The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.
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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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Scrooge McDuck was named after Ebenezer Scrooge from the classic Charles Dickins novel "A Christmas Carol" and like Ebenezer Scrooge, Scrooge McDuck is elderly, a wealthy businessman, wears a top hat and is grumpy. See more »

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Scrooge McDuck: Since I'm the richest duck in the world, I am going to celebrate by taking everyone out the world's biggest hamburger stand!
Webby: Can we order fries?
Scrooge McDuck: You can even order hamburgers!
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The closing credits appear over a treasure map. See more »

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DuckTales
Written by Mark Mueller
Performed by Jeffrey Pescetto
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1 June 2005 | by (Salt Lake City, Utah) – See all my reviews

There seems to be a rapid decline in the quality of cartoons today. Watching Cartoon Network and Toon Disney proves that kids today are being subject to shows that can be labeled as mediocre at best. Despite their current popularity, Spongebob and the Powerpuff Girls lack the charm and longevity of the great cartoons of a few years ago. Warner Brother's newest Batman offering pales in comparison to "Batman the Animated Series," and Animaniacs and Tiny Toons seem to have vanished forever.

Just a few years back cartoons were well developed and exciting. They sparked kids imagination, and parents could sit down and watch these films with their kids and not worry about the content. The crown of all of these great cartoons was Ducktales.

Ducktales told the adventures (or misadventures if you will) of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The quadrillionaire would go to great lengths to find rare treasures, much to the delight of school kids around the world. Ducktales took cues from the Carl Barks comics that Disney produced, and kept the spirit alive with newer characters to play off of the original team. Launchpad McQuack could take Scrooge anywhere for a cheap price, landing safely was another story. Webby provided a girls point of view to the many situations, much to the chagrin of Scrooge's nephews.

Even in later years Bubba Duck and Fenton Crackshell/Gizmoduck provided stories that could encourage kids to shoot for the stars. I remember running home from school so that I wouldn't miss Ducktales.

Now that I'm older, I spot the sloppy animation and Lip Synch. I notice the continuity errors and painting mistakes; however, it doesn't matter. I still enjoy Ducktales for what it is, and I want to be able to pass along this great series to the children in my family. Even with the errors, Ducktales still stands as the ruler for which I measure all other animated series.


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