If you’ve listened to our podcast, you know that we have a deep appreciation for Darkwing Duck. I would say Darkwing Duck is my favorite property from the Disney Afternoon. Nine year-old Mitchell looked forward to every episode of Disney’s Terror that Flaps in the Night!
I loved everything about this show. DW’s ego, Launchpad’s loyalty, Gosalyn’s spunk, Honker’s nerdiness, and the rogues gallery… oh my… those perfect villains.
When we first saw a promo image for the Duckatales reboot that included Launchpad my first reaction was; “Man, I hope they get this right.” My second reaction was, “I hope this leads to a new DW reboot!”
When San Diego Comic Con came around and the news broke that Matt Youngberg and Frank Angones shared images of Darkwing and many of his rogues in the new DuckTales designs, I lost my mind.
We have since learned more about DW’s eventual debut on the show, but one question has remained at the forefront of every DW fan’s mind… will Jim Cummings voice Darkwing?
Jim Cummings is the veteran voice actor who has been the only voice of Darkwing Duck. He has close to 400 voice over credits to his name. Aside from DW you are probably familiar with his work as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, the Tasmanian Devil (Taz), Hondo Ohnaka From Star Wars The Clone Wars and Rebels, and Big Bad from Goldie and Bear.
All the way back in August, Jim shared a tweet that had all the DW boys and girls going gaga.
Then in September Disney XD released a video on YouTube that included Jim holding a #Darkwing sign with a caption designating him as a cast member of the show. DuckTales Theme Song Supercut
How about you? How excited are you that Jim Cummings will once again pick up the mantl of Darkwing? Join the conversation in the comments or on Twitter @DuckTalks.