DuckTales is officially cancelled and will be ending after Season 3, it has been confirmed. This after days of rampant speculation that the beloved animated reboot would not be renewed for a fourth season.
The bad news comes via series co-producer Frank Angones on Twitter.
— Frank Angones (@FrankAngones) December 3, 2020
The message reads…
We’ve always said that you have to go into every season of a show as if it’s your last, leave nothing on the table, and have faith that your team will eventually be able to top it. With that in mind, we crafted Season 3 of DuckTales as one focused on Legacy, on the future of the Duck Family, and what that means, tying into questions and mysteries that were set up way back in the very first episode of our show. So ultimately, we were prepared for this season to be our last.
Our whole team is so proud to be a part of the continuing legacy of these characters. Even more so, we’re proud of the community that this show has given us, from our dear friends on the crew and cast, to all the fans we’ve met both in person and online who share the same love that we have for these incredible characters. Were sure we’ll have much more to say later, but right now we want to thank you for all your kind words and support throughout this whole adventure, and focus on delivering a fittingly epic adventure for Clan McDuck as the series draws to a close. Because at the end of the day, we’re all fans. And we’re all family.
And family truly is the greatest adventure of all.
Huh. That’s weird. Usually there’s some kind of crash before we can finish th —
OH NO THE GROUND!!!!
Matt and Frank
The cancellation of DuckTales was confirmed by a Disney XD spokesperson shortly thereafter in Variety…
“The talented creative team, led by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones, have delivered exceptional storytelling with uniquely reimagined characters for three seasons of 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts,” a Disney XD spokesperson said in a statement. “While physical production is wrapping, ‘DuckTales’ continues to be available on Disney Channels and Disney+ around the world and fans will get an epic season finale in 2021.”
Now that’s not to say that we won’t see another adventure with Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck and family at a later date. Disney+ seems to be reviving a lot of older Disney Channel animated series, including Phineas and Ferb and The Proud Family.
DuckTales is a perennial favorite, and I’m sure we’re haven’t seen the last of the Disney Ducks in animated form.
But for now, it’s the end of the line for Scrooge McDuck. At least it sounds as if they have a proper ending planned, unlike the abrupt end of the original series.