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‘DuckTales’ Cast Previews Modernized Reboot, Answers Burning Launchpad Question

Adam Lance Garcia
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

David Tennant, Beck Bennett, and Toks Olagundoye stopped by Yahoo TV’s suite at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 to talk about not cotton tales or pony tales, but DuckTales. (Woo-ooo!)

The new Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad, and Mrs. Beakley said that while the rebooted will stay true to the original series, the show will be modernized so that classic fans can watch alongside their kids. They also gave us some behind-the-scenes insight, revealing that they had just met most of their fellow castmates that morning at Comic-Con, having recorded their lines “in various parts of the world.”

But things got weird when Beck Bennett tried to explain how he captured Launchpad’s essence.

“This is so awful… I’m spiraling. I’m digging myself a hole. Captured his essence?” he says to himself, on the edge of panic. “Oh no! You’re still talking!”

“You’ve got the essence,” Tennant assures him, clapping his co-star on the back. “Don’t be ashamed of your essence.”

But that wasn’t the only Launchpad mystery we tried solving this weekend. We asked the #DeepNerd question: “Why is Launchpad the only duck who wears pants?”

“He’s so big. And for all the other ducks, it’s OK for them not to have pants, ’cause it’s like, ‘Oh, there’s a duck, but I’m like…’” Bennett replies, before trailing off.

“Yeah, that went really wrong really fast,” Olagundoye comments.

“Disney is thrilled with all of this,” Tennant adds.

DuckTales debuts Aug. 12 with a one-hour special on DisneyXD.

Keep coming back to Yahoo TV for the latest from San Diego Comic-Con 2017.

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