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Like most of us, Ben Schwartz grew up watching Ducktales — and probably also spent a lot of time perfecting the voice. Although he probably never had to say, “I love this interview, it’s the best one I had all day!” as Dewey before.
“Ducktales for me was always so exciting,” says Schwartz, who stars as Dewey in the upcoming revival of the beloved cartoon. “When I was a kid, I had a pretty big imagination, and I feel like this fueled my imagination so well.”
Though the cartoon already has a wide fan base, newer audiences can also appreciate what makes the revival different from the previous cartoon. For instance, Schwartz says that every nephew has his own personality, and Webby even comes out on top as a feminist hero.
Ducktales follows the reimagined adventures of Scrooge McDuck (David Tennant) and his three nephews — Huey (Danny Pudi), Dewey (Ben Schwartz), and Louie (Bobby Moynihan) — in Duckburg. The revival also includes voice work by Kate Micucci as Webby and Lin-Manuel Miranda as a Duckburg superhero.
Watch the video above to see Schwartz bring Dewey to life. Ducktales debuted this past weekend on Disney XD with a one-hour special, and you can catch new episodes starting Sept. 23.