air episodes of the series every day at 8 PM. New episodes will premiere every Friday at the same time. The 11th episode, “Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!”, airing May 11th will feature multi-award-winning actor, playwright, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda as Gizmoduck.
The party won’t be limited to linear television either. May 1 also marks the day that DisneyNOW debuts “DuckTales Treasure Hunt LIVE!”—an interactive experience on-air and in the DisneyNOW app. The hunt begins on DisneyNOW, where visitors may select a team based on a DuckTales character—Team Huey, led by Isaak Presley (Stuck in the Middle); Team Dewey, led by Sofia Wylie (Andi Mack); Team Louie, led by Isaac Ryan Brown (Raven’s Home); and Team Webby, led by Ariana Greenblatt (Stuck in the Middle). Watch the daily episodes of DuckTales (8 p.m. EDT/PDT) to discover secret treasures that can then be found in DisneyNOW to earn points for the team. Every Friday in May, Disney Channel will give a quack-out to the team with the most points, leading up to a big finish on May 25, when the winning team is announced on-air by the Team Captain (and will receive an exclusive in-app surprise).
Guests can also search for some of the same treasures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Donald’s Dino-Bash! at DinoLand U.S.A.—where you’ll also be able to meet a couple of V.I.D.s (very important ducks), Launchpad McQuack and Scrooge McDuck.
A duck-blur of activities are planned for Disney Channel’s inaugural “Duck Week,” which kicks off on Sunday, May 6. Festivities include a partnership with ESPN, Disney Studios, Disney Parks and Resorts, and Disney|ABC Television. A DuckTales product line will be available at Disney store and shopDisney.com, Augmented Reality-branded experience for kids, and a special Snapchat lens allowing fans to jump into a virtual Money Bin with DuckTales characters, all in collaboration with Unity Technologies; a PSA celebrating diverse families as part of Disney|ABC Television’s annual Foster Care Awareness campaign with FosterMore; new shorts featuring Webby and interstitials featuring baby ducks in reimagined scenes from favorite Disney Channel shows including “Andi Quack,” “Raven’s Pond,” and “Duck in the Middle.”
The DuckTales fun doesn’t end there either as new merchandise is set to hit the shelves. Disney Press including DuckTales: Solving Mysteries and Rewriting History!; comic books and graphic novels from IDW Publishing; and a brand-new toy line from PhatMojo, including action figures, plush, and collectables exclusively at Target. And, for the first-time ever, on June 5 Disney Studios will release DuckTales: Destination Adventure!, an episode compilation DVD with two bonus classic DuckTales episodes.
The celebration won’t be limited to the United States either. Disney Channel Canada will also be airing the show every day in the month at 6 PM. Sister channel Teletoon will run air the first episode of the series on May 6th at 10 AM.
Disney announced that they were rebooting the beloved 1980s classic DuckTales animated series in 2015. The series premiered on Disney XD on August 12, 2017. The series is executive-produced by Annie Award-nominee Matt Youngberg, with Francisco Angones serving as co-producer and story editor, and Sean Jimenez as art director. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline. The show stars David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi as Huey, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley and Disney Legend Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck.
All times listed in eastern.