'DuckTales' Finale Written by Alumni Airs on March 15, 2021
BY Felix van Kann, February 22, 2021
The final season of DuckTales, a series co-created, co-executive produced and written by alumnus Francisco Angones '11 and written by alumni Robert Snow '10, Christian Magalhaes '10 and Rachel Vine '06, will come to an end with a 90-minute series finale which will air on March 15, 2021. The Disney XD series had a three season run with the last episodes leading up to the finale starting today, February 22, 2021.
The comedy-adventure series chronicles the high-flying adventures of trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews—Huey, Dewey, and Louie—and temperamental nephew Donald Duck as well as Launchpad McQuack, Mrs. Beakley, and her granddaughter Webby.
The show has been nominated for 8 Daytime Emmys over its three seasons spanning from 2017 to today. DuckTales is a reboot of the original 1987 series of the same name.
Francisco Angones received his MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts and was an alumnus of the Warner Brothers Television Writers’ Workshop and the Comedy Central Summer School Program. He served as story editor on Disney XD’s Wander Over Yonder, for which he earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. His other work includes Men at Work, Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally and the independent comedy film Mutual Friends. Angones began his career writing on-air promos for Comedy Central.
Robert Snow is a writer, director, editor, and producer who is known for Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Murder of a Cat, New Girl, Bill Is My Dog, Strange, Comfortable Distance, First Day of Peace, and The Workout. He also wrote, directed and produced the short film Bunny which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010.
Christian Magalhaes is a staff writer on the DuckTales reboot. Magalhaes worked on shows like Star vs. the Forces of Evil, and New Girl. He wrote and produced the short film The Workout, which won the Audience Choice Award at the 2008 Columbia University Film Festival. He was also an associate producer for Bob Snow's short film Bunny and co-wrote the film Murder of a Cat with Snow.
Rachel Vine is a Los Angeles-based freelance screenwriter with credits on animated programs like DC Super Hero Girls, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, Wander Over Yonder, Dawn of the Croods, and Doc McStuffins. She helped develop the Rainbow Brite 2014 reboot mini-series for Hallmark, writing all 3 episodes. She is currently the showrunner of the animated show The Owl House.