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From Fugitoid to Scrooge McDuck: David Tennant Heading to Ducktales

It wasn’t too long ago that we were breaking the news about David Tennant taking the role of Fugitoid in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As many fans will attest, he definitely brought his A game to the studio when recording lines for Professor Honeycutt. With a total of 15 episodes to his name, Tennant wasn’t just a guest voice actor; his role was important and his performance was excellent. With that in mind, it probably shouldn’t come as too big of a shock that he was recently handed the title role in a reboot of Disney’s Ducktales!

Disney XD is prepared to unveil the Ducktales reboot in 2017, and David Tennant will be playing the lead role of Scrooge McDuck! Image Source: Disney XD.
Disney XD is prepared to unveil the Ducktales reboot in 2017, and David Tennant will be playing the lead role of Scrooge McDuck! Image Source: Disney XD.
For those who haven’t heard, David Tennant will be voicing the character of Scrooge McDuck in the new Ducktales series. Although he has had recent experience working with Disney on an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, something tells me that his depth of experience on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may have been more of a selling factor. Tennant is perhaps best known for playing the role of Doctor Who, but he has proven himself to be an incredibly versatile actor who is capable of more than just typecast roles.

As the years have gone by, his work as a voice actor has become far more pronounced. Although he will be missed in the role of the Fugitoid, something tells me that even fans of the TMNT will be happy to see him taking on such an iconic character. If you were a fan of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, chances are that you also watched a fair bit of the original Ducktales series. If they can bring back the turtles in fine fashion, what’s to stop them from making a decent reboot of Ducktales?

Here’s hoping that David Tennant proves to be an excellent choice for the role of Scrooge McDuck. It was nice to see him become such an important part of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and it’ll be just as fun to see him lead one of the most anticipated reboots of all time in 2017!

Are you excited to hear David Tennant take on the role of Scrooge McDuck in the new Ducktales reboot? Will you miss his portrayal of Professor Honeycutt? Share your thoughts and opinions either in the comments below or on Facebook/Twitter.

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Justin W

Justin W

My name is Justin Wren and I love to write about the TMNT! I've been a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan since the late 80's. Back then, I would watch the original animated series and play with the Playmates toys all the time. I have been following the boys ever since I was a kid, and I'm very happy to see them back in the limelight after all these years. Needless to say, I'm proud to be a member of the team on this awesome TMNT Fan Site!

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