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Video: David Tennant, Cast Of 'DuckTales' Reboot, Sing The Show's Original Theme Song

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Scottish actor David Tennant was launched into the global spotlight when he adopted the mantle of Doctor Who. Now, he's face-to-face with his most demanding role yet: Scrooge McDuck, that curmudgeonly, one-percenter of Disney lore.

Which is all to say that another reboot is in the works: DuckTales, that animated series about a group of galavanting waterfowl, is slated to return to the Disney XD channel in the summer of 2017, reports the L.A. Times. The cast is surprisingly robust. While Tennant may be the star player, we’ll also see voice-acting work by Danny Pudi from Community, Kate Micucci of Garfunkel and Oates fame, and Beck Bennett and Bobby Moynihan, who are regulars on Saturday Night Live. And it seems like everyone from the original gang—from the pilot Launchpad, to the plucky trio of Huey, Dewey and Louie—will be returning to the small screen.

Some people may have forgotten all about DuckTales—what with the prevailing fandom over YA novels and Marvel superheroes—which is perhaps why Disney had arranged for a karaoke session with the cast. The video not only reminds us that the animated show had once existed, but also that the theme song was a spectacular one. The cast goes full-tilt in the performance, and it’s particularly impressive when Tennant tackles the tricky, “D-d-d-d-d-danger, right behind you!”

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Disney is caught in the grips of a reboot frenzy, especially in the live-action vein. As noted by The Wrap, The Lion King, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, and Mulan are all slated to get the real-life treatment.