DuckTales (1987–1990)

TV Series  -   -  Animation | Adventure | Comedy
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 15,442 users  
Reviews: 47 user | 14 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 24 Oct 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 10 Mar 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 29 Aug 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "DuckTales" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: DuckTales (1987–1990)

DuckTales (1987–1990) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of DuckTales.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1990   1989   1988   1987  
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Darkwing Duck (1991–1995)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A bumbling superhero battles crime with the help of his daughter and pilot sidekick.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh
Quack Pack (1996–1997)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This cartoon follows on from the 1980's cartoon "Ducktales", continuing the adventures of Huey, Dewey and Louie. Now teenagers and living with their uncle Donald Duck, the three spend their... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Anselmo, Jeannie Elias, Elizabeth Daily
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Scrooge McDuck searches for a magic lamp that holds a genie. But an evil wizard is after it too.

Director: Bob Hathcock
Stars: Alan Young, Christopher Lloyd, Terence McGovern
Fantasy | Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it.

Stars: June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music
Goof Troop (1992–1993)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The classic Disney character, Goofy is a single father raising his son, Max in Spoonerville. Pete, a frequent antagonist from the old cartoons, lives next door with his family.

Stars: Dana Hill, Rob Paulsen, April Winchell
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Disney's fun-loving chipmunks are reimagined as the leaders of a team of detectives/crime-fighters, rounding out the team are two mice, Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and Zipper, a fly.

Stars: Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings
Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work.

Stars: Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker
Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–2014)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The adventures of a new generation of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters.

Stars: Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille
TaleSpin (1990–1991)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book is cast as a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot

Stars: Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.

Stars: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie
Timon & Pumbaa (1995–1998)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The further misadventures of various Lion King characters.

Stars: Ernie Sabella, Kevin Schon, Jim Cummings
Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Scrooge McDuck / ... (98 episodes, 1987-1990)
...
 Huey Duck / ... (92 episodes, 1987-1990)
...
 Duckworth / ... (56 episodes, 1987-1990)
...
 Launchpad McQuack / ... (56 episodes, 1987-1990)
...
 Bigtime Beagle / ... (56 episodes, 1987-1990)
...
 Gyro Gearloose / ... (46 episodes, 1987-1990)
Joan Gerber ...
 Mrs. Bentina Beakley / ... (44 episodes, 1987-1990)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-Y | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's DuckTales  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(100 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Launchpad McQuack: C'mon, even E.T got to phone home.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

DuckTales
Written by Mark Mueller
Performed by Jeffrey Pescetto
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The best of the best.
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.


18 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Volume 4 release date? sdpdolly
Characters names in foreign countries baggassus
Am I the only one who doesn't like Webby? MissJaneAustin
Discuss the Beagle Boys! underdogfan710
the episodes featured in the opening titles. drsiminz
Happy 21st Birthday, DuckTales! You are now officially an adult! underdogfan710
Discuss DuckTales (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page