Disney Channel Hatches A Third Season of Emmy Award-Nominated ‘DuckTales’ Prior to Its Season Two Premiere

Disney Channel has ordered a third season of the Emmy Award-nominated series “DuckTales” prior to its season two premiere SATURDAY, OCT. 20 (7:30 a.m., EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD. The series stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi (“Community”) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (“Parks and Recreation”) as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”) as Louie, Kate Micucci (“Garfunkel and Oates”) as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett (“Saturday Night Live”) as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye (“Castle”) as Mrs. Beakley and Disney Legend Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck.

News of the season three pick-up was revealed today in a video featuring Pudi, Schwartz and Moynihan recording together for the first time. 

Season two guest stars include Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”), Edgar Wright (“Baby Driver” director), Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), John Hodgman (“Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches”), Jameela Jamil (“The Good Place”), Libe Barer (“Sneaky Pete”) and Lance Reddick (“John Wick”). The previously announced recurring cast for season two include Paget Brewster (“Criminal Minds”) as Della Duck, Donald Duck’s twin sister and his nephews’ long-lost mother; and Bernardo de Paula (“Rio”) and Arturo del Puerto (“Fear the Walking Dead”) as José de Carioca and Panchito Pistoles of The Three Caballeros.

“DuckTales” reached nearly 100 million views on social media and digital platforms in its first season. Brand extensions for the series include toys, books, apparel, plush and collectibles from Disney Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products, with new products debuting spring 2019.

The animated comedy-adventure series chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack; no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley; and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend. 

“DuckTales” is executive-produced by Emmy Award-nominated Matt Youngberg (“Ben 10: Omniverse”), with Emmy Award-nominated Francisco Angones (Disney XD’s “Wander Over Yonder”) serving as co-producer and story editor, and Sean Jimenez (Disney’s “Gravity Falls”) as art director. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.


The Walt Disney Company Announces $1 Million Donation to Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley

In 1995, the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley began in an old firehouse just up the road from The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California; and now, more than two decades later, the Club serves thousands of young people every year in six different Southern California cities, including Burbank, North Hollywood, North Hills, Van Nuys, Sun Valley and Hollywood. Today the Club announced that The Walt Disney Company is making a $1 million dollar investment in the organization through a donation that will provide the funds needed to build a new Main Club facility and give 400 Boys & Girls Club members a safe place to go after school.

Club supporters, City of Burbank stakeholders, Burbank Unified School District personnel, political representatives and special guests joined Boys & Girls Club CEO Shanna Warren and The Walt Disney Company Senior Vice President, Enterprise Social Responsibility Elissa Margolis for today’s announcement during an event held on the site where the Club will be built. The brand-new facility, which is expected to be completed by fall of 2020, will be a two-story, 16,000-square-foot space with two multi-purpose rooms, a games room, creative arts space, STEM lab, teen club, two learning centers, teaching kitchen, conference room and garden/roof patio.

“The Walt Disney Company is pleased to make this contribution and fund the construction of a new main club facility,” said Margolis, senior vice president, Enterprise Social Responsibility for The Walt Disney Company. “The impact of this new club will more than double the number of members served by The Boys & Girls Club and provides a safe place that meets the diverse needs of our local youth.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley’s mission is to help every child reach their full potential, focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles, character and leadership through a variety of programs—including the only Deaf and Hard of Hearing program in the area. The Club will share the new facility with Burbank Unified School District, and the project has been a joint effort between the two organizations.

“For the last 10 years, we have been on a journey to acquire a new main club facility that meets our ever expanding needs,” said Warren. “Because of The Walt Disney Company’s confidence in the Club and financial support, we have just taken a major step forward in making our dream come true.”


Food Allergy Menus Now Available on Mobile Order at Walt Disney World Resort

Mobile Order, the service which allows guests the convenience of ordering and paying for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience App, now has menus to accommodate guests with certain food allergies and/or sensitivities at Walt Disney World Resort.

There are six categories to choose from including gluten/wheat, egg, fish/shellfish, milk, peanut/tree nut, and soy.  These menus are not available at all Mobile Order quick-service locations, but more popular restaurants like Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café, Columbia Harbour House and Satu’li Canteen do offer the menus.

In case you aren’t familiar, Mobile Order offers a huge convenience to park guests.  Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they can tap the “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window.

Mobile Order is currently available at the following quick-service locations:


Dates Announced for the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return in January 2019 for its third year.  This event celebrates food, art, and entertainment and will take place January 18 – February 25, 2018.  Also, this year the Disney on Broadway Concert Series expands to seven days a week during the festival, providing even more opportunities than ever before to bask in live Disney magic.

Each week, different pairs of Disney on Broadway stars will take to the America Gardens Theatre stage to sing favorite songs from award-winning Disney on Broadway productions. Song choices will derive from the singers’ repertoires, and the lineup will rotate regularly.

Get ready for phenomenal artists, gourmet fare, musical performances, stage productions and other amazing acts.  Stay tuned for more details, and in the meantime you can visit DisneyWorld.com for more information!


Dates Announced for 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Today Disney announced the dates for the 2019 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival which will span 90 days at Walt Disney World Resort.

The event will take place from March 6-June 3, 2019 and feature fan delectable bites at outdoor kitchens, as well as dozens of world-renowned, Disney-themed topiaries.

Garden Rocks Concert Series will also return and expand to seven days a week in 2019, offering a mixture of new artists and returning favorites. With three concerts per day for all 90 days of the festival, Garden Rocks will deliver an amazing 270 concerts next year at the America Gardens Theatre.

Stay tuned for more details and in the meantime you can visit DisneyWorld.com for more information.


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