DUCKTALES – “The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!” is coming August 4th and will introduce both Fergus McDuck and Downey McDuck to the new reboot of the show. We also know these are not flashback pictures from a time in the past as we see Webby, Louie, Huey together with Scrooge, Downey and Fergus.
DUCKTALES – “The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!” – On a family trip to Scrooge’s ancestral castle, Dewey tries to hide the truth about his mom as his brothers search for family secrets. This episode of “Ducktales” airs Saturday, August, 4 (9:30 – 10:00 A.M. EDT) on Disney Channel.
Color me confused, as from what we remember from the other Scrooge media, they were not around anymore. Even in the original Ducktales “Once Upon a Dime” episode Scrooge has a flashback about his parents but they are long gone and he says he felt rich again after the kids came to live with him. How they are still around in the reboot we just don’t know, but it sure does not feel right at first glance. Hopefully the story gives us a good explanation, maybe they are ghosts like Duckworth. Regardless we do see Scrooge and his father staring at each other, both with angry expressions, so something has happened between them. Downey though looks to be trying to help defuse the situation.
Also note in the first picture that is another throwback to the original series as it is a scene from the original series opening scene. These are the sort of things that we love to see, a hint of a nod to the old show, nothing that is so in your face that it takes away from the show.
Update: It was explained why Scrooge’s parents are still alive in the episode