DuckTales (1987–1990)

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Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey & Louie find themselves in all sorts of adventures on this animated cartoon series from Walt Disney.

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 Scrooge McDuck / ... (98 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Huey Duck / ... (92 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Duckworth / ... (56 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Launchpad McQuack / ... (56 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Bigtime Beagle / ... (56 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Gyro Gearloose / ... (46 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Mrs. Bentina Beakley / ... (44 episodes, 1987-1990)
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When Donald Duck decides to join the Navy, he leaves his nephews, Hewey, Dewey and Louie, in the care of his cantankerous Uncle Scrooge. He is an eccentric and miserly billionare who loves to literally swim in his money that is held in his corporate headquarters/vault known as the Money Bin. While the initial meeting was less than pleasant, events soon have them, along with a newly hired nanny, her granddaughter and Scrooge's stupid but skilled pilot, on countless adventures as the group goes around the world looking for treasure, or defending Scrooge's current assets from enemies like the Beagle Boys or Magica De Spell. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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In Carl Barks' stories, the Beagle Boys have no individual personalities and they all look the same. They are only mentioned by their numbers and they all begin with "176". The only exception is the founder of the Beagle Boys, Blackheart Beagle, unless you count the fact that 176-167 is very fond of prunes. Blackheart never appeared in Ducktales and was replaced with an original creation, Ma Beagle. See more »

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Scrooge McDuck: I'll get my fortune back, before Fritter Away lives up to his name.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Justin Timberlake (2013) See more »

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DuckTales
Written by Mark Mueller
Performed by Jeffrey Pescetto
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DuckTales is a timeless classic!!
11 August 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I am a great fan of the DuckTales cartoon series, and I think that it is a real classic! As a child, I have seen almost all of the series in the evening when they were shown in Germany (every Saturday evening) and I was always looking forward to it. I think that most of the plots were interesting and exiting, and the drawings are made very well. Most of the cartoons which you can watch today, like a "modern" Donald Duck series, I think it's named "Uncle Donald and the boys", are of a much worse quality. Sometimes the plots of DuckTales also refer to classic themes, like to a Shakespeare play ("Much to do about nothing"), to Helen of Troy or to Homer, just to mention a few, or to historical events, like the first flight of the Hindenburg. I just loved to see how Magica de Spell screamed out loud "Next time lucky dime will be mine" or how Scrooge and Flintheart Glomgold talked with their "typical Scottish accent". There are only little things which could be better: I think that the 2nd edition is not as good as the first one; I loved to see adventures with the "classical stuff" like the Beagle Boys, Magica de Spell or Flintheart Glomgold, but I didn't like the new guys which were introduced during the 2nd part like Bubba and Gizmo Duck so much; in my opinion they did not really fit with the classical Disney characters. But nevertheless DuckTales is a real classic which I highly recommend to all people who like cartoons in general! I give it ten points as it's really my favourite cartoon!!


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