Many of you no doubt enjoyed Wayforward's recent take on the Ducktales IP with Ducktales: Remastered. Based on the popular cartoon starring the miserly old Scrooge McDuck, this remaster saw the return of almost the entire original voice cast including Alan Young, who came back to lend his voice to the starring character, Scrooge, despite being about 93 years old at the time.
Sadly, it's been recently reported that Alan Young has passed away at age 96. Young spent his final years at a retirement community, where he died of natural causes. Born in 1919, Young went on to pursue a successful multimedia career, appearing in radio shows, TV shows, and movies. He was perhaps most well-known for his role as Wilbur Post in the 1960's comedy show Mister Ed and, of course, for his voice acting efforts as Scrooge McDuck.
We'd like to express our condolences to the family of Mr. Young.
That's sad, but at least he lived a full and happy life. Condolences to his family.
thi is a sad day indeed i loved ducktales
His voice was part of my childhood; thanks for the warm memories, Mr. Young!
Thank you for the memories, Mr. McD!
It actually makes me happy to hear that he died because of age, since a lot of celebraties die much younger from things like cancer or accidents. It shows that he was able to live his successful and long life to its fullest without many personal issues. With that said, he will be missed, and DuckTales is one of my favorite Disney cartoons of all time. Scrouge McDuck won't be the same without Alan Young's talent.
oh no I knew this day would come. He lived a loooong life. And he will always be the one true Scrooge McDuck!!
A terrible shame, but as previous commenters said, his long life and good health allowed us to enjoy his vocal talents even as far as the Wii U's time. Looking forward to hearing your voice yet again this Christmastime, dear Uncle Scrooge.
This weekend I will be playing Ducktales on the NES in honor of Mr. Young. May you R.I.P. and thank you for the memories.
It's overused but no other way to put it. RIP Mr. Young. The world lost another great.
Just last night I was playing again Ducktales Remastered and listening to his voice.
Blast me bagpipes! Well, I'm glad he lived long enough to voice Unca Scrooge one last time before he had to go.
RIP Mr. Young, now does this mean their won't be a Duck Tales 2 Remastered?
Curse me Kilt!
What sad news this is but he died after a good life(I assume) may he swim eternally in the money bin up in the sky!
Just got Remastered last week due to the eShop sale...well.... rip. Your voice and accent was charming to my five-year-old ears then and it is still charming today.
@Handy_Man I agree. While it's sad to hear that he passed, I find that there's particular beauty to be found in a long and well lived life.
RIP Alan Young
You shall not be forgotten! Much like Scrooge's number one dime.
Guess this news answers the question if he was still alive or not that I had just the other day when I was rewatching the Duck Tales series with my daughter. Feel bad about it now in hindsight.
R.I.P Uncle Scrooge.
Rest in peace, mister Young. Its a beautiful age though.
Personally I didn't know his voice to well, since I grew up with the dutch version (I am a dutch-man). But he has done the voice for the Ducktales-game remake before he passed. That must have been quite a event for the people who grew up with his voice.
Even though he lived and good long life, it still sucks to hear he died.
R.I.P. Mr. Young.
Loved DuckTales growing up so while I did grow up with the german version, I still feel sad. Rest In Peace, Uncle Scrooge (or as I know you Onkel Dagobert)!
I think this pic sums it up.
I too grew up with a foreign dub of Ducktales, just as @GoldenGamer88 and surely a lot of other NLers. But I did manage to enjoy Alan Young's talent in Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, the original DuckTales dub and, of course, our beloved DuckTales Remastered on WiiU.
I used to watch Uncle Scrooge's (whose Italian voice actor, by the way, has also passed away a few years ago) shenanigans on Sundays, in the aptly-named programming block "Disney Sunday" on our national channel, and it embodied what Sunday itself represented for me, a break from my sucky pre-school mornings. And just as DuckTales was pretty much my introduction to animation (I was lucky!), watching my dad playing the PC game "DuckTales: The Quest For Gold" was my introduction to video games as a whole. I owe DuckTales pretty much who I am today, in terms of culture and love for animation, comics and games.
I hear there's a new DuckTales show coming next year, time will tell if it will live up to the original's legacy, especially in the wake of the new renaissance the animation medium is enjoying lately.
As it stands, however, today I feel a little part of me died with Alan Young. I can't help but give my condolences to his loved ones.
Thanks for everything: the dreams you fueled and the laughs we shared was the real gold we truly ever needed. Until next time...
Man the new Ducktales show won't be the same without him... At least he lived a nice long life.
He lived a full life... Bagpipes are playing a grieving tune now.
Rest in peace, Mr. Young. 😔
Thanks for the wonderful childhood memories Mr. young.
Rest in Peace, Mr. McD.
Hopefully he was able to record his dialogue for Kingdom Hearts 3 if he appears in that game. That would be a great way to remember his last voice acting work.
Hate to hear that he is gone. Such an iconic voice.
@AlexSora89 I understand the desire to reboot something like "Thundercats" when the original version has aged horribly, but I really don't get the need to reboot perfectly good cartoons when most fans would probably be happier just seeing reruns of the original show while introducing new generations to it. This new "DuckTales" show is not something that I will be checking out.
Good Show, Good Actor. he seem to have a good long live, but still RIP
RIP, Mister McDuck .
So sad, RIP
FYI the PS3 version of Ducktales HD is on a flash sale for under $5.
This is very sad news, but compared to many celebrity deaths (accidents, cancer, drugs, etc.) his was the best way to go, imo - natural causes. 96 years is nothing to sniff at, and he led a long, fulfilling life.
May you rest in peace, sir. My sympathies to his family.
welp, I know what I'll be playing this day. If awesome childhood memories were riches (and you know they are), Mr. Young is a richer man than even Scrooge. He has earned his rest. Shine on you legend, in that great money bin in the sky...!
At least he died of natural causes, unlike all the cases of cancer and whatnot, so in a way I kind of see this as good news too..? I'm probably the only one on this, but I mean, unlike other death cases, he didn't suffer until his death. And he died at a very respectable age, too.
Of course it's not fun that he died. It's never good when people die. R.I.P. Alan Young, thank you for lending your voice to probably one of the most beloved fictional characters out there. And condolences to his family and friends, of course.
I was hoping he'd get at least one season on the new show. RIP.
Rest in peace, Alan Young.
Aww... A lot of people were worried about this happening for the Ducktales reboot coming soon... Rest in peace, Mr. Young...
I will, though. Mostly because this time around we'll get to see Donald added to the group, in a way that's faithful to the comics. Of course, DuckTales had one thing in common with Batman: The Animated Series, that is, an ageless feel. Old cars, few references to then-modern stuff, and so on. Hopefully there will be good writers who will do their darnedest to stay away from smartphone-centric or guest-star-centric plots as much as possible.
RIP Scrooge McDuck......
I love his voice acting in Remastered. So cheerful and professional, and it may be his last work as Scrooge.
Did Disney even train a successor?
RIP, sad to hear this.
About one day before his death (or the morning of this past Wednesday), I was thinking about him and another person who did voices for the original "DuckTales" TV series named June Foray and the possibility of the new "DuckTales" TV series having different persons play the characters they had portrayed for the original series due to the possibility of their deaths occurring by the time it's ready to be broadcast. This made me very concerned about whether he, the person named Alan Young, was still alive or not (I was even emotional enough to shed a tear in one of my eyes while it was closed since I was resting at the time); so concerned that I decided to check the page about him on the Internet Movie Database later that day (it had no details about whether he had died recently or not by then). Realizing that he would die later the next day made the news of it very surprising and strange to me.
@Tasuki I will be as well. Ducktales and then its spin-off Darkwing Duck were a huge part of my early childhood years.
DuckTales won't be the same without him.
(I was going to make a joke, but decided not to)
I want my sheeeeeeeeep!!!
Many knew Alan Young as McDuck, but Ren and Stimpy's Haggis McHaggis was his all time best role, ever.
This is a real shame. One of the most recognizable voice actors to my ears. He will be missed by all.
He lived a good long and full life. Big bucket of win, he will be missed.
96 years old and a successful career doing what he loved, that was a good life lived right there.
Even though I grew up with the Italian dub of Ducktales, I'm sad that he passed away, but still glad that he lived a long and, from what it seems, good and full life. Rest in peace, Alan Young. Condolences to his family.
Sad to hear. My daughter is obsessed with Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas. It has a segment starring Huey, Dewey and Louie as well as Donald and Uncle Scrooge. It was honestly the first time in almost 20+ years hearing his voice again as I hadn't watched Ducktales since I was a kid.
Play the DuckTales song for him. Thanks for the memories. RIP.
Such a shame to hear of his passing. Quite apt that i only just the other day completed the remastered version. May he forever swim up in the vault in the sky.
I was constantly amazed and continuously glad this guy was still alive.
another childhood memory yet again serves to remind me I'm getting older.
96 is damn impressive
It's so weird... I was just playing DuckTales Remastered for the last few nights... It's sad news, as usual it seems... But this is quite the bittersweet announcement indeed. Although he's passed on, he lived an amazingly long life and did so many great things! He was truly blessed. May you rest in peace.
I think I need to set a goal of living to 97 now.
If only to have one more year of life to enjoy the games that his incredible talent brought so much life to...
Rest in peace, good sir. You lived a long and nice life, and entertained many. You shall be missed, but not forgotten.
I only saw the dubbed version of DuckTales when I was a child but I enjoyed his work on DT Remastered. Rest in peace, mister. Quite the journey you had.
Rest in peace Mr young, thank you for voicing Scrooge McDuck and Haggis McHaggis who are now blowing bagpipes in your honor.
@Azikira I haven`t even played my copy yet (physical by the way)..... I would`ve yesterday in his honor had I known.....
RIP. Loved his voice in the game and cartoons (even though I grow up with the Dutch version).
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