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Matt Youngberg and Frank Angones Talk Darkwing Duck and Casting Gosalyn


In case you missed it, Darkwing Duck is ready to return to the world of the DuckTales reboot this coming Monday with the premiere of a one-hour particular titled “Let’s Get Harmful!” on Disney XD. It is already identified that Taurus Bulba and Gosalyn Mallard will seem within the episode alongside a number of different traditional Darkwing Duck villains, however there’s loads greater than that — which we’ll share extra about subsequent week when the episode airs. However forward of the large particular, had the chance to talk with DuckTales govt producer Matt Youngberg and co-executive producer and head author Frank Angones all about it.

To be clear: there’s nothing past this level that needs to be thought-about a spoiler when you’ve already seen the promotional content material that Disney has put out. We’re saving the large stuff for subsequent week. However when you’re interested in Gosalyn particularly, and the way Stephanie Beatriz got here to voice her, you may need to hold studying.

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: What went into Stephanie Beatriz’s casting as Gosalyn?

Frank Angones: A lot.

Matt Youngberg: Yeah, it was a extremely powerful casting. She’s a extremely necessary character. I believe I am going to let Frank communicate extra about that, however her angle, her character, so many issues about her needed to be very clear and really sturdy as a result of she’s proper out of the gate. She’s not a personality we’ll be spending a complete like three seasons attending to know. She’s displaying up right here and she or he must be sturdy proper off the bat. And Stephanie Beatriz is… Her comedic voice, her timing, her performing capability, simply all of it was so sturdy and so authoritative for this character. Not authoritative-sounding, however there’s an authorship to this character that I really feel like she introduced that was actually key.

FA: Yeah. She must be rebellious, however nonetheless heat. And he or she has to name you out on all of your nonsense and you continue to love her. And there is additionally only a fierce judgment of right and wrong. A teenage lady is at all times the nice leveler of ego and it is one thing that Darkwing, frankly, wants a whole lot of leveling on. So, Stephanie simply introduced this grit and heat on the identical time that made her… It is the one factor that separates Gosalyn from all the opposite child characters that we have had, which is she would not assume she wants anyone. She would not need assistance. She desires to do that on her personal and she or he would not need individuals getting in her approach. And that is the story of a woman changing into a hero and a hero changing into a dad. What’s that course of? We arrange in Season 2 that Darkwing desires to be a hero as a result of he cherished the unique Darkwing Duck present as a child and so he sort of desires to be a hero for himself. And it is a story of… Effectively, who’s he really being a hero for?

The rest you’d wish to share in regards to the episode?

MY: I hope everybody enjoys it.

FA: Each time a brand new episode comes on, I say, “Is that this the one which ruins their childhood? Okay. Hopefully not this one.” If we are able to make it to the tip of our careers, episode by episode, endeavoring to not break your childhood, then we can have finished our job.

Effectively, I believe this one particularly has not ruined my childhood, as a result of I needed to watch it with my children. They’re now desirous about Darkwing Duck, so…

FA: Hey, properly, that is the aim. The hope is that from right here on out, these characters get to dwell for no less than one other 30 years till another person reboots them.


Here is the official synopsis for the upcoming episode:

“Darkwing positive factors an unlikely sidekick as he uncovers a darkish conspiracy tied to the Lacking Mysteries and one in every of Scrooge’s staff.”

DuckTales at the moment airs new episodes from Season three on Monday nights on Disney XD. The one-hour particular “Let’s Get Harmful!” is ready to air Monday, October 19th. You may take a look at all of our earlier protection of the present proper right here.

Have you ever been maintaining with DuckTales? Are you excited to see Darkwing Duck and his friends return? Tell us within the feedback, or hit me up instantly on Twitter at @rollinbishop to speak about all issues animation!

This interview has been flippantly edited for size and readability.