This kids show is made for quacking up.
So it’s a good thing Disney hired two “Saturday Night Live” stars to voice a pair of characters for its reboot of “DuckTales,” premiering Saturday.
A follow-up to the cartoon that ran from 1987 – 1990, “DuckTales” continues the adventures of Donald Duck, his triplet nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie and their wealthy spelunking great-uncle, Scrooge McDuck.
“SNL” alum Bobby Moynihan provides the voice for money-centric Louie, the youngest of the three brothers.
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“He (Louie) just wants Scrooge’s money,” Moynihan tells the Daily News. “He’s a little schemer. He’s just a scammer and often says he’s not part of the family but he obviously steps up when he has to.”
Moynihan, 40, adds that the look of the reboot was heavily influenced by the Disney duck comics created by the late cartoonist Carl Barks dating back to the 1930s.
“They modeled all the art after all the old comic strips,” the actor/comedian says. “It’s just a genius way of doing it and it honors the source material and doesn’t pander to children. It’s for kids but they know adults are watching too.”
Both Moynihan and “SNL” cast member Beck Bennett — who voices Launchpad McQuack, the haphazard, accident-prone chauffeur for Scrooge McDuck — were fans of the original “DuckTales” cartoon and jumped at the chance to be a part of the reboot.
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“The show has those same themes of family and friendship as the classic and it’s just so funny and exciting,” Bennett, 32, tells the News.
“Launchpad is a lethal force of destruction,” he adds. “He creates adventures by crashing into things and he saves the day by crashing too.”
“DuckTales” premiered on midnight Saturday with an hour-long TV movie that will repeat for 24 hours. The series picks up again on Sept. 23 with two new episodes.
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