If the voice of Della Duck in today’s season finale of Disney Channel’s DuckTales sounds familiar, you must be a fan of CBS police procedural Criminal Minds. Actress Paget Brewster from that show has originated the sound for Della, who has been a rarely seen character.
Della Duck is the twin sister of Donald Duck and long-lost mother to Huey, Dewey and Louie. She made her first animated onscreen appearance in the series earlier this season on DuckTales and was first mentioned in a Donald Duck newspaper comic strip and animated short film in the late 1930s.
Della is a fearless pilot and explorer. As kids, Della and Donald were Scrooge’s original adventure crew, eager to chart the unknown.
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Leading up to the finale, the boys discovered the truth behind their mother’s disappearance when Scrooge revealed that Della took his secret rocket ship, got caught in a cosmic storm, and became lost in the dark abyss before the triplets were hatched. In the cliffhanger season one finale, a destroyed rocket ship appears on the moon, and, as the screen pans in, Della can be seen longing for her sons while watching a newscast on an old television screen.
Brewster will recur alongside the voice cast, which includes David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively; Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack; and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley.
DuckTales airs daily on Disney Channel. Season two of the Disney Television Animation-produced series will debut later this year.
The animated comedy-adventure series chronicles the adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire, Scrooge McDuck; his triplet grandnephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie; temperamental nephew Donald Duck; and the trusted McDuck Manor team.
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