Disney has announced that Doctor Who alum Catherine Tate reunites with her former co-star David Tennant (voice of Scrooge McDuck) when she joins the cast of DuckTales as iconic villain Magica De Spell, Scrooge McDuck’s oldest, bitterest enemy in the new Disney Channel series DuckTales.
Magica De Spell made her first appearance in the 1961 comic book Uncle Scrooge #36. Obsessed with exacting her cruel (and needlessly elaborate) revenge, the malevolent Sorceress of the Shadows plans to infiltrate Scrooge’s family with the help of her niece Lena, voiced by Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black).
Watch a clip of Tate’s Magica De Spell in action here…
Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, Disney XD’s animated comedy-adventure series “DuckTales” 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.
The new DuckTales features a voice cast that includes David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi as Huey, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Gizmoduck, Allison Janney as Goldie O’Gilt, Margo Martindaleas as Ma Beagle, Paul F. Tompkins as Gladstone Gander, Kimiko Glenn as Lena, Jim Rash as Gyro Gearloose, Josh Brener as Mark Beaks, Keith Ferguson as Flintheart Glomgold, Eric Bauza as the Beagle Boys Corey Burton as Ludwig Von Drake and Catherine Tate as Magica De Spell.